Learn real world marketing skills from successful working artists; gallerists; technical experts; marketing specialists; jurors and curators. Ask questions and gather tips & techniques to help you organize your art practice and expand your audience. Join us at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery for the entire series or just for the parts that interest you most. More details and payment options are below.

Part 1: THE ARTISTS’ JOURNEY
A Panel Discussion featuring Alyse Rosner, Christine Aaron & Jill Parry.
Sunday September 16, 1pm-3pm

Successful local artists explain how they have navigated the market from creating to showing and selling their art and managing their careers. Moderated by Barbara Hamill.

Examples of topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction: Name, media used, what is a typical day like for you?
  • What trends have recently occurred in the art market and how do you envision it changing in the future?
  • How do you promote your art and what works best?
  • Do you use social media? If so, how do you handle it?
  • After your art, what are the other main reasons for your success in art?
  • How do you organize your inventory & manage your art business?
  • What tips do you have on how to stand out from the pack?
  • What is most important in an artist biography and statement?
  • How do you select shows or galleries that would receptive to your type of art?
  • What factors do you consider when pricing your art?

Part 2: THE ARTISTS’ TOOLBOX
Featuring Invited Speakers: Camilla Cook & Ira Wunder.
Sunday October 21, 1pm-3pm

Learn steps you can take to help you develop a captivating professional package and organize your art.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Creating your biography/artists‘ statement/resumé.
  • Photographing your art (including discussion of lighting, RGB/CMYK color spaces and photo editing software).
  • Creating reproductions of your art.
  • Why organizing & inventorying your art is important. Tools to help you achieve this.

Part 3: THE ARTIST ONLINE
Featuring invited speakers – Alison Nicholls & Roohi Saleem.
Sunday October 28, 1pm -3pm

How to develop an artistic identity online and a communications platform to support your creative effort.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Website overview. What makes a great website and why.
  • Pros and cons of using a template-based website or creating your own website from scratch, plus options in-between (Square Space, Wix, Artspan & WordPress, etc.).
  • Blogs – How they work and how they can help you.
  • Email marketing options (Constant Contact, Mailchimp).
  • Social Media and how to use it productively to achieve your goals. (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter etc).
  • Using images online (resizing, meta-data and other tips).
  • On-line galleries and their advantages and disadvantages.

Part 4: THE EXHIBITION PERSPECTIVE
A Panel Discussion featuring Patricia Miranda, Camilla Cook, Kathleen Reckling & Kenise Barnes.
Saturday November 10, 1pm-3pm

Learn how jurors, curators and gallery owners make their decisions on which artists to exhibit.

Examples of topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction: Name, what you do, company association, if any.
  • What trends have occurred over time in the art market and how do you envision it changing in the future?
  • What type of art do you or your organization typically gravitate towards? Do you specialize in one type of art or do you represent different artistic styles?
  • What are the ways that you source your artists (e.g. word-of mouth, announcements, art shows, etc.) and which work best?
  • How often do you bring on a new artist?
  • What makes an artist stand out from the pack?
  • Besides the actual art, what are other factors do you consider in the selection of an artist?
  • How important is the artists’ statement/ biography and why?
  • What do you find most compelling in an artist statement and why?
  • How do you like to see an artist present their art and why?
  • How should an artist select shows or galleries that would receptive to their type of art?
  • What factors should an artist consider when pricing their art?


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Panelists and Speakers:

More information will be added as we update this page with new speakers. Please come back and check again 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.

CHRISTINE AARON
Part 1: The Artists’ Journey
Christine AaronChristine Aaron is a mixed media artist utilizing printmaking, wax, wood, metal and paper to create work investigating memory and the fragility of human connection. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Exhibition venues include The Hunterdon Museum (PA), Provincetown Art Association and Museum (MA), CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, (Cork, Ireland), Fyns Grafiske (Odense, Denmark), Westchester Community College (Valhalla, NY), Castle Hill Gallery, College of New Rochelle, Iona College Gallery (both New Rochelle, NY), Pen and Brush Gallery and Gallery 928 (NYC, NY), Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT) and Mamaroneck Artists Guild (Larchmont, NY). Aaron received an Individual Artist’s grant from ArtsWestchester/New York State Council for The Arts, and awards in printmaking and mixed media in exhibits at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Pen and Brush Gallery and Silvermine Arts Center. She presented talks at The International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA in 2016 and 2017. Aaron holds a BS in education from Cornell University and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College. Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont NY and James Gallery in Pittsburgh PA represent her work.

