June 1 – June 4, 6pm – 8pm each day
Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants; participants are expected to commit to all four evenings.
Cost: $30 (total, for the four days)
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 workshop does 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, net-working, getting exposure, social media, grant writing, finding residencies, time and money management, income, expenses, and sustaining an ongoing professional creative practice.
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