Are you an artist looking to sustain your art practice? This session will feature a discussion on how to implement sustainable art business practices. Local Houston artists who have made art a primary source of income will cover topics that address community engagement, utilizing technology, professional business management, time management, marketing and considering commercializing your art. Panel to include the following guests: GONZO247 @gonzo247 Mario E. Figueroa, Jr. aka GONZO247 is a Houston-based artist with over 20 years experience making a living producing multidisciplinary artwork, art projects, murals and events that engage communities. He is well known as an upstanding art community member and an early-on pioneer in the graffiti and street art scene in Houston, Texas; he continues to create art, murals and team-based productions. Alex "Zú" Arzú @alexarzu Zú is a Texas-based entrepreneurial artist who specializes in tattoo art, murals and commissioned studio work. Black Cassidy @ohnohedint Black Cassidy is a multidisciplinary artist working out of Canal Street Studios on the Eastside of Houston, Texas. Katsola @katsola1 Katsola, creates kawaii, naughty creatures, tough girls, murals, illustrations, original characters, art, design and write books. She gets paid to make mischief! Nicky Davis @nickydavis Nicky Davis is a muralist/painter/toy maker living and working in Houston, Texas. David “skeez181” Flores @skeez181 David “skeez181” Flores has been spray painting murals since 1989. His artistic styles are strongly influenced by ancient Aztec heiroglyphics, futuristic imagery and graffiti.
Q&A 2, Room 330A