Improve Self-Confidence, Invigorate Your Studio Practice & Grow Your Art Business

A two-day in-person retreat to help artists create a path to succeed in the world.

Sept 17-18, 2022, CHICAGO

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INTERACTIVE IN-PERSON SESSIONS

INTIMATE SETTING IN A SMALL GROUP

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Growing a successful art career requires a level of self-confidence, creative strategy, and business savviness. Do you have them?

As an artist, you want creative freedom, be recognized for your artistic contributions, gain more exposure, and sell your art.

Unfortunately, using the same tactics and strategies you've been using for many years may not be working as well anymore. The world is changing and you need updated tools and strategies for today's market.

You want to line up solo shows and increase your sales so that you can continue creating the work you love. Yet, the path to achieving these things is often difficult and heavily guarded by those who have gone through it.

At Wevolve Retreat (We Evolve!), you will get high-level strategies and advice to help you create a personalized plan of action to achieve your art career goals and get on a path that leads to greater success.

You will receive advice from Dr. Yanina Gomez to help you gain confidence in yourself and your work.

Internationally acclaimed artist Drew Harris will critique your art and help you feel excited about your studio practice.

Artist, gallerist, and marketing expert Sergio Gomez will review your website and teach you high-level marketing strategies to increase your visibility.

Location & Times

 

33 Contemporary Gallery

Zhou B Art Center, 4th Floor
1029 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Free Parking

Saturday, September 17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 18
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

How it works

  • Join & participate in live in-person discussions.
  • Meet & network with other serious artists.
  • Meet the presenters.
  • Improve and maintain self-confidence that lasts.
  • Discover and clarify the core message behind your art.
  • Create the best marketing plan that fits who you are and what you make.

This Event is for Artists Who...

  • Are ready for a new challenge and feel ready to boost their art career to the next level.
  • Want to increase self-confidence and adopt a healthier mindset.
  • Want to improve their marketing and branding to increase sales and opportunities.
  • Want a successful career they love waking up to!

What you'll get...

  • A seat at the live event.
  • Light snacks and boxed lunch for both days.
  • Wellness resources and exercises from Dr. Yanina Gomez
  • Critique of your artwork by artist Drew Harris
  • Critique of your Instagram by Sergio Gomez
  • Participation in online exhibition

BONUS: Curated Online Exhibition & Catalog

Participate in a special online exhibition by WEVOLVE participants by registering for WEVOLVE Chicago. On November 1st, the show will go live online at www.sergiogomezcurates.net, with Drew Harris serving as the curator. 

This will be a great opportunity to put your knowledge into practice.

A full color exhibition catalog will be available from Blurb to commemorate and document the show. 

Improve Self-Confidence, Invigorate Your Studio Practice & Grow Your Art Business.

SEPTEMBER 17-18, 2022

Sergio Gomez, MFA

Artist, Curator, Gallery Owner and Career Coach

Sergio's marketing and branding sessions will help you assess your marketing reach online and will show you how to identify weaknesses in your message. You will learn high-level strategies to help you in your art marketing in order to increase exposure, find more opportunities and create sales. Additionally, Sergio will personally evaluate your website. By the end of your time with Sergio, you will have a customized advanced marketing plan to start implementing seeing results right away.

Dr. Yanina Gomez, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Freeing Myself from Self-Sabotage
In this session, you will learn strategies to overcome mindset blocks or self-sabotaging thoughts such as I can't, what-ifs, fears, and insecurities that are preventing you from moving along in your personal or professional journey and reaching your full potential. You will also learn how to weed out negative thinking habits and replace them with healthy ones.

Trusting Myself Once and for All
As creatives, especially artists, it can be intimidating to share and talk about your art with others. It gets more complicated when you are the one selling your work. It can feel awkward and uncomfortable. After all, your art is a window to your life, values, thoughts, and soul.

Many experience self-doubt and even second-guess the quality of their work. From overcoming insecurities and self-imposed limitations to challenging your comfort zone, this session will provide you with powerful and practical ways to build and maintain self-confidence that lasts.

Drew Harris

Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Drew Harris began his lifelong art career as a designer and illustrator.  In the 80s and 90s, he quickly rose to become Design Director at Communiqué Ltd, a leading, design and marketing agency in Toronto, that spearheaded a major shift change in consumer and corporate habits in Canada and the USA.

Drew retired at age 30 to begin a career as an abstract painter exhibiting globally from Singapore to Toronto, Melbourne to Chicago, and New York.

As an internationally acclaimed artist, Harris maintains critical thinking in the work he produces, and demands it of those that work with him, or alongside him as students, new graduates, to mid and senior career artists. 

During this retreat, Harris will have you look at your art in a new way requiring you to define the key elements in your work so these elements can become the cornerstone of your creative practice and process, - then he’ll help you go from good to great.

Schedule

Retreat Agenda 

Saturday, September 17

All times are CHICAGO CENTRAL TIME

  • 10:00a-10:30a. Welcome and Kick-off
  • 10:30a-11:50a. Freeing Myself From Self-Sabotage and Negative Thinking
  • 12:00p-1:00p. Positioning Your Artist Brand for Success
  • 1:00p-1:30p. Lunch Break
  • 1:30p-2:50p. Instagram Reviews and Pro Strategies
  • 3:00p-4:30p. Art Critiques & Studio Practice - Group A
  • 4:30p-4:45p. Guided Relaxation Exercise
  • 4:45p-5:00p. Wrap Up

Sunday, September 18

All times are CHICAGO CENTRAL TIME

  • 9:30a-9:45a. Opening Remarks
  • 9:45a-10:45a. Marketing and Sales Strategies
  • 10:45a-11:45a. Art Critiques & Studio Practice - Group B
  • 11:45a-12:15p. Lunch Break
  • 12:15p-1:45p. Trusting Myself Once and For All
  • 1:45p-3:00p. Creating Your Marketing Calendar
  • 3:15p-4:45p. Art Critiques & Studio Practice - Group C
  • 4:45p-5:00p. Closing

What's My Investment? SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER

$299 Art NXT Level Members.
$349 Non-Art NXT Level Members

Registration grants you access to both days of live sessions, individualized support, experts in the art world, and a network of artists committed to taking their art career to the next level.

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