It's been a while since I posted, but with school having ended a few weeks ago and getting ready for my internship there hasn't been much time for exploration and working on my art. However, I have been fortunate enough to explore another part of the art world! This summer I am interning at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) in Peekskill, NY. It is a part of the Marc & Livia Strauss Foundation (they own a few galleries in Manhattan as well) that focuses on local art of the Hudson Valley. It has been a pleasure being able to work with them so far, as I finally have some experience in learning how museums and galleries work with artists, as well as what to expect when I graduate and begin my career as an artist.
There is a lot to think about, especially with my senior year approaching and trying to survive art dealerships and such. My internship with the HVCCA allows me to make great connections with artists and learn how to gauge prices for my work, something that many young artists are not taught in school. Rather than use this blog to talk about my job I decided to make use of the LinkedIn platform and offer up a critique of the current situation for artists which I have titled "Survival of the Artist." I'll be keeping up on my internship on that platform unless it is something pertaining to an artist or my artwork, which will be on here. Fortunately my internship allows me enough time for adventures to find inspiration and create. Until next time!
Open your mind, be brave, and be kind.
To See With One's Body and Soul
This blog documents all of my adventures, as well as my development into an artist, writer, and a better person.