Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Washington Sculptors Group Workshop: Mini Boot Camp with Sharon Louden, March 26

WORKSHOP: Mini Boot Camp
From Artist's Statement to Professional Independence with Sharon Louden, visiting NYC Artist
Saturday, March 26, 2011  
10AM - 1:30PM (brown-bag lunch)

Georgetown Library
Upstairs Conference Room
3260 R Street NW
Washington DC 20007
for information about the Georgetown Library click here.

Artists can make a living independent of a gallery. This Mini Boot Camp will be a hands-on intensive professional practice workshop in which Ms. Louden will provide guidance with respect to: galleries;  understanding the world of public art; applying for grants and navigating application proposals of all sorts; general marketing strategies; pursuing jobs in the arts; how to research and "find the money"; basic professional correspondence; creating a great presentation package/portfolio; the basics of writing a resume and a solid artist statement;  and, creating a realistic set of goals that are flexible enough to evolve over time. Sharon's perspective focuses on creative thinking outside the box and following different avenues to create opportunities and income without spending a fortune. Sharon feels the ultimate goal is to achieve professional independence, confidence and empowerment.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work is held in major public and private collections throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Sharon teaches professional practice at the New York Academy of Art and lectures on this topic at many universities, art schools and museums across the country. See Sharon Louden in person at The National Gallery of Art, Ciné-Concert: Art in Motion! Sunday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. Louden's new digital creations Footprints, Hedge, The Bridge, and Carrier are accompanied by live piano and percussion compositions. All the works presented are "whimsical, drawn-in-space creations that come alive and create their own narratives."

R.S.V.P to programs[at]washingtonsculptors.org

This is a WSG-Sponsored Event.

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