Ends on May 31, 2017

$25.00 USD, $15.00 USD

Foot Meets Door

Saturday, June 17 from 9:30am to 3pm.

Lovell, Maine

Cost: $25 for general public, $15 for MECA and SMCC alumni.
Scholarship inquiries should be sent to info@hewnoaks.org

Have you been hard at work in the studio and feel unsure of how to get noticed? Are you intimidated by grant submissions and residency applications? Do you feel challenged by trying to tell new acquaintances about your artistic practice?

This day-long, participatory workshop invites emerging artists to work together to polish the materials they need when submitting for exhibition calls, grant deadlines, residency applications, and more. In small groups we will review each participant’s C.V., artist statement, and work sample images, eliciting feedback to help curators and jurors see the best representation of your work and experience. The workshop will combine overviews of best practices and do’s and don’ts with plenty of conversation and attention to individual participants’ materials.

Based on the interests of who enrolls, we cover how to:

  • apply for exhibitions

  • apply for residencies

  • apply for grants

  • apply for teaching positions

  • invite curators and artists for studio visits

  • communicate with the press.

We will look at successful examples of how artists communicate about their work, and each participant should leave feeling encouraged and ready to submit more organized and clear representations of their practice.

Participants will be asked to submit work samples, C.V. and a written artist statement upon enrolling for the workshop.

Who this is for: Emerging artists with little experience exhibiting work, applying for grants and residencies, or communicating with curators and the press.

Cost: $25 general / $15 for MECA and SMCC alumni. There will be scholarships available for two MECA and two SMCC alumni. Maximum enrollment: 20 participants. Lunch is included.

This workshop is supported by the Maine College of Art.


This event takes place at Hewnoaks, located 90 minutes west of Portland, in Center Lovell, on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30am to 3pm.

Class leaders:

Jeff Badger, artist, independent curator, and Co-chair of Fine Arts at Southern Maine Community College

Nat May, founder of the Kindling Fund, Executive Director of Hewnoaks Artist Colony, and independent curator

Jessica Tomlinson, Director of Artists at Work at  Maine College of Art.

Together, the workshop  leaders have more than 50 years' experience applying for grants, serving on juries, curating exhibitions, nominating artists for grants and fellowships, writing press releases, teaching, and conducting studio visits.
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