Art as a Career

Workshop


The Art as a Career workshop, developed by gallery director, Carl E. Smith, seeks to promote transparency and provide real-world solutions and skills that empower artists in exploring and entering the professional work space. Participants are encouraged to define their artistic agenda and identify with their own version of the art world.

The series also includes a series of practical workshops that provides participants with the concepts, tools, and resources available in the physical and digital fine arts professions. They will learn about current systems within the contemporary fine arts, and ways to interact in their unique version of the art world.

The current series of workshops and lectures is customizable and is intended for instruction on site.

Please inquire about an Art as a Career workshop for your university, community college, or community arts program by sending an email to: info@arivergallery.com

Smith has been recently recognized for his Art as a Career workshop and is the recipient of a 2019 Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professorship in the Arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

 

Workshop programming will vary throughout the year. Stay tuned for schedules and updates. 


Current Schedule


February, 2019

Workshop

Art as a Career

University of California, Santa Barbara

Location: USCB

UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

Workshop Date: February 22, 2019

Open to MFA Candidates at UCSB

Instructor: Carl E. Smith

Topics Covered: Art world realities, art based careers, balancing studio work, self-presentation (physical & verbal), art handling, gallery interaction, the studio visit, art business, contracts, agreements, consignments, grants and fellowships, residencies, artist statements and biographies / CV’s, online platforms and portfolios.

Workshop Goal:

This workshop seeks to promote transparency and provide real-world solutions and skills that support artists in exploring and entering the professional work space. Students will complete the workshop equipped with useful knowledge and tools needed to navigate their unique version of the art world.

 

February, 2019

Lecture, Workshop & Studio Visits

Art as a Career

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

This series is the result of a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professorship in the Arts Award.

Location: Marshall University

1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Workshop Dates: February 4 - 8, 2019

Open to undergraduate and graduate students of Marshall University

Instructor: Carl E. Smith

Topics Covered: Art world realities, art based careers, balancing studio work, self-presentation (physical & verbal), art handling, gallery interaction, the studio visit, art business, agreements, grants and fellowships, residencies, artist statements and biographies / CV’s, online platforms and portfolios.

Workshop Goal:

This workshop seeks to promote transparency and provide real-world solutions and skills that support artists in exploring and entering the professional work space. Students will complete the workshop equipped with useful knowledge and tools needed to navigate their unique version of the art world.


 
 

Fall Semester, 2018

Workshop

Art as a Career

Coastline College, Newport Beach, CA

Location: Coastline Community College

1515 Monrovia Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Workshop Duration: 4 weeks. Hours per week: 3 hours, Friday, 9am - 12pm

Workshop Calendar:

Friday, October 26, 9am - 12pm
Friday, November 2, 9am - 12pm
Friday, November 9, 9am - 12pm
Friday, November 16, 9am - 12pm

Instructor: Carl E. Smith

Cost: Free & Open to the Public.

Topics Covered: Art world realities, art based careers, balancing studio work, self-presentation (physical & verbal), art handling, gallery interaction, the studio visit, art business, agreements, grants and fellowships, residencies, artist statements and biographies / CV’s, online platforms and portfolios.

Workshop Goal:

This workshop seeks to promote transparency and provide real-world solutions and skills that support artists in exploring and entering the professional work space. Students will complete the workshop equipped with useful knowledge and tools needed to navigate the art world.

Contact dmlee@coastline.edu to register - Subject line Smith Workshop or sign up below.

The workshop is free and open to the public


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