In a world of speed dating, micro blogging, and multi tasking, one must be prepared for opportunities before they quickly pass by. It’s not enough to have your images and written materials ready at the touch of a button, an artist must be prepared to speak about their work with clarity, brevity, and confidence. This workshop focuses on fortifying oneself for the question: “So, what do YOU do?” and harnessing the self-assurance to provide the answer.


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About the Instructor

Jessica Burko has worked in the arts industry since 1997 and is currently Director of Marketing at Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWa Arts District. Burko is also an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2001 and she regularly lectures and leads Arts Marketing workshops with organizations such as the Danforth Museum and MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program. In addition, Burko is a mixed-media artist combining traditional photography with encaustic medium. She has been exhibiting her work since 1985 in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including on the set of Ben Affleck’s 2010 film, The Town. Burko holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology. Jessica Burko is originally from Philadelphia, and currently works from her studio in Boston’s South End, while the Roslindale neighborhood is home to her family.