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Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents smART Salons: Curators’ Roundtable

When: October 11, 2012 at 6PM
Where: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo

What guidelines do curators follow to create exhibitions, and what is their selection process for inviting artists to exhibit work? During Artist Professional Development month at CAF, smART Salons presents a panel discussion that addresses the role of curators today. Three Santa Barbara curators will share their insights about the roles of the curator in their respective institutions. Panelists include Susan Bush, Curator of Contemporary Art at Sullivan Goss an American Gallery; Dane Goodman, artist and former Director of the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College; and Judy Larson, Curator at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.


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Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents Artists’ Survival Strategies Seminar

When: October 13, 2012 from 11AM- 1PM
Where: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo

A staple of CAF’s annual Artist Professional Development series, this informative seminar discusses strategies for promoting one’s career in today’s global art market. CAF Executive Director and Chief Curator, Miki Garcia will offer insights on best practices, portfolio development, preparing for studio visits, art application processes, gallery representation, grant writing, marketing, and administration to help get your art career on track. Bring a brown bag lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues in your field. Space is limited, RSVP to or (805) 966-5373 x105. MEMBERS, FREE; GENERAL ADMISSION, $15

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