Contemporary Art for the Curious at Cleary College

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 1.03.50 PMThis is not your typical “Art History 101″ course
non-painters are also welcome as there is no painting
Cleary College, Ann Arbor

May 5-7, 2014
For more info or to register contact Debra at: or 734-662-8734

For more information visit Artensity Workshops

Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists

A large portion of our mission at the 555 Gallery is to become partners in success with our artistic community. In that vein, we welcome our collaboration with Andrea Rosenfeld, local artist and wholesale merchandising and operations specialist, in presenting her premier, workshop series Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists to our art community!

Designed for both emerging and established artists and makers, those individuals searching for business strategies and guidance, while staying within budget, will find it here at this important, three-part seminar series. This is the only group, business course taught by a local Detroit-area artist to other artists. Andrea’s professional background in both fine and maker art enables her to speak to artists in their own language while also offering sound advice to help them overcome problems that creative entrepreneurs face.

Topics in this workshop series include: creating a vision and mission, business plans for artists, pricing and merchandising, branding and promotions. The series will also educate artists on the importance of building successful relationships with galleries and retail buyers.

Join us and build camaraderie with our art community and other 555 Gallery artists while having fun discovering techniques to help grow your creative business!

Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists workshop series:
April 23rd 6pm – 7:30pm
Workshop One: From the Inside Out: Vision and Planning
April 30th 6pm – 7:30pm
Workshop Two: Pricing and Merchandising
May 7th 6pm – 7:30pm
Workshop Three: Branding and Promotions
*Guest Speaker, Marilyn Trent of Trent Design

An exceptional value, the introductory cost of this invaluable, business investment will never be seen again.

This 3-class series, educational package includes:
Sketchbook provided by Dick Blick/Utrecht
Desserts baked by Avalon International Breads
Expert guest speaker
Visual guides to accompany lectures
Organizational guides
Business plan, pricing and promotional material samples
Resource links
Homework to allow you to set and complete business goals at your own pace
20% discount on a private consultation with Andrea Rosenfeld for workshop graduates

Total introductory price for the entire, 3-class, workshop series:

$45 for 555 Gallery Members and $75 for non-members

To become a 555 member, please visit
For more information, email Coleen or call 248 763 9839

For more information about Andrea Rosenfeld, her business-for-artist lecture series and private consulting services, please visit

About Andrea Rosenfeld:
Rosenfeld, a mixed media artist, former Director of Merchandising and Operations for Isaac Mizrahi, Ltd and successful creative entrepreneur recently moved back to Michigan after 30 years in NY/NJ to reconnect and champion the art community. An advocate, she volunteers for DC3 as a Fashion/Accessory and Business Engagement Mentor and is a Wholesale Consultant/Volunteer for Tech Town. In her professional life, Rosenfeld coaches artists and makers for targeted, personal success. Currently, she’s partnering with local organizations to offer a business-for-artists workshop series titled, Mind Your Art Business; Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists.

Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 3.08.53 PMClosing April 27, 2014

The three works selected for Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García affect the audience directly or psychologically—they emphasize the construction of images and effects as a fundamental experience in the cultural domain: Discenza’s A Viewing (The Effect) immerses the visitor in a seductive acoustic environment as he compiles a series of fragments of text found online through a Google search, all of which include the specific phrase “and the effect is,” into a single narration read aloud by a professional speaker; Froment’s film Pulmo Marina consists of a single shot of a jellyfish in an aquarium, with a voiceover that draws attention to the conditions of display; and García addresses the audience as the subject in Instant Narrative, as performers write a continuous narrative about visitors in real time that is projected within the same space.

The third season of UMMA’s new media exhibitions, guest curated by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will focus on the notion of performativity in contemporary art. Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García is the second of three exhibitions presented in the upcoming season.

Ellen Kayrod Gallery

Continuing exhibit Recent Works of Ron Teachworth and Dennis Guastella
Open Third Thursday, April 17, 4 – 8 pm

‘Jide Aje at Detroit Fiber Works

jide aje april 2014‘Jide Aje’s bold, colorful abstracts are on display through March 27th. Artist Talks on Saturday, April 12 and Thursday, April 17.

