Learn what art school never taught you!

Art Without Limits gives workshops in the business aspects of the art world. Material/Topics covered in these workshops will be applicable across a variety of art forms whether visual art, poetry, music, and more. Often, these BizArts Workshops will explore subjects that we never learned in art schools to help you with a flourishing career. There is an admission donation of $20, but any amount is appreciated. We do ask that you pre-register below prior to the BizArts Workshop that you plan on attending. Thank you so much!

Upcoming BizArts Workshop: May 2019

“Navigating the World of Contemporary Art”
with Art Without Limits

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm
Pilgrim Terrace (Main Gathering Room)
649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

Breaking into the world of contemporary art isn’t for the faint of heart; it requires both talent and hustle. You must think creatively and outside of the box, meanwhile staying proactive and professional to persevere in this competitive industry. Getting your work seen and sold goes beyond the gallery model. Pursuing a future in the art world from an amateur artist to the prestige of a professional is a daunting process that necessitates organizational skills, a head for business, marketing savvy, and a passion for the process. 

In this BizArts Workshop, the world of contemporary art will be contextualized through the perspectives and roles of several local arts professionals including Julia Rutherford Daly (Curator for the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture), Tom Pazderka (painter, installation artist and writer), and Matt Henriksen (co-founder and director of The Basic Premise Gallery in Ojai). Learn some of the tips from the professionals currently active in the world of contemporary art and start navigating your own path today.

Pre-Registration is Required at Form Above
Suggested Workshop Donation: $20 | Refreshments will be provided


workshop Speakers (Left to Right in Image Above):

Julia Rutherford Daly is the Curator for the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture. Before joining the Officeof Arts and Culture, Julia spent a combined six years at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) in diverse roles including Annual Fund Manager, Staff Liaison to Museum Support Groups, and Lead Curator of Ray Strong: Beyond Santa Barbara. Internationally, Daly held a position with the renowned Galeria Senda in Barcelona to promote local and international artists. Julia received a dual B.A. in Art History and Spanish from UCSB before proceeding to earn her M.A. from USC in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere. During her graduate studies, Daly worked with the Hammer Museum’s Chief Curator Connie Butler to support the 2014 Made in L.A. biennial. through an extended series of artist gallery visits. She also worked as a Faculty Assistant at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design.

Tom Pazderka (b. Czech Republic) is a painter, installation artist and writer. His work interrogates ideology and our desire to escape it, the built and natural worlds, cultural mythos and a society perpetually on the precipice, all in a black and white palette of ash and oil. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a Regents Fellow and Artist in Residence. He is currently a Community Artist at the Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara. Recent exhibitions include The Basic Premise (Ojai), Sullivan Goss and Silo 118 (Santa Barbara),  Gallery 825 (Los Angeles), FA Museum (North Carolina), Parasol Projects (NYC), Trafo Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic). Residencies include Trafacka and MeetFactory (Czech Republic) and Chateau Orquevaux (France). His work has been published in New American Paintings, Dark Mountain, Dandelion Journal and Daily Serving among others. Pazderka’s work is represented by Silo 118. www.tompazderka.com

Matt Henriksen is the co-founder and director of The Basic Premise gallery, a contemporary art space in Ojai, with partner Ted Nava. Henriksen is also manager of Bart’s Books, where he deals in rare and collectible books, ranging from manuscripts and art, to general titles and new books. Occasionally he also deals in secondary market art (especially print media) in his capacity at Bart’s Books. He studied Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara and enjoys drawing the figure from life.

Header Image: BizArts Workshop with Calico Brown on Google Docs for Artists and Nonprofits