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About the workshop

This special program at the Donkey Mill Art Center in beautiful Holualoa, Hawaii focused on professional practices in areas of gallery representation and museum exhibitions, self-promotion, use of social media in promotion, the importance of relevant critical writing, presentation, and identifying and strategizing personal/professional goals.

The workshop ran Monday through Friday July 23 to 27, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm daily, with local fare provided for daily lunches, and optional morning and evening activities. Through private one-on-one sessions and group meetings, students had the rare opportunity to meet with a team of guest professionals including:

  • Art Fair Organizer Ray Beldner
  • Museum Curator Andi Campognone
  • Life Coach Diane Costigan
  • Artist Alex Couwenberg
  • PR Specialist Aria Corinne Gannon
  • Nonprofit Art Center Executive Director Caroline Killhour
  • Art Consultant Donna Napper
  • Storytelling Coach Mike O’Connor
  • Artist and Writer Mark Zimmermann

This year's Kipaipai participants will have an opportunity to be chosen for inclusion in stARTup Art Fairs in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Donkey Mill Art Center is the home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organization. Its mission is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop and expand their artistic abilities. For more information, visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org or call (808) 322-3362.