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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 Meeting: March 28, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
McLeod Conference Room - Bloomington Center for the Arts

Topic: Building Your Artist Website

Every artist interested in promoting and selling their work needs to have a place where interested patrons and gallery directors can easily go to get more information. That place is an artist website. But many artists are unsure about how to get started, what to expect, or what to include in their website.

Join local artists Jodi Reeb and Patrick Kemal Pryor for this informative meeting about creating an artist website. They’ll share their first-hand experience and discuss a number of issues around this topic including how to use a website platform/template such as OtherPeoplesPixels, associated costs, what information you should include, what updates and maintenance will be required, and how to promote the website once its created.

Please come with questions as well as any insight you have regarding artist websites services.  Pre-registration is not required but is requested; please sign up for this meeting by e-mailing Artistry’s Director of Visual Arts, Rachel Daly, rdaly@artistrymn.org.

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. 

2017 Meeting Dates and Topics (subject to change)

January 24 – Gallery Panel
March 28 – Building Your Artist Website
May 23 – Business of Selling Art
September 29 – Inspiration Station
November 14 – Public Art Intro

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 othe 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."