Professional Practice Intensive for Artists

with Lexa Walsh

In this four-part class, we will take advantage of the New Year’s energy to get cracking on our career goals. We will cover the big picture of Goal Setting, Grants, Residencies, Budgets, CVs, Artist and Project Statements, Elevator Pitches, Documentation, Websites, Networking and Promotion, and the importance of Community. We will share tips and strategies to help define and finesse each of these, by identifying our audiences, contexts, processes, research and challenges.

As we are covering a lot of ground, do expect to spend some time out of class doing homework. Additionally, you will be provided with worksheets so you may go deeper into organizing your career.

Jan 23rd - Feb 2nd

Mon & Wed
12pm - 2:30pm EST

20
Students Max

$1,250
USD

Lexa Walsh is an artist, cultural worker and experience maker. Walsh makes projects, exhibitions, publications and objects, employing social engagement, institutional critique, and radical hospitality. She creates platforms for interaction across hierarchies, representing multiple voices and inventing new ways of belonging, not only for people, but also for collections and archives.
She is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice MFA program and holds a BFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts. She was Social Practice Artist in Residence in Portland Art Museum’s Education department, received the Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, the Gunk Grant, the de Young Artist Fellowship, and Kala’s Print Public Residency Award. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions and performances at Apexart, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cité de la Musique, Exploratorium, de Young Museum, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Exploratorium, Federal Hall, Kala Art Institute, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, NIAD, Portland Art Museum, SFMOMA, Smack Mellon, Taipei Artist Village, Walker Art Center, Williams College Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has done several international artist residencies, tours and projects. She is currently Artist in Residence at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA.

CONSOLIDATED MESS INSTALLATION, RECLAIMED WOOD, CARDBOARD, CONTACT PAPER, RECLAIMED FURNITURE, BURLAP, NETTING, RIBBON, AIR FORCE PINS, FOUND EPHEMERA, WWII ERA PHOTOGRAPHS, AFGHAN WAR RUG, SOUND, GLAZED CERAMIC, MIXED MEDIA, CURATED ARTWORKS AND OBJECTS FROM VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES, SOCIAL PRACTICE 2022 An interactive artist residency and exhibition at Marin MoCA, informed by the Hamilton Airfield historical archives housed at the Hamilton Field History Museum in Novato, California.
CONSOLIDATED MESS INSTALLATION, RECLAIMED WOOD, CARDBOARD, CONTACT PAPER, RECLAIMED FURNITURE, BURLAP, NETTING, RIBBON, AIR FORCE PINS, FOUND EPHEMERA, WWII ERA PHOTOGRAPHS, AFGHAN WAR RUG, SOUND, GLAZED CERAMIC, MIXED MEDIA, CURATED ARTWORKS AND OBJECTS FROM VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES, SOCIAL PRACTICE 2022 An interactive artist residency and exhibition at Marin MoCA, informed by the Hamilton Airfield historical archives housed at the Hamilton Field History Museum in Novato, California.
TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM CERAMICS, TEXTILES, MIXED MEDIA, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, SOUND 2022
BOTH SIDES NOW, WITH DAN WALSH INSTALLATION, WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART COLLECTION, ALTERED WILLIAMS COLLEGE FURNITURE, FOUND OBJECTS, COTTON, THREAD, PUFFY PAINT, POMPOMS, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, PRINTED MATTER, SOCIAL PRACTICE, 2016
…WHICH BY THEIR VERY UTTERANCE… Wooden game board, electronics, computer, sound, website, printed matter, 2022

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