Negotiating the Art World @ Praxis Fiber Workshops

Negotiating the Art World @ Praxis Fiber Workshops
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Date(s) - 05/30/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Praxis Fiber Workshop



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Wondering how to get started on your professional art career? Looking for more places to show your work? Wanting more recognition and outside reaction to your art work? Suspecting you’ve reached a plateau and need to find the next steps to reach higher? Seeking like-minded people to discuss your art work? A significant number of Cleveland artists feel they are excluded from the established art scene. Negotiating the Art World’s three round-tables and three photography workshops offer practical information to all artists wanting to increase their presence, exhibition opportunities, and competences. The Sculpture Center specializes in promoting and mentoring early career artists.

For each round-table, four speakers (artists and arts community leaders) present some of the challenges confronting a professional artist and solutions to tackle them. The artists talk about how they personally found success in navigating the paths they took in their professional careers. The arts community leaders discuss key logistics like exhibition, studio, and residency opportunities in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and Pittsburgh, and how to create branding and successful application materials. Each round table covers similar material with different speakers, thus presenting a unique learning experience each time. Come to one or come to them all.

Presenters at Praxis Fiber Workshop:
Marcus Braithwaite – ceramic and fiber artist
Justin Woody – mixed media and performance artist
Jessica Pinsky – fiber artist and the Director of Praxis Fiber Workshop
Ann Albano – Executive Director + Chief Curator of The Sculpture Center

We extend a special welcome to artists from African American, Latinx, Asian, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ, and other minority communities and to artists who are developing their professional careers without prior college level training in art. Come with questions and leave with answers! Come to one or come to them all. The next discussions are on June 7 at Larchmere Arts and June 12 at Charmaine Spencer’s studio at 78th St. Studios.

Let us know if you are coming so that we’ll have enough handouts and refreshments for everyone. Email: aalbano at, or phone Ann Albano at 216-229-6527