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March: The Business of Presenting Yourself


The Business of Presenting YourselfPart 1: The Written Word

An artist statement is essential to a cohesive and professional portfolio. An effective statement creates a context for your work, forges a deeper connection between your work and the audience, and demonstrates professionalism to potential gallerists and buyers.

NOTE: Participants should bring a few samples of their work (either print-outs or something you can share on a computer).

Instructor: Lauren O'Neal, Artist and Professor of Arts Management at MCLA
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2009; 7-9pm
Location: Northern Berkshire Creative Arts (Heritage State Park, 115 State Street, Building 1, 1st Floor, North Adams, MA)


Part 2: Speak Up!

Written components are important to your professional presentation as an artist. Equally important is the ability to speak about your work... live! Learn how to speak confidently to a variety of audiences about your process, content, and influences in this seminar.

Instructor: Marilyn Jess, Toastmasters
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2009; 7-9pm
Location: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA)