LOWAC Arts @ Home: Professional Development for Artists – A Crash Course
March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Sophie Lavoie
The Muse is pleased to partner with LOWAC for this session of Arts @ Home. Curator, Sophie Lavoie, will be delivering this professional development crash course for artist over Zoom.
Topics will include:
- Preparing a professional profile and media platforms for clients, curators and dealers to find you and learn more about your artwork.
- Learning how to keep a proper record of your work and why this is important
- How to develop a market for your artwork, selling and client development
- How to apply to public art galleries for exhibition
- How to apply to private art galleries for representation
For more information and to register, please visit LOWAC’s website.
Sophie Lavoie has been the curator for The Muse, Douglas Family Art Centre since its opening in 2019. She has curated many in-house exhibitions and guest curated for McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Sophie is a practicing artist whose work has been collected internationally. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, in 2002.
Throughout her fifteen year career she has worked in many facets of the art industry: production, exhibition, education and sales. Sophie was the Gallery Manager of Loch Gallery, in Winnipeg from 2007 until her move to The Muse. She is very knowledgeable about the work of Walter J. Phillips and during her time with Loch Gallery worked with celebrated Canadian historical art and award winning contemporary artists. She has knowledge of museum and gallery practices, art methods and techniques; curatorial work, project management, event planning, research, digital media and photography. As someone who is passionate about the arts, Sophie is committed to creating engaging, culturally rich, dynamic experiences for Art Centre visitors. She enjoys engaging with the public, in both French and English, and is excited to share her passion for art, what it can mean to all of us and how it can be the greatest expression of what and who we are as people.