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Professional Practice Talks for Artists

Manhattan Graphics Center's Spring 2024 Professional Practice Talk Series is free and open to all. Register below to join us on Zoom!


Professional Practice Talk for Artists: Applying for Grants With Camille Wanliss

Professional Practice Talk for Artists: Applying for Grants With Camille Wanliss
Date & Time Feb 26, 2024 6:00 PM  

Camille Wanliss is a New York-based writer, art PR consultant, and the founder of Galleyway - an online resource for writers of color. She is a 2023 MacDowell Fellow, a 2023 deGroot Foundation Courage to Write Grantee, a 2022 Periplus Fellow and was selected for AWP’s Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program (2021), the NYFA/DCLA City Artist Corp Grant (2021), and among the winners of the 2020 Pigeon Pages Essay Contest.


Her work has appeared in Plantin Mag, Raising Mothers, Anomaly, Kweli Journal, Weird Sister, and The Feminist Wire, among others. Additional honors include the Adria Schwartz Award in Women’s Fiction, the Small Axe Literary Prize shortlist, and fellowships and residencies from The Anderson Center at Tower View, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, and Writing in the Margins. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York.

Photo Credit: Nicholas Nichols


Professional Practice Talk for Artists: Writing Your Artist Statement With Liz Sales

Professional Practice Talk for Artists: Writing Your Artist Statement With Liz Sales
Date & Time Mar 7, 2024 06:00 PM 

Writing has the power to help you understand your image-making practice and gain a wider audience for your work. In this lecture, we will touch on techniques for brainstorming, writing, and editing artist statements. If you’re one of the many image-makers who has avoided developing your writing skills because you feel confused, overwhelmed, or frustrated, this is for you!


Liz Sales is an artist, writer, and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of I Write Artist Statements, a writing service for artists’ statements, résumés, project proposals, press releases, and whatever else an artist might need to make their practice viable. She has been a faculty member at the International Center of Photography, the City University of New York, the Penumbra Foundation, and the University of Connecticut. She writes for Mercuria Magazine, LensCulture, and Foam Magazine. Sales is the author of This Folder May Contain Clippings and Other Ephemeral Material (Conveyor Editions) and I Write Artist Statements (Daylight).

Photo Credit: Maurene Cooper


Professional Practice Talk for Artists: Balancing Your Art Practice While Working for Art Spaces
With Kirsten Flaherty

Date & Time April 22, 2024 6:00 PM 

Through a decade of experience in print-related organizations such as Pace Prints, IFPDA, International Print Center New York, and Dieu Donné Papermill, Kirsten Flaherty has also balanced her art practice. Specializing in mezzotint, she delves into the centuries-old technique known for its rich quality and meticulous process. Her prints have been featured in international invitationals, and she shares her expertise through numerous mezzotint demonstrations across the United States. Additionally, Flaherty serves an active role on the Board of Directors for both the New York Society of Etchers and Manhattan Graphics Center.



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