I’m very excited to say that this week I’ve been at the Artist Trust EDGE intensive program at Centrum (near Port Townsend).Â Â It is just beautiful out here!
And WHEW! Â This program is Intense! Â …BUT, we are all having a great time. I’mÂ making friends with many interesting and talented artists, and working hard on developing the way we present ourselves as artists. Â Yesterday, we worked on our Elevator Speech, and talked about tons of issues around communications. Â Previous days, we presented and got feedback on our portfolios, and spent a fair bit of time working on the dreaded Artist Statement, professional resumes, and approaches to working with galleries. This week is not really focused onÂ art-making, nor really any critique of the work being presented. It is all dealing with the way we present the work we already made; and itâ€™s tackling some really hard questions about why we do what we do, and how we see ourselves (or how do we want others to see us and our work). Â Today weâ€™re getting more into legal questions, and Friday is dealing with financial ones. Â Itâ€™s hard work!
We have our Grand Finale presentations on Saturday – if you are in the area, I encourage you to attend! Â Presentations are open to the public.
- Where:Â Wheeler Theater,Â Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way,Â Port Townsend, WA 98368
- When: 1:30-5:30 (I think mine will be sometime around 3pm, if you can’t spend the whole afternoon!)
Iâ€™d hoped to have some time to update some more parts of this website while Iâ€™m out here â€œon vacationâ€ (HA!) and maybe I will still have some time for another update later on. Â I definitely have new work to share! Â We have limited internet access and very limited time while we’re out here. Â And there is all of the glorious landscape to soak in as well. Â Here’s a shot from my evening run earlier this week. Â The arting, it is a-happening.