AZ Designer Craft & Art June 2021

Arizona Designer Craft and Art members were treated to a workshop presented by Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. The workshop was titled how to Confidently and Successfully Approach Galleries.

For those of you that we're able to attend, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I walked away with so much information and enthusiasm but also with a list of items I need to complete before I feel confident in approaching galleries!

The workshop was designed for all levels of artists from someone who is just beginning to those artists that want to take their career and move it up a notch.

His topics included:

  • Maintaining your inventory

  • How to complete a write a biography about yourself, resume, artists statement

  • How to present a portfolio

  • Pricing

  • and a Gallery Target sheet.

He also discussed reading as much as you can about art. I do not have a problem with that as I love to read. I took his advice and added to my reading list some of the following :

Artists in Residence - by Melissa Wyse. This is a peak of 17 artists' past and present and their idea of home.

A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) - by Danielle Krysa. This showcases the work of women contemporary artists.

Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk- also by Danielle Krysa - I will let you guess what this one is about- but I liked it as it also presented some challenges.

My list is long but I think you get my drift that I enjoy reading about art or in general. I also did subscribe to some art blogs.

Jason was kind enough to send his link over to us members to watch this workshop as much as we want. If you missed it or want to review it again here is the link: aaa

AZDCA Workshop from Xanadu Gallery – Art Business Academy'

Stay creative

The Divine Ms. N

Creative Exercise - Instead of a quote, here is a fun exercise. Name 20 ways you can use a bucket in 10 minutes. Be creative!. Hint: one of my answers was - Wine Glass. Have fun!