Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
PAL & LAA General Meeting
October 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Location: Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black Ave. Plesanton (see map below) *
Program by Mel Prest: Be a Professional Artist
Have you prepared your Artist Bio and CV? Are you satisfied with your work? The writing development could be daunting for even the most successful artist.
At our October 12th General Meeting, Mel Prest, a San Francisco based artist, educator, and curator will be our presenter to cover this important topic. Her presentation will be interactive, covering these professional basics for artists, but she will also discuss:
· Define an Artist Bio and a CV
· Hone an existing CV, statement or Bio
· Discuss Methods to develop a solid body of work
· Provide strategies for exhibiting concurrent series of works
You are encouraged to bring a copy of your bio or artist statement to edit and develop in the meeting. This will make the exercise truly interactive, and it will give you the feedback you need to develop these important documents. If time permits, the discussion will also include developing one’s online artist presence using a website, blog and social media. Handouts will be available, but please bring a notebook or paper as well. Come join us for this important discussion with someone who has extensive experience as an artist, a curator and an educator. www.melprest.com
Bothwell Center, Livermore
2466 8th Street,
Almond Avenue School
Cultural Arts Building
Message from the PAL President
A friend recently told me that she likes to start planning ahead for her art projects next year. She won’t wait until January to make her decisions; she wants a running start into January. She likes to plan now, in October, and not have to contend with what she’ll do next year, next year. That’s all part of the commitment: to be willing to work hard, to push yourself, and to try new approaches.
The same goes for our organization. We are now in the stages of planning for next year. We will be voting on our new slate of Officers at our November General Meeting. We have all of the Board Offices filled except for the important one – President. I plan to stay on the Board as Parliamentarian and volunteer as needed. Another important Committee Chair we need filled is our General Meeting Chair. This person (with the help of others) recruits artists for our General Meetings and assures the artists they’ll not only get directions to the meeting place but also that they will receive a check!
If you would like to serve but feel you don’t have the talent, please feel free to come to a Board meeting or two to meet Board and Committee Members. See how helpful and fun and dedicated we really are behind the scenes. Our next Board Meeting will be in early November. (I am fortunate to have a Board who is flexible to my ever-changing schedule. We all try to help each other out.) You are most welcome to attend.
If you have checked a box that you would like to volunteer but no one has contacted you yet, or you want to “help out” but not be a part of a committee, by all means call me at 925 846-8149 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.We will find a place for you!
— Lisa Rigge