SeminArt Artist Materials 4/8/10

SeminArt:Perfect Package: Artist Materials
A panel discussion with local art administrators, curators, and gallerists
Thursday, April 8th/ 6:30-8:30pm
3100 NW 7 Avenue/ Miami, Florida 33127

A discussion for emerging artists who want to fine tune their professional practices to assure they are up to date on the current expectations of art administrators, curators, and gallerists, specifically regarding CVs, artist statements, and images. It is important to have yourself packaged for opportunities like: studio visits, exhibitions, press requests, applying for residencies, fellowships, or graduate school. Sharing real examples of artist materials, the panel will offer their expert professional opinions on the dos and don’ts to help you achieve a ‘Perfect Package.’ The panel will also discuss best practices for networking with gallerists, collectors, and curators. After the discussion, artists will get to flex their networking muscle with the panelists and other cultural influencers. Email to register.

About the Panelists:
Desiree Cronk holds a degree in Cultural Art History from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is the Director of Collections for World Class Boxing (WCB) an exhibition space displaying contemporary art from the collection of Debra & Dennis Scholl in Miami, Florida. Earlier in her career Desiree was an Associate with the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Lina Hargrett, born in Miami, FL and raised in Costa Rica, has a Bachelors in Art History from the University of Costa Rica. Upon graduating she moved to New York where she was a Public Relations Intern at the Guggenheim Museum and Assistant Director at the I-20 Gallery. She has a Masters degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, where she concentrated her studies on the Contemporary Art Market. Until recently she was Assistant Director at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Lina is now a freelance Writer and Art Consultant.

René Morales is Associate Curator at Miami Art Museum, where he has organized several exhibitions including Space as Medium, Objects of Value, Mark Dion: South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, and Miami in Transition. Publications include contributions to Cabinet Magazine, the monograph Pipilotti Rist: Wishing for Synchronicity, and a forthcoming monograph on Katharina Grosse. Prior to MAM Morales worked at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Morales received a BA in Biopsychology from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree in Art History from Brown University.

Lydia Ruby, who was working as an independent consultant and writer, recently accepted a position at OHWOW. Prior to this, she acted as Director and Curator for RHYS Gallery, Boston, and from 1999-2006 she worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lydia has a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Boston University.