Online Resource: The Boring Parts of Being an Artist with Ian Thomas | Virtual Event

Thursday Jul 30th, 2020

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There are four things that every working artist should have, and creating them can seem like a boring or daunting task.

On July 23, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual event led by Ian Thomas about writing your bio and artist statement, building your CV, and developing your portfolio. Ian provided insight on what to include and what to avoid. His presentation included examples representing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Thank you to all those who attended or watched the webinar! We ask that you please complete the survey included at the bottom of the page. Your feedback helps inform future programming.

Ian F. Thomas 1About Ian F. Thomas

Ian F. Thomas earned his BFA in Ceramic and Painting studies at Slippery Rock University and an MFA in Ceramics at Texas Tech University. His research explores traditional and nontraditional ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and installation. Thomas has exhibited at The David Winton Bell Gallery, Virginia Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Bellevue Museum, and the Nasher Sculpture Museum. His work has been exhibited in China, Slovakia, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, as well as across the United States. His works have been included in over a dozen publications. Additionally, he has presented lectures/workshops at over 25 institutions including Harvard University, Cornell University, Queens College, and Syracuse University.

Thomas is an Assistant Professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.


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