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Sustaining a Creative Practice

This 2-day workshop focuses on creative project development and best practices for taking your work to the next level whether that is presenting work in an exhibition or sharing it online. Conversation will be tailored to the group’s needs for advancing their projects, defining goals, finding avenues for sharing work and sustaining long-term projects.

This workshop is ideal for makers at any level of practice – career or hobby-based. The focus will be on developing a critical dialog and establishing good self-evaluation skills in addition to editing and sequencing a series of artworks towards the creation of a cohesive body of work.

About the Instructor

Jennifer Murray is an artist, educator and curator who lives and works in Chicago. She is the executive director of Filter Photo and was previously the director of A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design. Murray is an independent curator organizing exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists. She teaches a broad range of topics from photography skills to portfolio development and professional practices for emerging artists. She is an instructor at Loyola University Chicago and an independent artists’ consultant and mentor working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation. Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.



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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
56605 Sitka Dr Otis, OR 97368 OR United States


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