Tides Institute Artist Toolbox Workshop on Zoom
Mon-Thurs, August 3-6, 6-8pm (4 sessions) $30 for the series
The Artist Toolbox is designed for artists who want to develop professional skills necessary to successfully represent themselves and advance professionally. 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 workshop will do a dive deep into high-priority topics such as: image documentation, finding exhibiting venues, artist-gallery relationships, writing an artist's statement, bio and resume, building a website, networking, getting exposure, social media, grant writing, finding residencies, time management, money management, income, expenses and sustaining an ongoing professional creative practice.
Maximum 10 Students
This opportunity is made possible by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Artist Toolbox Initiative
The CMCA has announced the “Artist Toolbox” a new statewide initiative designed to develop professional skills and prepare artists to market and successfully represent themselves. This statewide initiative, supported by a major grant from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation, will be offered to Maine artists, through informative presentations and intensive workshops at either no charge or a nominal charge to artists. The CMCA has hired Kim Bernard to administer the program in its inaugural year. “As an instructor and professional artist, having developed and led workshops on ‘Creative & Professional Practice’ and ‘Artist as Small Business’ at colleges and art centers throughout the country, I am looking forward to working with Maine artists on: photographing artwork, digital documentation, websites, gallery representation, pricing, networking, small business basics, etc.”
Kim Bernard’s Bio
Kim Bernard creates sculptural installations out of recycled materials and is currently building a Portable Upcycling Machine for Plastic, aka PUMP, which will transform plastic trash into sculpture. She shows her work nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, Kindling Fund Grant, NEFA grant and several Maine Arts Commission Grants. She was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches professional development to artists nationally. www.kimbernard.com