Business Skills for Artists Workshop: Demystifying Public Art Commissions for Artists

Business Skills for Artists Workshop: Demystifying Public Art Commissions for Artists
Sunday, March 9, 2014,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Demystifying Public Art Commissions for Artists
workshop conducted by Bill Porteous
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Register on the CARFAC BC
Where: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria, BC
When: Sunday March 9, 2014, 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $40 CARFAC members, $50 general 
Workshop instructor: Bill Porteous
This workshop will explore Public Art opportunities in British Columbia, where to find them, and how to prepare proposals for public commissions through short lecture presentations and group activities.
Bill Porteous holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Lithography from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles California. In 1975 he helped establish the Victoria College of Art. Bill has held teaching positions at the Victoria College of Art, University of Victoria, Camosun College, University of Saskatchewan at Emma Lake, David Thompson University Centre in Nelson BC, and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. In 1994 he established his Studio Art Program in Victoria and currently holds art classes at his Selkirk Waterfront Studio. For 14 years Bill served on the Victoria Public Arts Advisory Committee as Chair and co-Chair and was a member of the City of Victoria Art Policy Revision Advisory Panel. He also served on the Art at the Airport Advisory Committee and was on the selection jury for the artworks installed at the Victoria International Airport. His works are represented in Los Angeles by the William Turner Gallery. Bill is a Collaborating Artist at D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism and is currently working on a sculpture commission for Jawl Properties at the Selkirk Waterfront. In September 2010, his art commissions for the Atrium building in downtown Victoria were completed and installed. Bill’s paintings are in numerous public, private and corporate collections in Canada and the USA. Bill will be on the panel and teaching the workshop, “Demystifying Public Art for Artists”.
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