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Pay Your Bills With Your Art

October 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Whenever someone mentions the career path of an artist the first question that comes to mind is, “How will they pay their bills?”

Did you know that it is possible to make a living through your art practice? It has it challenges and requires work just like any other profession, but the rewards are endless. Join us as we reveal proven strategies and tactics to build a brand and earn an income selling your art. Learn how to leverage social media, galleries, art dealers, and more to find a wider audience and build your practice. It all starts with you.

Speaker: Kamar Thomas | Artist, Professor of Art, Centennial College and Foundations Lecturer, Visual College of Art and Design

About the speaker:

Kamar Thomas is a fine artist, Professor, and upcoming author from Port Antonio, Jamaica He is currently a Professor of Art at Centennial College and Foundations Lecturer at Visual College of Art and Design. He graduated with a Master’s in Fine Art from the University of Connecticut in 2016 and a BA from Wesleyan University in 2012 where he became interested in how people present themselves, the masks they wear, and the differences between who/what is presented and how people really are. 

Kamar’s creative output broadly concerns identity, specifically black masculinity. He makes series of oil on canvas paintings and drawings that examine how self-presentation changes, from the perspective of masks, performances, and a mixture of both masks and a performance within a cultural narrative. Series of such titles as me, myself and i, Selfies, Schizophrenic Masculinity, Shizomaica, and MYTH are ongoing projects that seek to communicate identity as a complex phenomenon. Kamar has collaborated with several charitable foundations that work with Indigenous populations and those in need, namely the Artist for World Peace Foundation and the Jamie Hulley Fund for the Arts through auctions, murals, prizes and numerous fundraisers. He continues to collaborate with Université Laval to help scientists communicate research in Polar Science.  He has recently published his first book “The Artist’s Creative Vision.” 

Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live-streaming webinar.

Invest in yourself and your art for only $20.00*

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours before the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour prior to the start time of the workshop.

*This low registration fee is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.



October 18, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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