Professional Development

Where funding permits, will aim to provide a professional development opportunity in the form of Artist Lectures, for exhibiting artist as well as for our membership, in particular regarding access to visiting artist whenever possible.  will aim to present several Artist Lectures throughout the year. Artists are paid CARFAC fees for Artist Lectures and may make use of our Resource Area in presenting their work and methods.

The Resource Area is dedicated to increase access to the tools and materials of artistic research. Members have access to computer equipment [computer, scanner- both flat and slide, printer, burner, internet] that enables them to conduct research for professional development and prepare portfolios. Secondly, the Resource Area houses our library of books and catalogs from organizations from across the country. Access to the Resource Area is on a first-come first-serve basis in consultation with staff.

The woodshop and all of its tools (including a table saw) is free to members. The woodshop is accessible during gallery hours depending on the needs of our exhibiting artists. For more information about the woodshop tools and resources or to check for availability of space please phone the gallery or send an email to:

Critical Distance is a writing program of whose purpose is to encourage critical writing about contemporary art. Critical Distance provides the opportunity for local emerging and established artists and writers to develop and apply their skills at visual art response. commissions responses from the visual, literary, and performing arts communities, and publishes the responses as brochures during or shortly after the exhibition of Regular and Special Programming at the gallery. These responses are gathered together in our journal, PaperWait, providing both artists and writers with a bound publication.

Writer’s interested in participating in the Critical Distance writing program may contact the Co-Director at any time. pays fees to Critical Distance writers.

PaperWait Artist’s Pages give ace an opportunity to utilize extra pages within our yearly publication PaperWait. Calls for themed pages go out to the public, and submissions are chosen by the editor or Programmer into the design of our publication. If you wish to recieve our emails please contact