Artists interested in improving their relationship with art galleries will have the opportunity to attend "What a Gallery Wants," a free presentation and discussion in Enterprise at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. at the Fishtrap Coffin House.

Sponsored by the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD), the presentation will feature Joseph gallery owners Kelly Wick of Kelly's Gallery on Main and Catherine Matthias of Indigo Gallery to provide insights and field questions from artists in an informal setting.

At the presentation, artists will learn how to approach gallery owners, reasons why an artist's work might be declined and steps to expect in the gallery-artist relationship. There will also be a sample contract to review and lots of time for questions and discussion. Space is limited to 20 artists.elly

Wick got started in the arts in 1990 when she began working in the showroom for Valley Bronze foundry in Joseph. She opened her first gallery in Joseph in 1994 and now operates Kelly's Gallery on Main.

Catherine Matthias and husband Stewart Jones established Indigo Gallery in 1989, in Lake Oswego. The couple located to Joseph in 1999. Matthias is actively involved in promoting the arts in Wallowa County.

The presentation is part of NEOEDD's Connecting Oregon for Rural Entrepreneurship project. For more information, or to reserve a space, one may call Sara Miller at 426-3598 or e-mail (saramiller@neoedd.org).

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