Artist Statements Jan Schall…and why one is not enough

Artist Statements Jan Schall…and why one is not enough


Schall_Jan_HeadshotJan Schall/Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

September 10, 6 – 8 pm

Location: Kansas City Artists Coalition

201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Seating for this workshop is limited. Email marissakcac@gmail.com or call 816-421-5222 to reserve your place.

If you haven’t heard, artist statements are IMPORTANT!

Join, Curator of Modern Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Jan Schall as she discusses the importance of an artist statement and what jurors and curators are looking for when they are reviewing a portfolio, judging a call for entry or looking at an artists website.

Artists’ Statements are an essential component of a proposal for an exhibition or grant. A statement from the artist is a chance to add a voice to their visual documentation and gives artists an opportunity to define the conversation they are having with their audience through their art.

On the flip side, visitors to an artist’s website or gallery exhibition often have questions about the artwork. The artist statement provides insight into the artwork and “speaks” to the viewer in the artist’s absence.

And yet another reason to review your artist statement is for publication purposes. Publications often have a longer life than the physical artwork and may find their way into libraries. When artists’ statements are published, they may serve as the only information a reader has about the artist’s art, process and life.

Ms. Schall will draw on her wide experience as curator, juror, grant panelist, and teacher to discuss the uses and various audiences for artists’ statements.

For more info & to register, visit The Kansas City Artists Coalition