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Writing About Your Work:
Artist Statements and Bios

Sunday, September 17th , 2-4pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15th

Instructor: TBD


Fee: Individual Seminar: $20
Entire Year (10 Seminars): $175

Class Size:
Minimum: 5

Description: Artist statements are difficult but necessary. Every artist should be able to concisely describe his or her practice and concepts. Learn how to get your thoughts on paper and convey the meaning behind your work.

This seminar will cover:

  • Writing artist statements for different contexts and audiences
  • Crucial elements of an artist statement
  • The language of artist statements
  • What to say when you have nothing to say
  • Analyzing examples of artist statements- the good, the bad, and the weird
  • Formulas for an artistic bio

Materials List: Please bring an artist statement if you would like feedback from the group. (Optional)

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


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Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

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(or by special appointment)

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

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4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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