The Business of Art

2021 Business of Art Class Schedule

Annual Workshop Series

Free for Arts Council Members/$15 for General Public
Pre-Registration Required: 607-723-4620 or

Unless otherwise indicated, programs to be held at: 95 Court Street, Level 1M, Binghamton, NY 13901

Business of Art Workshop Series

The opportunity for artists of all disciplines to learn essential business success strategies in a supportive environment. The instructors and facilitators have many years of successful experience in various business ventures throughout the arts community. Participants will learn many of their tried and true best practices. If you are already in business, thinking of launching a career as a professional artist (visual, performing, literary, and digital) or would like to attend and network with other members of the arts community – you’re welcome to join!

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2021 Business of Art Workshop Schedule

Portfolio Review
SATURDAY APR. 24, 2021 | 10am to 2pm
BCAC Conference Space 95 Court St. Level 1M Binghamton, NY
Presenters: Orazio Salati & Cindy Henry

Open to Students and Adults, Portfolio Review will give you the opportunity to share your work to be critiqued and considered. Join us in April for a Portfolio review! Reviews will be conducted by local Arts Educators and Artists Orazio Salati and Cindy Henry. Both artists have years of experience in Arts Education and creating art themselves. Portfolio Reviews are FREE for Broome County High School Students and Broome County Arts Council members, and $15 for all others.

Pre-registration is required as review time-slots are limited. Email or call (607)723-4620 to secure your timeslot today!


Gallery Representation: How to Approach Galleries with Your Work
SATURDAY MAY 22, 2021 | Time TBD
Presenter: Orazio Salati

Have you ever wondered how artists approach galleries with their work? Join us in May for a workshop with local gallery owner and artist, Orazio Salati! Orazio Salati has over 30 years of experience creating, exhibiting, and representing in galleries. Free for Broome County Arts Council members, and $15 for all others. The presentation will be in person at Broome County Arts Council – limit of 8 people.

Intro to Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2021 | 11am – 1pm
Presenter: Bella Seastrand, Sales and Marketing Associate of Broome County Arts Council

Originally from Binghamton, Bella recently earned her BA in Graphic Design from Binghamton University. She has worked within the arts, design, and nonprofits through her internships at the Tioga Arts Council and Binghamton University’s Music Department. In her free time, Bella often works on freelance design, photography and videography projects for artists and organizations such as the band Driftwood, Binghamton University’s Music Department, the Anderson Center, and many other amazing local artists. Throughout 2020, she worked with Driftwood founding member Joe Kollar on his solo release Side Street, creating the album artwork and design, music videos, website, and social media content.

Photographing Your Artwork
SATURDAY JULY 24, 2021 | 11am – 1pm
Presenter: Liam Axton, Photographer and Gallery Assistant of Artisan Gallery

Liam Axton is a photographer who recently graduated with his BFA in photography from SUNY New Paltz in December of 2018. Since then he has been creating personal photo stories and working on street photography in the Binghamton area.

Building an Online Presence
SATURDAY AUGUST 21, 2021 | 11am – 1pm
Presenter: Shawna Stevenson, Director of Programs and Marketing, BCAC

Broome County Arts Council’s Director of Programs and Marketing will lead participants through the basics of getting their artworks showcased online. Participants will be guided through how to create a domain name, use a website template, considerations for their artwork, and how to use social media to their advantage. Additionally, there will be a tutorial on embedding copyright information into their digital images using Adobe Bridge. Artists will have the opportunity to ask any questions related to this topic at the end of the course, and will be provided useful links to help get their work online. This is a virtual class. Access will be provided upon registration.