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FEES: The fees go directly to the consultants.
Bettis's fee is $50/hour at the CAP office or $65/at your studio (depending on mileage.)
Carrie's fee is $30/30 minutes or $50/hour at the CAP office.
DATE, TIME: If you would like a consultation, e-mail Robin (Program Director at CAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know who you would like to consult with (Bettsie or Carrie) and she will give you instructions to make an appointment.
PREPARING: Once a time and date is arranged, you will be sent a simple form to fill out and return (via e-mail) describing how you'd like to use your consultation time. This will allow the consultants to prepare for your session to best serve your needs. If requesting feedback on written materials (bio, statement, etc.) you will be asked to e-mail them ahead of time to CAP so Carrie or Bettsie can read them prior to your meeting.
LOCATION: CAP Offices, Center Ithaca on the Commons in Downtown Ithaca.
NOTE: Carrie's sessions are not designed to critique the content of art work, but rather to give feedback on your professional presentation. Neither consultant is trained to give technical assistance on the building of web sites.
CONSULTATIONS WITH CARRIE CHALMERS
Excellent presentation of materials is crucial when applying for shows, grants, residencies, and when approaching galleries.
Consultations with Carrie offer visual artists the opportunity to receive individualized assistance for their work samples, website presentation, artist statements, bios and resumes.
Carrie's consultation is part of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA's) Statewide Consulting Program. NYFA launched the consulting program to disseminate professional advice to visual artists throughout the state.
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CONSULTATIONS WITH BETTSIE PARK
Selling to a Store or Gallery / Layout and Presentation of Your Artist Studio
Bettsie has fostered many an artist's career in the past 30 years and she knows what she's talkin' about! Please take a look at her workshop topics to learn about her areas of expertise.
Bettsie has been co-owner of 15 STEPS for over 30 years and before that was a practicing fiber artist, selling her work to galleries across the U.S. Bettsie has mentored many emerging artists since opening 15 STEPS, taking each of them from their first hint of greatness to self-supporting, full-time professional.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CARRIE CHALMERS
Learn more about her art work at www.carriechalmers.com
Carrie Chalmers has completed New York Foundation for the Arts's (NYFA) "MARK" training, a competitive, statewide six-month program focusing on the professional side of artist creative practices. She has also completed a separate NYFA intensive training program designed to prepare her and other statewide artists on how to conduct these one-on-one consultations. More information about Carrie is at the bottom of this page.
Carrie Chalmers is a photographer and artist consultant living in Ithaca, NY. Chalmers trained with NYFA to become a MARK artist consultant, learning how to advise other visual artists on their professional artistic careers. She specializes in work sample selection and editing for web or presentation, contact-building, information organization, and statement editing.
Chalmers is the co-founder of The Working Relationship (TWR), an arts group dedicated to promoting contemporary art in and around Ithaca, NY. TWR produced a variety of programming including art salons, exhibitions of international works in temporary spaces, artists networking events, the To Let Art Program, which installed site-specific works in vacant spaces, and exhibitions in conventional art spaces. She sits on the board of the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and serves on CAP's programming committee. Through TWR and CAP, she has conducted studio visits, curated exhibitions, and sat on jury panels for grants.
Chalmers variously worked as a researcher, editor, and archive head at Magnum Photos between 1992 and 1998. From 1999-2000, she was a freelance photo editor in Washington, DC, where her clients included The Washington Post Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Talk Magazine, and US News and World Report.
She has exhibited in the Ithaca area and received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Cornell Council for the Arts. Her work explores human relationships and the uncomfortable balance between connection and vulnerability.