A-School: Navigating the Art Market with Illana Hester

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A-School: Navigating the Art Market with Illana Hester

April 11 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Session 4: Navigating the Art Market with Illana Hester, Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Location: Comox Valley Art Gallery Board Room (2nd floor), 580 Duncan Ave.

Join us for an interactive lecture with Illana Hester, curator and arts business expert, as she delves into the dynamics of the business of creatives. This unique chat will offer invaluable insights into understanding the positioning of artists within the contemporary business landscape. Illana will share strategies for navigating the complexities of the art marketplace. Participants will have the chance to engage directly with Illana, asking questions and gaining practical advice. This event serves as a platform for artists to connect, fostering a supportive community that extends beyond the confines of their studios. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience that promises to empower and inspire artists to thrive in the ever-evolving art industry. 

Illana Hester (she/her)  is the Executive Director of The Old School House Arts Centre located on the unceeded territories of the Qualicum First Nations, where she moved after over 12 years working in many spaces in the NYC contemporary art market.  She is a curator, and leads a tiny team to make space for epic arts community education and programming. She serves on the LGBTQ+ advisory panel of the BCMA, and believes in the importance of curating for a more equitable community. She is also the co-chair of a lab project that connects the Vancouver Island arts ecosystem creativecoast.ca. She serves as an artist career coach and helps mentor artists to their professional best.  

580 Duncan Avenue
Courtenay, BC
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