Applying Your Artistic Identity: A Six-Week Workshop / Professional Development

Start Date / Time: May 24, 2022 6:00 pm

End Date / Time: June 28, 2022 7:30 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Price: Sliding Scale $50 - $200


Applying Your Artistic Identity / Professional Development 

Tuesdays, May 24 – June 28, 6-7:30 p.m. PST 

Sliding Scale of $50 – $200 (registration closes at 10 a.m. PST the Monday before the workshop starts) 

Program Overview: 

This six-week workshop series, led by artist Dawn Cerny, offers you the space to experiment with and develop your artistic identity alongside some core materials of your artist portfolio, including artists statement, biographies, and documentation of your work. By gaining a better understanding of who you are as an artist, you can gain a deeper relationship with your studio practice, a clearer picture of where you want to take your work, and a more concise way of sharing who you are and what you do with the world. This series is for artists of all disciplines. Registration is required and this workshop will be offered via Zoom. 


  • Artist Biographies 
  • Artist Statements 
  • Producing Your Best Work samples 
  • Networking 
  • Gallery Relations 

About the Instructor 

Dawn Cerny was born in Carpinteria, CA, and lives in Seattle. Her recent work examines ideas of furniture and mothers as metaphors: figures that secure value for their potential to hold, display, or be absent-mindedly left with things. This pattern of holding as the creation of intimacy and belonging, pleasure, and self-preservation plays out repeatedly in her work. She received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts (2002) and an MFA from Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (2012). Cerny has exhibited across North America for the last 20 years and her work is held in public collections, including The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, The Portland Art Museum and The Seattle Art Museum. Her exhibitions and work have been written about in Art Forum, Bomb Magazine, International Sculpture Center RE:SCULPT,The Stranger and The Seattle Times. Dawn Cerny currently teaches at Seattle University. 

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About Artist Trust 

Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $15 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at 

Have Questions? 

Email Program Manager Grace Nakahara 


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