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.

RAM's goal is to foster a group of candidates for the next Fellowship application and develop a Fellows mentorship program. 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, Wisconsin.

Fees per session: $10 RAM Members, $15 Non-Members, Free for Students

Register online or call 262.636.9177.

Wednesday, March 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
What Would I Tell My Younger Self About Being An Artist?

Tom Berenz's paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally and have been featured in multiple publications, most notably New American Paintings and Huffington Post. Hear his advice to his younger self about tackling the world of professional art.

Wednesday, March 14
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Thrive Outside the Gallery Box

Julie Sulzen and Dan Zamudio will discuss how they work outside the traditional gallery system exploring non-traditional ways of creating, promoting, networking, and selling art while participating in community building in their Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

Saturday, March 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artwork Critique with 2016-17 RAM Artist Fellowship Recipients (no longer available)

Receive professional feedback on your current artwork. Bring up to two pieces for critique. Space is limited, register early.

Reviewers: Kristen Bartel, artist and assistant professor of printmaking and digital photography UW-Parkside, Kenosha, and Lisa Bigalke, artist and co-founder, Rudbeckia Press, Kenosha.