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This Professional Development workshop sold out at the 2017 Filter Photo Festival so we’re offering it again this April in case you missed your chance!

Join Sasha Wolf and Jess T. Dugan for an immersive weekend of professional practices. This weekend workshop includes full-day seminars on Saturday and Sunday with an optional Friday night critique. This workshop is ideal for photographers looking to gain insight into professional aspects of the art world.

More than ever before, being an artist requires not only producing compelling work, but also possessing the professional skills necessary to get your work seen, shown, and collected. In this 2-day workshop, dealer Sasha Wolf and artist Jess T. Dugan will provide an overview of the skills required to build and maintain a career as a fine art photographer in today’s multifaceted and ever-changing art world.  This is a rare chance to not only learn what today’s standards are regarding best practices but also to participate in a genuine dialogue between an artist and a dealer.

Some of the questions that will be addressed include:

What constitutes a refined body of work?  How do you determine when your work is ready to be shown?

What are the best practices for maintaining artist websites and using social media? What is the role of a gallerist?  What is the responsibility of the artist in an artist/gallery relationship?

How do you connect with individuals such as curators, publishers, or collectors who are in a position to support your work and further your career?

What are some strategies for building community and sustaining a meaningful practice for the long haul?

Optional Friday night add-on:
Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm.


Join us for a casual night of conversation and critique with workshop instructors Wolf and Dugan joined by Filter Photo Executive Director Jennifer Murray. This is an excellent opportunity to get critical feedback about your work and get to know the instructors as well as meet other workshop attendees.

Traveling to Chicago for the workshop? Get in touch, we’re happy to make travel recommendations,

Date: April 14 – April 15, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $325 Member / $375 Non-Member / $275 Student / add on Friday evening +$125

Location: Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207

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