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ClayHouston Summer Series

  • 15 Aug 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Looscan Neighborhood Library


Topic: Don’t Be Afraid of the Big Bad Proposal: Exhibition and Grant Proposal Writing for Scaredy Cats

Writing proposals for art exhibitions and grants can seem like a daunting process. In this talk, Cary Reeder will cover the basic elements of exhibition and grant proposals including developing an exhibition or project idea, writing a bio, CV, and artist statement, as well as developing a budget, all with the goal of taking the fear out of the proposal writing process.


Cary Reeder, a Miami, Florida native, has made Houston, Texas her home since 1998. She worked for more than a decade as a graphic artist and typesetter in the early 80s and received her fine art training at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston from 2006-2013. In between her stint as a graphic artist and returning to art school, she had a 20+ year career as a grant writer and fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Her work has been included in numerous local, regional, and national juried exhibitions. In 2013 she had a solo show at Lawndale Art Center and a two-person exhibition at the University of Houston-Downtown, and received an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance. She was featured in New American Paintings in 2014 and teaches at the Art League Houston and the Glassell School of Art.



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