Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience

As part of both the Learning from Artists’ Archives initiative and my SILS coursework, I participated in a field experience in which I established the studio archive for Durham letterpress artist Brian Allen. Continue reading “Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience”

Path of Least Resistance: Mirroring Organizational Patterns in Artists’ Archives

Prior to becoming 2nd year fellows of the Artists’ Archives initiative, our application of knowledge was largely general.  We led workshop sessions for groups of artists and presented at library conferences, but rarely did we provide in depth, tailored consultations with individual artists who had particular needs.  Starting this year, however, my class of fellows has filled that gap by digging into the second internship required by the initiative: consulting with a North Carolina artist to establish their studio archive. Continue reading “Path of Least Resistance: Mirroring Organizational Patterns in Artists’ Archives”

Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies

Are you an artist looking to get your studio and personal materials organized to help you maintain order (both physically & digitally), manage your finances, apply for grants & fellowships, or prepare for legacy matters?  The free, online workbook Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies answers those issues and more.  It’s also available for print-on-demand at Lulu.com. Continue reading “Artists’ Studio Archives: Managing Personal Collections & Creative Legacies”

Institutional Internships Commence: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center

I’m ecstatic to share that, as part of the Artists’ Archives initiative, I’m spending the next three months working as an intern in the Archives department at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

O'Keeffe Museum Research Center

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center

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Learning from Artists’ Archives ARLIS/SE Conference Presentation

In 2015, Erin Dickey, Kelsey Moen, and presented on the Learning from Artists’ Archives initiative for the ARLIS/SE regional conference in Atlanta, GA.

Embedded below is a copy of our slides.  To see the accompanying text, click the gear symbol and select Open Speaker Notes

2015 Archiving for Artists Workshop follow up: where are we now?

Now that our first Archiving for Artists workshop is six months gone, we’ve begun planning our next workshop in earnest, scheduled for 8 October at the Mint Museum.  To help us improve upon the successes and weaknesses of the 2015 workshop, I checked in with some of our previous attendees to see how they’re processing through and applying their workshop experience.  Alberto Ortega Rodas, Keanna Artis and Eric Serritella generously responded to my questions with thoughtful and revelatory answers. Continue reading “2015 Archiving for Artists Workshop follow up: where are we now?”

Archiving for Artists Workshop 2015: The Event Approaches

The first weekend in October looms just over the horizon.  The Archiving for Artists signs are being printed, the worksheets edited, and the workbook compiled.  Our final preparation is to refamiliarize ourselves with our upcoming audience.  To do so, we examined the applications of those who will be attending the workshop.

The group is diverse in their mediums, backgrounds and archival needs.  They have various expectations for what they will learn, from how to archive without a computer to how to archive their Web presence. Continue reading “Archiving for Artists Workshop 2015: The Event Approaches”