PhotoVox: August 2023 – Local Gallerists Talk

PHOTOVOX AUGUST 2023

Local Gallerists Talk: Libby Garon and Emily Grace King

SPEAKERS | Libby Garon (Walker Fine Art) and Emily Grace King (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities)

WHEN | Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM)

WHERE | CPAC Gallery, 1200 Lincoln Street, Suite 111, Denver, CO, 80203 

COST | Free for CPAC members*; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | Exhibiting is an essential part of being an artist, but sometimes it can seem difficult to get seen in the places you want to, knowing who to talk to, and what the mechanics are behind getting shown. For August’s PhotoVox, join us at the CPAC gallery to hear from local gallerists Libby Garon of Walker Fine Art and Emily Grace King of the Arvada Center. Both Garon and King have years of experience working with a variety of artists to produce dynamic exhibitions within their respective spaces. Garon and King will share their insight in a discussion moderated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & Curator. Topics will include:

       – The best ways to approach a gallery, art consulting firm, and/or arts organization to get work featured.

       – How gallerists evaluate and select artists for exhibitions.

       – Tips on building genuine relationships within the art community.

This is a great opportunity for artists to learn how to catch the eye of creative forces and get their work seen in different capacities.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Libby Garon has worked as Gallery Director for the past 6 years and strives to connect beautiful artworks with the collectors that love them. Walker Fine Art is a 20 year old gallery showcasing original contemporary art, which features group exhibitions from a diverse roster. Each exhibition highlights artists with exceptional execution, stimulating concepts, and creative yet sophisticated approaches in a variety of mediums. 

Garon began her art path studying studio art with a focus in printmaking at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and interned with print and paper studios helping to create work with Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Kara Walker. Her own background in printmaking and papermaking has drawn her to alternative photographic print processes including cyanotype, Van Dyke prints, photogravure, solar plates and mixed media. 

Emily Grace King is Exhibition Manager and Associate Curator at the Arvada Center, a multidisciplinary art center located in Arvada, Colorado. She manages and helps curate the Center’s three art galleries, totaling over 10,000 square feet. The Arvada Center creates all exhibitions in-house, where galleries have been free and open to the public since opening in 1974. The Arvada Center prides itself on showcasing living artists of Colorado and contemporary artists of the Western region. 

King’s multidisciplinary art, curatorial and expressive practices are rooted in empathy, experimentation, and radical collaboration. Emily is most interested in seeing contemporary work rooted in storytelling, experimental processes, social justice, and/or abstraction. Less so traditional travel photography, landscape photography, or work by artists outside of the Western region. 

ABOUT PHOTOVOX

PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.