Artspace offers Professional Artwork Photography and Art Roundtable and Critique this January

Megan Clark, hook earrings
Megan Clark, hook earrings
Megan Clark, hook earrings
Megan Clark, hook earrings

Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, will offer two professional development services for artists this January, a professional artwork image shoot with Jason Dowdle and an Art Roundtable and Critique series with Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA, Artist Business Consultant, and Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artspace.

On January 20 and 21, Jason Dowdle, the area’s premier craft photographer, will be making his services available through Artspace and will be set-up to take photos for artists. Dowdle will be available to shoot both 2-D and 3-D art, including jewelry. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to have your work photographed by a top craft photographer!

For over a decade, Jason Dowdle has provided the area’s top artists, as well as many other artists from around the country, with high-end imagery designed to present their work professionally and elegantly. Dowdle’s images have helped artists jury into some of the top shows in the country, including The Smithsonian Craft Show, various American Craft Council shows (including Ann Arbor and Baltimore), and also to gain entry into top professional guilds and organizations including the American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsmen and Carolina Designer Craftsmen. Dowdle’s images have also appeared in numerous magazines, including covers for ACC, Ceramics Monthly, Sunshine Artist and American Style. His work has been featured in two major, nationally-published books, each of which includes over 100 of his photos, and has appeared in numerous other books on arts and crafts over the last decade.

Samples of Jason Dowdle’s work are available at: Sign-up space is limited, so register as soon as possible by contacting Program Assistant, Hannah Costner, at

On January 8, an Art Roundtable and Critique is offered from 6:30-8:30pm. Tuition is $5, or free for members, and participants can pay the day of. Two presenters will be preselected to present up to two works for feedback. Artists interested in presenting their work should contact Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions, at The Art Roundtable and Critique is a regular series, held the Wednesday following First Friday each month, and co-led in partnership with Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA. Allen provides business development, support and resources to artists who want to prosper in their field and continue creating meaningful work. Allen holds a dual Masters in Global Innovation Management through the Jenkins Graduate School of Management at NC State University and L’Institut d’Administration des Entreprises in Puyricard, France.

Image Information: Image taken by Jason Dowdle of Artspace artist Megan Clark’s jewelry


Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of 120 professional artists, and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, or membership, please visit