Workshops co-facilitated by local artists and arts professionals and geared towards emerging, mid-career and student artists and curators
Detail from Transformations. Photo: Paul Litherland
Documentation for Artists
with Jessica Thalmann, hosted online by Union Gallery
15 September 2022, 6–7:30 pm
Building an Artist Website
with Kelsey Newman Reed and Hannah Schaub, hosted online by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
25 October, 6–7:30 pm
with Chantal Rousseau, hosted online by Agnes
22 November 2022, 6–7:30 pm
These are virtual events.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are pleased to co-present the 2022–2023 Professional Development Series. Taking place over the Fall and Winter seasons, the series includes 6 free workshops co-facilitated by local artists and arts professionals from each organization, geared towards emerging, mid-career and student artists and curators. Participants gain enhanced experiential learning opportunities, develop a toolkit of skills in preparing for a career in the arts and extend networks with Kingston’s contemporary art galleries.
This series explores topics such as documenting your work, artist and curator websites, commissions and more! Stay tuned for more details and registration.
15 September 2022, 6 pm
Do you ever get to grant season and realize you didn’t take any quality documentation of the work you did? Do you want to learn how to take better documentation? In this workshop, Jessica Thalmann discusses and demonstrates techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork. Documentation techniques are largely photographic with a focus on managing lighting configurations, post-production, and how to archive and create a master inventory of all artworks and organize/manage images. You’ll learn handy tips and tricks for documenting artwork for grants or calls for submissions. No previous experience is necessary.
If you have any questions, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org / 613.533.3171
Jessica Thalmann is an artist and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.
Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Aperture Foundation, International Centre for Photography, Camera Club of New York Baxter St, and Humble Arts Foundation (New York), VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Museum of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Angell Gallery, Gallery TPW, Art Spin, and Gales Gallery at York University (Toronto).
25 October, 6 pm
Are you thinking of building a website for your art practice but not sure where to begin? Confused by all the different platforms out there? In this workshop, Kelsey Newman Reed and Hannah Schaub from Modern Fuel go over the website basics from planning to building. You learn how to plan your website (budget and goal setting), basics of creating a strong visual identity, and tips on building your artist website.
Kelsey Newman Reed is an artist, published poet, and has always been passionate about the arts. She is currently the Assistant Director at Modern Fuel, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History with a Drama Minor from Queen’s University, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Interactive Marketing Communications from St. Lawrence College. From working in communications roles, along with being a freelancer, she has extensive marketing experience from designing websites and print materials to content creation for social media.
Hannah Schaub is an artist, graphic designer, and web developer with experience helping local businesses bring their story to life. She has experience in marketing, e-commerce and graphic design. As the current Marketing Coordinator and Web Developer at Modern Fuel, Hannah is working on building a website for 45 years of archival materials, along with working in collaboration to enhance Modern Fuel’s branding and bring their marketing goals to fruition.
Portrait of Chantal Rousseau
Chantal Rousseau, Puffins
22 November 2022, 6 pm
Commissions can be a great way to generate income, but there are also potential pitfalls you want to avoid. This workshop introduces strategies on positively integrating commissions into your artistic practice with a focus on identifying and building on your artistic skill set. It covers how to create a commission process, pricing strategies, payment structures, timelines, negotiating with clients, contracts, shipping and marketing.
Chantal Rousseau has been a practicing artist for over 20 years, primarily focused on painting and animation. She has had numerous exhibitions within Canada and internationally, as well as creating site-specific artist-led exhibitions and temporary public art projects. In recent years she has participated in artist residencies in Newfoundland, on Manitoulin Island in a mobile off-grid tiny house, and virtually with artists from Canada, Sweden and Spain. She is currently the artist-in-residence at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City, Yukon.