BAC Professional Practices:
Jump Start Your Art Career with Mary Edwards

Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20 members / $40 non-members

BAC begins 2017 with Mary Edwards' "Jump Start Your Art Career". This popular workshop is for emerging and established visual artists who want to figure out the next steps in an art career. Topics include: 

  • A summary of art world trends in the Bay Area and across the United States
  • Guiding principles to follow, no matter where you are in your career
  • Four levels of exhibition opportunities, and how to identify the best ones for you
  • A list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" when looking for a gallery
  • An overview of resources for visual artists (websites, magazines, Bay Area art centers, professional associations, etc.)
"The handouts alone from this great class guided my career for six months!" -- recent participant

Mary Edwards is a Career and Life Coach for artists, based in Marin County. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and received her coach training from the College of Executive Coaching. She has taught workshops for artists throughout the Bay Area, and has written articles for national art magazines, including Professional Artist, Studios, and Artists & Makers. Currently she is completing a book titled "Left Brain Skills for Right-Brained People". 

Mary brings a unique combination of business knowledge, art world experience, and professional coaching skill to her practice. She works wtih painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, and other creative people who want to reach the next level in their careers. 

Experimental Drawing Workshop
with Sonja Hinrichsen 

Sonja Hinrichsen, Snow Drawings – Briancon, France, 2014

Sonja Hinrichsen, Snow Drawings – Briancon, France, 2014

Sunday, February 5 from 1 - 4 pm
Open to all ages. Sliding scale: $5-$20

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen will lead a drawing session in order to create a large-scale collaborative piece as well as smaller compositions you can take home or give as gifts. A simple pen gesture will evolve into diverse patterns and systems. Each hand gives the pen stroke a distinct personality. No drawing skills necessary! The larger work will be cut up into smaller pieces and framed or incorporated into collages and cards. Experiment with shape, sizes, and formats - let your imagination go wild?

Sonja Hinrichsen is an Oakland based artist who examines urban and natural environments through exploration and research. Her work manifests in immersive video installations and interventions in nature. Her participatory project “Snow Drawings” engages communities worldwide. 

GLAS Animation Festival 

Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
11 am to 5 pm, Free and open to the public

Berkeley Art Center will be hosting a pop-up exhibition of animation art installations as part of this city-wide festival. Films will be presented at Shattuck Cinemas and panel discussions at the David Brower Center. 

GLAS Animation Festival includes a complete short film competition program as well as retrospectives, special curated programs, Q&As, behind the scene screenings and panels, animation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.
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