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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Marketing Fine Art
Course: ART255AC

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Exhibitions and galleries, establishing a studio, alternative markets

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe professional exhibitions in competitive juried shows, exhibitions in art galleries, grants and fellowships, and commission opportunities for artists. (I, II, V)
2. Apply appropriate matting and framing techniques for displaying fine art, advertising displays, and shipping of art. (III, VII)
3. Describe how to set up a personal studio. (IV)
4. Describe publications, manuals, and literature pertinent to art marketing. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Exhibition opportunities
   A. Entering competitions and juried shows
   B. Alternative space
      1. Co-ops
      2. Businesses
      3. Studio shows
   C. References
      1. Literature and publications
      2. Advertising exhibition opportunities
II. Galleries
   A. Selecting the right ones for the artist
   B. Contacting the gallery
C. Contract, agreements, pricing, and commissions
III. Presentation
   A. Matting and framing
   B. Advertising art presentations
   C. Hanging a show
   D. Preparing slides for competitions and galleries
   E. Mailing and shipping artwork
IV. Establishing a studio
   A. Home studios
   B. Rented space
   C. Co-operative studios
   D. Safety and health hazards
   E. Planning a studio exhibition
V. Alternatives for survival
   A. Community
      1. Teaching
      2. After school programs
      3. Recreation centers
      4. Private art lessons
   B. Grants and fellowships
      1. Where to find them
      2. How to write proposals
   C. Commissions: commercial outlets for fine art
VI. Literature
   A. Resources
   B. Reviews
   C. Artists
   D. Other
VII. The final product
   A. Framing a finished piece of work
   B. Assembling a slide sheet
   C. Verbally stating artistic goals
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/24/1994

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