PDSS: Trajectories in Education + Art

PDSS: Trajectories in Education + Art

Join us at the Hamiltonian Gallery on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30pm for our next Professional Development Speaker Series: Trajectories in Education + Art: Upward mobility and its impact on Art Practice

PDSS: Reimagining Residencies

PDSS: Reimagining Residencies

Join us at the Hamiltonian Gallery on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30pm for our next Professional Development Speaker Series: Reimagining Residencies. 

PDSS: Money Moves: Grant Writing As Artistic Practice

PDSS: Money Moves: Grant Writing As Artistic Practice

Hamiltonian Artists is excited to host mentor Holly Bass' Professional Development Speaker Series (PDSS) program: Money Moves: Grant Writing As Artistic Practice. 

This workshop/panel will offer useful strategies and approaches to writing successful local and national grants. The session will also feature a mini-grant panel in action and suggestions for artists interested in serving as panel judges. More importantly, we hope to shift the idea that grant writing is a hoop to jump through or rigged lottery system and to see it as an inherently valuable creative process.

Panelists:
Holly Bass, Artistic Director, Holly Bass|360
Julianne Brienza, CEO/Co-founder of Capital Fringe
Zoe Charlton, Associate Professor of Art at American University
Michael Orlove, Director of Artist Communities, National Endowment for the Arts

Hamiltonian Artists would like to thank Holly Bass, Julianne Brienza, Zoe Charlton, Michael Orlove and everyone who attended the Money Moves: Grant Writing As Artistic Practice program. 


PDSS: Taxes for Artists

PDSS: Taxes for Artists

Hamiltonian Professional Development Speaker Series presents:
TAXES FOR ARTISTS with Sunlight Tax Founder, Hannah Cole, ENROLLED AGENT
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30pm

Have you ever had these questions when preparing your taxes: What can I deduct? Do I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio? 
Join us at Hamiltonian Gallery for a tax workshop geared toward artists and creatives lead by visual artist and enrolled agent, Hannah Cole. Hannah will discuss the basic tax equation and tax issues specifically related to artists, followed by a Q&A.

ABOUT HANNAH COLE
Hannah Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist, the financial challenges of freelancers and small creative businesses are both relevant and personal to Hannah. She is the founder of Sunlight Tax.

Professional Writing Workshops for Artists

Professional Writing Workshops for Artists

This weekend, Hamiltonian Artists is offering two skills-based professional-writing workshops for visual and performing artists at Hamitlonian Gallery.

Both workshops are free of charge, but space is limited and your rsvp to info@hamiltonianartists.org is required.

Professional Writing Workshops for Artists

Professional Writing Workshops for Artists

This weekend, Hamiltonian Artists is offering two skills-based professional-writing workshops for visual and performing artists at Hamitlonian Gallery.

Both workshops are free of charge, but space is limited and your rsvp to info@hamiltonianartists.org is required.

 

PDSS: Solving the mystery of the Fulbright Fellowship

PDSS: Solving the mystery of the Fulbright Fellowship

Two myths that need to be defied about the U.S. Fulbright fellowship program are: 1)Artists, musicians, performers, literary writers and journalists: you too are eligible to qualify for a fellowship. 2) No, it is not impossible to decipher the Fulbright program and application procedure. Artist and Fulbright recipient, Erin Treacy, will help decipher the Fulbright application process and show you how to put together a project proposal, how to find partners in your host country and answer other questions you may have. Erin Treacy was a Fulbright Fellow in Ireland 2009-10 and most recently a resident artist at The Golden Foundation for the Art and the Vermont Studio Center in 2012. She participated in numerous international residency programs and has shown extensively throughout the US and Europe. She received her MFA from UMASS Dartmouth and her BFA from Pratt Institute. Treacy currently resides in NYC and is the Fulbright Program Adviser at the Maryland Institute College of Art. You can see her work at: www.erintreacy.com

Grant-seeking for Artists

Grant-seeking for Artists

Professional Development Speaker Series. The foundation center talks grants with Kim Patton

Private Practice: Bad Ideas, Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures

Private Practice: Bad Ideas, Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures

Each Spring, Hamiltonian Gallery culminates its year of exhibitions by selecting an established artist to curate and exhibit in a group show that will include all of the Hamiltonian Fellows. This year, we are honored to have renowned sculptor, David Page, to conceptualize the theme for this compelling show, and to put to task the Hamiltonian Fellows as well as himself.

Hamiltonian Gallery is proud to present Private Practice: Bad Ideas, Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures.

As written by David Page:
During his trial before the Inquisition for heresy (for including extraneous elements such as drunkards dwarves monkeys and armed Germans in a biblical painting) the 16th century painter, Veronese declared the following: “We painters take the same license the poets and the jesters take” or in another translation: “We painters allow ourselves the same liberties as do poets and madmen.”

Today, the notion of poetic license is well trodden, but the assertion of jester’s, fool’s or even madman’s license is still interesting and provocative.

A colleague, when asked if he kept a sketchbook answered in the affirmative, adding almost sheepishly: “… If only to record my bad ideas.”

A loft in my studio is dedicated to the storage of half-baked attempts and fragments that have defied resolution for any number of reasons. This bone-yard of failures serves as my storehouse of ideas.

The problem with success is that we are tempted to emulate it, we develop formulae, develop a “brand”; we begin to believe our own mythology. In short we take ourselves too seriously.

While I sincerely wish the fellows overwhelmingly more success than failure, my charge is for them to occasionally root trough their own mishaps, incomplete ideas impossible plans and improbable scenarios: The madman’s liberty for which our old friend Veronese risked his neck.

Artists: David Page, Christian Benefiel, Jon Bobby Benjamin, Anne Chan, Ian MacLean Davis, Leah Frankel, Linda Hesh, Mike Iacovone, Magnolia Laurie, Katherine Mann, Jonathan Monaghan, Bryan Rojsuontikul, Michael Enn Sirvet, and Lina Vargas De La Hoz.