Location: 19359 Livernois, Detroit 48221, south of Outer Drive, next door to Good Cakes & Bakes.

2014 Detroit High School Art Exhibition

Call-For-Entries: 2014 Detroit High School Art Exhibition

Whitdel Arts seeks to foster growth among future generations in the creative arts. As part of its goal, Whitdel Arts will host a student exhibition in the summer of 2014. The work will be reviewed and chosen by the Whitdel Arts Board of Directors. All media is welcome; we encourage students to submit work including 2D (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, etc.) and 3D (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, etc), digital design & fashion.

This is a great opportunity to gain some real-world experience in entering an art exhibition! Learn what it takes to prepare your entry and get your artwork in a gallery show. We’ll also show you how to properly present your artwork in the gallery. On top of getting to show your artwork and having a fun reception, you can meet other artists and check out how an art gallery works.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition – Call for Entry

BBAC ADN ad for Apr 3

The 32nd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition will be exhibited May 16-July 11, curated by DJ Hellerman, Curator & Director of Exhibitions for the Burlington City Arts Center (Vermont).

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center hosts the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC.

Untitled Prints Detroit Call For Entries

Untitled Prints Detroit is currently accepting submissions for our inaugural show.

This exhibition is designed to provide an engaging platform for emerging and veteran artists to sell limited edition prints for one night only in a virgin exhibition space.

In an effort to stimulate Detroit’s creative economy and celebrate the new creative class, Untitled Prints will serve as an inlet for fresh, young collectors to take part in purchasing limited edition work on an even keel with more established collectors.

In line with the Practice Space mission to “bring together entrepreneurs, creatives, and the local community”, Untitled Prints will lay the groundwork for future exhibitions at this venue.

This is a cash and carry show. All work will be priced from $1 – $50

Expect some surprises.

For more information and submission guidelines please visit our website:

3-day Figure in Pastel workshop with Margaret Dyer – Ann Arbor

imagesJoin us for a 3-day pastel workshop with Georgian artist, Margaret Dyer. Website:
Margaret teaches a simplified 3 value plus black and white approach to pastel which produces exciting
results. We will work from a live model. All levels are welcome, but some drawing experience is recommended.
To register contact Debra at: or 734-662-8734
Workshop will be held at the Waterworks Plaza, 3131 S. State St. $395 plus model fee

DAM Presents the Mind Your Art Business Workshop Series

Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists

April 2, 2014 – Workshop One
From The Inside Out:
Vision & Planning
6pm – 7:30pm

April 9, 2014 – Workshop Two
Pricing & Merchandising
6pm – 7:30pm

April 16, 2014 – Workshop Three
Branding and Promotion
6pm – 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Marilyn Trent of Trent Designs

Click here to purchase your ticket:

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists, a workshop by business specialist, Andrea Rosenfeld. On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 DAM will be hosting part one of this three-part, comprehensive workshop aimed for both emerging and established artists and creators. Andrea will be covering topics such as:
*Creating a vision
*Creating a mission and a business plan
*Pricing and merchandising
*Social media and online sales
*Promotional materials and marketing
*Building successful relationships with retail collectors
*Galleries and projects
Attendees will receive access to guides and resources which will accompany the workshop teachings. This is an great opportunity to brush up on the business practices of being a professional artist. Network with your creative community and DAM members while having fun discovering techniques to help build your creative business!

Andrea Rosenfeld is a mixed media artist and former Director of Merchandising and Operations for Isaac Mizrahi, Ltd in New York, NY.
Now active in the Detroit arts community, Andrea volunteers at the Detroit Artists Market, as well at Detroit Creative Corridor Center as a Business Engagement Mentor and is a Wholesale Consultant/Volunteer for Tech Town. In her professional life, Rosenfeld coaches artists for targeted, personal success.

Reservations required. Seating is limited. Artists must be members of the Detroit Artists Market to participate in the workshops. Become a DAM member by CLICKING HERE:

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