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Educational Seminars

Growing Your Art Career

Panel Discussion

Tuesday Nov 21 2017

638 Queen St. E (inside Dark Horse cafe)

Toronto, ON M4M 1G3

  What do you need to do to grow your art career and move it to the next level? What are the secrets to achieving a more professional art practice? What concrete steps should you take to accomplish your goals? Once again we are doing our very popular seminar with new panelists from different aspects of the art field. We are very excited to have the following on our panel this year. Moderated by Ian Busher, they will  share their insights, knowledge and experience in a freewheeling and informative panel discussion. 

1. David McClyment

David McClyment graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1980 with many awards including that school’s highest honour, The Medal in Fine Arts. He has been exhibiting professionally for 37 years, in the GTA, throughout Ontario and internationally. His work has been the focus of many grants and critical reviews. He is currently represented by the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto’s West Queen West district. McClyment’s work typically invites the viewer into an open ended narrative structure where personal story telling becomes the essence of the experience. McClyment’s next solo show, “Hush”, will be in April 2018 at at the David Kaye Gallery. It will feature large drawings (5 ft x 15ft) done primarily in charcoal on paper and explore the loss of private space brought on by the rise of social media.

For the past 7 years McClyment has acted as a professor and the Co-ordinator of the Fine Arts Studio Program. In that capacity, he has been principal in doubling the enrollment of the program, while broadening its creative base. Using

Professor and Co-ordinator of the Fine Arts Studio Program at Centennial (Story Arts Centre-Pape and Mortimer) David is also in the process of authoring a resource on professional practices for fine artists.

2. Andrew Stelmack

Andrew Stelmack is an accomplished abstract visual artist who came to approach and explore his craft at what he calls the "half-way point" in life. He had never even picked up a paintbrush to paint before he was forty years old and and in only ten years has created a vibrant and successful career .   His artwork is in numerous galleries in Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton, Prince Edward County, Ottawa and Winnipeg.  He also curates a number of spaces in Toronto's Liberty Village.  His work can be found in both private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States and has been given to various Ministers in Canada's Parliament.

Website:  www.astelmack.com
instagram:  andrew_stelmack
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Andrew-Stelmack-182303371671/
email:  agstelmack@gmail.com

3. Ivan Tanzer, BFA, MMSt
Gallery Manager
ivan@petroffgallery.com
www.petroffgallery.com

Originally from Montreal, Ivan moved to Toronto in 2006 to complete his Master's degree in Museum Studies and has worked in commercial galleries since 2009. An avid art lover with a particular interest in the business of art, Ivan now manages the Petroff Gallery; a gallery known for presenting a hybrid blend of fine craft and contemporary 2D works. As the principal of Ivan Tanzer Art Services, he works directly with artists, art fairs and contemporary arts organizations to provide logistics, web, and customized art services.


NOTE: To those attending this seminar please bring your business cards with you for the panelists and networking. 

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