Welcome to the New Century Art Gallery 2023/24 Artist Mentorship page. Here you can follow the progress of this year's selected artists and learn more about our program.
Over 8 months 4 students will meet once a month with Jeanne Burris Johnson, Gallerist of New Century Art Gallery to plan an exhibit while learning about the business of art. At the end of the program, students will have a basic understanding of the art business and participate in a professional exhibition that they can add to their resume.
The goal of this program is to provide teens interested in pursuing art with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the art world. During this program students will:
• Prepare a plan for an exhibition and create the works to be shown.
• Every month learn and apply a new aspect of the business of art such as:
…How to plan your time so that you get your exhibition put together on time.
…How to price artwork and add gallery commissions properly.
…Why finish work can make the difference between making a sale and clients walking away.
…How to approach an art gallery that you want to show your art in.
…The importance of promoting your work.
… Putting together an artist biography and artist statement.
…Best practices for keeping inventory and bookkeeping.
…How to find “Calls for Art” and enter them.
…Putting together a press release.
…and much more
Students will each receive a $100 stipend to help cover the cost of art supplies.