EMail Print

Calendar of Events


artist help desk


Looking for feedback on a new project or body of work? Need advice on how to approach a gallery, or get the word out about your art to critics and collectors? Trying to create or update your website, apply for a grant or expand your network?


Boston Center for the Arts and ArtMorpheus are bringing artists and experts together in bi-monthly ARTISTS HELP DESK sessions, providing the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with art professionals including curators, gallerists, writers, outreach strategists, marketing whizzes and more.

Register for up to four 20-minutes consultations per session, at a cost of $25/consultation.

October 19 panel of experts:

Silvia Lopez ChavezSilvia López Chavez has her roots in the Dominican Republic. She believes in using the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. Her collaborations with community groups include murals and public art projects in Cambridge, Boston, Lynn, Beverly, Danvers and Marblehead.

In 2016 Chavez was the recipient of a Creative City grant from New England Foundation for the Arts for Lemonade Stand—an interactive art pop-up installation throughout the city of Boston. In 2015, through a Boston Foundation grant, Chavez was commissioned by the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4Si) to create a temporary public art installation called Color Up! in Dorchester, MA. The project invited the community to help design and apply temporary spray-painted patterns to surrounding areas of the Upham’s Corner train station as part of the Lighting The Line project. In 2013, Chavez received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for Fresh Air: Portraits of Chelsea project; which explored the environmental and political aspects within air quality issues in Chelsea, MA.

Chavez holds a BFA in Illustration (’00) from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions including the Fitchburg Art Museum, The Boston Children’s Museum, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Mills, Grossman and Towne, Bakalar & Paine galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2014 Chavez was appointed by the City of Boston Mayor’s Office as a Boston Creates Steering Committee member to help shape a cultural plan for the city. She is currently an artist in residence at Boston Children's Hospital and continues her studio art practice at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. | Instagram: @silvialopezchavez | Twitter: @Art_Design_Love

Kate GilbertKate Gilbert is an artist and activist deeply committed to supporting the arts as a catalyst for transformation—of our cities, our relationships, and ourselves. In her artwork, curatorial projects and public art organization Now + There she strives to facilitate joy and spontaneity and to help propel public appreciation of contemporary art practices.

Kate's 20-year experience with Boston arts and design organizations culminated in the development of the Greenway's public art strategy in 2011, and in 2014–2015, the opening of the artLAB, an outdoor laboratory for experimental public art at the Lawn on D.

She is now parlaying that experience into Now + There, an arts organization dedicated to delivering impactful temporary public art projects in Greater Boston that give voice to community. N+T’s current project, “Public Trust” by Paul Ramirez Jonas, is a 21-day project in three locations that asks the public to give a promise they can keep and juxtaposes it with promises taken from the headline news sparking a conversation about the value of one’s word.

Vera Ingrid GrantVera Ingrid Grant is the director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University—located in Harvard Square. She recently curated THE WOVEN ARC (Summer 2016); and the Art of Jazz: NOTES (Spring 2016) at the Cooper Gallery; and The Persuasions of James Montford at Boston Center for the Arts (Spring 2015). Her curatorial approach engages theories of visual culture to create an immersive exhibition experience charged with object driven dialogues. Grant is a Fulbright Scholar (University of Hamburg), has an MA in Modern European History from Stanford University, and was a 2015–2016 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) in New York City.

Ethan VogtEthan Vogt is a filmmaker, festival producer, and curator who brings a decade of experience developing art and immersive media projects that are innovative in form and content. He was based in New York City for 12 years before returning to Boston in 2015 to serve as the Director of Programming of ILLUMINUS, a nighttime, site-specific contemporary art festival that attracted over 30,000 people. Trained as a cinematographer, his credits include “On Common Ground” a feature-length documentary which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at New Films / New Directors. He was a Producer of three critically acclaimed feature films by Andrew Bujalski, including Beeswax, Mutual Appreciation and Funny Ha Ha, named “one of the ten most influential films of the decade” by A.O. Scott in the New York Times.

In 2010, Ethan co-founded Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) to design and produce large-scale contemporary art festivals, specializing in site-specific light, sound, and projection work. Under his lead, NBNY collaborated with innovative cultural institutions and brands including The New Museum, Kickstarter, Audi North America, Arts Brookfield, and Red Bull Music Academy as well as developing projects with notable artists including Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Marilyn Minter, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. In 2014, Ethan conceived and directed Camden Night Gardens an arts-based creative placemaking initiative selected for a $475,000 ArtPlace grant and recognized with a Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association. In 2016, Night Gardens was selected by the Boston Mayor's Office for New Urban Mechanics in the Public Space Invitational.


Artist Help Desk
Oct 19, 2016  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mills Gallery - Boston


Mills Gallery   -   Website
551 Tremont Street
Country: us


<<  April 2018  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  910111213

BCA Ball 2018

Give Now

Rent Boston's Most Creative Venue: the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts

Connect with the BCA!




Institutional supporters

barr logo

Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation in collaboration with the Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies

National Endowment for the Arts


Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation


RocketTheme Joomla Templates