Workshop: Artist Archives

Managing Records to Strengthen the Creative Practice, with Patricia Hernandez


Artist Archives: Managing Records to Strengthen the Creative Practice  

Presenter: Patricia Hernandez, Visual Artist & Houston CALL (Creating a Living Legacy) Project Manager

Open to: all artists   //   Limited to: 30 participants

Tuesday, September 30, 6-8:30 PM @ Fresh Arts


Fact: Artists create and collect a lot of stuff related to their work: photos of their work, sales receipts, buyer info, supporter contact information, media attention, exhibition documentation, etc. As a working artist and professional archivist, Patricia Hernandez knows how hard it can be to really keep organized. This workshop was developed with the goal of providing workable solutions for artists to manage all those records and documents. Participants can expect to learn how basic archiving methods can help them organize, preserve, and share relevant information to promote their work and take greater advantage of opportunities.


This workshop/lecture is presented as a part of the Houston Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Project, an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and managed by Studio One Archive Resource in Houston.



Registration deadline: noon, September 30

Fees: $10 for members   //   $15 non-members


Walk-ins: late registration fees apply

Members:  $20  //  $25 non-members




ABOUT CALL: “CALL examines ways to provide awareness around and support to visual artists in organizing, inventorying, archiving and creating a comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers. In addition, the Foundation is looking to raise awareness in communities around the importance of artists' archives as a primary source of cultural history.”

-Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist Support Associate, Joan Mitchell Foundation



Studio One Archive Resource works with members of the Houston arts community to preserve its history, so the stories of those who built the community can be captured, shared, and never lost. Studio One Archive Resource is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a non-profit arts service organization.


Patricia HernandezABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Patricia Hernandez is a visual artist, arts educator and native Texan. She moved to Houston in 1985 to attend Rice University, earning her BA in Art and Art History in 1989 and a BFA in Painting in 1990. She received her MFA from the University of Houston in 2000. Over the years, she has taught Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Design, Art Appreciation and Art History within Houston's community college systems, the Glassell School of Art and the University of Houston, Clear Lake. In 2006, while on staff at DiverseWorks, she began archiving the organization's history and co-curated the historical exhibition, To 25! in celebration of DiverseWorks' silver anniversary. She was immediately bit by the archive bug and sought to bolster her archive education. She currently gains invaluable experience working as a volunteer within the Menil Archive, where, since 2007, she's logged more than 400 hours. In 2011, she began managing the DiverseWorks pilot project, Creating A Living Legacy (CALL), which helps artists own and share their history. She is the founder of Studio One Archive Resource, a new service organization whose mission is to work with members of the Houston arts community to preserve their stories. In August of 2014, The DiverseWorks CALL Project became the Houston CALL Project and Studio One Archive Resource's first official program, made possible by the fiscal sponsorship of Fresh Arts.


Patricia Hernandez is a member of Archivists of the Houston Area, The Society of Southwest Archivists, and The Society of American Archivists. In 2013, she presented The Basics of Archiving: Solutions for Nonprofit Arts Organizations to Space One Eleven in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 2007, she's completed workshops in The Basics of Archiving (2007), The Preservation of Visual Materials (2009), and Thinking Digital: A Practical Session to Help You Get Started (2013). Studio One Archive Resource Houston CALL Project Workshops for Artists August 2014 Topic: Managing Artists' Records to Strengthen the Creative Practice.

Sep 30, 2014 to Oct 1, 2014
$10 members-$15 non-members, $20-$25 at the door
11:00 pm to 1:30 am

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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