All day workshop with Sarah Christianson
September 28, 9:00am – 4:00pm
CPA, Sunset Center, Carmel
Class price: $185 for CPA members, $235 for non members. Reserve your spot now on Eventbrite.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional artist, to expand and advance your career? This workshop will introduce you to some of the Professional Practices that artists employ to get their artwork out into the world. Topics and activities include: goal-setting, writing an artist’s statement and bio, compiling a c.v., creating a strong portfolio, approaching galleries/curators/institutions, and pricing your work. All levels of artists are encouraged to attend. Time will be set aside during the workshop for participants to share their work and receive personalized feedback.
Please bring no more than 15 prints, no larger than 16×20 inches (or thereabouts) or one artist’s book (mock-ups are ok). Physical materials are preferred over digital presentations of your work in this setting. If you already have an artist’s statement, bio, c.v., price list, and/or postcards and business cards, please bring those printed materials as well—even if they are rough drafts—but they are not required.
Sarah Christianson (www.sarahchristianson.com) has a breadth of experience as a working artist and currently teaches at City College of San Francisco. She received an MFA in photography from the University of Minnesota in 2009. In 2013, her first book Homeplace was published by Daylight Books. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of Duke University, the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, and several institutions in the Midwest. She is the recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation.