entering the new york art world: workshop for visual artists, thursdays, 7pm-9pm, june 6th-27th

“I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you again for hosting the workshop. I feel so much more prepared and informed than I did coming into the workshop. Thank you again for the suggestions and the great insights!” Christopher Lucious

Once again, its time for my annual workshop for artists. If you want to improve your Artist’s Statements (as well as how you talk about your work), and learn how best to approach gallerists and curators (including all related protocols), this is for you. New York is a tough town but as they say “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!” And its never too early or too late to hone one’s career skills!

Dates: June 6th-June 27th, Thursday nights, 7pm-9pm

There are four structured sessions that involve drafting long and short drafts of your Artist’s Statement with critiques both in individual line edit/written form, and verbal group feedback (as an art critic, I like to be thorough! and honestly, my input on this alone is equal to the cost of the workshop, ie. the equivalent to a couple hours of related consultant work). We then spend the remaining two weeks with guest speakers, and also review artist’s work alongside their new statements to evaluate the “fit” and ‘talk”. It will take place in Manhattan at Participant Inc.

The guest speaker sessions are discussions based on selected readings (there is homework!), and then a prepared Q & A time for the participants to ask questions, led by myself. Past guest speakers have included Edward Winkleman, Gallery Director, Blogger, Founder of The Moving Image Art Fair; Lauren Ross, former High Line curator, and currently Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art; Heather Darcy Bhandari, Founder/Director of Mixed Greens, and co-author of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (And Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (Free Press, 2009). Artists Janet Biggs and Julie Evans have also been guests.

All interested parties should email me at:janeharr@bway.net and/or send payment of $225. to: Jane Harris, c/o Workshop, 986 Manhattan Ave., 2L Brooklyn NY 11222