Writing an Artist's Statement

  • Saturday, August 04, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BARN Writers Studio in the Great Room, Class Code: WR080418DS
  • 7


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For all BARN studio artists or other visual and performing artists! At some time, you have submitted or will need to submit an artist's statement. This class will help you polish the one you have or create a new statement. 

You will examine samples of working artists’ biographies and determine the essential elements in an effective statement. Various styles will be discussed, and a list of key words and sentence starters will be reviewed.

Dinah Satterwhite will provide a template and you will begin to outline your biography with some easy and fun creative exercises that are sure to bring out your personal style. You will receive direct feedback from the instructor and others in the class and discuss how to make minor variations in order to address specific audiences, like a fine arts gallery or small gift shop.

And finally, you'll develop a polished statement that will effectively generate interest in your work and you as an artist. Helpful marketing hints will be interjected throughout this course, including writing a press release.

Handouts will be provided. Bring paper and pen, and (optionally) electronic writing devices that you are familiar with.

Instructor: Dinah Satterwhite is an active artist living on Bainbridge Island, WA. She manages the regional Studio Tour and coaches artists. She is a professional photographer and specializes in photographing artists’ work. Her work is displayed in art galleries and stores. She is experienced in marketing, copywriting, design and layout.

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