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10am-noon The Artist’s Toolbox: Gallery Representation and Connecting with Your Audience 1/12/19 on 01/12/2019 @ 10:00am

Professional Development for Artists

The Artist’s Toolbox: Gallery Representation and Connecting with Your Audience

with Karlene McConnell

Saturday, January 12th, 10am-noon

Please join us at Ormond Memorial Art Museum for a series of workshops to explore the professional practices of artists. Led by experienced artists with expertise in various creative fields, each workshop is offered separately and will delve into a specialized area of creative work.

Gallery representation can be an effective approach to increasing recognition and awareness of your work as an artist. In this informative workshop, learn what goes into seeking gallery representation including creating a cohesive body of work, refining your artist statement and ideas for marketing your work. Karlene will also cover some ways to connect to the public and prospective buyers like drafting a meaningful artist talk and preparing an “elevator speech” to describe what you do in one or two sentences. Participants should bring an artist statement to share and refine during the workshop. Coffee will be served. Seating is limited, so please register in advance.

$65 (members) / $72 (future members)


About Karlene McConnell:

Karlene McConnell was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but has spent the majority of her life as a Floridian. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from the University of Central Florida, she worked as a Special Education art teacher for several years and then Curator/Educator for the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, FL. She now paints full time in her studio.

Karlene has exhibited her work for over 25 years in several galleries and art museums throughout the United States. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, a group that regularly exhibits work in venues in NYC and throughout the states. Last year, her paintings were included in a group show at the Harlem School for the Arts with NAWA , as well as a group show at AQUA Art Miami with the Projects Gallery. Currently,  her work can be found in Roan & Black Gallery in Saugatuck, MI, Plum Contemporary Gallery in Saint Augustine, FL and Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Her art is included in the collections of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Security First Insurance, Florida Hospital and that of several private collectors.



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