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

Date:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time:
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Location:
Maurie Jacobs Community Room
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Eugene

Description:

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.