Instructor: Nancy Keefe Rhodes

Cost: FREE General Public Members (1-year)
*ALL workshops are free for GP members

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The craft of writing an artist statement is a crucial tool in framing and presenting your artwork that guides a range of possible viewers. While many artists hope their work speaks for itself, the well-written artist’s statement creates an important connection between you and those viewers that is fundamentally important in galleries as well as for exhibition proposals, grant and residency applications, and job opportunities.

Over two evening sessions, we’ll discuss elements of a successful artist’s statement and how many attempts go awry. Please bring your current working statement and any other artist’s statement that you particularly admire. In the workshop’s second session, you’ll edit your statements so they become stronger and more concise, and can better serve your aims.

Nancy Keefe Rhodes is a writer, editor, and curator whose work covers film, photo, and visual arts. She teaches in Transmedia’s film studies program at Syracuse University, conducts non-fiction prose workshops at the Downtown Writers Center, and does editorial work for a variety of publications including Light Work’s Contact Sheet.

Limited free public parking is available on Waverly Avenue and paid parking is available in Booth Parking Garage adjacent to Light Work.