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Creative Connections with Rahshia Sawyer

Free Professional Development Workshop:
Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 7pm

Part of being an artist is getting your work out of your studio and into the world! Yet it is hard to figure out where to start and how to present yourself. 

This 2-hour session will review the good, bad, and ugly of getting your work out into the world. We'll review what makes a stand out CV & Artist Statement, best practices on entering shows, and how to identify which calls to entry are worth your time.

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Rahshia Sawyer is Professor a GMU and MICA, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. She is a conceptual photographer, based in the Washington, DC area and has been a practicing artist for the last 10 years, showing her work all over the world. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. She exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial and her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the François Schneider Foundation and the Radford University Museum. More recently, she was a 2015 Trawick Semi-Finalist, a 2015 Finalist in the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and received an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. Rahshia received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.