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Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Work with Karen Davis (April/May 2021) – online

April 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$300.00 – $350.00
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The Griffin Museum offers an interactive online class (via Zoom) regarding portfolio development and marketing your work with former Atelier instructor and gallerist Karen Davis.

April – May 2021

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.

5 – 2.5 hour online live sessions
Maximum of 8 students only
5pm-7:30pm (Eastern Time)
$300 for Griffin Members; $350 for non-members

Class will meet:   April 28, May 5, 12,19 and 26

About the Instructor, Karen Davis

Karen Davis Portrait

Karen Davis © Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

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).



“I just wanted to say thank you for such a great class.  Your materials taught me so much about how to organize and present my work, as well as how to present myself to the art world.  Each week I looked forward to our discussions, and I learned just as much from listening to you discuss the work of my classmates as I did receiving feedback on my own work. ” – Jen Bilodeau

“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

“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

“Karen Davis is an inspiring mentor and educator who generously shares her extensive knowledge and experience of the making and marketing of fine art photography. I have greatly enjoyed  and learned so much from Karen and her course because there are so many opportunities to receive and give constructive feedback.  Karen’s class helped me not just to refine the series I am currently working on, it helped me to refine the way I talk and write about it, important skills that I have under-appreciated and under-developed like many artists. Karen’s online classes are well-timed and conveniently set up and the geographic diversity of our class adds to the richness of the experience.  I highly recommend Karen’s class for anyone hoping to achieve their artistic goals by learning how to take measurable actions to reach them. ”   – Lisa LeJeune




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April 28, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$300.00 – $350.00
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