Professional Artist Development

Develop, strengthen, and cultivate your professional career

Sponsored by Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation


Designed to engage emerging and mid-career artists, the series will be led by experts in their related fields and utilize resources in the Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois region. Push your creative career to the top with business tips and tricks from respected art professionals. Learn to promote your work and develop a personal brand in how-to sessions designed to strengthen and sustain your career. Each program includes time for questions and answers and networking.

The overall goal will be to keep artists in this region successful and contributing members of their communities.

All sessions are held at RAM's Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine unless noted.

Fees per session: $10 RAM Members, $15 Non-Members
Students - call 262.636.9177 to receive FREE admission

Register online or call 262.636.9177.

Community Conversation with Artists New to Racine
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Longshot Vinyl

Hear from artists who are new in town about what they think of Racine's art scene.

Community Conversation with:
Georgia Bellas
Nick Zetsumei Dye
Christine Flutter Ingaldson
Mimi Peterson
Pam Schermer
Jim Wasley

Panel Discussion: Making a Living With Your Art

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
at the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

Panel discussion at the Fine Art Gallery at the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities with four Wisconsin artists about how they make their livings through their art.

Panel Members:
Trace Chiodo
Dee Hutch
Crystal Marie Neubauer
Stacey Williams-Ng





Community Conversation
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a viewing of the film Downside UP by Nancy Kelly, and a thought-provoking discussion.

About the film:
"How does a dying working-class town end up betting its future on art? With 80% of its downtown buildings closed, North Adams, Massachusetts united blue-collar locals with art world luminaries to transform economic failure into America's largest center for contemporary art, MASS MoCA. A film by North Adams native Nancy Kelly, Downside UP is about the tentative, dangerous notion of hope in a city widely viewed as hopeless."


Also available at RAM’s Wustum Museum
Photo Studio for Visual Artists

Excellent photos are essential for artists who submit images online and for use in website portfolios. Studio rental is just $10/hour. To reserve and schedule a training, call Wustum at 262.636.9177.