Painting & Drawing

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    • O

      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Critical Dialog: Balancing Act

Aug 10, 2021

7-8PM

Concept

The majority of artists juggle their art practice with other jobs, duties, children, and responsibilities. The tenuous nature of the scaffolding around many of our lives has been made even more visible through the destabilization of the coronavirus pandemic. Making art under the pressure of not enough time, space, money, or energy can be demoralizing. But there are strategies and flexibilities available to make the limits of life a part of your practice—and maybe even let those obstacles and boundaries influence the work in unexpected ways. Join this timely conversation, with artist Gabriela Salazar about how to carve and create art within and around the best, worst, and realities of times. Moderated by Liz Ferrill, the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking.

This Critical Dialog lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required and is limited to 20 people. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Media

The Critical Dialog Program at Anderson Ranch seeks to engage the community in lively discussion about contemporary art and art making.

Faculty

Gabriela Salazar

Through sculpture, drawing and site interventions New York City-based artist, Gabriela Salazar, investigates the relationship between our assumptions and ideals for the built environment and its simultaneous, imperfect and intangible realities. She has shown at Storm King Art Center, The Drawing Center, The Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio, among other venues.

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Join Waitlist for Critical Dialog: Balancing Act

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

Painting & Drawing

Make, reflect, consider, engage—these are all critical elements of the Painting and Drawing workshops at Anderson Ranch. Our exceptional workshops combine focused, hands-on art making with critical feedback for artists of all levels. Painting and Drawing guest faculty are phenomenal artists and educators with experience supporting students by offering technical knowledge and encouragement.

The bright, natural light of the Wyly Painting and Drawing Building provides an inspiring environment where students can explore and expand their artistic practice. Our facilities are equipped with individual worktables, wall space, easels, rolling palettes, odorless solvents, a wide range of hand and power tools, computer access with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities. Spend a week here— or several—and engage in a variety of activities that will fuel your practice throughout the year.

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Workshop Details

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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