Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to Host Professional Development Workshops for Artists This Spring

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey to Host Professional Development Workshops for Artists This Spring

In workshops held throughout May and June, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is hosting professional development opportunities for artists-"Get Out There! Getting Your Work from the Studio into the World." The workshops will cover topics such as presentation, websites, artist statements, applications for exhibitions, approaching galleries and museums, how to promote your work, and more.

The workshops will be led by Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Arts Center Sarah is an exhibiting artist with experience leading residency programs, international artist workshops, and numerous public and private events and exhibitions. She has also curated for several institutions and non-profits as well as independent projects and holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA from the University of Maryland.

The first workshop will be held May 20th at 1 PM at Arts Unbound, Inc. in Orange, and the second will be held June 3rd at 1 PM in Rahway (location TBD). Individual consultations will be held on June 10th and 17th from 2-5 PM at the Arts Center in Summit. Each workshop is only $20 and is a great opportunity for you to gain new tools and insights to enhance your practice. Sign up by phone or email: 908-273-9121 or swalko@artcenternj.org.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm Street in Summit, New Jersey. Visit www.artcenternj.org for more information about these exhibitions and programs. Adult and children's group tours are available throughout the year. Visit www.artcenternj.org for more information. Gallery Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM; and Saturday & Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM. Please call 908-273-9121 to confirm holiday hours.

These workshops are made possible by a grant from Jayleen Art Associates. Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Walter V. and Judith L. Shipley Family Foundation, the Wilf Family Foundations, and Art Center members and donors.

For more than 80 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center's renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors, and people with special needs every year.

Pictured: Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Engagement

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