Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Saturday Workshop Series update

We've been working on our workshop information and can tell you this:

Workshops will be held every other Saturday from 12noon-2pm in the Gallery classroom.A wonderful array of topics will be addressed focusing on "The Business of Art."More information will follow regarding registration, cost, and instructor but for now---something to whet the appetite!

Writing your artist statement
—A must if you are submitting your work to juried shows, an Artist statement is the perfect definition of your “voice.” Take this workshop and explore the artist statement and write the perfect one for you! FEBRUARY 23rd

Preparing your portfolio—So you’ve decided you want to get your work “out there” and are interested in what steps to take next. In this workshop we discuss the portfolio and some benchmarks for having one that is strong. MARCH 15th

Submitting your artwork to galleries—The portfolio is done. The artist statement is written. Now you need to submit to galleries. No worries! In this workshop we’ll explore all that you should do to get yourself accepted and your show calendar booked. From the initial visit to the introductory letter and from rejection to acceptance, learn about the entire process from both sides, the artist and the gallery. MARCH 29th

Marketing yourself as an artist—Most artists are adept at the creative side of things and often not as strong at the marketing side of things. In this workshop we delve in to all the materials needed to get your name and your work out there. APRIL 12th

Frame design for art shows—Did you know that sometimes judges make decisions on awards based on the framing? We divulge some tested secrets to ensure you make the best choices when framing your pieces from now on. We’ll let you in on a big secret: Often it doesn’t have to be expensive to be right. APRIL 26th

Photographing your artwork—You have artwork and now you need to make a record it for yourself and your portfolio. In this workshop we’ll tackle photographing your artwork in slides, film, and digital formats. You’ll be able to enter shows with confidence. MAY 3rd

Preparing your own gallery show—You’ve created the work and now it’s time to show it off. In this workshop we’ll discuss the ins and outs of a gallery show. From the venue to invitations and everything about the opening, we’ll take you from the submission letter to the reception. MAY 17

Hope we can see you in the classroom!

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