Join us at 6:30 p.m. for the Validation and Value Panel that will focus on how the various aspects of validation—self, academic, social, or systematic—translate to an artist’s value. Panelists will discuss how that value can be maintained and developed through placement, collecting, and archiving, as well as some of the other means available.

Panelists currently include: Barb Houser, Kayren Lyle, Eric Hanks, Charmaine Jefferson, Mark Steven Greenfield, Anthony Silva, Berlinda Fontenot, Charles Bibbs, and Bernard Stanley Hoyes. Additional panelists will be added as they confirm participation.

“One main aspect of a self-validating artist is the satisfaction of achieving a level of independence as it relates to being economically self supporting. We will discuss some of the requirements in becoming a successful artist outside of the institutional validation system. Currently, there are thousands of visual artists making well over $100k/year under the radar of the system. Many of these artists have achieved this with minimum to no structured education or mentoring. This panel will be geared to cover these realities.”

Artist, panelist, and co-curator of Visual Voice, Charles Bibbs

September 22: Join us for Validation and Value, the Conversation Continues at 6:30 p.m. Panelists currently include: Diane Shannon Young, Kenneth Gatewood, Larry Poncho Brown, Inge Pelzer, Nedra Myricks, Kathleen Atkins Wilson, Theresa Shellcrof, Cosme Cordova, and Alicia Lee. Free with admission or membership.  

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