Becoming a Professional in the Art World: Pricing Your Work
Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00PM
Registration Required (Space is Limited)
“Perhaps the most difficult thing for any artist to do is put a price on an artwork. Eric Celarier and Joan Weber will discuss successful strategies and important tips for organizing the business side of what artists do. Remaining viable in the art world can rest on knowing how to assess value in a crowded art market. Come join us Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7PM, for a presentation of common sense approaches to pricing pieces, followed by your chance to tell us what has worked for you.”
Eric Celarier was born, lives, and works in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1991 and his Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati in 1997.
His work has developed the theme of biological evolution associated with human impact. Exploiting garbage as a metaphor, Celarier engineers sculptures and prints from everyday cast-offs, calling attention to earth’s history of radical, biological change, change that seems to coincide with dramatic environmental shifts. As an artist, educator, reviewer, and curator, much of his work can be seen as designing opportunities that allow audiences to construct personally meaningful understandings of the world we live in.
His most immediate activities include: Biosphere, a solo show in NoMa Lobby, and Wasteland, a solo show at Honfleur in 2019, Wasteland, a solo show in NoMa Lobby, Alternative Evolution, a solo show at Artist & Makers, Finder-Maker, a group show at Honfleur Gallery, in 2017, and Trash, a solo show at VisArts in 2016.
In addition to making artwork, Celarier reviews gallery shows, having recently published in East City Art. He is active in the Washington Sculptors Group, as a member of its board, and currently helps administer the DCAC Sparkplug fellowship.
JOAN R. WEBER
Joan R. Weber has served on the Board of the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) since 2017 and is Liaison to the WSG Advisory Board. She was previously on the WSG Board from approximately 2000 to 2008 as the only non-sculptor on the Board. Ms. Weber is an active art collector and avid supporter of Washington area art production and arts organizations. As a collector, she is a longtime member of ArtTable, a national organization of women professionals in the visual arts and, independently, has curated two large exhibitions in Baltimore at Gallery Four and School 33.
A business person, Ms. Weber is a partner with a commercial real estate development company since 2005, and brings strong business management and analytic experience to the company. For 23 years prior to that, Ms. Weber was a Senior Vice President of Sales for one of the largest commercial printing companies in the Washington metro area. Previously, Ms. Weber co-founded a company which exported printing and paper converting machinery from Germany, England and the U.S. to Africa, South America and the Far East. In addition, Ms. Weber, having completed her Master’s degree work and most of her Ph.D. work in Sociology and Medical Sociology, taught for eleven years at the university level – at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
This Panel Discussion is part of WSG’s ongoing series of Professional Practices Talks for Artists, Becoming a Professional in the Art World. View Previous Talks:
2021 Annual Member Image Show
- Presentation is limited to 20 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. The first 20 participants to email their entries will be included. We will keep a waitlist of an additional 5 participants in the event of cancellations or no-shows
- Presentations are limited to 5 minutes and members must be in attendance during their presentation.
- You may either speak during your presentation or let your images/video speak for you.
- Images must be in jpeg format and sized to 1000 pixels on the longest side, with a resolution of 72 dpi. You can use the following online tool to resize your images: https://www.befunky.com/create/resize-image/
- Videos must be in mp4 format and under 5 minutes long. You can use the following online tool to convert your video: https://convertio.co/mp4-converter/
- Please include in the body of your email message (NOT as a separate attachment) the following information: title, dimensions (HxWxD), medium, and year for each image, as well as artist’s name and website. Also include image credits if other than yourself.
- Please email all materials, information, and any questions to:
All images and videos will be arranged in a single PowerPoint presentation and will include a title page and notice of copyright protection for each artist. Audience members will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of the Image Show.
First to submit, first to show! Maximum 20 presenters