Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NURTUREart's Muse Fuse, Tonight @ 7 PM...with Yours Truly

Karen Marston, the amazing director of NURTUREart, has kindly invited me to be part of their MUSE FUSE series tonight, beginning at 7:00 PM. Please come on out:
Muse Fuse was conceived as an open forum and pooling of resources to create a professional support and networking association for emerging artists and curators. Muse Fuse is envisioned as a creative salon where artists, curators and other arts professionals meet to exchange ideas and information, discussing everything from the practical to the philosophical. Muse Fuse meets once a month with a different notable guest speaker each time. Meetings feature announcements, an interesting talk, Q & A, and time to meet one another, network and socialize. Please bring any helpful information you might know of (upcoming deadlines for grants, exhibition opportunities, studios for rent, etc), show invites you might have to announce and circulate, and something to eat or drink to share.
Because I like to have visuals in case my talk bombs (it's easier to pretend you're stretching to see a slide projection while yawning than slide down in your chair...or so I've found), I've revived and slightly updated my PowerPoint presentation "Like Watching Sausage Being Made: The Nitty Gritty on Artists, Galleries and Money" for tonight...the slide presentation will continue until morale improves. I've tried to rethink most of the issues of handling the money stuff from a deep recession point of view, but know that each artist's individual situation is generally unique, so...I'm hoping it's mostly a Q&A session.

Here's how to get there:
Artist and Executive Director Karen Marston hosts Muse Fuse in the friendly and informal setting of her studio:

229 Leonard Street, Williamsburg, L Train to Lorimer Street (or G Train to Metropolitan Ave., same station), walk up Metropolitan Avenue (away from the Manhattan Skyline) 1-2 blocks depending on which stairs you take, make a right turn onto Leonard Street, walk three and a half short blocks, its a brick house with glass blocks and blue trim between Powers and Grand streets, on the ground floor, the right hand blue door will be open.
I hope to see you there!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Gam said...

sounds cool
Ed you always offer great links to interesting areas

thanks!

4/14/2010 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the slide presentation will continue until morale improves"
HaHa!

4/14/2010 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

Please Clarify: Will you be talking about running a gallery? Or a galleries situation within the art world or the artist's relationship to to a gallery; or all the above. What kind of audience are you intent on reaching?
Thanks.

4/14/2010 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

Hey. That was meant as an honest question.
-You can post it, but not respond?

I got things to do. If your talk is (in some tiny significant way- meaning more than what is already in your posted gallery advice to artists) useful, then I'll go, but if its gallerists and curators stroking each others' egos then I'll pass. I've got more important things to do! Answer please.

4/14/2010 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Gee Bernard...sorry that some pressing things came up and I couldn't get back to you right away. I'll endeavor to ensure I don't post your questions unless I'm sure there's time to respond in a manner that fits your schedule.

Sound pissy?

So did your second comment.

At this point, I honestly don't care if you show up.

For those folks who are showing up, the talk deals with the 50/50 split, systems you can use to keep track of the money stuff in your studio, and how to negotiate with a gallery.

4/14/2010 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

Sorry, not meaning to sound pissy, more peeved (I think there's a slight difference) with a bit of a jab, I suppose.
Thank you for the response.

4/14/2010 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger rb said...

Is there any chance your talk or slideshow can be viewed on the web, transcribed, or summarized? Would love to see it, to hear your thoughts and the Q/A session.

4/14/2010 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Bernard Klevickas said...

Great talk!
Very useful
Thank you.
:)

4/14/2010 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger judith braun said...

Really the best talk covering artists and galleries I've heard...and granted, it's not a new subject. But it helps that Ed has it down...visuals and all...not just rambling. And went into all the touchy subjects with plenty of room for Q and A....Much Thanks to Muse and Ed.

4/15/2010 01:20:00 PM  

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