On May 4th, Oliver and I will be participating in a talk at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin. I think it will be a good discussion. And there will be a very delicious dinner afterwards for $20 using organic, local ingredients. Click here for more details. Come and cheer on my nervous self! Here’s the promo bit from their website:

Date: 5/4/2008 (Sunday)
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Headlands Center for the Arts

Ticket Info: $10 General Admission
FREE for Headlands Members

Eleanor Harwood, artist; Director, Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Julio Cesar Morales, artist; Co-director, Queen’s Nails Annex
Eleanor Hanson Wise, Co-director, The Present Group
Moderator: Natasha Boas, curator and art advisor

We all hear that the contemporary art market is booming with celebrity artists and star collectors, but what does that mean for the average person? We’ll talk to some Bay Area gallerists and art promoters who have established fresh approaches to the market, and take a look at how aspiring collectors can make informed choices about buying emerging art without breaking the bank. We’ll also talk about how artists can effectively participate in the market, in order to support themselves financially while remaining true to their ideals. Other topics of discussion will include approaches to curatorial practice in for-profit settings; how the art fair circuit contributes to buzz about regional scenes; and art practice and exhibition making as small business enterprises.