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Online: Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Work With Karen Davis (Summer 2020)

July 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$240 – $290
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The Griffin Museum offers an interactive online class regarding portfolio development and marketing your work with former Atelier instructor and gallerist Karen Davis.

July-August 2020

Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Work With Karen Davis

This interactive online course will provide you with guidance in a supportive environment as you develop your fine art photography portfolio and create essential documents and materials to prepare you to market and exhibit your work.

Presentations, exercises and instructor-led, group critiques will help you refine your ideas, create strong images and edit and sequence your work for presentation. In a similar way, we will workshop key documents that are part of a complete marketing package: your well-written artist statement, bio and resume.

Personal websites, social media, supplemental support materials and networking, are reviewed. We will discuss approaches and opportunities for marketing your work. Extensive resource lists of are provided. Please note: This class assumes that you have a series of photographs or are working on a series with the intent of creating a portfolio. You can expect to devote 3-4 hours per week on assignments that are designed to assure that you have a ready-to-use marketing package by the completion of this class.

About the Instructor, Karen Davis

Karen Davis of Hudson NY is a teacher, gallerist and photographer. For over 15 years she taught Photography Atelier, a portfolio development course and Marketing for Fine Art Photographers in the Boston area at Radcliffe Institute, Lesley University and, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Karen is co-owner and curator of Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY, exhibiting photography, mixed media and photobooks of emerging, mid-career and established artists. She has been an invited reviewer of portfolios for the Griffin/CAA Portfolio Reviews, Photolucida in Portland OR, FotoFest in Houston TX and Critical Mass (online/Photolucida).

Her photographs are in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and can be seen at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

5 – 2.5 hour online live sessions
Maximum of 8 students only
6pm-8:30pm (Eastern Time)
$240 for Griffin Members; $290 for non-members

Class will meet: July 22, 29, Aug 5, 23, 19, 2020.


“You are the bees knees! Thank you for spending such a generous amount of your time with my work and artistic intent.” – Cate Wnek

“Taking your class was the best thing I have done for myself in a couple years.  Really. Getting the Menemsha Nights series to where I got it let me submit it and it is working quite well.” – Bob Avakian

“Thank you for an excellent Portfolio Development and Marketing Course! I really enjoyed how we progressed through all of the different components and then by the last class everything had come together so well – the bio, resume, artist statement, portfolio and website. Wow! It really was amazing to see the transformation at the end of the five weeks.

Thank you also for the extensive list of resources. This was such a worthwhile course and I am so glad it was available online as there is nothing like it here in Houston.” – Jane Walker



July 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$240 – $290
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