Panelists include artists Julia Oldham, Leah Wilson, Josh Sands, and Aunia Kahn. Facilitator: Courtney Stubbert

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Maurie Jacobs Community Room
Hult Center for the Performing Arts


How do you create visibility for yourself and your practice as an independent artist? This can feel like a challenge if you lack access to consistently available resources and exhibition space. In this workshop, a panel of working artists will share their strategies and experiences for building support, expanding their audiences, and growing their networks. Panelists reflect a diversity of individual approaches and are artists working across a range of mediums, from street art and installation to painting, sculpture and multimedia.

Discover ways to expand your online presence, increase income possibilities, and integrate practices to build visibility and self-promotion into your everyday artistic life. This workshop will get you thinking about how to leverage your own resources and connections to create opportunities for yourself locally and beyond.

About Leah Wilson
Leah Wilson’s place based artwork addresses changes within environmental ecosystems over time, and reflects an engagement with ecology and environmental engineering through observation and data. As an “episodic permanent resident,” Leah Wilson’s recent work is centered at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest located east of Eugene. Leah Wilson earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a founding member of Gray Space, a group of artists based in the Corvallis, Eugene and Roseburg areas who came together to claim agency and circumvent institutional structures that require artists to ask permission.

About Julia Oldham
Video artist Julia Oldham creates fantastical worlds by layering animated sequences and video footage, and through this process explores the far reaches of outer space and the deep seas, has dreamlike encounters with animated birds and coyotes, and finds the potential for romance in mathematical equations. Her work has been exhibited at institutions across the country, and she was recently nominated for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Oldham has participated in a number of residencies nation-wide and also runs an art space and artist residency called Opossum House through which she invites two artists from around the country to participate in a Spring Residency each year.

About Aunia Kahn
Aunia Kahn is a figurative artist, photographer, author, curator, web/graphic designer, creative entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. Her artwork is a hybrid art form combining many disciplines which she invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creations melding elements of classical and contemporary art. With the honor of several awards, having been featured in numerous publications, and represented and collected nationally and internationally, she is also a published author and guest lecturer at colleges and universities.

About Josh Sands
Josh Sands is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist focused on the social aspects of art, material culture, street art, and glass. As such he has practiced his art on the street, in public, in nature, and in underutilized spaces, as well as institutional, residency, and gallery settings. He has lived and worked in the Eugene area for over ten years

About Courtney Stubbert (Facilitator)
Courtney Stubbert is an artist, musician and freelance graphic designer working in Eugene, Oregon. His visual work ranges from painting and drawing to commercial brand & identity design, self-initiated graphic art and research projects to user experience design. He works with clients in architecture, education, arts and culture, and the tech sectors. Alongside his visual art and design practice he is one half of the industrial sound art duo Free Static. He is founder and director of Eugene Contemporary Art, and in 2018 co-founded the podcast Bottleracks & Fountains.

This workshop is part of Lane Arts Council’s 2019 Professional Development Workshops for Artists.

Presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.  Thank you to our generous sponsors: Columbia BankThe Duck StoreVistra Framing and



This workshop fee is $20 (Register for multiple workshops for a discounted price).

Contact Stacey Ray at or 541-485-2278 with questions.