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The Artist Toolbox Talk tonight at Waterfall Arts 6:00-8:00 PM

The Artist Toolbox Talk introduces artists to the most critical skills they need to represent themselves and advance professionally in the changing dynamics of today’s arts and culture sectors.

Creating a strong body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but then what?! This presentation will cover high priority topics such as: photographing your work, websites, gallery representation, pricing, networking and small business basics, followed by a Q&A.

Free and open to the public

The Artist’s Toolbox is a new statewide initiative by Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) to provide professional development skills to artists in response to the changing dynamics of today’s arts and culture sectors. Artist Kim Bernard is giving a series of talks and intensive weekend workshops throughout Maine – this is her Belfast stop!

SAVE THE DATE for the weekend intensive, also held here at Waterfall Arts! Saturday May 30 & Sunday, May 31, 9 AM – 5 PM both days

About the presenter:

Kim Bernard creates sculptural installations out of recycled materials and is currently building a Portable Upcycling Machine for Plastic, aka PUMP, which will transform plastic trash into sculpture. She shows her work nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, Kindling Fund Grant, NEFA grant and several Maine Arts Commission Grants. She was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches professional development to artists nationally. www.kimbernard.com

The Artist Toolbox is made possible by major support from the Roxanne Quimby Foundation.

For more information please email artisttoolbox@cmcanow.org or info@waterfallarts.org