The Ohio Art League is hosting a seven-session workshop series for
'Best Practices for Professional Artists.' The series will provide tips and
tools on all the important aspects of presenting yourself professionally
as an artist. 
Whether you just are looking to update your resume, learn what to expect
when receiving an artist contract, how to frame and hang your artwork, or 
what social media platforms are out there and how each can work for you as 
an artist; these workshops will provide insight. No matter what your medium, 
no matter where you are in your artistic career! 

See below for a list of workshop topics and the dates on which they occur. 
To register for an individual workshop or the entire series,
 complete this registration form.

Ohio Art League Professional Development
Workshop Series

(1) Photographing your Artwork : April 12th from 1:00-4:00 PM at CCAD Photo Labs. Presenter: Helen Hoffelt

As an artist it is important to have good quality photos of your work. This workshop will cover how to document your artwork through photography. This will be a hands on lecture, where you will learn how to properly light, frame, and photograph your artwork for submissions and documentation.

*It is encouraged that you bring your own camera that you plan to use.

(2) Social Media : May 10th from 1:00-3:00 PM at GCAC large meeting room. Presenters: Walter Herrman, Jeff Regensberger, Donna Estep

This Workshop will discuss social media etiquette and how to properly market your-self as an individual artist. It will cover social media platforms such as: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and Tumblr. You will learn how to use these services and find out which is best suited for you along with tips and tricks to save time.

*WiFi will be available so you are encouraged to bring your laptop or devices to follow along.

(3) Ready to Hang/Framing : June 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM at CCAD Grant Labs. Presenter: David Burghy

How you present your artwork is as important as the piece itself. During this hands on workshop you will be learning how to build and make your own frame. You will learn how different frames can alter artwork and what it means when submissions ask for 'ready to hang'.

*Additional fees may occur dependent on presenter's materials 
*Artists are encouraged to bring one piece of artwork to frame

(4) CV/Resume / Submissions : July 12th at 1:00-3:00 PM at Wild Goose Creative. Presenters: Esther Hall, Julie Abijanac

How is a resume different form a CV and why are they both important. During the workshop it will start as a lecture for the differences between Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume. Attendants will be encouraged to bring laptops so that they can make updates or start their own Resumes and CV's as they are appropriate for their goals as an artist with the help of experienced professionals.

(5) Artist Contracts : August 9th from 1:00-3:00 PM at Strongwater.  
Presenters: Annie Hancock/Andrew Holford, Julie Abijanac

This workshop will cover what artists should look for in contracts for exhibitions and gallery representation. Contracts can be a tricky beast and intimidating but our lectures will break down the finer details that are important to protecting the artist and their rights. Lead by experienced artist Julie Abijanac and Legal Advisor Ann Hancock.

(6) Panel Discussion : September 13th from 1:00-4:00 PM at Fort Hayes. 
All Presenters invited.

This workshop will be a Q&A style discussion where all presenters from individual workshops will come together to answer any questions and hold an informative wrap up discussion.

(7) Professionalism as an Artist : October 11th from 1:00-3:00 PM (Space TBA) 
Presenters: Amy Leibrand, Walter Herrmann

This Workshop will discuss how to present your-self professionally as an artist. Professionalism is important no matter what your medium. Honesty, accountability, responsibility, punctuality, integrity are just a few things that all artists should be aware of as a professional. This workshop will pin point all the qualities and practices that you should have when presenting your-self as an artist.

For questions about the workshop series or accessibility requests, contact Esther Hall