The Doing Business As… Artist Entrepreneurs Exhibition was founded in 2009. A collaboration between myself, Virginia Fifield and LeeAnna Yater. We took it upon ourselves to produce a professional high quality art exhibition in a public gallery; the three of us designed the concept and curated the first exhibition, complete with a catalogue to document the artists and their work.
Our mission was to launch the careers of it’s participating artists by mentoring and providing practical artistic experience and exposure for their artwork. The positive outcome of the first DBA exhibition persuaded us to continue this yearly event and promote our brand Doing Business As… Artist Entrepreneurs.
Every year we choose a new curator to produce the exhibition, this year three exceptional artists, Christian Feneck, Sherryl Muriente and Beju Lejobart were selected to curate the 2014 DBA exhibition.
All the artists that are juried into the exhibition have graduated the “Artist as Entrepreneur Institute”. A program that was founded in 2003 by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). CPAC and COSE were both interested in helping artists to build viable small businesses in the community.
Now in it’s 6th year the DBA exhibitions still prove to be successful with over 60 participating local artists who have launched their careers.
We are so proud that we have been able to accomplish our goals to help promote artists and inspire our community.
Congratulations all the artists that participated in this years event…
Curators: Christian Feneck, Beju and Sherryl Muriene
Emergent 2014 -Opening Reception – Gallery 6, Broward Main Library