Guided by professional curator Frances Jakubek, gain valuable insights on what makes a successful exhibition and leave with a solid proposal outline and confidence in navigating the exhibition circuit.

Aug 20, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $295
Workshop Duration: 6 hours over two sessions (Tuesday & Wednesday, 4-7pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 10

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug 20 & 21 from 4-7pm ET.

This two-day workshop will explore the process of crafting an exhibition proposal. Instructor Frances Jakubek has fifteen years of experience working in non-profit and commercial gallery spaces and will work with students to refine an exhibition plan for a singular body of work.

Creating a proposal for an exhibition, Gallery image, Frances Jakubek

Creating a proposal for an exhibition, Gallery image, Frances Jakubek

The class will cover selecting artwork, sizing and presentation choices, and costs and logistics to consider. Discussion of successful exhibitions and mistakes learned first-hand, Frances aims to help students prepare for the highs and lows of putting up a show. She will discuss best practices in approaching venues and provide resources such as print, frame, and shipping vendors. Students will walk away with an outline for their proposal and confidence in understanding how the exhibition circuit moves.

Day one: 
Frances will present an informational slideshow with time for preparation questions from participants.
Day two:
Each participant will present their proposal (for 12 – 15 minutes) and ask specific questions related to their exhibition project, no matter the stage. Examples might be: help with image selection, statements, which format to use for their presentation, down to printing or packing details. With insight from the instructor and other participants, everyone has space to ask about their particular needs. 

Yellow Rose Project - Gallery image, Frances Jakubek

Creating a proposal for an exhibition, Gallery image, Frances Jakubek

All images copyright Frances Jakubek.

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Instructor: Frances Jakubek

Frances Jakubek is an image-maker, independent curator, and consultant for artists. She is the co-founder of A Yellow Rose Project, past Director of Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City, and past Associate Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts.

Recent curatorial appointments include Critical Mass, Filter Photo, The Griffin Museum of Photography, British Journal of Photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Save Art Space, and Photo District News. Jakubek has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography fellowships, speaker for SPE National, and lecturer for the School of Visual Arts Masters of Photography i3 Lecture Series.

Personal works have been exhibited at The Southern Contemporary Art Gallery in Charleston, SC; Filter Space, Chicago; Camera Commons in Dover, NH; and The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, MA.