Organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice (A+P), the Points of Access series continues with a focus on artists and their need to build a sustained practice. In four public programs, CAAM and A+P welcome artists of all stages and genres to explore the many ways to navigate the art world at each point in their careers, and the lessons learned. Join us for the first program at CAAM with Karen Atkinson, founder and creator of the artist-run company and art project, Getting Your Sh*t Together. Atkinson will cover the basics and empower artists to develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms. No prior knowledge is required and all are welcome.
DRIVING AND PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: If you are driving, CAAM is at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, just west of the 110 Freeway. Please note that our parking lot entrance is at 39th and Figueroa. Please put that cross section into your maps search or GPS device.
Parking is $12 during the day. $15 after 5 pm. CASH ONLY. Our mailing address is 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037.
Please note: For those driving to CAAM, there may be delays entering Exposition Park from Figueroa and 39th Street, as well as fewer empty parking spaces than usual due to construction and other park activities. Please note that Exposition Park may also be entered at S. Hoover Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. We also ask that you consider using carpools and ride shares to get to CAAM, as well as the Metro Expo Line. The Expo Park/USC station is just a 5-minute walk from our front door.
BUS AND RAIL LINE INFORMATION: For directions to get to CAAM via bus or rail, please visit www.metro.net.
CAAM and Exposition Park are serviced by the Metro Expo Line in the light rail system.
Our station is at Expo Park/USC. You can also call for route information and general service questions at 1-800-COMMUTE (1-800-266-6883).
Karen Atkinson is an artist living and working in Los Angeles and Lone Pine, CA. She has a wide range of experience as an artist, but also as a nonprofit founder, curator, instigator, and collaborator. She founded GYST/Getting Your Sh*t Together officially in 2005, creating an art project that works to make life better for artists by providing relevant information and resources, software to manage your art career, support services and reviews, and individual consultations and public and group workshops. She has shown in multiple countries and has an extensive curatorial history. She has taught at CalArts for 31 years and has run multiple businesses as an artist. She will share her knowledge, open up your ideas of what being an artist means, and answer any questions you may have about being an artist on your own terms.