Mini Confab Sessions for Artists

Throughout the year, we are offering a variety of professional development sessions taught by professionals in their field. Check back here regularly as we add more sessions. Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be held at Gallery One. Registration will be required ahead of time. All sessions are free to gallery members and a $10 donation per session is requested from non-members. Call the front desk to save your spot: 509-925-2670

How to Maintain Your Art Practice in the Midst of a Busy Life

Janice Laverne Baker
Saturday, August 17
, 11am-12pm
Location: Gallery One
A consistent, focused artist practice yields results, but how does the artist juggle life’s demands with the desire to make art? Janice has been curious about this for the last 25 years and has worked out a few strategies to share with you.

Feeling into Our Power: Art to Help Us Push through the Grief of this Time

Beverly Naidus
Thursday, September 5
, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Gallery One

Beverly Naidus, an internationally-known, socially engaged artist and a professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at UW Tacoma, will lead a workshop on how to use our creative skills to re-imagine the world and shape a kind of resistance art that is irresistible. She will start the workshop with a deep meditation, then share some examples of socially engaged work that reaches outside the traditional domains of the art world and goes beyond the typical forms of activist art. Her strategies can easily be borrowed and enhanced for similar challenges facing thousands of communities around the world. Social change starts in the imagination and whatever ferments the public’s passion has the potential to become a reality. We will look at art that heals traumas of all kinds, and participants will be invited to brainstorm their own projects. Bring a sketch pad or journal to diagram strategies.

For more about Naidus’s art, writings and pedagogy, go to:

Crafting an Artist Statement

Katy Hannigan – Artist Trust
Monday, October 21
, 6-8pm
Location: 122 W Pennsylvania Ave – Studio of Catherine Johnson (above Roslyn Post Office)
Artist statements are hard to write, but they’re an important tool for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of writing successful artist statements and create your own. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a solid statement to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio.