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Artist Trust X Gage Academy of Art Professional Development for Visual Artists
Gage Georgetown @ Equinox Studios
Seattle, WA
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*For all Gage students and alumni.

Tuesdays, September 18 - December 11, 2018, 7-9 p.m. (No class 11/20.)

Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12, 2019, 7-9 p.m. + Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn the business of being an artist in this comprehensive program designed by Artist Trust for Gage students and alumni. Led by artist Dawn Cerny, the program features lectures, interactive exercises, and practical skills focused on preparing you for your career as an artist, plus talks and presentations from artists, gallerists, and other professionals in the arts world.

- Program Overview & Goal-Setting
- Artist Statements
- Cover Letters & Resumes
- Work Sample Dos & Donts
- Documenting Your Work
- Portfolio Review
- Understanding Calls, Proposals, & Applications
- Grantwriting
- Pursuing Opportunities
- Public Speaking Basics
- Pricing Artwork
- Gallery Relations

- Marketing Overview
- Creating Your Website
- Social Media Best Practices
- Cultivating Professional Relationships
- Networking & Elevator Speeches
- Understanding IP
- Contracts
- Business Structures, Licenses, & Insurance
- Taxes & Finances
- Business Planning
- Career Next Steps & Wrap Up

DAWN CERNY is a Seattle-based artist and arts educator. Art critic Jen Graves described Cerny's work as literary, historical, and political. It's also messy, pulpy, direct, and poetically profound. Oh, and it's funny. Cerny uses her work to look for aspects of the comedic and tragic aspects of humans drive for safety and desire to belong. Her works on paper, sculptures and collaborative projects  have been exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Western Bridge, Seattle; Seattle Art Museum; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON;  Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY and part of Nancy Shavers booth at Viva Arte Viva exhibition in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Cerny's exhibitions and work have been written about in Art Forum, Art Week, Art On Paper, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, and the Seattle Times. Cerny received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in sculpture from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY. Currently, Cerny is teaching Printmaking and Design and Color at Seattle University.

The venue for this event is not wheelchair accessible. The venue has nongendered bathrooms. This event is service dog friendly but not child friendly.

By registering for this class you agree that Artist Trust may take and use photographs, that you might be in for future promotional purposes.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Students who wish to cancel their place in this program must notify Program Coordinator Zach Frimmel ( to qualify for a tuition refund. Tuition credit options are not available for this program.

1. If Artist Trust and Gage cancel program:
A full tuition refund (including $50 nonrefundable fee) will be given back to registrant.

2. Student cancels:
Cancels after May 14, 2018; 100% refund after $50 cancellation fee
Cancels after June 14, 2018; 100% refund after $75 cancellation fee
Cancels after July 14, 2018; 100% refund after $100 cancellation fee
Cancels after August 14, 2018; 100% refund after $125 cancellation fee
Cancels after August 31, 2018; no refunds will be accepted.
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Gage Georgetown @ Equinox Studios (View)
6520 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Artist Trust
On BPT Since: Oct 30, 2006
Zach Frimmel | Program Coordinator

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