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Karen Atkinson


Saturday 4pm, June 14



How to Create a Kickass Artist Statement  -  Presenting Your Work

This workshop, taught by Karen Atkinson will be a hands-on event on how to present yourself and your work to an audience, funder or curator. Both in writing or presenting in person. Tips and tricks on presenting yourself, writing clearly about your art practice and even overcoming writers block (or speakers block). Fun and informative, bring samples of your writing and some images to share.

Ms. Atkinson’s art practice ranges from creating objects to installation, social practice, public art projects, exhibitions, curatorial, nonprofits and artist run businesses. Ms. Atkinson’s current art project is Getting Your Sh*t Together/GYST Ink.  She is also the founder of Side Street Projects, a nonprofit artist-run organization in Los Angeles which exhibits the work of artists internationally.

Ms. Atkinson has exhibited and curated throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Cuba, Japan and South Africa and was included in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba.  She has curated numerous gallery and traveling exhibitions and public projects, including the “For the Time Being” parking meter project, and “Projections,” intermission images — slides projected in commercial theaters between films. For over twentysix-years, she has been teaching at CalArts as well as in the City of Los Angeles and around the country. She recently exhibited at GLOW, a site specific project by the City of Santa Monica. 





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