I am pleased to announce that I’ve been chosen as one of four participants for the Art League Rhode Island Curatorial Mentorship Project. After an application process, I was delighted to receive notice that I would be able to participate!
This pilot program, funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, will pair artists with experienced curators, gallerists and artists in a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about the process of exhibition curation: from the conceptualizing an exhibition, to the nitty-gritty of patching walls, intake of exhibition pieces, and the administrative tasks to execute a successful and meaningfully-curated exhibition.
I am one of four emerging curators in this mentorship program, and it has already been a delight to meet the other artists and to get to know them through this project. We have sat in on the Art League Rhode Island exhibitions committee meeting, have been assigned tasks on that committee, have helped with outtake and intake of artist work in the gallery, hung pieces, patched walls, and assisted many times with holding a painting so that the others can see how it looks from further back (as demonstrated in the photo above).
I’m looking forward to learning much about the depth and breadth of curatorial process over the next several months, and I hope to glean as much as I can. At the end of the process, I will be developing an exhibition proposal of my own that could potentially go up in The VETS Gallery. My mind is already churning with ideas…