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Sharon Louden: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop is designed to share information on how an artist can sustain their creative life including setting up goals, building an audience, reaching out to people to create opportunities and to work with people in the field.

Thursday February 15, 2018 5:30-7PM
Paul Robeson Galleries @ Express Newark
54 Halsey st. fl 3 (room 312)
Newark, NJ 07102

Part of Art Biz, a series of lectures and events intended to provide artists with skills necessary to negotiate their careers in the art world. All programs are free of charge and open to everyone.

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, including The Artist as Culture Producer , published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Sharon’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

Sharon is a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art where she organizes a popular Lecture Series, interviewing luminaries and exceptional individuals in the art world and from afar.

Sharon’s first book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, is now in its seventh printing. With sales in over 18 countries, it has become Intellect Book’s #1 best selling publication. The book has been translated into Korean, garnered over 45 reviews, has been the subject of 15 podcasts and radio appearances, and has received feedback from countless individuals. Sharon’s second book, The Artist as Culture Producer, was officially launched in March 2017 and is already in its 2nd printing. Louden is in the middle of an extensive 90+ stop international conversation book tour which will conclude in 2018.

Louden’s third book, Last Artist Standing (which will focus on artists over 50 years of age), will be published in 2020. In addition, Louden is the Senior Editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Series, which will consist of a total of 10 books concentrating on all art forms edited by experts in each each field. Publication of this series will extend over 10 years concluding in 2030.


image: courtesy of the artist


February 15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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