Festivals 101 for Visual Artists


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Are you considering being a festival artist?
Do you want to learn the mysteries of the jurying process?
Is your artwork photographed to highlight your talent?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then this professional development workshop presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and Artists of Utah is for you. Join visual artists, former jurors and festival managers as they converse about their experience in participating in or jurying art festivals and juried exhibitions.

Morning Session
10:00 a.m. – noon

Presenters include juried ceramic artist and festival participant Aaron Ashcraft; Shawn Rossiter, Executive Director of Artists of Utah, who in addition to applying to a number of juried exhibitions as a visual artist has also served as a juror, including for the Springville Salon, the Park City Arts Festival and the Salt Lake County Art Committee; and Patrick Burns, Assistant Director and Director of Operations for the Utah Arts Festival.

Lunch and networking
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Armed with the professional information about participating in festivals, the afternoon will direct your skills in preparing to photograph your work. Learn tricks from professional photographer, Jacob Nuttall from Acme Camera Rental, so the photos you take of your own artwork shine. Learn how to document art that is two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and under glass.

$50 for the full day
$20 for the morning session only

To register please visit www.slcgov.com/arts/workshops
Questions? Call 801-596-5000

Location: 54 Finch Lane Gallery (1340 East 100 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact Information: Kandace Steadman