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UPCOMING SALON EVENTS

Suzan Jenkins 

The Arts and Humanties Council of Montgomery County
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Learn more about the Arts and Humanities Council and what they do for Montgomery County, and discover all they have to offer in the way of grants and professional development and technical assistance programs

January 20th
1-3pm
Free and open to the public

Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Ave. Rockville, MD. 20852
(240)437-9573

Please join us for Salon – an Artful Conversation on January 20th, when Suzan Jenkins, CEO of CreativeMoCo.

Suzan E. Jenkins has been a visionary leader in the non-profit arts and culture sector for over twenty years, serving in executive positions at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Jenkins serves on the Board of the Committee for Montgomery; as a member of the Silver Spring, MD Arts and Entertainment Advisory Committee; as Co-Chair of the Women of Color in the Arts Mentoring Committee; on the Community Advisory Council of WETA; on the American University Arts Management Advisory Council; and is a former Board member of Culture Capital and DataArts, previously known as the Cultural Data Project.

Suzan Jenkins’ work has supported freedom of expression and creativity though her efforts not only in the US, but internationally. She has served as a marketing consultant to the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in the Imperial City of Fes, Morocco and worked with artists interested in exploring cultural exchange, such as bringing Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Essaouira, Morocco to participate in the Gnaoua Festival, and in bringing rhythm and blues musicians to Madrid, Spain in the 1990s and jazz students to the Hague and Panama.

As an educator, Jenkins has served as Executive in Residence in the College of Music at Loyola University and as Adjunct Professor at both American and George Mason Universities.

Suzan Jenkins holds an Honorary Degree in Public Service from Montgomery College, MD; a BS in Psychology and Management, and an MBA from the University of Maryland; she is currently a fellow in the National Arts Strategies: Chief Executive Program.

There will be time for Q & A for attendees and we encourage you to bring your business cards for networking and a snack to share.

Email Kristin at manager@artistsandmakersstudios.com


Previous Salon conversations
From early on we had tremendous interest and artists soon were inviting friends to join us for monthly get-togethers. Salon has run non-stop since its inception, and we have had an amazing roster of guest speakers, many of whom are friends and colleagues of ours. They speak for free, and give of their knowledge with a presentation and Q&A session. This simple formula has worked like a charm, providing outstanding content, respecting the speakers and making guests feel welcome in a nurturing space for learning and growth.

A Sampling of Previous Speakers and Topics
Tracy Wahl – Using Podcasts to Tell Your Story
The Accidental Gallerist – Susan Calloway
Robin Moore, Artist’s Estates
Melissa Ichiuji, Guise and Dolls
Beth Vosoba, The Lavender Fields of Provence
Barbara Januszkiewicz, 
The Value of the Arts
Elizabeth Carberry, ArtSee
Shanti Norris, The Healing Power of the Arts

Rachel Baron & Pat McMahon, Old Town Editions: Fine Art Printing
Francie Hester, Artistic Collaborations – Can they Really Work?
Lisa Gold, Washington Project for the Arts
Bryan Davis, Video is Now

Sean Hennessey, Surviving and Thriving as a Full-Time Artist
Todd Baxter Dawson, Effectively Using Social Media
Lenny Campello, Daily Campello Art News
Carolyn Edlund, ArtsyShark Founder
Melanie Spring, Live Your Brand
Jan Fox – The Art of Communicating
Betsy Greer – Author of Craftivism
Isabel Manalo – The Studio Visit
First Impressions
Best and Worst PR Stories in Five Minutes or Less
Lesley Riley – Publishing, Teaching and Sales Exposure
Seth Apter, Author of The Pulse of Mixed Media
Grants Process
Social Media
Sales Opportunities for Emerging Artists
Gender Roles and Art
Joey Manlapaz – The Creative Process and Getting Past Blocks
Jodi Walsh – Overview of 12 Step Program for Artists
Maire McArdle – Founding Art Director for Bethesda Magazine – Working with Publishers
Suzan Jenkins – The State of the Arts in Montgomery County
Kate Kretz – Art Basel
Megan Drop Peritore – Submitting Proposals to Non-Commercial Spaces
Alternative Framing Substrates
Stacy Sklaver – Corporate Art Consulting
Giclee Printing
Carolyn Edlund – 10 Biggest Mistakes Artists Make When Selling Their Work
The Art of the Recycled
The Art of Critique

Do you have a great idea for a speaker or topic?  Do you have an amazing presentation or niche expertise that you would like to share?  Get in touch with us!  We are always looking for new ideas and more speakers to share with the groups in Maryland and Virginia.

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