Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley, ID and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX.
Ms. Kokin has a thriving studio teaching practice, which includes one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, monthly critique groups, mixed media workshops and six-week classes. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work. For information about coaching and critique, visit www.lisakokin.com/teaching-coaching.html and www.lisakokin.com/teaching-critique.html
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego Phone: 510-758-5862 Email: Website: http://www.lisakokin.com
As a maker, writer and teacher, Maria Porges has been working with visual artists at all career levels—from graduate students to well-established practitioners-- since the late ‘90s. Porges’ own studio practice is primarily sculpture and drawing; in addition, she has written nearly 100 catalogue essays for artists working in all media, as well as dozens of reviews and articles on Bay Area exhibitions for both print and electronic media. As one of the lead teachers of a graduate program professional practices curriculum, she has helped many artists launch a career, guiding them through the process of investigating venues/ audiences, developing their portfolios and statements, creating website text and other web content, and by demonstrating how to identify appropriate residency and grant opportunities. She welcomes the opportunity to evaluate and assist, through a process that incorporates studio critiques as well as writing and editing services, research, and website assessment. To read more about her services and writing, please visit www.wordsaboutart.com. To see her work, visit www.mariaporges.com.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; South Bay Area Phone: 510-409-9397 x Email:
Able ARTS Work
The primary vision of Able ARTS Work (formerly known as Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.) is to provide lifelong learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion. Able ARTS Work offers valid continuing education to further the education of board certified music therapists and other creative art therapists.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy; Other
Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society.
After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.
Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions Phone: (310) 597-2526 Email:
Alliance of Artist Communities
The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artist residencies — a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Advocacy; Other
The American Alliance of Museums’ mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.
From art museums to science centers, arboretums to zoos, members of the diverse museum community share something in common—strong support, standards of excellence, knowledge sharing, and professional networks provided by the American Alliance of Museums.
Since 1906 the Alliance has been a leader in developing best practices and advocating for museums, as well as providing a host of opportunities to museum staff and volunteers. More than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners benefit from the work of the Alliance.
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, the organization is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. With offices in Washington, DC and New York, and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, Americans for the Arts is focused on three primary goals: 1) Foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. 2) Generate more public- and private-sector resources for the arts and arts education. 3) Build individual appreciation of the value of the arts. To achieve these goals, Americans for the Arts partners with local, state, and national arts organizations; government agencies; business leaders; individual philanthropists; educators; and funders throughout the country. Americans for the Arts provide extensive arts industry research, and information and professional development opportunities for community arts leaders via specialized programs and services, including a content-rich website and an annual national convention.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Marketing/Communications; Education; National Organization
Navigate the process of exhibiting and selling art
Prepare presentation packages for gallery submission
Create/update your artist statement or resume
Determine prices for your art and understand the marketplace
I consult privately with practicing visual artists at different career levels, providing a range of support, research and education services customized to fit individual needs and circumstances. I offer studio critiques to artists who are working on developing their portfolios, and writing and editing services to artists who need help with their statements, web content or catalog text. A majority of artists work with me to achieve more sales, publicity and exposure for their art. I review and evaluate studio inventory and text materials; suggest website improvements and web-based/social networking tools for publicity and outreach; define appropriate markets and audiences in order to research best options for residencies, exhibition submissions and proposals; and, establish a series of time-based goals and actions that will result in greater exposure and increased opportunities.
ArtSpark is dedicated to shifting the arts ecosystem where artists live and work. The current arts ecosystem is confusing, frustrating, fragmented and full of inefficiencies. ArtSpark envisions a realigned arts ecosystem that minimizes the burden of building and managing the business of being an artist so artists can remain true to their creative practice and art.
To that end, ArtSpark offers workshops and technical assistance to artists, artisans, designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs focused on business development (Artist Business Canvas workshops), communications (including social media), fundraising, marketing and branding, audience development and community engagement. ArtSpark also connects artists (and designers, makers, etc.) to creativity-friendly business professionals and online resources in their communities.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Leadership; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Technology Training
Since 1991, AEO and its member and partner organizations have helped millions of entrepreneurs contribute to economic growth while supporting themselves, their families and their communities. AEO’s more than 1,700 members and partners include a broad range of organizations that provide capital and services to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing and expanding their businesses. Together, we are working to change the way capital and services flow to underserved entrepreneurs so that they can create jobs and opportunities for all.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy
Founded in 1969 as a means of sharing information and resources for California orchestras, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) is the largest state orchestra association in the U.S. Over the past 50 years, ACSO membership has grown to include nearly 130 organizational members and their 2,000+ board and staff. Its Board of Directors is representative of organizations with different budget sizes, from different geographic areas, and consists of trustees, music directors, musicians, volunteers and staff. Membership is open to orchestras, choruses and classical music presenters of all sizes, symphony leagues and guilds, youth orchestras, festivals, artists managements, businesses, and individuals associated with orchestras or wishing to access ACSO's services.
With over forty years as an active arts service organization, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field. Representing both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of the industry, Arts Presenters members hail from all 50 states and more than 15 countries across the globe and range from large performing arts centers in major urban cities, outdoor festivals and rural community-focused organizations to academic institutions, artists and artist managers. The membership of Arts Presenters includes organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and individuals who are performing arts professionals. Members bring performances to over 2 million audience-goers each week. No other association membership rivals the breadth of creative expression, representing disciplines ranging from all forms of dance, music, theater and family programming to puppetry, circus, magic, attractions and performance art
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Leadership