The 2019 Jump Start Your Art series features workshops, panel discussions and artist presentations on topics as diverse as motivation and creativity; using Photoshop Elements to optimize your art images; how to find ideal grants and residencies; and ways to market your art using social media. Please join us for 1 or more of these exciting events!

PART 1
Optimizing Images of your Art
Photoshop Elements Presentation

PART 2
Motivation & Creativity
A Panel Discussion

PART 3
Marketing Your Art
With Invited Speakers

PART 4
Residencies, Grants & Exhibition Opportunities
A Panel Discussion

Part 1: OPTIMIZING IMAGES OF YOUR ART
A Photoshop Elements Presentation by Christine Ivers.
Sunday May 19, 1pm-3pm

This presentation will demonstrate how to use Photoshop Elements to prepare images of your artwork for juried exhibitions, developing your portfolio and website, social media posts, etc.

Topics include adjusting white balance, cropping, correcting image distortion, image resizing, color enhancement and much more! This event includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation followed by a question and answer opportunity with our guest speaker, Christine Ivers. The workshop is a MUST for those who want to maximize the visual impact of their work.

Cost
: $30 for MAG Members. $35 Non-Members

Christine Ivers

Christine Ivers, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC

Christine attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Hartford Art School after which she worked in the advertising field and owned her own company. As a second career she returned to her love of painting and was drawn to pastel. She is the Past-President of the CT Pastel Society and a former member of PSA Board of Governors where she is a Master Pastelist and was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists. She is a current Vice President of the International Association of Pastel Societies and is affiliated with numerous pastel societies and art organizations. Her artwork has been described as vibrant and textural with dynamic light. She is known for what she calls her “NightScapes”, which contrast night’s darkness and glowing lights, and for her landscape paintings with their subtle play of colors filtered through nature’s atmosphere. Teaching is also part of Christine’s life and she dedicates herself to helping others hone their talents through their chosen medium. Christine developed the Photoshop Elements tutorial on image optimization for the CT Pastel Society and has presented it numerous times to various groups. Christine and her husband David live in Central Connecticut.


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Part 2: MOTIVATION & CREATIVITY
A Panel Discussion
Date & Time: TBA

This panel discussion will help you with methods to stoke your motivation and creativity to work more effectively, and will offer tips on how to deal with creative blocks and rejection.
More details coming soon.

Part 3: MARKETING YOUR ART
Featuring invited speakers
Date & Time: TBA

Invited speakers will speak about both traditional channels and social media tools to help you exhibit and sell your art.
More details coming soon.

Part 4: RESIDENCIES, GRANTS & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
A Panel Discussion
Date & Time: TBA

During this panel discussion, artists will talk about how to find suitable residencies, grants and exhibition opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your artistic vision.
More details coming soon.

 

If you have any questions please email Maria Cisneros, our Gallery Director, on   gallery@mamaroneckartistsguild.org   or call 914-834-1117. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm.

Mamaroneck Artists Guild programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.