Getting Galleries to Yes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
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On Wednesday, September 17, EAC hosts a special 1-day program for artists led by artist, coach and agent, Gwenda Joyce. This intensive session runs from 10am to 5pm and is designed for those artists who aspire to build their art career with gallery representation. This day-long intensive will

delve into the solutions and skills that artists need to have to make successful submissions to galleries. You will learn what is necessary to prepare yourself to approach a gallery and submit your work with confidence and overcome your obstacles to stepping up to your art career. You will develop skills and know what to say, who to say it to, and what to present. Learn how to transition into the professional artist role with grace and ease.

Additional Information:

WHERE: Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. (847) 475-5300. Meet in first-floor galleries

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 10am – 5pm

WHAT TO BRING: a small work of your own art to show, and your lunch (or plan to join others at a nearby café)

COST: Discounted Price: $247 for registrations made by Sunday, September 14

Regular Price: $297

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Please pay on line at

Testimonials from past attendees:

“The information was invaluable!”

“Working with Gwenda is a game-changer.”

“Gwenda knows her material thoroughly and presents it clearly.  She covered many topics with ease and helped draw people out.  Her joy of being with artists was palpable.  She leads people gently to believe in the power of the art they want to offer to the world.  It was fabulous!  We hope she comes back again!”

            --Toni Littlejohn, President, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Stn., CA

Gwenda Joyce Biography:                       

Gwenda Joyce is an Artist Coach & Agent and the founder of Art Ambassador, a practice dedicated to helping artists take decisive action to establish and expand their art careers. Gwenda Joyce is the author of "Top 5 Keys to Building Your Successful Art Career." She is the creator of the Thriving Artist Network, a free online network, and "The Thriving Artist," a free weekly online newsletter. She offers individual & group coaching support and guides artists to achieve success with their careers. 

Gwenda is a former gallery owner and has also worked as an arts writer, curator, and art consultant. Her gallery, the acclaimed Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery in Chicago received the "Best Gallery of the Year" commendation in 2003. She is also passionate about dancing and things that keep life moving with grace and ease. Joyce holds a BA and Masters from Colorado College.

Previous related presentations have been given at:

  • SC/WCA – Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
  • Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Novato, CA
  • Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
  • Peninsula Arts Council, Belmont, CA
  • O’Hanlon Art Center, Mill Valley, CA
  • WilliamSen Art Group, Vancouver, BC
  • Subterranean Art Haus, Berkeley, CA
  • Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
  • ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
  • Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC
  • ArtTable, San Francisco
  • SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco





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