Artist Incubator Series

Emerge's Artist Incubator Series is a professional development course crafted for emerging artists in the community. With the help of professional artist and educator, Jen Erickson, and other leaders in the local art community, this multi-week intensive program gives artists the tools they need to advance their professional careers. 

Incubator Core

The Incubator Core Classes, taught by Jen Erickson, will be held at Emerge every Tuesday, April 9th through May 7th, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Classes will include topics such as: creating a cohesive body of work, writing an artist statement, biography, and resume, developing your portfolio, and more!

Artists must apply in advance prior to attending as there are a limited number of seats available. Cost is $175 for all five classes, scholarships are available upon approved request.

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Fee for the series will only be collected after application is approved. Applications are due April 5th (the deadline has been extended from March 25th). 

Panel Discussions & Open Critiques

In addition to the Core Classes, Emerge is offering free panel discussions and open critiques. Each will be led by three to four art professionals from our community. 

April 18th | Open Critique

with Artists Melissa Lang and Eric Demattos

April 25th | Panel Discussion: Fine Art vs. Craft

with Artists Maya Rumsey and Lance Sinnema

May 2nd | Panel Discussion: Originality, Influence, and Exploration of Culture

with Artist Megan Cherry and Carl Richardson

May 9th | Panel Discussion: What Drives You to Create? Concepts, Social Issues, Income, etc?

with Artists Katie Creyts and Jenny Hyde

May 23rd | Panel Discussion: Gallery Vs. Self-Representation. Experimentation and Exploring Your Options. 

with Artists Chris Kelsey and Helen Parsons

May 30th | Open Critique

with Artists Kate Lund and Jenny Hyde

All panel discussions and open critiques will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Emerge. 

Please RSVP to each panel discussion or open critique you're planning to attend. This can be done by clicking the dates above or by going to our class/event calendar.