Empowering Artists for Success Workshop


August 19, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm

Ignite your creative power and take charge of your artistic journey.

Event Details

What propels an artist into the global arena, and what are the alternative platforms for success and sustainability? Join art professional and best-selling author Halima Taha for an interactive workshop to learn new strategies and gain tools to help you manage the business side of your art career. Taha will provide a thorough overview of the overlapping collective activity existing within a layered ecosystem of artists, dealers, collectors, curators, critics, appraisers, and insurers and will distinguish the difference between the art world and the art market.

The workshop will also present multiple markets for visual artists, with marketing strategies that include artists' bios, statements, and elevator pitches designed for greater visibility within the collective activity of the art world. Artists will walk away with a clear plan of action and an understanding of their responsibilities within their practice.

The cost for this workshop is $25 for Members and $35 for general admission. The workshop is free for Big Medium members, please visit www.bigmedium.org to register.

Seats in this workshop are limited. Be sure to reserve yours today!

This program is eligible for CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com.

About the Presenter

Halima Taha is an art professional whose curatorial, art advisory, gallery, appraisal, strategic planning, writing, and management services develop corporate, not-for-profit, academic, and civic programs and audiences. She is best known for her groundbreaking bestseller, Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas, the first book to validate collecting fine art, printmaking, and photography by Americans of African descent as viable assets and commodities in the market. It was also used as a choice PBS membership incentive raising three times its fundraising goal. In addition, her work provided the Foundation, in conjunction with the historic National Black Fine Art Show (1997-2009), to cultivate and educate the market, enabling Swann Galleries to successfully establish the first African American auction category within an international arena since 2008. Her work also catalyzed significant museums to pursue collections of African American art for exhibition within the last 25 years worldwide. She is an art advocate committed to nurturing the development, documentation, and acquisition of Black visual culture as a professional speaker and arts writer for Artnet, Black Art In America, Pigment, Tribes, and SugarCane Magazine.

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This event is generously sponsored by Jeanne and Michael L. Klein.

The exhibition The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

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