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Creative Collaboration: Building Career Through Community with Holly Samuelsen

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nov 04

Wed, Nov 4 2020, 3PM - 4PM

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Part of event series: Building an Artist's Life 2020


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"Creative Collaboration: Building Career Through Community" with Holly Samuelsen will provide valuable information for emerging artists on designing a career around creative collaboration, establishing and managing a small business, merging art and production to bring your ideas to life, and balancing work as an artist and small business owner.

About Holly Samuelsen: Holly Samuelsen (Textiles '08) is an apparel and textile designer in San Francisco, CA. She co-owns the shop and brand Gravel & Gold where she leads product development and production for a line of fabrics, clothing, and accessories. A craftsperson and technician as well as a designer, patternmaking and garment construction are her two biggest loves within the G&G ecosystem. Holly also facilitates creative collaborations with other artists and designers for Gravel & Gold’s textile prints, apparel and paper goods. She studied textiles at CCA, focusing on screen printing, and history and anthropology. After school she apprenticed with a master tailor, worked in the San Francisco Opera’s costume department hand-painting ornamentation onto floor-length capes, and ran her own tailoring business on Valencia Street. Now, outside of work, she cooks, feeds her fruit-and-vegetable obsession — at the farmers’ market, in her rooftop garden and the orchards near her hometown of Davis, CA — and generally can’t stop moving: she dances, bikes, and does yoga all the time.

About Building an Artist’s Life: Building an Artist’s Life 2020 is a series of events taking place between November 2nd - November 6th, featuring interviews with CCA alumni dedicated to helping Fine Arts students build sustainable careers in the arts.

Photos courtesy of the artist.

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