Prepping Your Work for Artist Calls – Peerlab
Calling all visual artists!
Join Monica Melgar as she shares tips, tricks, and best practices for submitting your artwork. As a practicing artist and event organizer, she has ample experience on both sides of the process.
The workshop + peerlab will cover the following:
- Types of art calls and deadlines
- Typical submission guidelines and logic
- Photographing your work
- Dropping off your work
- Professional communications
PEERLAB: Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 5:30 – 8 PM CST
LOCATION: Silver Street Studios, West Gallery | 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007
$15 Registration Fee – Limited to 20 participants.
Supplies will be provided.
About the Artist:
Houston based visual artist, Monica Melgar, has been pursuing her professional art career for the past 9 years. Although she studied Graphic Communication at the Art Institute of Houston, her painting skills are self taught. It all started from her constant doodling in high school that she used to relax her stressed mind.
During her childhood her parents moved back and forth between Mexico and the U.S. and as a result, her artistic expressions are influenced by the vivid colors and delicate patterns found in Mexican artisanry. Her painting style has now changed from tiny dashes to fine linework that create abstract images that sometimes take on an accidental form of a flower or a sea creature. Most of her recent paintings are made with acrylic gouache paint that allows her to use very fine paint brushes and fine lines that mimic a fine marker.
Since getting her first studio at Spring Street Studios in 2014, she’s had a solo show, been a featured artist in various venues, and participated in many group shows amongst some of Houston’s most talented artists. She’s spent countless hours volunteering in various committees to plan and execute group exhibitions and community events.
Her paintings and plastic sculptures have been shown in solo exhibitions and group shows throughout the Houston area and recently in Austin. Her works belong to many private collections in the U.S. and Mexico.