Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (does not include travel time)
$15 for Spudnik Press Members
$5 for Resident Artists and Studio Fellows
Have you ever wondered what an art collector thinks about when looking for their next acquisition? What excites them about collecting?
What are the places and spaces collectors visit when looking for new artists?
Have you, as an artist, thought about what you can do to facilitate a relationship with a collector?
Or are you someone interested in starting an art collection, but don’t know how?
If any of these questions have crossed your mind, this June we have a very special opportunity to visit and speak with collector Browne Goodwin. An avid art collector and supporter for more than 45 years, Browne will speak with our members about how he started collecting with his wife and what it is about fostering the career of an artist that he most enjoys. He will also share some of the risks they took with their collection and what he does to stay in touch with artists, galleries, and other maker spaces. In addition to receiving a tour of his collection, members will have an opportunity to guide our discussion with Browne and ask questions of their own.
This program is part of our Professional Practice: Off-site Visit series, intended to introduce members to the numerous and diverse art spaces and individuals that contribute to Chicago’s vibrant arts landscape. In addition to connecting with other professionals in the city, these visits present our members with a range of resources and career paths.
Browne Goodwin Bio:
Browne Goodwin has been an art collector and supporter (with his wife until her death in 2014) for more than 45 years. Involved with many art organizations over the years, Browne is currently a Spudnik Press Cooperative Board Member, is part of the Chicago Artists Coalition Annual Committee, and participates in several museum support groups. His collection includes some 300 works of art in all media, with an emphasis on contemporary art from emerging artists in the communities where he has lived – Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. Fine prints form a major portion of the collection, and continue to be added. Browne’s collection will be exhibited at the Illinois State Museum Gallery in Lockport, IL in October of this year.
Space is limited to twelve members. Advanced registration is required. The non-refundable registration fee can be paid online. Please note, Browne’s home is located in Plainfield, IL. Transportation to and from this off-site visit will be available to members without a vehicle. An itinerary of the off-site visit will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
If you are not a member and wish to participate in this off-site visit, please join or renew your membership.