Connecting visual literacy to textual literacy at the National Art Education Association Convention 2015

365I am extremely excited to be presenting at the National Art Education Association in New Orleans. My presentation is called, Connecting Visual Literacy to Textual Literacy. I will be presenting on the 365 Artists 365 Days Project and literacywhich I founded in 2014 and have been workgin with Zina Mussman and Rachel Quirk of Greymatter Gallery. This project features an artist daily from across the globe. These blog posts are done in an interview format with images of the artists’ work, their studio, headshot, and their website. 

I will also be giving the Midwest Artist Studios Project a shout out from NOLA.

The MAS Project is supported by the Kohler Foundation, Inc., the Wisconsin Art Education Association, and Sheboygan North High School. 

Click below to download PowerPoint.

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How to use this project in your classroom handouts

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Here is just a very very small sample of what you can see at 365artists365days.com. 

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All images copyright of the artist and used with their permission. 

Creative Empowerment Series at GLAS, April 25, 11am-4pm

Facilitators: Frank Juarez (Frank Juarez Gallery) and Erika L. Block (Creative Studios)

Location: GLAS Coffeehouse, 924 N. 14th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Date+Time: April 25, 11am-4pm

Fee: $40 (includes lunch)

Max: 25

Tel: 920.559.7181

Email: frankjuarezgallery(at)gmail.com

RSVP here

 

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Bios:

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez is a Wisconsin artist, gallery owner, art educator, advocate and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, he committed his life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the Visual Arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Sheboygan community.

Juarez is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School. He is actively involved in local, regional, state, and national arts organization such as the Wisconsin Art Education Association, National Art Education Association, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, Cedarburg Cultural Center, and is founder/former director of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he has opened his first art gallery, EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery (now called the Frank Juarez Gallery), in Sheboygan. He has been presenting at local universities/colleges on the Business of Art | Art of Business. Recently, he founded two projects focused on Contemporary Art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios and the 365 Artists 365 Days Project.

Erika L. Block

Erika L. Block has been a professional writer, artist and art director for over fifteen years. She is the owner of Creative Studios, a branding and design agency exclusively working with the art, publishing and music industries. She runs an independent record label, documentary film company and art gallery/studio under the same name. Block also owns Creative Publishing, an independent publisher of creative genre books, eBooks and magazines, including the award-winning national print magazine, VIR·TU·OS·I·TY.

Web Presence Development at the Wustum Art Museum – Recap

Yesterday I presented on a topic that can be overwhelming and that is how to develop web presence. Now, you may be thinking to yourself that this is such an easy to do. All I have to do is do a post on Facebook, send a tweet, share an image on Instagram, or pin one of my pieces on Pinterest. You are correct in the fact that you are using social media to share info publicly, however, there is more to it than just a random post here or there. Developing a web presence involves strategic planning, setting goals, accountability, and determining what outcomes you would like to achieve with your art and studio practice. 

I was very happy to have several of the attendees ask so many questions and concerns about this topic. I was surprised to learn that quite a few did not have a blog or website and many do not keep track of who have purchased their work. Perhaps this can be another topic for discussion. Many did share that they are online so that is a start. 

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn are great tools to share [art] news. If you do not use them effectively, then you will miss the mark in branding your work and yourself. 

If you missed some of these artist development series at the Wustum there is another scheduled for March 18 – Photographing Your Work. Click here to read about this session and how to register. 

Photos by Sara Willadsen and Liz Lange

Upcoming Biz of Art Workshops

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6 Key Points to Effective Self-promotion Workshop

I am hosting a series of workshops focusing on the development of artists at the Knaak + Juarez Studio in Sheboygan. 

Here is an overview of next month’s workshops. 

Workshop: What the hec is a C.V.? Why is it important? – February 11, 2015

Workshop: Goal Setting for Artists: One Step at a Time – February 18 + 25, 2015

Click here to learn about these two workshops and to register.

Professional Artist Development Series at the Wustum

Prof Art 2 panel inside 2015A (4)I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting at the Racine Art Museum’s Professional Artist Development Series on March 4, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm. I will be addressing ways to become an active participant via the web.

With 8 years of business experience Frank Juarez has been leading workshops and presentations on the Business of Art to local colleges, art groups, and artists resulting in the guidance and shaping the careers of local and regional artists. His coaching practice involves the use of short-term/long-term planning, rolling forecasts, importance of online interactivity, record keeping, and networking. Through differentiated instruction he is able to meet the needs of every artist that takes his courses. 

About: the RAM’s Professional Artist Development Series

Description: Designed to engage emerging and mid-career artists, the series will be led by experts in their related fields and utilize resources in the Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois region. A wide range of topics will be covered including portfolio development, brand cultivation and recognition, marketing through social media connections, self-promotion, and best practices for juried submissions.
Each program will allow time for question & answer and networking.RAM’s goal is to foster a group of candidates for the next Fellowship application and develop a Fellows mentorship program. The overall goal will be to keep artists in this region successful and contributing members of their communities.
Fee per session:
RAM members $10 / Non-members $15
Registration is required 
The series will be held at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.
Sponsored by a grant from the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation.

Bio: Frank Juarez is a Wisconsin artist, photographer, gallery owner, art educator, advocate and community leader living and teaching in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2005, he committed his life to expose, educate and engage others on the importance of experiencing and supporting the Visual Arts. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, and supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to interact, collaborate, network and exhibit in the Sheboygan community.

Click here to download RAM’s Professional Artist Development Series Flyer

Click here to learn how you can register for this session. 

Image and text about the series courtesy of the Racine Art Museum.

Frank Juarez Business of Art Series at the Knaak + Juarez Studio

I have great news to share with you. Beginning in January I will be facilitating a series of workshops designed with the artist in mind. These workshops will help evaluate your current art practices, assist you in discovering your market, guide you in ways to improve your networking strategies, and so much more.

You can find about my upcoming workshops at http://knaakandjuarezstudio.com/professional-development-for-artists/.

Feel free to contact me at any time with questions.

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Click here to download this flyer