I went to a wonderful class last night at Artmart as a refresher course on the business part of being an artist. This excellent class was taught by MySLART.org's own Executive Director, Jenny Churchill. It was only $15, and in my humble opinion, well worth it! I think as professional artists we can sometimes be guilty of shying away from anything that takes us away from our studios. However, we have to remember that the business part of being an artist is equally important and worth our just as much investment on our part. One aspect of this class that I thoroughly enjoyed was the modernization of my business practices. While I always think it is a good idea to brush up on this stuff, too many books and articles discuss only topics related to showing your work. While that is important, (and Jenny went over this too) topics such as social media and having a QR code for your website are topics I am less familiar with and need to consider as part of my practice as well. So, do you have a QR code for your artist website? That's mine in the corner. :) Have you made an artist Facebook page yet? These are all things I am busy working on this morning. I would encourage your taking the class and considering what parts of your art business you could be working on and modernizing today.
I'm excited to be in a show at the Kinsey Institute Gallery in Bloomington, IN opening April 13th! I am part of a panel discussion that begins at 4 pm on the 13th with the opening after from 5 - 7 pm. I hope to see you there! To learn more check out the Kinsey website. There is also an exhibition catalogue available at lulu.com containing an essay I wrote.
For a sneak peak, check out:
I'm in a show at SOMArts in San Francisco opening November 4th. If you're in the area, please go and check it out! To learn more check out the SOMArts or exhibition's website. You can also watch this video to learn more. There is a catalogue available November 5th at lulu.com. I wrote an essay for it!
So first post on this new blog. What to post? I think I'll just start out and put some links to pages that share with you some of where I've come from. So click on the highlighted words to visit the links. Once we know where I've been, maybe we'll know where I'm going next! Probably not. Enjoy. :)
Got my BFA at UGA in Sculpture.
MFA in New Media at Penn State.
Show I am in and wrote for the catalogue opening in November: Man as Object - Reversing the Gaze
I have an ongoing participation with The Dream Rocket project. Maybe you should too. Check it out!
Nice article about a show I was invited to be a part of called Video Dada.
Arthouse Coop is a great group I've completed projects for. They are busy encouraging creative participation internationally.
I was in a show years ago at ATHICA called Lesbian Emergences. What a fantastic experience for a then new artist!