This Weekend: Artist Opportunity Workshop 2012

Artist Opportunity Workshop

Saturday, June 2, 12 – 7pm & Sunday, June 3, 1 – 4:30pm

DAC and [4]Brooklyn Arts Council team up to present the 2012 Artist
Opportunity Workshop. This two-day professional development event
features workshops by [5]Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and
multi-disciplinary artist [6]Man Bartlett, a Live Barter event
facilitated by [7]Our Goods, and Learning from Experience, a panel with
artist [8]Jen Liu and Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist
Relations at [9]Mixed Greens. The event concludes with a unique
opportunity for one-on-one portfolio reviews by established curators,
artists and gallery owners. Refreshments will be served.

Please visit for the complete

All events take place at Dumbo Arts Center, 111 Front Street, Suite 212

Workshops Weekend Pass: $15 (includes all Saturday events plus Sunday
Workshop Saturday Pass: $10 (includes all Saturday events)
Any single Saturday event or Sunday’s panel is $5 cash at the door.

Portfolio reviews: $20 per time slot.
All workshops and portfolio reviews are free for [12]DAC Members and
]BK Art Lovers. So Get Yours TODAY!
Contact or 718.625.0080 x227 for more

Saturday, June 2
12pm: Copyright and Artists
presented by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, artist, lawyer and Associate
Director at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Sergio will present an
overview of copyright issues for artists, including appropriation, fair
use and current hot copyright cases in the art world.

2:30pm: Social Media for Artists
presented by Man Bartlett, Social Media Artist in Residence at
Residency Unlimited
Man Bartlett will discuss how artists and cultural producers are using
social media platforms in a variety of ways–from marketing themselves
to engagement with an audience to using platforms as mediums for
artistic expression. Within this framework Man will emphasize the
importance of finding the right platform(s) for each individual, and
give practical tips on how to develop your social media voice.

5pm: Live Barter Meetup
facilitated by OurGoods
OurGoods is a community of artists, designers and cultural producers
who barter skills, spaces and objects. OurGoods supports the production
of new work through barter because resource sharing is the paradigm of
the 21st century. Staff will be on hand to facilitate a live barter
event, walking guests through Barter 101, helping to identify haves and
needs and eventually making a bartering match.

Sunday, June 3
1pm: Learning from Experience
panel moderated by Karl Erickson, Executive Director, D.U.M.B.O. Arts
Center. With visual artist Jen Liu; Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of
Artist Relations at Mixed Greens and Julie McKim, Director of
Kunsthalle Galapagos. Panelists will have a conversation about their
experiences in creating, curating and exhibiting fine art in NYC.

Sunday, June 3, starting at 3pm
Portfolio reviews by
Jeremy Adams, Executive Director, CUE
Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist Relations, Mixed Greens
Will Brand and Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City
Michelle Levy, Director of EFA Project Space (a program of the
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts)
Julie Lohnes, Director, A.I.R. Gallery
Julie McKim, Director, Kunsthalle Galapagos
Maia Murphy, Program Manager, Recess Activities
Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, Art Connects New York
Krista Saunders, Independent Curator
Sarah Walko, Executive Director, Triangle Arts Association

The 2012 Artists Opportunity Workshop is presented in partnership with
Brooklyn Arts Council.

DAC is handicap and wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the
building is through the 55 Washington Street entrance. Take the
elevator to the 2nd Floor.


F Train to York Street. When exiting the station turn right on Jay
Street, make a left onto Front Street and walk three blocks. 111 Front
is on the right.

A/C Train to High Street. When exiting the station take the Cadman
Plaza West/ Henry Street Exit. Next, cross Cadman Plaza West and walk
through the park, keep left, under the BQE and continue downhill on
Washington Street to Front Street. Turn right on Front Street. 111
Front will be on your left.

Brooklyn Bridge: Take the first steps on the left, turn left onto
Cadman Plaza East/Washington Street and walk downhill. Turn right at
Front Street. 111 Front will be on your left.

Manhattan Bridge: Exit the bridge and turn right onto Jay Street. Turn
left onto Front Street. 111 Front will be on your right.

Or swim.

Dumbo Arts Center (DAC)’s mission is to catalyze interaction between
visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to
preserve the neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art. DAC
presents 6-8 new exhibitions of contemporary art that emphasize
innovation, experimentation and risk, while creating opportunity for
emerging artists. In addition, DAC maintains a presence in public space
by developing select site-specific art projects, a
steady series of workshops, talks and performances.

Coming up at DAC
June 7 – July 29 2012[14]
Torsten Zenas Burns
& Darrin Martin
What If? In The Days When The Tiger Smoked
Burns and Martin’s project explores a four-way union of real-world
artists Orlan and Stelarc and fictional comic-book superheroes The
Scarlet Witch and The Vision. Each of these characters symbolizes
transmutation and the ability to cross boundaries, be they biological,
mechanical or cultural. The exhibition will take the form of
photographs, graphic works, videos and and interactive sculpture that
allows a viewer to be situated in the story.

Torsten Zenas Burns
Demoformances: Yellow (Mobilers)
Burns’ work plumbs the recent cultural unconscious to address our
anxieties of mortality and the potential for extending our Post-human
life(form)s. He does this through the tropes of survivalism,
re-imagined choreography, speculative fiction and collaborative


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