Public art is critical for cities and can be a phenomenal experience for the artists who make them. However, many artists are unfamiliar with the process of applying for and successfully winning public art grants and bids. In this panel discussion with some highly-acclaimed public artists, learn about these unique opportunities from conception to execution.
The creative professional is in constant danger of talking themselves into stagnation. As a matter of course, we erect mental barriers that both protect and limit us. Carrie Seid, a nationally recognized fine artist, has not only been there personally but has helped guide hundreds of creative professionals out of their rut and maximize their creative potential as both a teacher and a coach. During her talk Carrie, will share the lessons learned, stories, and insights to help you to dissemble and disrupt unhelpful approaches to the creative process and discover your flow as a creative professional to improve your productivity, success, and satisfaction.
Carrie Seid is a nationally recognized artist who exhibits her work in galleries all over the United States. Carrie received her B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, then went on to receive her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar. Carrie has taught at numerous universities around the United States, including The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, State University of New York at Buffalo, Niagara County Community College, Daemen College, Arizona State University and University of Arizona. Her teaching career spawned “Creative Catalyst Training,” her own program designed to help reach their highest goals. Carrie leads live workshops, conducts corporate trainings, and individual consultations with creative professionals. Winner of the Purchase Award in 2003, Carrie’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Tucson Museum of Art where she also had a solo exhibition. In 2006, she was featured on “Arizona Illustrated” on KUAT television, and has been interviewed for radio and podcasts. Carrie also designed products for TAG, Inc., and Modulus, Inc., in Chicago, as well as Terragrafics, Inc., in San Francisco. She’s been awarded numerous public art commissions in Arizona, including the The Udall Senior Center, five different projects at the Oro Valley Hospital, a glass walkway in the Ellie Towne Community Center, and a giant steel orange slice and two benches along the Orange Grove Road expansion project in Tucson.