Demystifying the Artist's Portfolio and Statement

Being able to clearly articulate your abilities and showcase your talents as an artrepreneur can make a difference when you’re trying to secure project work. Learn how to build an artist’s portfolio and statement from an experienced director of the arts.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Artrepreneur

Who Should Attend

New and experienced artists, makers, and creatives in the Chippewa Valley.

Photography class

Program Description

Make sure you stand out as an artist

Many times as an artist your work speaks for itself. However, being able to create an effective artist statement and portfolio will really help you be competitive when competing for projects and work.

Experienced artist and advocate, CV Peterson, will lead you through what to consider when creating impactful materials. At the end of this workshop, you will have developed these promotional materials or improve on what you already have.

You’ll discuss:

  • Artist’s portfolios and statements
  • Resume
  • Selecting and formatting work samples


As Director of Visual Arts with the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Rose communicates opportunities for involvement in the arts to community members and professional artists, advocates for the arts in her community, and helps to foster a welcoming artistic community for both visual artists and patrons of the arts. She is responsible for jurying, booking, installing and promoting exhibits in the Janet Carson Gallery. Additionally, she facilitates outreach programs for the Arts Council, Community Supported Arts, GO Paint!, and liveART.  Rose is also an active performing artist and volunteer with the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, performing in plays and musicals, and is a founding member of BareBones Ensemble Theatre.