WORKING WITH GALLERIES 101
With Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist Relations, Mixed Greens Gallery
Wednesday, October 2, from 6-8pm
Cost: Free for current Keyholder Residency recipients
$12 for LESP Studio Renters and current Members
$15 for all other artists
Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers — you have to do it all yourself. This lecture will help to demystify the negotiations between galleries and artists. We'll discuss how to research galleries and the often complicated relationships from courtship to representation, including group shows, back rooms, flat files, solo exhibitions, and sales. Expectations from the gallery's and artist's point-of-view will be discussed in depth. Common business practices and the power of the artist will be emphasized.
Heather Darcy Bhandari is the Director of Artist Relations at Mixed Greens. Since joining the gallery in 2000, she has curated over seventy exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at Brown University.
Heather’s passion and enthusiasm for artists leads her to curate independent exhibitions, sit on the board of NURTUREart (a nonprofit in Brooklyn giving opportunities to unrepresented artists and curators), and co-author ART/WORK, a professional development book for artists published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster. She’s a member of the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA), College Art Association, and was the co-chair of programming for ArtTable. She has lectured, and participated in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. Heather received a BA in visual arts and anthropology at Brown University and an MFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.