Urban Art Biz: The Art Of the Art Show
Presented in partnership with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Program and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery.
Join us for Season 2 of Urban Art Biz’s second episode, The Art Of the Art Show on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 from 12pm – 1pm CST
With our very special guests:
Artist – KC Adams
Artist – JD Hawk
Host/Moderator – Jessica Dumas
The workshop is offered Free. Please register online by 10:30 am Oct 26, 2022, the morning of the event, and a zoom link will be sent to your email address by 11AM !
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If an artist creates a body of work and no one is around to see it, does it make an impact? What is the importance of having our work as artists witnessed? And how do we go about getting that work seen? How do we find an audience and a venue for our stories and acts of creation? Do we mount our own show? Do we go with a commercial gallery, an artist run centre, have an online presence, or work in NFT’s? What do we do with our work, once it is created? And how do we, as artists, get paid for our work?
Artists put their heart and soul into their creations. They are visionaries, they are the voice of the people, they shine light in dark places and celebrate resilience through brush strokes, photographs, movement, design, sculpture, performance, images on screen and the written word. They allow expression to flow from their deepest depths out of their hands to capture a moment in time, a thought, a story and create a piece of work that inspires, repels, delights, causes an emotional reaction within a viewer that can often cause change.
As Indigenous artists, it’s more important now than ever to put our voices out into the world. Join internationally renowned artist KC Adams and rising star JD Hawk as they discuss the art of the art show. Together they will shed light on the process and practicalities of mounting a showing of your work. Discussing all the ups and downs, ins and outs, to do’s and not to do’s, along with things to consider, and protocols to remember. It’s bound to be a very insightful and helpful conversation as you make your own way on to the world’s art stage.
Join us and find out how to begin your journey to having your own art show!
KC Adams is a Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in studio arts. Adams has had several solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and been in three biennales including the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. Adams participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Parramatta Arts Gallery in Australia. Her work is in many permanent collections Nationally and Internationally. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and four trees from Birch Bark Ltd, are in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW. She was the scenic designer for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation. She helped design a 30-foot public art sculpture called Niimamaa for the Winnipeg Forks and a piece for the United Way of Winnipeg called Community. Adams was awarded the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Mark Award and Canada’s Senate 150 medal recipient for her accomplishments with her Perception Photo Series. KC is now an author with her book Perception: A Photo Series that Quill & Quire. chose as 2019 Books of the Year. www.kcadams.net
JD Hawk is a renowned Red River Métis Artist from Winnipeg, MB. His artwork reflects his love of the outdoors and connection to his Métis heritage. He has been honoured by the Manitoba Métis Federation and has been commissioned nationally and internationally with collectors worldwide, including The Royal Canadian Mint.
Jessica Dumas is a professional speaker, coach and the host of The Confidence and Communication Podcast. She has been recognized for her professional expertise as a recipient of the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award from the Nellie McClung Foundation for 2021, Ace Burpees Most Fascinating Manitobans for 2019, the 2017 Future Leaders of Manitoba and the CBC’s Top 40 Manitobans under 40 for 2015. She has a 2017 TEDx talk called The Journey to a Woman’s Identity.
Jessica’s volunteer contributions have gained her wide respect across Manitoba and Canada. She has served as Chairperson for both the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and continues to sit on numerous committees and boards at the executive level. She is a powerful role model and advocates for women’s empowerment, leading others to overcome challenges by developing personal strengths, vision and self-confidence. You can connect with Jessica directly on instagram @jessicadumas.ca
Urban Art Biz is a series of online workshops focusing on the business side of art from an Indigenous perspective. Our goal is to provide insight into the professional world and work of Indigenous artists and Indigenous galleries.