Business workshops for artists and crafters

Friday, August 26, 2016

Artists and Crafters Unite!

Time to roll up your sleeves, put on your business hats, and get down and dirty with the numbers and paperwork side of being an artist.

This fall the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will be hosting a series of Art/Business Workshops designed to help you put your best foot forward.

You’ve already done the hard work of pouring your talents and skills into your art, now let us help you take that next step and polish your professional side.

Workshops are held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Shoreline City Hall, Room 301. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets.

Professional Practices in the Arts – September 11

This workshop will go over various artwork pricing methods, proper artwork presentation and framing, knowing your market, and self-promotion tools. Presented by Lorie Hoffman and Tara Shadduck of the Arts Council, topics covered will also include how to approach galleries, knowing when to pay for a show and when not, and where you can find more resources to continue to polish your professional side.

Writing an Artist Statement and Bio – September 27

The Artist Statement is a powerful tool, along with titles it’s one of the only ways artists have to give context to their artwork and guide the viewer on how to see your pieces. You work hard to make your art, make sure your Artist Statement is helping you convey that process and supports your vision. Participants should bring what they currently have for statements & bios and be prepared to actively work on their statements during the workshop.

Selling and Discussing Your Own Art: How to Address Performance Anxiety Like a Classical Musician – October 11

Having your artwork judged by others undoubtedly puts many artists in uncomfortable and vulnerable positions. This seminar will examine the latest research and practices of managing performance anxiety by applying lessons used by classical music students and professionals alike. Art in every form requires a confident artist to advocate for its value and importance.

Dr. Kate MacKenzie is a professional musician and musicologist who specializes in understanding performance anxiety in its many complex forms. This seminar will also include a group discussion that will be open for questions and concerns.

Email any questions to or call the Arts Council at 206-417-4645

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


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