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[CANCELED] Taking the Fear Out of Writing an Artist Statement

Grown-Ups Art Camp Workshop: "Taking the Fear Out of Writing an Artist Statement"
Date: Monday, June 29 from 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Betsy Mead
Workshop Fee: $35 members / $45 non-members
Class size: 6-20 participants

This workshop teaches students the basics of writing an artist statement, whether for general use or for specific shows.


This workshop has been canceled


Meet the Instructor: Betsy Mead - I am a native Washingtonian and glass artist in Washington, DC. I graduated with a degree in art education from the University of South Carolina, but having additional interests, I pursued a professional career in the federal government. I applied my artistic skills to my work whenever possible, and even managed to put together an art show for my agency. I have always loved the arts. I owe a major portion of my creative passion to my ancestors: my great grandfather, two great uncles and one aunt were all professional artists. My love for art was also influenced by growing up in an area rich with culture - the National Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran, architecture of local government buildings, homes and parks. And just being in the city itself! So much to take advantage of and soak in!

An introductory weekend into the world of glass ignited my passion for this medium, and began a transformation opening a wide range of creative possibilities. Glass can be sliced, diced, and baked; painted and etched; portrayed flat or three-dimensional. Glass for me is a dichotomy of fragility and strength that offers endless possibilities for creating. I particularly like to juxtapose opposites in my work. My glass art continues to evolve - I may play a single instrument in my work, or continue to play with the symphony. As I and my work transform, the end result remains to be seen.


For a list of all GUAC workshops, visit: TheDelRayArtisans.org/GUAC

Contact Tracy Wilkerson, GUAC Coordinator, at with any questions.


Date: Monday, June 29, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Created by: Public Access ( by Web Curator )
Updated: Saturday, June 27, 2015 11:27am EDT
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

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