grow your "artist narrative"
The mentorship program is for San Diego artists who don't necessarily need to take more classes but want to grow through community and professional critique. What's included:
• gallery representation
• exhibit in any planned off-site shows
• online visibility on our website
• private consultations
• showcased in gallery promotions
• weekly Wednesday classroom sessions, 10:30am-1:30pm
• lower gallery commission rates
Learn under the guidance of award-winning artist, Chuck McPherson. Chuck brings years of experience in making a living as an artist to this amazing group of artists.
There are many talented art teachers, but few who are called to mentor and to assist artists in taking their craft to the next level. Being with an extraordinary arts community has been a great inspiration.
Chuck was honored to be on the cover of "The Art of Watercolour Magazine", an international publication distributed in 36 countries; recognized as one of the top ten watercolorists in California by the Center for the Arts Escondido; shown numerous times at the Oceanside Museum of Art and other prestigious galleries like The San Diego Watercolor Society and Ashton Gallery; having earning over 400 awards for his artwork.
There is no application process for mentorship; artists are eligible to undergo a private interview process once the prerequisite has been met.
Artists looking to join this small, focused elite group can begin to prepare for the interview process by having a body of work ready to show and knowing where they would like to go in their career.
Mentorship requires an initial six-month commitment before proceeding in the program on a month-to-month basis.