May 23 – 24 | 9am – 5pm
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
CMCA Members $40; non-members $100
Registration opens 30 days prior to workshop
The Artist Toolbox Workshop is designed for artists who want to develop the skills necessary to successfully represent themselves and advance professionally in the current art sector. Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but how do you pay the bills, juggle time, money, studio and life?
This two-day workshop does a dive deep into hi-priority topics such as image documentation, finding exhibiting venues, artist/gallery relationships, writing an artist’s statement, bio and resume, building a website, net-working, getting exposure, social media, grant writing, finding residencies, time and money management, and sustaining an ongoing professional creative practice.
Kim Bernard received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1987, and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. She mentors emerging artists individually, and teaches professional development workshops to artists nationally. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S., including at the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, The Art Complex Museum, and University of New Hampshire Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England. She is the recipient of a Piscataquis Region Artist Advancement Grant and grants from The Kindling Fund, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission. She was artist-in-residence at the Physics Department at Harvard University, and at the University of New England. www.kimbernard.com
NOTE: The Artist Toolbox Workshop will be presented at art organizations throughout the State of Maine in 2020. The schedule of venues will be posted as they are confirmed.
The Artist Toolbox is made possible by major support from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation.