Panel discussion exploring the relationship between artists and galleries with:
JESSICA AMAYA • SPARKS GALLERY
EMILY KNAPP • SPARKS GALLERY
ALEXANDER SALAZAR • ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ARTS
LYNN SUSHOLTZ • ART PRODUCE
PATRIC STILLMAN • THE STUDIO DOOR
LIMITED SEATING SATURDAY • AUGUST 5, 2017 10 AM – Noon
PRIVATE ARTIST REVIEW
$75 per 20 minute session
Private, one-on-one portfolio review with lecture panelists to discuss what you need to do to become ready to approach and work with art galleries.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY SATURDAY • AUGUST 12, 2017 1 PM – 4 PM
* Additional galleries have been approached to participate. Confirmations will be posted online.
Showcasing of artwork by San Diego’s gallery owners who are also visual artists:
EXHIBITION DATES AUGUST 4 – 27, 2017
RECEPTION DATE SATURDAY • AUGUST 5, 2017 6 PM – 9 PM
Sparks Gallery, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, Art Produce and The Studio Door are known for showcasing some of San Diego’s prominent visual artists. Though each gallery takes a different approach to how they operate their galleries, the owners and staff have come together to showcase gallery arts through a variety of programs in August at The Studio Door.
The collaborating galleries will be presenting a free panel discussion on Saturday, August 5 at 10 am – Noon to discuss the partnership between artist, gallery and patron; how contemporary galleries operate; and business practices of successful artists. Confirmed panelists include Jessica Amaya and Emily Knapp of Sparks Gallery; Alexander Salazar of Alexander Salazar Fine Art; Lynn Susholtz of Art Produce and Patric Stillman of The Studio Door. The lecture will be followed up a week later with limited number of consultations between visual artists and the gallerists.
“Creative commerce requires a great deal of patience and consideration for visual artists. They have to make personal decisions about how they want to engage in the marketplace and then they have to figure out what can best be described as a very complex industry. There simply are very few consistencies in the variety of options that artists have,” said Stillman. “Hopefully a panel with some San Diego’s gallerists will help demystify one aspect of the scene.”
Over the course of month, The Studio Door will also feature the work of artists who are also gallery owners. Alexander Salazar, Lynn Susholtz and Patric Stillman will share their own visual creations The exhibition will run from August 4 through 27 with an artists reception on Saturday, August 5 from 6 – 9 PM.