Learn how to build an invaluable platform to showcase your work, gain credibility in the art world, and reach a broader audience.
Learn how to navigate the artist-dealer relationship in order to effectively market your work
Learn how to effectively build and connect with your audience through your digital portfolio, social media, and public speaking.
Learn to communicate your creative intentions and perspectives for viewers, curators, and collectors. Write an artist statement and elevator pitch that will build your career.
Accurately photograph your work for use in promotions and digital media.
Discover how to win financial support, dedicated time and space to create, and access to a supportive artistic community.
Review your work with different artworld professionals — including curators, dealers and other artists — who will provide constructive feedback and critique
Receive additional resources, mentorship, and opportunities to amplify your artistic endeavors.
This program is funded by a generous contribution from Dr. Andrew Jacono.
Led by renowned artist Marc Dennis, participants in the Career Development Program will work one-on-one with Dennis to identify their individual goals as artists and discuss how to achieve them through on-site visits with leading New York City gallerists and other art world professionals. Hear from various experts who will provide practical career advice and answer your questions to better prepare you for the general to specific challenges of succeeding in the art world.
Marc Dennis is an American artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and explore the charged subjects of love and loss. Interested in transformative possibilities, Dennis merges various movements throughout the western art historical canon, with modern tropes to create fresh paintings rich with hype, intrigue, and metaphysical inquiry. Dennis’s works have been included in many solo and group exhibitions, art fairs and museums, and are in numerous prominent public and private collections. He has received grants from Intermedia Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Respected journalist, popular Instagrammer, and the former longtime editor of ARTnews, Robin Cembalest teaches arts professionals to communicate effectively across all editorial channels. She offers professional development workshops in writing, social media, and other essential skills at art schools, residencies, museums, professional organizations, and independently on Eventbrite. An award-winning writer who has published widely in the art and mainstream press, Cembalest is best known today as @rcembalest, handle of her Instagram feed.
Judith Prowda has been a member of the Sotheby’s institute of Art Master’s of Art Business Faculty since 2007. She is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment, and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer services to the art community. Her book, Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (2013), is in its second printing. She is Past Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the NYS Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Gustavo Murillo is a photographer specialized in artwork documentation. He is based in New York City, and holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His photographs have been published in May, Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, Mousse Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Mirror, Time Out and The Brooklyn Rail among others.