11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you a Southeast Queens-based artist and/or arts professional? Join NLE Curatorial Lab and York College Fine Arts Gallery on Saturday, March 24, for portfolio reviews with art experts and workshops on Grant Writing, Resources & Techniques, Social Media Strategies, and Art as an Organizing Strategy. This day-long program is organized as part of the inaugural Southeast Queens Biennial: A Locus of Moving Points. Programs are FREE. Registration is required.
NLE Curatorial Lab and York College Fine Arts Gallery invite visual artists and college/university art students with strong ties to Southeast Queens to share their work with art experts for professional feedback in one-on-one sessions of 15-minutes each. Four workshops of one-hour each will run concurrently and are open to Southeast Queens artists and arts professionals.
When: Saturday, March 24, 11am – 4pm
Where: York College Fine Arts Gallery, Academic Core, 94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Queens. Enter on Liberty Avenue, downstairs.
Directions: F to Parsons; E, J, Z to Jamaica Center; LIRR to Jamaica Station
If you have any questions, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
11am – 1pm: Portfolio Reviews (15-minute slots)
Nathalie Anglès, Residency Unlimited
John Cloud Kaiser, Materials for the Arts
Hitomi Iwasaki, Queens Museum
Qiana Mestrich, Photographer, writer, digital marketer
Manon Slome, No Longer Empty
11am, Art as an Organizing Strategy (People’s Climate March case study) with Raquel de Anda, No Longer Empty
12pm, Grant Writing for Artists with Molaundo Jones, Queens Council on the Arts
1:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch and networking.
Lunch provided by York College Fine Arts Gallery
2:00 – 3:00pm: Portfolio Reviews continue (15-minute slots)
2:00 – 4:00pm: Workshops continue
2pm: Social Media Strategy for Artists with Qiana Mestrich, Photographer, writer, digital marketer
3pm: Resources for Emerging Artists with John Cloud Kaiser, Materials for the Arts
Artists and arts professionals should have a strong connection to Southeast Queens, with priority given to those who live and work in Southeast Queens, have family ties and/or or have done significant project work in the area.
You may register for up to three portfolio reviews. Artwork may be shown in any format. If presenting digitally, you are encouraged to bring your own device. A few laptops and/or iPads will be on hand if needed. Wifi is available. Please come prepared with specific questions or topics for feedback, for example: focus on artwork, artist statement/writing, artist website, exhibition proposal, etc. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed a review.
Workshops are open to 20 participants–by registration–on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed space.
Programs are FREE. Registration is required. Please review full bios and workshop descriptions HERE , and select the name of the person(s) you would like to meet with, along with your preferred time lot. Please note: You may select up to three reviewers.
The inaugural Southeast Queens Biennial: A Locus of Moving Points is organized by the 2017 NLE Curatorial Lab in partnership with York College Fine Arts Gallery and Queens Library. The 2017/2018 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Isambard Kingdom Brunel of North America.
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