Confluence Gallery hosts is third annual “Make Art Work” conference, a day-long workshop on professional development skills for artists who want to learn more about marketing their work, on Saturday (March 30) at the gallery in Twisp.
The event is from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will feature local and regional artists and speakers.
Cost of the workshop is on a sliding scale from free up to $45. Visit confluencegallery.com/programs/make-art-work for information and to register.
The workshop’s goal is to provide artists with the skills, information and services they need to make a living and a life as an artist in rural Eastern Washington state, according to the gallery. Presenters include Roxanne Best and Cassandra Waters on developing an artist business plan; Christine Malek on successfully selling your artwork; Jenn Tate on why a website matters; and Perri Howard on public art from the inside out.
The workshop will be followed by a free community gathering called Pecha Kucha (an opportunity for artists to meet, show their work and exchange ideas) at The Merc Playhouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7 p.m.
The “20×20” event is a night of presentations, according to a Confluence press release, with each presenter showing 20 slides for 20 seconds, creating short, inspirational talks about this year’s theme, “community.”
The Pecha Kucha features artists, authors, naturalists and entrepreneurs. Somewhat like TED talks, these presentations are meant to inspire the audience while opening up conversations in the community, according to the press release. Between each presentation there is 5-minute break, allowing the audience members to talk about the ideas of the last presenter.