Richmond Art Gallery Announces Spring "Art at Work" Workshops

Pennylane Shen will lead “Outbox-Digital Development for Artists.” | Image: Richmond Art Gallery.

Pennylane Shen will lead “Outbox-Digital Development for Artists.” | Image: Richmond Art Gallery.

The City of Richmond is offering four workshops as part of its Art at Work series of free and low-cost professional development events and workshops designed for visual artists and cultural organizations. These events are presented by Richmond Public Art, Richmond Art Gallery and Cultural Development.

The sessions include:

Managing Artist Estates
April 14, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Amy Nugent and Teresa Sudeyko
Free. Registration required.

Looking through the lens of research into the lives, work and estates of artists Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, Amy Nugent presents her findings, including what was missing from the Will, archives, management of work and documentation along the way, and how she arrived at the plan to realize The Sculpture Fund. Teresa Sudeyko, the registrar at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, will walk through some of the lessons learned from Frances and Florence and from her experience working with museum collections and artist archives. Teresa will discuss documentation, preservation and labeling among other key elements of organizing one’s artwork and archive.

Outbox-Digital Development for Artists 
May 4, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Penny Shen
Free. Registration required.

Art Advisor, will Pennylane Shen lead a unique seminar designed specifically for fine artists interested in developing their online presence and promoting their work in a professional and efficient way. Learn about essential artist marketing techniques for print materials, Instagram, websites and artist newsletters.

Non-Profit Board Fundamentals: Building Board Capacity
May 29, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Facilitated by: Vantage Point
Free for representatives of registered Richmond-based non-profit organizations
$20 for organizations outside of RichmondRegistration required.

Strong organizations begin with effective governance, management and planning. This workshop is designed for board members, volunteers and executive directors of cultural organizations to gain a solid understanding of roles and responsibilities of a not-for-profit board of directors. Find out how you can leverage your board’s strengths and build capacity for your organization. This workshop will be followed by a networking reception and an opportunity to meet with leaders in the arts community. Recommendation: This workshop is designed for board members, staff and volunteers for non-profit societies.

How Art Galleries Work
June 8, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Richmond Gallery staff
Free. Registration required.

Looking to exhibit your artwork but don’t know where to start? Learn about the different types of galleries and art spaces for artists in the Lower Mainland, and how to best approach them as a professional artist. This introduction to the structure and protocol of the Canadian art gallery system will help save time, effort and money when searching for exhibition opportunities.

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