The Clark Hulings Fund presents Thriving Tuesdays™ Beyond Borders: Brand Story & Identity with Siona Benjamin
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022 , 2-3pm ET
Where: Anyone on or off Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/281759424045419
What’s the secret sauce for your artistic brand?
Join Jewish Art Salon founding artist member Siona Benjamin for a conversation about the connections between identity and artist brand story.
Find out what makes you and your work unique and authentic, and bring that into your professional practice.
• Distinguish the universal from the purely personal
• Focus on the story of your work—whether your content is figurative or completely abstract
• Keep your eye on your audience: communicate to your collectors
• Extend your story to thought leadership: speaking, writing, interviews, teaching
• Stay grounded in who you are and what you want for your art business
• Don’t wait for collectors or dealers to discover you
Siona Benjamin’s unique perspective as an Indian-American-Jewish artist has inspired her to create art that represents her transcultural and multicultural narrative. Often featuring blue characters, her work illuminates vibrant colors, cultural, and religious symbols to create works that have synergy and meaning. Benjamin has an MFA from Southern Illinois University, and an MFA in theater set design from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. She was awarded a 2011 Fulbright Fellowship to India, and a second one in 2016-17 to Israel.
As an artist who crosses cultural boundaries, she’s received praise in publications including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, Moment magazine, The Times of India, The Mumbai Mirror, Marg Magazine, The Jewish Week in New York City and New Jersey, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel.
She is a Founding Member and Exhibition Committee Member of the Jewish Art Salon.
Her 2022 Beyond Borders exhibition is running in Danville, KY; Milwaukee WI; Cleveland & Cincinnati, OH—and she is part of Holy Sparks exhibition in New York and Los Angeles. She has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. Benjamin is in-demand as a speaker all over the country, and has three published books. artsiona.com