Press "Enter" to skip to content

[WORKSHOP] LMCC Visual Arts Focus: Working With Galleries 101 / Info on LMCC Artist Residencies

Visual Arts Focus: Working With Galleries 101
Led by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Artist Relations, Mixed Greens
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 often secretive 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.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 – 8PM
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
Between Pearl and Water Streets [map]
The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Registration will be available Wednesday, April 11th, at 12PM.
About the Instructor:
Heather Darcy Bhandari is Director of Artist Relations at Mixed Greens. Since joining the gallery in 2000, she has curated over sixty exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at Brown University. She has curated independent shows and co-authored the book, ART/WORK, a professional development book for artists published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster. She is on the board of NURTUREart (a nonprofit in Brooklyn giving opportunities to emerging artists and curators), a member of the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) and College Art Association, and is the co-chair of programming for ArtTable. She has lectured and participated in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. Bhandari received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.
Since 1997, the Artist Residencies department has partnered with generous real estate owners in Lower Manhattan to address the critical need for studio, rehearsal, and presentation space for artists working in all disciplines. We secure donations of temporarily vacant ground floor retail spaces, gutted industrial spaces, upper level office floors, and subterranean bank vaults downtown and transform them into incubators for art. Space is granted through open calls for applications. By placing artists into the Lower Manhattan landscape we are simultaneously serving the arts community at large and enhancing downtown’s cultural environment.
A studio residency program for emerging visual artists and writers.
Swing Space
A space grant program for visual and performing artists and arts groups.
Paris Exchange
A six-month live/work residency in Paris for New York City-based visual artists.