Craft Lab: Best Practices for Artists with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith (non-SNAG member price)

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May 2019 R2S craft lab.png

Craft Lab: Best Practices for Artists with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith (non-SNAG member price)

50.00

Craft Lab: Best Practices for Artists with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm Eastern

This class will illustrate what goes into making a successful art business, how to think outside the box about exhibitions, and some insider tips on how to get your work seen. Understand what are some best practices to incorporate into your practice. Learn from curator, maker, and SNAG director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith about how to approach galleries, create a portfolio, what is the difference between an artist’s bio and statement. Learn some "Do's and Don'ts" of the art world, and hear some stories that will illustrate how you as an artist can stand out in a crowded community.

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith currently serves as the Executive Director for the SNAG. Before that, Gwynne was the Executive Director for HandMade in America, an economic development organization that focused on growing craft economies. While there, she created Craft Labs, a professional development series of classes for artists. From 2008 -2010, Gwynne was the Curator of Fine Craft at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, a nonprofit organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. There she coordinated the traveling exhibition Craft in America and curated a significant blacksmithing exhibition, Forged, Tempered, Quenched which combined historical blacksmithing with contemporary pieces, illustrating the growth in the field over the last century. She is an accomplished glass artist as well as an arts executive. She ran a successful glass business for several years. Gwynne believes in helping artists expand their markets and create sustainable businesses. Gwynne currently lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, fulltime jewelry maker Matt Smith, their 3 dogs and a cat.

Non-refundable.

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