The College Art Association selected the University of New Mexico to sponsor and present the next CAA National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists on Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Dane Smith Hall. These workshops, focused on supporting visual artists in underserved areas, are supported by a two-year grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

During "Professionalizing Your Art Practice," UNM professors present professional-development seminars with career-building skills for emerging and established visual artists. Keynote speaker Libby Lumpkin, professor of art and art history, addresses "The Changing Climate of the Art World." Workshop topics include CV/resume/artist statement preparation, creating a digital portfolio, social media and marketing/self-promotion/networking. A panel discussion on getting into galleries concludes the presentations. Workshops begin and end with opportunities for group networking.

The workshop fee is $25 for students and CAA members, $40 for all others. A light breakfast, lunch and evening reception are included. Stipends are available. Visit the UNM Department of Art & Art History. Contact Susan Schear, CAA national workshop project consultant, at or (973) 482-1000.