Artistry

Artist Support Services

Artist Support Group

Artistry’s Artist Support Group is designed to give visual artists the chance to make connections with other artists and receive information, tools, and skill-building opportunities to advance their own artwork and career.  Group meetings are free, occur on a Tuesday evening every other month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and focus on a different topic each session. Meetings may also include time to critique current work and share information about participants' upcoming art happenings.

Next Artist Support Group Meeting

Thanks to over 100 local artists who attended Artist Support Group meetings in 2018. Due to scheduling conflicts we have cancelled our November meeting and will start up again in January. More information on our 2019 meetings to come. If you would like to receive meeting notices via email or you have meeting topic ideas please contact visual arts program director, Rachel Daly at rdaly@artistrymn.org.

A common question visual artists have is, “How do I price my art?” Do formulas, tips, or standards exist that will better inform this important decision? Join us for the next Artist Support Group meeting when a Springboard for the Arts’ expert provides guidance and suggestions you can use that will help you feel more confident about putting your art on the market for a price that works for you and your audience.

Artist Support Group meetings are always free but we do have a free will offering box with a suggested donation of $5 per participant to help supplement the presenter stipend. 

2018 Meeting Dates and Topics (subject to change)

January 23 – Shooting Better Photos of Your Artwork
March 13 – Printing Reproductions of your Original Artwork
May 15 – Pricing Artwork
September 11 – Inspiration Station
November 20 – Cancelled

Advance registration is typically not required but is requested. For more information, to be put on the Artist Support Group e-mail list, or to register for upcoming meetings, please contact Director of Visual Arts Rachel Daly at rdaly@artistrymn.org or 952-563-8570.

Professional Development

Artistry provides free one-on-one critiques and coaching for visual artists seeking advice on developing a resume/bio, writing an artist statement, presenting images, and other topics relevant to attaining an exhibition at Artistry and other venues. Visual Arts Director Rachel Daly has more than 15 years' experience working with artists; designing and installing exhibitions; and serving as a panelist, fine art judge, and guest speaker for organizations, art fairs, and colleges/universities throughout the region. To schedule a time to meet with Rachel, please contact her at rdaly@artistrymn.org.

Business of Art Classes and Workshops

Artistry provides classes and workshops designed to help practicing artists develop the skills they need to promote and establish themselves in the fast-paced, ever-changing art world. Classes are taught by subject matter experts. To see current classes, click here and check the listings under "Business of Art."