Professional Preparatory Artist Workshops
February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely
Have you been participating in local juried shows, some local exhibits and want to step up your profile? Instructors will share their expertise in grant writing (exhibition assistance), applying to residencies and writing artist statements and exhibition proposals. Learn how to reach out to more established galleries. Professional curators, writers, gallerists and artists Pam Patterson and Hri Neil join to offer this one-day preparatory workshop to get you ready for the spring exhibition season.
Part 1 (AM)
Going Pro: Artist statements, resumes, image selection and preparation, exhibition assistance grants;
Part 2 (PM)
Going Exhibit: Gallery proposals, exhibition titles/statements, press material selection, pricing.
Date: Saturday, February 23 – Part 1: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; Part 2: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: Event Registration Fee (including supplies): $55 for one workshop (morning or afternoon); $100 for both. Participants may bring artist resumes, images, artists statements.
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Pam Patterson (PhD) has been teaching criticism and curatorial practice and coordinating Art and Design Education in the Faculty of Art at OCAD U since 2010. She taught for 11 years in the studio program at the Art Gallery of Ontario developing, for example, On Turning Pro’ in which adult students acquired professional skills and exhibited with a curator/catalogue at the gallery. Running parallel to her teaching activity are her programming and curation. She has directed WIAprojects curating a minimum of three exhibits per year for over a decade and designs projects, writes catalogue essays, and prepares grants. As an artist, she has written numerous artist statements and exhibit proposals and continues to exhibit and perform across Canada and internationally. She was the curator for Art in Public Spaces and lead the Festival of Women in the Arts at the Banff Centre and continues to develop, fund and present various solo and collaborative projects.
Born in Montreal and raised in various locales across Canada, Hri Neil has a BFA from Concordia University. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally and he has been the recipient of grants and awards for his artistic practice. He has also spent many years as a cultural worker in both the public and for profit visual arts field, taking on many different roles with organizations such as Latitude 53 and the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Interaccess and Heffel Auction House in Toronto, and was the Assistant Curator at Oeno Gallery here in PEC. In the Summer of 2018 he opened his own contemporary art gallery – Carbon Art and Design – in the heart of downtown Picton.