MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH @ VAE RALEIGH
SPEED DATES are thematized 30-minute one-on-ones with area smartypants who can answer your pressing professional questions! This time, we are excited to host four gallery owners from the Triangle area to answer your questions about how to get your work seen and out into the world. Space is limited. Grab yourself a date before it's too late!
HOW IT WORKS
This is your chance to pick some smart brains in a relaxed, comfortable environment! You should come with a few questions you want to ask your guru(s) during your 30-minute meeting(s). The Speed Date registration form will give them a little background on you before you meet so you won't have to start your conversation totally from scratch.
This event will be held from 2-6 pm on Monday, August 14. That time frame is just when the gurus are available to meet. You get to pick who you meet with and when (depending on availability). You are not expected to be at the event the whole four hours it's happening. Pick and choose to suit your needs and schedule!
STEP ONE: Complete the registration form through Wufoo [CLICK HERE]. You will be asked for your contact information and a short survey of questions to help the gurus understand your needs. This event is FREE for current VAE members and $10 for non-members.
- What are the five words that BEST describe your creative work?
- What kids of marketing do you currently do?
- What marketing outreach do you enjoy doing?
- What are the main challenges with marketing your creative work?
STEP TWO: Once you've completed step one we'll give you a link to an outside scheduling service called Sign Up Genius where you will choose the guru(s) and time(s) you want – remember! MAX is TWO gurus + time selection per registrant. Once you've done that and hit submit, you're 100% registered!
MEET YOUR DATES
Shelley Smith Anchorlight, Raleigh
Anchorlight is an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists and small businesses at varying stages of their development. The space provides exhibition, performance and production space in addition to artist studios and residency opportunities.
Shelley Smith is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Raleigh, NC, and a Master of Art + Design candidate at the NCSU College of Design.
Laura Ritchie The Carrack, Durham
The Carrack is an artist-centered, volunteer-run, zero-commission exhibition and event space in downtown Durham. The mission of the organization is to empower local artists to forge productive cultural and social-economic ties with their community through professional exhibit and performance opportunities.
Laura Ritchie is the co-founder and director of The Carrack. She is passionate about creating opportunities across the arts and is working with her community to build safe, inclusive space for underrepresented and emerging artists. Currently, she is in pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Duke University.
Stacy Bloom-Rexrode, The Block Gallery, Raleigh
The Block Gallery connects local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach. Located on the first and second floors of the Raleigh Municipal Building, five to six exhibitions are displayed each year and feature works by artists who live or work in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange or Wake County. Exhibitions are scheduled through a call for artists, juried by a selection panel of visual arts professionals, Raleigh Arts Commissioners and City staff.
Stacy Bloom-Rexrode is the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections with the Office of Raleigh Arts. She also holds a MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Studio Art-Painting and Sculpture.
Kelly McChesney, LUMP, Raleigh
Lump has served the community by providing a space for the presentation of thought-provoking art, while acting as a pipeline between NC and the world of contemporary art.
Kelly McChesney, re-directed her efforts as director of Flanders Gallery to serve as the Director of Lump as it transitioned into a non-profit entity. McChesney is known for eyeing emerging contemporary artists and for supporting up-and-coming artists.