2017 Presenting Your Artwork Workshop | with Stefan Kirkeby
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Smith Andersen North | 20 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo CA 94960
Enrollment Highly Limited- sign up early
Each participant will walk away from the workshop with one framed piece and 4 window mats- all produced by themselves during the day.
In this workshop Stefan will share a variety of methods for presenting your artwork to best effect and discuss framing, glazings, archival and standard matting, choices that determine quality and tips for cutting costs. The day will be balanced between demonstrations and hands-on selection of materials with the end goal of making sure that your works are protected, respected and housed appropriately for the purpose they are being used for such as portfolios, installations, art shows and temporary exhibitions as each may require different solutions. You have worked hard to create a body of work, make sure to consider the best method to present your art.
While the bulk of what is presented rests upon the craft of art handling, what informs this workshop is the unique perspective that Stefan brings; as an artist himself, a gallery owner and curator, publisher and overall advocate for excellence for the field. His unique perspective and long experience combined with his sincere desire that each work of art ( meaning you too) be presented in its best form, makes this day long workshop a ‘must do’ for any serious artist.
About Stefan Kirkeby
Smith Andersen North is owned and operated by Stefan Kirkeby. Kirkeby has extensive experience in handling fine art. He has been framing for almost 30 years. He spent over 10 years at the contemporary art museum Louisiana in Denmark as chief preparator, registrar, and traveling exhibition coordinator and worked closely on exhibitions by artists ranging from Claude Monet and Edward Hopper to Paul McCarthy and Kiki Smith. His extensive understanding of materials and applications enables him to provide unique solutions to any art presentation. Stefan holds a degree in cultural anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. He is also a photographer and has a wide knowledge of the process and conservation of photographic materials.
Smith Andersen North exhibits work by established and emerging artists, with an emphasis on twentieth-century and contemporary fine art photography and photo-based art. Smith Andersen North also publishes limited edition copper-plate photogravures by artists such as Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Malick Sidibé.
Smith Andersen North Framing & Art Services
Smith Andersen North Framing & Art Services serves the art community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. In both the San Francisco and original San Anselmo locations, we offer custom high-quality conservation framing on a wholesale and retail basis and provide creative inhouse solutions. Our clients include galleries, museums, artists, private collectors, art consultants, photographers, and designers. We also offer copy photography and digital archiving at the Lab.