57th Annual National Conference Artist New York 2016 Art & Culture Conference

57th Annual
National Conference Artist New York
2016 Art & Culture Conference

Friday, February 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1638 Bedford Avenue ♦ Brooklyn, NY 11225
(@ Crown St./ Subway 2, 3, 4, & 5 trains to Franklin Ave.)

Current Photo ID required for entrance into the conference venue.

Sponsored by the MEC Black History Month Committee &
the Center for Black Literature
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Schedule for the day:

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Opening Remarks

1:20 pm – 3:20 pm Black History Month Workshop: Leadership Through the Arts

Hosted by A. Lyric & Facilitated by Tony Watts

This interactive workshop incorporates Hip-Hop, music, poetry, literature, and social activism in order to build and create space for dialogue and conflict resolution. It is also focuses on career development for people of color to foster expansion and community building.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break

3:50 pm – 4:20 pm Professional Workshop 1: Art Handling and Gallery Preparation

Presenters: Lydia Clark (NCA Board Member, Bronx Council on the Arts, Licensed Professional Art Handler), Camille Brewer (Art Buyer, Licensed Appraiser), & Wesley Beeks (NCA President, Conference Chairperson, Principal Curator, & Art Buyer)

This workshop will cover the finer details of how artists and those considering a career in the arts can professionally present, prepare, catalog their work. The practical aspects of protocol for gallery, retail, trade, appraisal, and representation of art will also be explained.

4:25 pm – 5:20 pm Professional Workshop 2: The Legal Basics of Starting Your Art Business & Establishing Your Brand

Presenters: Turquoise Young (Attorney), Melba Joyce (Art Educator), & Bob Daniels (Art Educator)

This workshop will introduce copyright and intellectual property along with practical advice on how to prepare for launching your services to the global community from artists with experience in international commerce.

5:25 pm – 6:45 pm Artist Profile: Sophia Dawson

Sophia Dawson (NCA Vice President) will present on how art can be used a transformative medium to great effect in social activism, community building, cultural and sociological dialogue, and feminism.


6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Closing Remarks