THRIVE TALKS is a speakers series that invites successful female artists and women in the arts to share their journeys, successes and advice with other women. Each THRIVE TALK is held in an intimate setting that allows for a unique opportunity to get to know the speaker.
Pennylane Shen: On Consultations, Curating and Courage
Join us on Wednesday, October 26th from 7pm until 8:30pm to meet artist advisor Pennylane Shen. From the highly established artists to the just emerging, Pennylane recounts the common hopes, fears and foibles of the many artists she’s privately consulted over the past 4 years. She imparts guidance tips from her Marketing for Fine Artists course and offers insights from the industry world as well as discusses the importance of concept and curation behind your work.
Lastly, Pennylane shares with us her own stories on taking risks, coming against obstacles and the rewards of courage.
After the talk there will be time to ask questions and mingle until 9pm.
About Pennylane Shen
Since 2008, Pennylane has offered one-on-one artist consultations, group seminars and brand development through her own company, Dazed and Confucius Consulting; assisting and advising emerging and mid-career artists on how to achieve their business and artistic goals in the fine art industry. Dazed and Confucius has been recognized locally through monthly seminars and lectures, as well as internationally with lectures in universities across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Pennylane holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Theory from New York University and has lectured at various forums including New York, London, Toronto, Chicago and Seoul. Her publications discuss the politics of representation, gender, identity and fine art. At Langara College, Pennylane is responsible for creating and instructing the courses: Marketing for the Fine Artist and The Photographic Concept. An avid supporter of art and wellness, she sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation.
For the past 5 years, Pennylane has been an associate of Bau-Xi Gallery, the longest standing commercial gallery in Canada. In the past, she has worked for Elliott Louis Gallery, Jacana Gallery and Jennifer Kostuik in Vancouver.
Pennylane manages the figurative artists’ collective Phantoms in the Front Yard, showcasing the work of prominent Vancouver artists at various pop-up locations. Founded by Pennylane and Jay Senetchko in 2009, the group has garnered critical attention with its annual exhibitions an notable guest artists.
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Is my registration/ticket refundable?
We want everyone who purchases a ticket to be serious about attending the talk and expanding their art practice and business. We won't offer a refund but you are welcome to transfer your ticket to your friend.
Is this event for females only?
Sorry gentleman this is a ladies only event!