JILL PARRY
Part 1: The Artists’ Journey
Jill ParryJill Parry is a visual artist, who was born in Wales and studied art at Birmingham College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art in United Kingdom. She taught textile design at University of Papua New Guinea and ran a hand painted silks studio at Camden Lock in London. Currently Jill teaches classes in figure painting, conducts artist residencies and teaches in workshops for arts in education programs. She was recently awarded 50 for 50 artist award for her contribution to the arts in Westchester County, NY. Jill exhibits her work widely and has recently exhibited at: Katonah Museum of Art, NY. Silvermine Gallery, CT. A.I.R. Gallery, NYC. 90th Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY. Benheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT and with the National Association of Women Artists, NYC. She currently works from her workshop in Mamaroneck, New York.

IRA WUNDER
Part 2: The Artists’ Toolbox
Ira WunderMaster printer Ira Wunder has owned and operated I Wunder Photographics for over 40 years. I Wunder Photographics is a custom and exhibition digital ink-jet studio specializing in fine print services for professional photographers, artists, foundations, archives, corporations and designers. Ira’s areas of expertise include high resolution flatbed and drum scanning; printing in several ink-sets; art reproduction; historic projects; exhibitions, mounting and lamination, consultations and installation services. I. Wunder Photographics also provides full on location traditional framing as well as display options such as Plexiglas face-mounting, metal mounting, box mounting and more. Located at 60 Waller Avenue in the heart of White Plains he is easily accessible with convenient parking. You can reach him directly at 914 681-5140.

 

ALISON NICHOLLS
Part 3: The Artist Online

Alison NichollsAlison Nicholls worked as a network manager, IT support specialist and IT consultant prior to becoming a full-time artist. She has taught the use of specialist software products and supported hardware and software products for an international accounting organization. She has been chair of the MAG Computer Committee for several years; created, implemented and supported the MAG database; was heavily involved in the creation of the new MAG website; set up MAG’s use of email marketing software; and has taught workshops for artists about the use of digital images online. She markets her Art Inspired by Africa and her African Art Safaris widely online, using social media sites and email marketing. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Artists For Conservation, the Society of Animal Artists and the Explorers Club.

PATRICIA MIRANDA
Part 4: The Exhibition Perspective
Patricia MirandaPatricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator, using interdisciplinary projects to build connections between art, science, history and culture. She is founder of MAPSpace, a gallery and project space in Port Chester, NY. She has been Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center, the Heckscher Museum, and University of Utah; Visiting Lecturer at Purchase College SUNY, Kutztown University, WCC Peekskill Center for Digital Arts; and been awarded residencies at I-Park, Weir Farm, Julio Valdez Printmaking Studio, and Vermont Studio Center. She has received grants from ArtsWestchester/New York State Council on the Arts, and an NEA grant working with homeless youth. Miranda is the first Practitioner-in-Residence at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven, where she led the first study abroad program at the university’s campus in Prato, Italy in spring 2017. She is core faculty at New Hampshire Institute of Art’s low-residency MFA program, and teaches curatorial studies in the grad program at Western Colorado State Univeristy. She served as director and curator of the Gallery at Concordia College-NY from 2008-12. Miranda develops education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Franklin Furnace, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has exhibited at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; the Cape Museum of Fine Art, Cape Cod MA; the Belvedere Museum, Vienna Austria; Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.

ALYSE ROSNER
Part 1: The Artists’ Journey.
Alyse RosnerAlyse Rosner melds graphite rubbings with gestural painting, layers of obsessive mark making and large areas of transparent and painterly color on synthetic Japanese paper, raw canvas and wood.

“I incorporate my surroundings, personal experience and environmental concerns into the work… combining organic forms, stringy and obsessive lines, pipes, bony protrusions, then viscous pours and slip trailing of paint on top of direct graphite rubbings of wood grain, enormous leaves and chainsawed tree stump… I seek and recognize the qualities of various materials, question them, and experiment to find the unexpected and the obvious.”

