Becoming a Self-Sustained Artist
A workshop given by Julie Riley about how she became a self-sustained artist. She switched careers from the software industry and began to pursue painting full-time in early 2018 and was completely sustained by her art sales by 2019. Hear how she broke into the art market, how she organizes her time, and other tips and tricks to becoming a successful artist in the Dayton market and beyond. Additionally, hear updates on how she navigated 2020 and updated her marketing to continue sales throughout the pandemic.
Julie Riley is an artist of representational expressionism, oil paint, acrylic paint and resin are Julie’s preferred method of expression to capture the sites, colors and values of her subjects. Although she is constantly experimenting with other methods and surfaces.
In 2018, after many years away, Julie returned to her love of art by becoming a full-time artist in her studio in the Front Street Buildings in Dayton. Since then, she has had showings of her work at Dayton Visual Arts Center/Contemporary, The Orphanage Gallery, Tejas Gallery, Carillon House, Dayton Society of Artists (juried, Honorable Mention), Art Bus and other locations in the Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati area.
In addition, her art work “TIROS-1 Emerging” was selected in a juried art show through the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and was displayed and sold at Fuse Factory Gallery and COSI Museum in Columbus. Julie won the People’s Choice Award in 2019 at the first juried art show in the Front Street buildings. Julie is a board member of Dayton Society of Artists, as well as of Dayton - Artist United.
“My preferred method of expression is to capture the sites, colors and values of my subjects. I regularly experiment with colors that not only complement one another but show emotion, movement and shape while using a palette knife and purposeful brushstrokes.”
COVID PROTOCOL: Participants must enter and exit the building on the Schantz side. Masks are required to enter and exit the building and during the class. Social Distancing must be maintained.