RSVP to let us know if you are coming so that we’ll have enough handouts and refreshments for everyone. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Ann Albano at 216-229-6527.
Parking in the lot behind the building between W. 78th Street and W. 80th Street. Enter from the parking lot through the back door.
Informational Round Table 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a half hour reception with Q&A and refreshments.
Wondering how to get started on your professional art career? Looking for more places to show your work? Wanting more recognition and outside reaction to your art work? Suspecting you’ve reached a plateau and need to find the next steps to reach higher? Seeking like-minded people to discuss your art work? A significant number of Cleveland artists feel they are excluded from the established art scene. Negotiating the Art World’s three round tables and three photography workshops offer practical information to all artists wanting to increase their presence, exhibition opportunities, and competences. The Sculpture Center specializes in promoting and mentoring early career artists.
For each round table, four speakers (artists and arts community leaders) present some of the challenges confronting a professional artist and solutions to tackle them. The artists talk about how they personally found success in navigating the paths they took in their professional careers. The arts community leaders discuss key logistics like exhibition, studio, and residency opportunities in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, and how to create branding and successful application materials. Each round table covers similar material with different speakers, thus presenting a unique learning experience each time. Come to one or come to them all.
Presenters at Charmaine Spencer’s Studio:
Charmaine Spencer – sculptor
Mahwish Chishty – sculptor
Lauren Davies – sculptor, photographer, fund raiser for SPACES
Christina Vassallo – Executive Director of SPACES
We extend a special welcome to artists from African American, Hispanic, Asian, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ, and other minority communities and to artists who are developing their professional careers without prior college level training in art. Come with questions and leave with answers! Come to one or come to them all.
Download the printable brochure with all round-tables and photography sessions listed here.
The next Negotiating the Art World event will be a series of photography workshops led by Jerry Birchfield in August.
If you want to learn more about videography, apply to shadow photographer and videographer Amber Ford for each of the round tables and the photography workshops. Apply to Ann Albano at email@example.com or 216-229-6527.
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