Networking for the socially Anxious Artist held November 13, 2022

Dos and Don’ts of Photographing Artwork held October 23, 2022 via zoom



So you finished the work… now what?

What goes into promoting an art exhibition?
Do you send out a newsletter? or postcards?
Have you written a press release?
Do you have your statement and bio up to date?
Have you scheduled posts on Social Media?

We can support you in putting together an awesome PR package for your show.

This is a FREE online workshop.

The workshop is led by Kristine Schomaker and Sheli Silverio

We will send the zoom info a day or two before the workshop.


It’s a new year. Goals change and evolve. Have you sat down and really looked at who you are and what you want to achieve for 2023?

This workshop is geared towards helping you figure out smaller doable goals, up to larger goals that involve more planning and time.

Join us for this 2 hour Goal Workshop on Saturday January 14th at 10am PST via zoom.

This is a FREE workshop.

The workshop is led by Kristine Schomaker and Sheli Silverio

Sign up with the button below. We will send the zoom info a day or two before the workshop.

Let us know if you have any questions.


Having a solo exhibition or curating a group show is a mutual goal among most artists we have talked to. But then what? How do you make that happen?

We believe that artists can create their own opportunities. One thing you can do is to put together a proposal and pitch your solo or group show. What does a well written proposal look like? What are the elements that make up a proposal? Where do I send my proposal? How do I stay organized during this process?

We can help answer these questions and more!

The workshop is led by Kristine Schomaker and Sheli Silverio

Let us know if you have any questions.



Shoebox Labs is truly a must-do for all emerging artists. The program is packed with a multitude of important information that I will be continuing to use for many months to come. I highly recommend this program. ~Lori Markman

Kristine gathered us into an accountability community that seems to have lit a fire for most participants. I have learned so much from her organization, generous sharing of resources, and specific feedback to our efforts. I feel my own work has gotten stronger as a result. I am so happy I took a leap of faith and applied! ~Debra Vodhanel

Kristine Schomaker’s Shoebox Lab has been a game-changer for my fine arts career and also for my motivation. Prior to starting the Shoebox Lab program I felt lost, vacillating between not knowing which marketing/communication/organization tools to use and floundering with the ones that I did pick. Kristine simplified everything and took the guesswork and ambiguity out of how to make a business out of art. Through well-organized information, explanations, suggestions, tools, feedback, and studio visits — Kristine takes a lifetime of hard-won knowledge and distills it down into easy and actionable methods to make making art — successful. ~Daniela Soberman

Kristine is very knowledgeable about the LA art scene, and the workshop is great for meeting other artists who are interested in progressing in their careers; the workshop is very helpful for artists who need some focus on the business side of being an artist. ~Lucas Novak

I would highly recommend Shoebox Lab: the workshop for artists who are at the beginning
of their careers or indeed midway.

The workshop explains how you can achieve a greater sense of success in the business side of
art making. It is done by identifying your goals and identifying the routes you can explore to fulfill them.

I really appreciate how the course is paced. There is a good balance between discussing
business topics one session and making online studio visits the next. The course topics are
covered thoroughly by the very informative Kristine Schomaker. You do not feel inundated by
the information given as it is delivered in an accessible way, with time to ask questions and to hear each others experiences. Learning from each other in an inclusive safe environment makes for a very positive experience.

It has been very beneficial to meet other artists. For me it is a very solitary profession, and can often be hard to make friends with others in the artistic community. This group gives you the opportunity to connect, to share experiences and to practice showing and describing your work to others and gain valuable feedback.

I now know I have a group of colleagues that will be a fountain of knowledge and support
going forward. It will be a pleasure to meet them in person for our group show. ~Kathryn Pitt

I am very glad I signed up for Shoebox Lab. It has been a lot of work, information to absorb and commitment of time but it has been invigorating to make new connections and be a part of a positive environment.

All of the information Kristine provided about best practices and what is currently going on in the art world has been very useful, even when it is about something that doesn’t exactly fit with my goals. The conversations amongst the group, sharing their experiences, ideas and suggestions is a bonus I hadn’t thought about when I signed up. I appreciate getting to meet a wide variety of artists at different points in their career and see their work in depth.

During the pandemic I had been working on many of the class topics and struggling through on my own. Shoebox Lab was like a boost of energy to keep the momentum going and get me to focus on my creative goals and not other peoples!

I was so blown away by the Artist Thrive questions, I would love to have talked about that more. That really impacted me and made me rethink my mindset on some issues.

I had been wanting to sign up for the Shoebox call for artists for a while. The combination of being in class, having worked on my goals and feeling encouraged really helped me engage and apply for things that were a good fit.

Lastly, it has been great to get to know Kristine a bit and I really value the energy and honesty to bring to the class. ~Julie Williams