Artist as Culture Producer with Sharon Louden

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Artist as Culture Producer with Sharon Louden

240.00

Monday, June 5
10am - 4pm

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Monday, June 5
10am - 4pm

This one day workshop will consist of real life strategies for the working artist. Understanding the gallery / artist relationships, getting your work out there, understanding your assets as an artist and reaching life goals. A valuable quote from Louden states: "Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments."  This workshop would be a benefit to all working artists!

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, and advocate for artists, as well as the editor of two books:  Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists  (2013) and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (March 1, 2017). Published by Intellect Books (UK) and distributed by University of Chicago Press, these timely publications reveal the realities of today's artists and culture producers. Each comprises a collection of 40 essays by contemporary visual artists in United States and abroad, generously sharing their first-hand stories and models of creative lives. These 80 artists provide exceptional insight learned over the years that has helped them evolve, sustain and thrive as professional artists working today.

Thought leaders in the arts, Hrag VartanianCourtney FinkDeana HaggagChen TamirCarter FosterBill Carroll and Ed Winkleman, also contribute informative and inspiring observations about the current visual arts ecosystem.

Both Living and Sustaining a Creative Life and The Artist as Culture Producer are part of a trilogy. The final book, Last Artist Standing: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, is scheduled to be released in 2020. It will also be published by Intellect Books and distributed by University of Chicago Press.

Sharon is this year's Keynote speaker for the International Encaustic Conference!