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  • Intensive Evening/Saturday Workshop Prepares Artists for Gallery Representation

    New Jersey City University will offer “The Artist and the Gallery Business: How to Prepare for Gallery Representation,” an intensive, four-part workshop that will feature three evening sessions and a Saturday gallery crawl through Manhattan’s Chelsea.

    “The Artist and the Gallery Business: How to Prepare for Gallery Representation,” will meet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27; Wednesday, May 28, and Tuesday, June 3, in Room B07 of NJCU’s Visual Arts Building, 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City. The time of the Saturday session has yet to be determined. Enrollment is limited to 15; registration is $200.

    The first session will cover the current gallery structure in the New York metropolitan area, the importance of choosing a goal for one’s career as well as one’s work, procedures for having one’s work represented, what should and should not be done when contacting galleries, preparing for the studio visit, and the artist-gallerist relationship.

    The second and third sessions will explore the “key,” a case for originality; some of the current paradigms used by galleries to access and consider artwork, and understanding art making from technical abilities, regardless of the media.

    The workshop will be conducted by Hugo Bastidas, an NJCU associate professor of art and award-winning artist who is represented by The Nohra Haime Gallery in Manhattan, where he has had 13 solo shows; his digital artwork is represented by Gallery Boreas (Lenox, Massachusetts and Reykjavik, Iceland). Mr. Bastidas’ work has been featured in solo exhibits and is included in private collections throughout the world.

    Workshop participants who wish to have their work critiqued within the content of this workshop are invited to bring four pieces or a CD with four images.

    To register for the workshop or for further information call the NJCU Office of Continuing Education at (201)200-3089 or visit it online HERE or in-person in Room 201 of Hepburn Hall, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.
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