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Photographing Your Artwork / Spokane

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Spark Central
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

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$30 / $25 AT members

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*Presented in partnership with Richmond Arts Collective.

When applying for grants, residencies, calls, or other opportunities, curators, panelists, and jurors make decisions largely based on work samples. Quality documentation is essential to creating a strong portfolio and can often make a difference in whether or not your work is selected. In this hands-on workshop, multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hyde and photographer Laree Weaver lead you through the process of lighting, staging, and shooting your work and provide instruction on basic camera settings and technical aspects to capture the ideal image. Participants will leave the workshop with portfolio-quality documentation that can be used in submissions, on your website, or for archiving purposes.

*PLEASE NOTE: Each hour-long session will include 3-4 artists. You can only sign up for one session. Please bring up to 5 works to be photographed and a flash drive or storage device. Laptops optional. 2D and 3D work welcome. Ideal for artists interested in applying for Artist Trust’s upcoming GAP Award and other upcoming opportunities, artists who want to archive their work, or artists in need of high-quality documentation for their websites, social media, Etsy shops, and various online channels.

Partial need-based, Filipinx, and Latinx scholarships are available by request.

-How to photograph your work
-What curators, jurors, panelists, and potential buyers look for in your documentation
-Digital file formats for sharing and submitting your work

-Portfolio-quality work samples in digital format
-Knowledge of basic camera settings and other technical aspects, such as lighting and staging

Jenny Hyde is a multidisciplinary artist from Washington State. Her work explores cultural geography through study of landscape and the body. She works with sound, video, digital print, and multi-media installation. Jenny teaches digital art at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. She holds an MFA in Integrated Electronic Art from Alfred University and BFA with a focus in painting from Cornish College of the Arts. She is an active advocate for the arts and takes part in curatorial and community projects in her current city of Spokane.

Laree Weaver is a contemporary artist who has taken a multidisciplinary approach to her work in order to explore, trace and reweave mental, emotional and bodily processes. Laree was accepted as a 2016 Artist in Residence at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in the Arts in Healing Program and currently works as a commercial photographer and sessional elementary art instructor in Spokane.

The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible. The venue has identified as a non-scent-free space with gendered bathrooms. This event is service dog friendly.
Email Zach Frimmel for any workshop or other accessibility questions.

Email Zach Frimmel for any questions regarding scholarships, member codes, or accessibility.

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, Artists with Disabilities, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.