How to Write a Great Artist's Statement
Led by Elizabeth White-Olsen, Founding Director of Writespace
For individual artists
Jan. 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., #B11, Houston, TX 77007
What is an artist's statement, and why do I have to write one? Whether applying for consideration into a gallery or whether your art will be showing at a coffee shop, studio space or museum, you will most likely be asked for an artist's statement to accompany your work. Some artists feel like they've said everything they want to say through shape, form, and color, so why say more? These feelings are understandable, but, at the same time, being able to write a clear, inspired artist's statement can be crucial to your success. And, creating one can be fun and can more deeply connect you with your vision. Come join Elizabeth White-Olsen, founder and director of Writespace, Houston's newest literary arts organization, and let her guide you in writing an artist's statement that you will be proud of!
Please bring a pen, a notebook or laptop and any writing that you have done so far on your artist's statement. NOTE: While this workshop is open to artists working in any medium, most of the examples are borrowed from visual artists.
Deadline: before noon, Tues., Jan. 27
$5/members :: $10/non-members
Late registration: (after noon, Tues., Jan. 27th or at the door)
$10/members :: $20/non-members
EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSED
Cash, Check, Credit payment accepted at the door.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Elizabeth White-Olsen founded Writespace in May of 2014. Her goal is to promote the literary arts by making excellent writing instruction widely available. This mission is largely inspired by the stellar instruction she received through her two Masters of Fine Arts in Writing degrees. Elizabeth earned her first M.F.A in Poetry at Texas State University in San Marcos, and her second in the renowned Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She graduated from Texas State's MFA program with a 4.0 and with Distinction. While Elizabeth studied at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she moderated the VCFA forum's Crafty Monday discussions and was nominated for the Thesis Prize.
Born, in Amarillo, Texas, Elizabeth received a National Merit Scholarship to Oberlin College. Midway through her undergraduate degree, she transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Plan II Honors program. Elizabeth has taught College Writing, creative writing workshops for high school students, and, most recently, has taught Writing for Children and Young Adults to adult writers at Inprint literary arts organization in Houston.
Elizabeth has fifteen years of professional writing experience, and her poems and articles have been published both online and in print journals. Most recently, she was named a finalist for the Hunger Mountain Journal Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, and the publication date of her debut poetry collection Given Words will be announced soon.