BX200 and ChaShaMa | Spring 2019 Professional Development for Visual Artists

BX200 and ChaShaMa are pleased to offer Free Professional Development Workshops for Visual Artists this Spring!

Free for Artists but space is limited and Registration is required

We’ll hold five individual workshops between May 14th and June 25th, all events will take place at ChaShaMa’s new E64th St Gallery:
1. How To Photograph Your Work With The Technology You Have with Gina Fuentes-Walker on 5/14
2. The Art of Instagram with Robin Cembalest on 5/18
3. Portfolio Review on 6/8
4. Writing Your Promotional Materials with Rebecca Allan on 6/22
5. Business Law for Artists on 6/25

RSVP at bx200pd@gmail.com
Questions? Email us at bx200pd@gmail.com

Location:
ChaShaMa East 64th Street Gallery
340 East 64th Street
New York, New York 10065
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:
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1. How To Photograph Your Work With The Technology You Have with Gina Fuentes-Walker
Tuesday, May 14th
6PM-8PM

Registration open to 15 people
To RSVP for this workshop, email bx200pd@gmail.com by May 11th

This is a hands-on digital imaging workshop that focuses on how to photograph your work with the technology that you have available when a professional photographer isn’t available. Whether it’s a DSLR, a mirror-less point and shoot camera or even the camera on your cell phone, this class will teach you how to best compose and frame an image of your work when opportunity knocks and images are needed. Please bring a camera, laptop, or any technology you would like to use during class. We will be taking photographs of the artwork on view at the gallery and learn how to work with available technology, lighting and other elements to create the best possible image.

About the Instructor
Gina Fuentes-Walker is a multi-disciplinary artist and a seasoned photographer whose work includes documenting museum and gallery exhibitions, architectural interiors, and museum and private collections. Her client list includes the Smithsonian Institution, The New York Historical Society, The American Bible Society, The Museum of Biblical Art, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, and the Asia Society. She has photographed solo projects and public art installations including a site-specific work created for the Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in New Jersey.

On View at the Gallery:
Both at Once
Raelis Vasquez and John Rivas
presented by LatchKey Gallery

2. The Art of Instagram with Robin Cembalest
Saturday, May 18th
2PM-5PM

Space Limited, Registration Required
To RSVP for this workshop, email bx200pd@gmail.com by May 16th

A Social Media Workshop for Creative Professionals at All Career Levels

In her workshop “The Art of Instagram,” Robin Cembalest uses examples from her own popular Instagram and from a diverse selection of art-world influencers to share best practices for conveying your message effectively. Cembalest explains how to promote events and exhibitions in a way that attracts coverage and buzz, tricks for photographing art and people, and the latest trends in Instagram Stories. Ms. Cembalest will also touch on other forms of social and digital media. You’ll come away with enhanced skills for using your cell phone as a powerful networking tool. Maximize the power of social media to grow community and social capital, gain visibility, and connect with expanding networks.

About the Speaker
Described by artnet as “one of the leading lights of art-world social media,” Robin Cembalest is a journalist and editorial strategist. The former longtime executive editor of ARTnews, she has published widely in The Wall Street Journal and many other publications, and maintains her popular @rcembalest feeds on Instagram and Twitter. In her consulting business, Robin Cembalest Editorial Strategies, she works with art-world clients to design and implement editorial and digital content. She also founded and directs the Niboristas, a mentoring and networking group for art-world professionals.

On View at the Gallery:
Both at Once
Raelis Vasquez and John Rivas
presented by LatchKey Gallery

3. Portfolio Review
Saturday, June 8th
2PM-4PM

Space Limited, Registration Required
To RSVP for this workshop, email bx200pd@gmail.com by May 23th

Have your art portfolio reviewed by one of five seasoned art professionals. Attending a portfolio review is a great way to get feedback on your work, and it can also help you assemble a portfolio that will be appealing in the current art climate. Each session is 20 minutes long, and free for artists.

with
Pepe Coronado, Founder of Coronado Print Studio, El Barrio New York City
Arlene D’Avila, Founding Director at The Latinx Project at New York University
Gabriel de Guzman, Curator & Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon
Christine Licata, Executive Director at No Longer Empty
Amanda Uribe, Co-founder of LatchKey Gallery

On View at the Gallery:
Where Else?
NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program 2019

4. Writing Your Promotional Materials with Rebecca Allan
Saturday, June 22nd
1PM-4PM

Registration open to 18 people
To RSVP for this workshop, email bx200pd@gmail.com by June 19

This hands-on workshop is intended for professional and emerging artists who would like to improve upon their artist statements and promotional materials.
Bronx-based visual artist and arts writer Rebecca Allan will discuss basic strategies for developing, drafting, and editing your statement so that it accurately reflects your work and can also be adapted for grant applications, artist talks, and website content.

About the Speaker
Rebecca Allan is a New York-based visual artist known for her richly layered and chromatically nuanced abstract paintings. She is represented by Anna Kaplan Contemporary (Buffalo) and David Richard Gallery (New York/Santa Fe). Her work investigates watershed environments of the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, New Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Lebanon, France, and Norway, and is inspired by her interest in landscape ecology, botany, and geology. The artist’s studio overlooks the Spuyten Duyvil, at the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers in The Bronx.

On View at the Gallery:

Dear Democracy:…
Curated by Alexis Mendoza

5. Business Law for Artists with Barry Skidelsky, Esq.
Tuesday, June 25th
At 6:30

Space Limited, Registration Required
To RSVP for this workshop, email bx200pd@gmail.com by June 23rd

Barry Skidelsky, New York-based attorney and Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), will lead a workshop on business law for artists, explaining copyright, contracts, consignment and other aspects of art-related law; learn how to protect and advance your own interests. With easy to follow tips and information delivered in a relatable way, and with an opportunity for Q & A, this promises to be a lively discussion. A former broadcasting executive and Berklee trained jazz musician, Barry is now a NYC based business attorney with strong acumen providing legal representation, counsel, co-counsel, consulting and related services across the U.S.

About the Speaker
Barry Skidelsky is Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He is also a member of NYSBA’s House of Delegates, the association’s governing body. Barry has substantial experience involving diverse corporate, transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, but he most enjoys working on business matters with other lawyers, lenders, investors, owners, operators and creators — particularly those who are involved with art, entertainment, media, communications and technology.”

On View at the Gallery:
Dear Democracy:…
Curated by Alexis Mendoza

BX200 is an online platform showcasing a curated selection of artwork by 200 Bronx-based visual artists. A project of artist Laura James. WWW.BX200.COM