Art Innovation Talks

In 2021, ISEA launched an exciting new educational program: Art Innovation Talks (AITs).

AITs are live, 45-minute Zoom presentations with a 15-minute Q & A. Sessions are offered on a quarterly basis: February, May, August and November.

Our vision for this program is to enhance our members’ creative journeys and provide the opportunity to share their expertise with the ISEA community. With approximately 500 members internationally, we hope to cover an exciting range of topics and hear many artistic voices sharing innovative, creative ideas and experiences.

Watch for the ISEA newsletter for upcoming AITs. Shortly before each presentation, ISEA members will receive an email invitation

to participate in the live AIT presentation on Zoom. The invitation will contain the topic, presenter name and zoom link. Participating in the live sessions is for members only and is the most enriching way for you to benefit from an AIT.

The sessions are also recorded, and made available later to the public on ISEA’s YouTube channel, so feel free to share the link with others!

AITs are by members, for members! If there is a topic that intrigues you, an art medium you’d like to know more about, studio practices you’d like to share, an ISEA member whose work or knowledge you think would stimulate creativity, or if you would like to present a topic of your own, we`d like to hear from you!

Contact the AIT Committee at ait@iseaartexhibit.org.

Liz Walker - Under the Influence(s) of…(Creating and Recognizing Your Best Work)

April 28, 2022

Liz’s presentation emphasizes the importance of embracing one’s artistic influences - past and present - and shows how doing so can improve your own artistic growth. She will highlight some of the practices and habits that catapulted her work to greater heights, garnering her recognition among jurors as well as her peers. 

April Rimpo, Elaine Weiner-Reed, Patti Ross

Interdisciplinary Creative Collaboration – Where Art Takes Flight

February 3, 2022

Visual artists Elaine Weiner-Reed and April M Rimpo love to hear what others remember, see, hear, or feel about their art. Their ekphrastic events feature poets and musicians expressing their interpretations of the visual artists' paintings.

Recent collaborator Patti Ross, a spoken word artist, joins Elaine and April in this talk sharing how their creative collaboration Every Painting is a Song or Story got started. They will detail their experiences creating these events, and provide tips on what to consider if you want to hold your own cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Renee Kahn - Transforming Emotions into Art

November 4, 2021 

What happens in the Artist’s mind when they are not painting something they see, such as a still life, a model, or a landscape? What if you are painting what you see only in your mind’s eye? How do you go about expressing your feelings in a painting?

Jenni Bateman - Creativity Sharpens Creativity

August 4, 2021

This presentation offers a look into the rearview mirror of my studio practices, while illustrating the delicate nuances of silk painting and finding my way through risk-taking and innovative solutions.

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