Houston artist Justin Garcia is seeking a Spring 2019 intern to help manage the business side of his artistic endeavors. The intern will have the opportunity to operate in and learn about the environment and career of a professional artist. The intern will be exposed to, and in some cases responsible for, projects that involve collector relations, data and contact management, schedule management, administrative duties, and more. Intern will have the flexibility to work from home with some dedicated time in the artist's studio at Silver Street Studios.
Key duties will include but are not limited to the following:
- * Ability to make calls on behalf of the artist to Galleries, Event Planners, Art dealers, Collectors, consultants etc...
- * Ability to do research and decipher/gather necessary information
- * Schedule appointments, and sometimes attend and take notes at appointments
- * organize content from emails, PR/media content, Artwork info, Client lists etc
- * some social media maintenance and clean up.
- * some social events/Galas will be available for intern to attend
The ideal candidate for this position has the following experience:
- Experience in entry-level administration in any field
- An interest or background in the arts preferred
- Must have excellent grammar and writing skills
- Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
- Must provide a writing sample
- Proven ability to work with others
- Must be honest, punctual, ambitious, and organized
- The position is open to college students and others seeking working experience
Please send a resume, writing samples, and one-page cover letter to:
About the artist:
Justin Garcia is a time architect, influenced by the timeless connection between art and science studied by DaVinci. His lifelong fascination with aging and how change occurs over time led him to undergo a deep self-psychoanalysis through the abstraction of his first seven series spanning over a decade.
All of Garcia’s earlier works are pieces of a larger puzzle. To analyze, document, and assemble this puzzle, he took two years away from the art scene, several months of which he spent isolated in central Mexico. There, he mapped and constructed a theoretical model that captures the intersection of experience, awareness, and control across time and subject matter (Humanity’s Sustainable Infinite). In late 2015, he announced the completion and publication of his first book,One Ton Goldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream, a retrospective of his seven series in which Garcia’s personal truth carried some universal meaning that lead to the creation of his theoretical model and latest works. After using his art as a way to explore how the constant stream of receiving and projecting information changes objects over time, Garcia began delving into the human psyche’s perception of time through the concept of an aging wall.
“Walls of Time,” his eighth series, focuses on the complexity of time and the human perception of it through the simplicity of aging walls as architectural structures representing reality. It is precisely the walls around us that bring a sense of solace when confronting concepts of time and its infinite effect.