Wyoming Arts Council

Schedule announced for May 21 professional development workshops for visual artists at WOW in Laramie

“Six quarter moons” by Mark Klett, 3/12/05, from the series Time Studies

Since 2009, the Wyoming Arts Council has sponsored annual forums for the state’s visual artists.

In 2009, the WAC teamed up with the University of Wyoming Art Museum for the “Public Art and Community Symposium” at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. One WAC fellowship juror, well-known public artists Lawrence Argent, spoke about protecting intellectual property rights. All three jurors participated in the 20:20 event and the closing reception which included the announcement of visual arts fellowship winners for that year.

In 2010, the WAC traveled to Casper April 23-25 for a 20:20 event co-sponsored by the UW Art Museum. The three fellowship jurors conducted multimedia presentations of their work and an awards reception closed out the festivities. The WAC also gathered “focus groups” of visual artists and roster artists to get their input for the WAC’s next five-year plan. These sessions were held in conjunction with the High School Arts Symposium and the annual conference of WyoPoets.

This year, the WAC has teamed up with Works of Wyoming in Laramie for a series of professional development workshops on May 21. There is no fee for the workshops (lunch included) but you do have to register in advance. E-mail me at mshay@state.wys.us.

Here is the schedule for the May 21 workshops at Works of Wyoming (WOW) in the Laramie Civic Center, Laramie:

“Symbiosis” by Joshua Wiener

9-10:30 a.m.: Joshua Wiener, sculptor, Louisville, Colo.: “Everything you wanted to know about successful public art proposals.”

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Mark Klett, photographer, Tempe, Ariz.: “Rethinking landscape photography (and all photographic practice) in the digital age”

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch and announcement of visual arts fellowship winners

1:45-3:15 p.m.: Nancy Bowen, mixed-media artist, Brooklyn, N.Y.: “How to prepare and organize your work for visual arts competitions.”

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Wyoming Arts Council debuts online Artist Image Registry, Annie Wood (not confirmed) speaks about Wyoming Made, and Panelist Q&A

From Nancy Bowen’s mixed-media exhibit “Sculptures & Drawings”

View Nancy Bowen’s most recent exhibition at https://www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/artdesign/richardanddollymaassgallery.aspx

View Mark Klett’s work at www.artnet.com/artist/9580/mark-klett.html

Joshua Wiener’s web site is at http://www.joshuawiener.com 

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