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Exhibiting Your Art: How to Approach Galleries, Museums, and Cultural Centers

October 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

Great Basin Art Exhibit, Stewart Indian School, Carson City, NV


Doing new stuff is scary.  Trying to break in to the art world when there are so many great  artists is hard.  Even though you have been producing art that everybody loves, you’re not sure if it’s right for a museum.  Would a gallery take a chance on me?

Melissa Melero a fine artist specializing in mixed media has not only been exhibiting at galleries and museums in Nevada, California and throughout the US, but she has been curating exhibits of Native artists in the Great Basin region for the last decade.  She has the tips and tricks that will help you not only be prepared when you are ready to exhibit but also how to know where’s best for you and how to approach that best place.  In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Find the right space for your art
  • Network in the community to find a way in
  • Prepare and safely ship your artwork to the museum or gallery for exhibition
  • Price your work to increase the likelihood it sells
  • And the do’s and don’ts of the whole exhibition experience

    The IDRS Acorn Project, in partnership with Great Basin Native Artists, and the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, will present Exhibiting Your Art: How to Approach Galleries, Museums, and Cultural Centers on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The workshop will be located at the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center at 2300 W. Line Street in Bishop.  Registration is open to all community members in Owens Valley and the workshop is free to attend.  To register please click on the “Going” button below and fill in your information.

    For more information, please contact the community host, Tara Frank at the Cultural Center at 760-873-8844 or tara.frank@bishoppaiute.org.   You can also reach out to Mark Thompson, Executive Director, at the IDRS Acorn Project at 916-482-5800 or at mark@indiandispute.com.

    About your presenter:

    Melissa Melero, Great Basin Native ArtistsMelissa Melero-Moose was born in San Francisco, CA in 1974 and spent most of her childhood living in Reno, Nevada. She is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, California. Melissa holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts from Portland State University, Portland, OR.

    Her works are a part of the permanent collections of the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA; IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Lilley Museum, University of Nevada; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV and School for Advanced Research (IARC), Santa Fe, NM.

    She is currently exhibiting regionally and nationally as an individual artist and with the GBNA art collective. Her influences are imagery found in the Great Basin landscape, petroglyphs, beadwork, and basketry from the Indigenous tribes of Nevada and California.

    Melissa currently lives with her family in Hungry Valley, Nevada working as a professional artist, contributing writer for First American Art Magazine and founder/independent curator of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA).

    For more information about Melissa, please visit her website at www.melissamelero.com

    This workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, Great Basin Native Artists, USDA Rural Development, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Small Business Administration, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and the MUFG Union Bank Foundation.


    October 5, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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    Mark Thompson


    Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshoe Cultural Center
    2300 W. Line Street
    Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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