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Building Your Professional Practice 101: A Panel Discussion with Hope Cohn

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Building upon the Exhibitions 101 workshop, this panel discussion is designed to give photographers at all levels in their careers, valuable insight and confidence on how to take their work and artistry to the next level. Atlanta artist, curator, and consultant Hope Cohn has selected a wide range of working professionals to share their personal insight and perspective from years of commitment to their craft. Through sharing personal triumphs and failures, these artists will discuss how to develop resources, and build a network, and how to present and exhibit your work up to industry standards.

Hope Cohn

Hope Cohn is an independent curator, artist, and educator. She has been responsible for numerous exhibitions including: Ceramix: Georgia’s Creative Claymakers, E-Merge Contemporary Atlanta Artists at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; SCORE: Sports + Art at MOCA GA. Ms. Cohn was the Director of the Spruill Gallery where her visionary exhibitions such as Katrina: Five Years of Reflection, LATinGA, and Breaking New Ground: Intersections at the Crossroads of Art and Technology earned her a Creative Loafing award for "Best Gallery."

Ms. Cohn currently teaches Professional Practices for Artists at Georgia State Ernest Welch School of Art & Design. She has taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, SCAD Atlanta, Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts NYC and the High Museum of Art. Ms. Cohn was studio director for the artist Frank Stella in New York and was the Exhibitions and Education Director for the American Institute of Graphic Arts National Office. She has been a member of the board of directors for Young Audiences at the Woodruff Arts Center and a founding board member of Burnaway. She has served on many public art panels for the city including Fulton County Arts and the Department of Aviation Art Program. Ms. Cohn received her Master’s Degree in painting from Pratt Institute and her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art.

This discussion is free and open to the public.