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  • Torrance Art Musuem (map)
  • 3320 Civic Center Dr
  • Torrance, CA, 90503
  • United States

The Torrance Art Museum will be hosting a FREE professional practices workshop lead by artist and arts educator Karen Atkinson and GYST-Ink.  This crash course workshop is designed to guide artists of all types, from beginners just developing a practice, to experienced professionals, through many important aspects of becoming an organized, professional, and successful artist.

Workshop Topics:

  • Time management for artists
  • How to present yourself and talk about your work
  • Portfolio / CV / artist statement prep
  • Loan forms and contracts
  • Exhibition venues and what to expect
  • Approaching galleries, institutions, musuems
  • Basic business Issues / ethics for artists
  • How to raise money / grant writing
  • Independent artist projects
  • Getting the word out / marketing

PLEASE RSVP at TorranceArtMuseum@TorranceCA.Gov
space is limited.


GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing information, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support artists and arts organizations with an integrated mix of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.

Spearheaded by Karen Atkinson, GYST-Ink has been the leading resource for professional practice, art advice and art business services in Southern California for over ten years, helping thousands of artists from all over America get on the road to career success. Founded in 2000 by Karen Atkinson as a software company, GYST’s products and services now include professional practices software, a blog, a newsletter, career development workshops, artist resume and statement reviewing, document and artwork documentation and archiving, a Skills Bank, web development, and consulting services.