Alameda Women Artists Meeting: Professional Practices as an Artist

I’m looking forward to being a part of this tomorrow night!
Alameda Women Artists
meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Guests welcome.

Where: I.L.C. Parish Hall (Helen Room)
1910 Santa Clara Ave. (at Chestnut), Alameda, CA 94501
Park in the parking lot, go through the 2 gates, go left into the Parish Hall, through kitchen to Helen Room. If you have trouble finding us, call 510-381-3612

Join Teddy Goldsworthy-hanner and Leah Virsik who will discuss Professional Practices as an Artist. You’ll hear two different perspectives; from Teddy, who has a long background as a practicing studio artist, along with an MBA in Marketing and an MFA in Fine Art, and from Leah who comes with four years of exhibition experience and a background in graphic design and marketing.

We’ll discuss:

  • Accessing Yourself and your Mission as an Artist
  • Elements of an Artist’s Statement
  • Necessary Personal Marketing Elements including a Portfolio, Resume/CV,
  • Artist Statement, Business Card, Promotional Card, Mailing List, and Website
  • How to Credit your Artwork
  • Naming and Organizing Computer Files
  • Keeping a Digital Inventory
  • Photographing Tips

Teddy Goldsworthy-hanner While I am now primarily considered a mixed media artist in both my paintings and sculpture, I was traditionally trained as a painter and sculptor and also have a degree in photography, along with an MBA/Marketing and MFA/Fine Art. Additionally, I am a glassblower trained in custom scientific laboratory apparatus, who spent over 20 years making large freeform handmade glass sculpture, and I, also, work in moulage-based body casting, encaustic painting, Japanese and European style papermaking and make handmade books. My work can be found in galleries around the United States and in Europe. I teach Professional Practices and Post-colonial theory and analysis through Art in the Graduate School of the Academy Art University, along with one on one technique to graduate students at the Academy.
Leah Virsik I work primarily in mixed-media abstract painting and book arts. During the day, I create advertising design and have found this has influenced my desire to use reclaimed materials in my work. Along with a marketing degree and a natural tendency to collect arts-related and self-promotion resources, I enjoy sharing and helping other artists on their path. I teach classes in bookbinding, collage and the business of art and am in the process of applying for an MFA.

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