Professional Development for Artists

 

 

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Download the PDF flier here.

A series of lectures and events designed to provide artists with the skills necessary to negotiate their careers in the art world.

All programs are free of charge.

The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, with Jackie Battenfield Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 530pm

Too many talented visual artists feel lost or frustrated professionally because they lack fundamental business skills and the confidence to promote themselves and manage their career. The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love is a practical, insightful, and comprehensive handbook that provides the information, tools, and techniques for developing and sustaining a successful art career. The book is based on Battenfield’s highly successful classes and workshops, which have helped thousands of students and artists to work towards successful careers in the visual arts.  Jackie Battenfield is an artist who is known nationally for her luminous paintings and prints of natural forces. For over last twenty years, she has made a living from her art and is a popular motivational speaker on the challenges of sustaining a successful career in the visual arts. Battenfield teaches professional practices in the graduate program at Columbia University and for the Creative Capital Foundation.

Legal Issues with Amy Goldrich Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 530pm

Having a general understanding of the legal issues involved in the art world is useful for any artist.  Some of the issues that will be discussed are: copyright, intellectual property, contracts, censorship, appropriation, and where to go when you need help.  Amy Goldrich’s legal practice focuses on the contemporary art world, both domestically and internationally.  Her clients include artists, collectors, galleries, arts organizations, as well as other creative businesses beyond the art world. A member of both the New York and California bars, she serves on the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where she was the founding chair of its Art Insurance subcommittee.

Marketing with Heidi Riegler Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 530pm

Defining who you are as an artist is important, and the ability to communicate this to others is one skill that should be cultivated.  This presentation will touch on the following topics: developing an artist statement, how to promote your artwork (traditional and media based means), networking, websites and other issues of interest relating to developing a marketing plan for an individual artist.  This presentation will be given by Heidi Riegler, the founder and owner of Riegler Media & Marketing, a boutique PR agency that provides services in marketing, public and media relations, and event planning, specializing in the performing and visual arts. Riegler agency has a proven track record delivering highly successful communications campaigns, serving cultural organizations and individual artists. She is also the currently Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Academy.

The Big Time: ART21 Season 7 Wednesdays @ 230pm

 ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7. ARTWORK: Katharina Grosse. One floor up highly, 2010. Soil, wood, acrylic, styrofoam, clothing, acrylic on glass fiber reinforced plastic; 780 x 1680 x 8260 cm. Installation view: MASS MocA, North Adams, MA. Photo: Art Evans. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.


ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 7. ARTWORK: Katharina Grosse. One floor up highly, 2010. Soil, wood, acrylic, styrofoam, clothing, acrylic on glass fiber reinforced plastic; 780 x 1680 x 8260 cm. Installation view: MASS MocA, North Adams, MA. Photo: Art Evans. Courtesy the artist. © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn.

The Paul Robeson Galleries will screen episodes from the acclaimed art documentary series ART21 during free periods on the following Wednesdays: October 15, 22; November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10.  For details on episodes and schedule, download our flier.

This event is part of ART21 Access ’14, a worldwide initiative providing unprecedented access to contemporary artists through preview screenings of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7. ART21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a more creative place through the work and words of living artists.

Portfolio Review & Art Resource Fair Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Paul Robeson Galleries will be hosting a free Portfolio Review and Resource Fair.  This event offers artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by distinguished individuals, and to learn more about the art scene of the Greater Newark area.  Reviewers to be announced at a later date.

While there is no fee to participate, artists interested in having their portfolios reviewed are encouraged to reserve a review slot in advance.  More details to come

In Conversation Date & Speakers TBD

Artists discuss their lives and how they are actually “making it work” in the real world.  An informal discussion and Q&A, speaking directly about the experiences they have had, both positive and negative, and how they support themselves in parallel jobs as preparators, gallerists, administrators, and artist educators, while maintaining their core studio practice.  

Resources Library Mondays-Thursdays, 10am-5pm

Books and related materials available for reading in the Main Gallery which cover issues of being an artist, including overviews of how to manage your career, as well as books related to living a creative life.  For each current Main Gallery exhibition there is also a selection of books providing additional information about exhibition themes.

See the PRG Resources Library PDF for a list of resources available.

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