The 2018, Rosner’s solo exhibition A Little Bit of Time featured a new series of large scale paintings at Rick Wester Fine Art (New York, NY). In the Fall of 2017 Rosner was included in the exhibition Unfamiliar Again: Contemporary Women Abstractionists , curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans. In December 2017 the three-person show Venus Fly opened at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT featuring Rosner’s works. Other recent group shows are: Excessive Frugality at ODETTA Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), The Art of Now at the Hearst Galleries (New York, NY), Surface Work at Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), Tremolo at Rick Wester Fine Art (New York, NY), Rhyme and Reason at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza (Hartford, CT) as well as Bigger Bolder Better , a Chashama exhibition inspired by the Women’s March including site specific work by 15 artists installed in a 7000 square foot space in Brooklyn. In 2004 Rosner was a Radius Emerging Artist at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. She has received two Artists Fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism/CT Office of the Arts (2008 and 2015) as well as a grant from The Sustainable Arts Foundation in 2016. Rosner has shown at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield,CT), Rick Wester Fine Art (New York), ODETTA Gallery (Bushwick, NY), Artspace (New Haven, CT) Kathryn Markel Fine Art (New York), Amy Simon Fine Art (Westport, CT) among many others. Alyse Rosner holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from The American University, and has exhibited her work for the past two decades. She is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art in New York.

CAMILLA COOK
Part 2: The Artists’ Toolbox
Part 4: The Exhibition Perspective
Camilla CookCamilla Cook has been an Artist Consultant since 2007, drawing on her arts administration experience to provide strategies that have empowered over 175 artists to advance their careers & achieve their professional goals. As an independent curator, Camilla has put together numerous exhibitions and in 2008 was awarded a Neuberger Curatorial Fellowship. She serves as Associate Art Director for Sandra Morgan Interiors & SM Home in Greenwich, CT, where she has implemented an online catalog to manage the several hundred artworks that rotate in and out of inventory, re-designed the website to better feature the art and design projects, integrate Instagram posts, and make the general content more dynamic and user-friendly. She writes a weekly “Curator’s Choice” blog, provides consulting services for prospective art buyers, and manages 20+ gallery artists, seeks new talent and coordinates all marketing, PR and social media efforts. She was Education Associate at The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY, where she planed all the academic and adult programs; served as Guild/Exhibitions Administrator at Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT; and was a recipient of the Dr. Noel S. and Richard B. Frackman Scholarship. She received a M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism at Purchase College, NY, in January 2009.

ROOHI SALEEM
Part 3: The Artist Online
Roohi SaleemRoohi has over 10 years of marketing experience. This includes traditional marketing as well as digital and social media marketing. She was the executive director for a high end fashion company based out of NYC for over 4 years. She started the company and got it to a multi million dollar business in 4 years she worked there. Her role was extensive and diverse and included marketing and social media. She has also worked as an Art and Marketing Director for a sports organization based out of Armonk NY for over 4 years. Roohi later moved on to pursue her art career full time. Now she uses her experiences in marketing and social media to promote and market her own art business – www.RoohiSal.com.

 

KATHLEEN RECKLING
Part 4: The Exhibition Perspective

Kathleen RecklingSince joining the team at ArtsWestchester in 2011, Kathleen has managed over 40 curatorial and public art projects at ArtsWestchester’s gallery and in non-traditional spaces. She was curator of the NEA-grant funded exhibitions “Crossing Borders” (2015) and “SHE” (2016), as well as the NYSCA-grant funded exhibition “Give Us the Vote” (2017.)  In 2015 she was named one of Westchester’s most influential business leaders under the age of 30 in 914 INC’s “Wunderkinds” edition. Before ArtsWestchester, Kathleen was a curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and a curatorial intern at the Museum of Modern Art. She holds a bachelors degree in Economics and Art History, and a masters in Art History, both from Columbia University.

 

KENISE BARNES
Part 4: The Exhibition Perspective
Kenise BarnesKenise Barnes Fine Art Consulting, Inc. was established in 1994 and has grown steadily over two decades, the gallery occupies 2300 square feet of street-level space in Larchmont, NY.  Barnes and her staff organize ten concept-driven and solo exhibitions a year at the gallery as well as curating exhibitions for museums and public spaces. In additional to the gallery program and curatorial work, Barnes is an art consultant and works with private collectors, art consultants and corporations such as New York University/Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bank of America, CitiBank and Alliance Bernstein, to build enduring art collections. With more than 20 years’ experience in the arts, Kenise is a frequent speaker, juror and art advisor. Kenise Barnes has degrees in Fine Art and in Woman’s Studies.  She gained early experience as the Specialist in Charge of Contemporary Art at Christie’s East, NYC.

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.