One of the wonderful things about owning an art gallery is that I can choose who gets to exhibit!
And one month a year, I devote to showing the work of my "mentorship" artists. This is a six month long program that helps emerging artists learn how to become professional (in other words, earn $ from their artwork!) and how to present and price their work for the Denver market.
This program is a big commitment for each of the artists since they not only have to pay for the program but they also need to create/update their website, create/update their social media platforms, create and print a portfolio of their art, create other marketing items like postcards and business cards, and also make unique art for the exhibition. A big challenge!
Here are my "students" for August — left to right — Mary Clark, Karen Bennett , and Keats Scott.
If you live in the Denver area, I hope you can come to their First Friday event on August 5th from 6-9pm at aBuzz Gallery, 3340 Walnut St, Denver, 80206.