Saturday May 26th, 10:30am-12pm @ CDCP (937 Liberty Ave, fl 2)
Brush It Up! Writing
Information about yourself is imperative when representing you and your work. But the specifics of your wording and tone depend on a variety of factors. How you speak about your work will vary from how you write about it in a blog post, which will, in turn, differ from how you write about it in a grant application, social media post, exhibition catalog, etc.
Why are words so important for a visual artist? Getting the story behind the work increases the understanding of you and your art, the likelihood of a patron purchasing it, and the probability of them sharing it with others. When you tie an artist statement to your work, it humanizes the creator. And when people understand that a human person made this thing they are interested in, it increases the perceived value of the work.
We’ll share examples of great writing and writing that is...not so great. We’ll send you home with a writing exercise to practice what you learn, plus strict instructions not to use the online artist statement generator.