Re-Source 3: Artists Development Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Newark Arts Council (NAC), in conjunction with Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art (Aljira), will be holding its third annual professional development workshop Re-Source 3 on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The half-day workshop presents a unique opportunity for artists of all disciplines and skill levels to meet with curators and other fine arts professionals for a review of their portfolio. New this year will be peer review sessions and talks led by the participating curators as well as a panel discussion on public art following the workshop. Visual artists of all disciplines are welcome to attend.
Re-Source 3 helps to address the many issues working artists face during the early part of their careers. Frequent topics of discussion include a technical analysis of works, how to seek and secure exhibition opportunities, marketing and copywriting, crafting an artist statement, networking, and educational opportunities.
This year’s roster of contributing arts professionals includes: Anonda Bell, director and curator of Rutgers-Newark’s Paul Robeson Galleries; Jeanne Brasile, curator and director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University; Lauren Haynes, Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem; Martha Henry, Manhattan-based independent curator, art dealer and appraiser; Ben Jones, internationally exhibited fine artist and former professor at New Jersey City University; and Kymia Nawabi, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary fine artist and winner of Bravo’s Work of Art (2012).
Biographical information about each arts professional are available at: http://newarkarts.org/event/re-source-3-artists-development-workshops/
A panel discussion entitled Public Art as Tool: The Artist’s Role in Reimagining the Urban Environment is also being planned to conclude the day. The objective of the discussion is to address the lack of a cohesive public art program in the City of Newark; to learn about existing national public art trends and initiatives; to hear from artists and administrators who have played an active role in local and regional programs, including murals; and to open a dialogue about the mutual benefits of public art to cities, businesses, and artists alike. The panel will include experts from the state of New Jersey, New York City, and Newark City Murals Program. The discussion will be moderated by Aljira’s executive director Victor Davson and Linwood Oglesby of Newark Arts Council.
Panelists will be: Ibrahim Ahmed III (fine artist/muralist), Donald Ehman (NJ State Council on the Arts), Aaron Landsman (Creative Capital), Sheila McKoy (NJ Transit Arts Program), Tom Nussbaum (fine artist/public artist), Damon Rich (City of Newark), and Reina Shibata (Percent for Art, NYC).
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO REGISTRANTS!
Pricing Structure – Portfolio/peer review limited to 30 spaces
Full day passes (9 am to 4 pm, includes breakfast and lunch and panel discussion): $40
Panel discussion only (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, does not include meal): $15
PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR MEDIUM (AFTER YOUR LAST NAME) AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU REGISTER SO WE CAN NOTIFY YOU OF ANY CHANGES.
Check-in/breakfast begins at 9 am and program begins promptly at 9:30 am. Artists who miss their appointments are not guaranteed alternate placement. Empty spaces are given out on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration for this event is required and payment is due at time of registration. Registrants who do not submit payment with their applications will not be scheduled. Ticket purchases also serve as reservations for each artist’s One-on-One portfolio review. Artists will be able to sign up for their Peer Review Session with one curator at lunch. Peer Review sign-ups are first come, first served. Groups will be limited to 5 artists.
What should I bring to the event?
You should bring your prepared portfolio or a laptop computer to display your works. We do not recommend bringing original artworks, however, that decision is up to the artists. Neither Newark Arts Council nor Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art will be responsible for damages of any kind to the artworks being brought by attendees. You should not bring projector or any other electronic equipment. Artists are responsible for making sure their materials are easily presented.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact Jade Lien, program coordinator, at Newark Arts Council's office: 973-643-1625
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are not trasnferrable.
Can I update my registration information?
Once you have registered, you cannot change your appointment. Please select carefully.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you must bring your ticket to the event and present it at check-in. Check-in begins promptly at 9:00 am, however, if your appointment is later in the morning, just be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to your 1-on-1 review session.
What is the refund policy?
If you require a refund, please contact Jade Lien (program coordinator) at Newark Arts Council's office: 973-643-1625. Refunds are not guaranteed and remain at the discretion of the coordinating organizations.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. If you are registering for someone else, please be sure to give us that person's name. If you accidentally list the wrong name, please contact us so we can make that change to your registration.
When & Where
Newark Arts Council and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
About Newark Arts Council: The Newark Arts Council helps bring the transformative power of the arts into the everyday life of Newark residents, employees, and visitors. The organization was created to advance and expand diverse audiences and public engagement with Newark, NJ’s vibrant artist and cultural assets. Our programs, advocacy efforts, promotion campaigns, educational workshops, and asset coordination serve to catalyze the local economy. NAC is a cultural resource that offers leadership direction, and facilitates technical assistance and partnerships with Newark’s varied artist communities, arts administrators, community organizations, community development corporations, planning groups, economic development agencies, and the general public. For more information about the Newark Arts Council, call 973-643-1625 or visit www.NewarkArts.org.
About Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art: Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, fosters excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that serve as catalysts for inclusiveness and diversity, promote cross-cultural dialog, and enable us to better understand the time in which we live. Public understanding and support of the visual arts are strengthened through collaboration and community-based educational programming. Aljira seeks out the work of emerging and under-represented artists and brings the work of more established artists to our community. Through the visual arts Aljira bridges racial, cultural and ethnic divides and enriches the lives of individuals. For more information about Aljira, call 973-622-1600 or visit www.Aljira.org.