Event Date(s): June 26, 2015 -
12:00 to 14:30

Back by popular demand,VSA Ohio is hosting a free professional development workshop for artists in conjunction with the Accessible Expressions Ohio Touring Exhibition. The workshop will be presented three times throughout the summer and its first stop will be in Columbus at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. See below for a description of the workshop and presenters, as well as registration information.

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Esther Hall former director of the Ohio Art League and Stephanie Rond of the Carnegie Gallery will provide a dynamic, interactive experience for participants who want to learn tips and best practices of being a professional artist. Topics will include how to develop a quality Artist CV and Resume, tips on applying to art exhibitions and the importance of participating in art organizations throughout the state. The facilitators have experience as artists, curators and gallery directors and will share inside tips for developing professional personae as an artist by learning interactive skills with other artists, art administrators and through social media. This workshop is geared towards artists with and without disabilities, art facilitators, and the staff who work with them. 


Stephanie was born in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in 1997. The Columbus Dispatch deemed her work as comprising one of the best art shows of 2012, and the Columbus Alive tapped her as a Person to Watch 2012. You may have most recently read about Stephanie’s artwork in Bitch magazine, a national feminist publication. Stephanie is director of the Carnegie Gallery and curates exhibitions for organizations such as the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Cultural Arts Center. In addition she is the co-founder of Creative Arts of Women (CAW), founder of Women Street Artists and owns several galleries and museums. When she grows up she’d like to be a crossword puzzle guru and domestic cat herder.

Esther Hall was the gallery director and organizational administrator for the Ohio Art League (OAL) from 2012-2015. She herself is a working artist with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in fashion and sculpture. In addition to being an artist and owning her own fiber shop (Yarn It and Haberdashery, Grandview Heights, Ohio), Esther also works as community volunteer with Independents day, Food Truck and Cart Fest, Park Street Festival, and as a member of the Columbus Crafty Cotillion, Craft Alley Columbus, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Gateway Film Center as well as the Alternative Fashion Mob. Esther also taught at CCAD (2008-2014) in the Continuing Professional Studies, instructing students in fashion pattern drafting and draping.


WHERE: Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 
WHEN: Friday, June 26, 12:00-2:30pm.

This workshop is free but registration is required. Email mgreen@vsao.org to reserve your spot.