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!

Optimizing Images using Photoshop Elements
July 2019

Motivation & Creativity
Sun Oct 20, 2019, 1-3pm

Marketing Your Art
Sun Oct 27, 2019, 1-3pm

Residencies, Grants & Exhibition Opportunities
Sun Nov 17, 2019.

A Presentation by Christine Ivers.

How to create the best images of your artwork for juried exhibitions, portfolio usage, websites, social media posts, etc. This event has already occurred.

with David Dunlop
Sunday October 20, 2019, 1pm-3pm

Highly regarded artist, art historian and teacher, David Dunlop, will help you with methods to stoke your motivation and creativity; offer tips to deal with creative block and rejection; explain how to develop a discipline and schedule for doing your work; and talk about how to embrace the experience of creating art to the fullest.

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with Camilla Cook
Sunday October 27, 2019, 1pm-3pm

A thoughtful, thorough and flexible approach to marketing will increase your exposure and opportunities in a crowded field. Camilla Cook will cover traditional channels and social media marketing tools; show you how to define your own personal criteria for success; explain how to set goals, develop a timetable, and check your progress periodically.


A Panel Discussion
Sunday November 17
1pm – 3pm

Our panel of artists and experts will talk about how to find suitable residencies & grants, and how these can help deepen your skills and broaden your artistic vision.
More details coming soon.


Panelists and Speakers

Christine IversPART 1
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.

Camilla CookPART 3
Camilla Cook

Since the founding of her Artist Consultancy in 2007, Camilla Cook has drawn on a
19 year background in arts administration to support the needs of individual artists. She
has provided strategies, including marketing, PR and social media efforts, to empower 180+
artists to advance their careers and achieve their professional goals. Cook understands the challenges visual artists face, and brings perspective that stems from past positions at The Neuberger Museum of Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, SM Home Gallery, and The Silvermine Arts Center. She holds a BA and MA in Art History, has moderated panels and lectured on many art-related topics, served as juror of art competitions, and curated several well-received exhibitions in the region.
She feels lucky to collaborate with creative thinkers on a daily basis!

David DunlopPART 2
David Dunlop

David Dunlop is a highly regarded US artist, art historian and teacher who has lectured
at many institutions throughout the country including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His
paintings have been shown internationally and are held in numerous corporate collections
which include IBM, Aetna Insurance, Citibank and Delta Airlines. In his art he uses techniques of the old masters as well as contemporary methods which bring a wealth of information, tips, and insights to all of his programs and workshops.
David has an enthusiastic, inspiring and informative presentation style, sharing his wide
knowledge and passion for art and art history in a warm and engaging manner.

If you have any questions please email Maria Cisneros, our Gallery Director, on   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.