Co-op/Internship - unpaid position

Contact Information for Applicants:
Name of Organization: 
Deb Chaney, Contemporary Abstract Artist
How to apply: 

Email your cover letter, resume and references to: before January 14th, 2011

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

Mentorship position with Deb Chaney, Contemporary Abstract Artist.

This is the opportunity for a student to be mentored and gain work experience with a professional working artist. See what goes on behind the scenes to cultivate art collectors, submit to shows, work with sales venues, and market and facilitate workshops. Learn what it takes to make a living as a working artist!

2011 Available Positions:
Location: Vancouver, BC.
Current projects students will work on during this internship include:
• Updating/editing a workshop work book
• Updating a client database
• Organizing digital portfolio
• Researching printers & obtaining an ISBN

Internship Schedule & Requirements.
Students meet and work at the studio location in Vancouver once per week for the duration of the semester. Mondays 1-4 PM and Fridays 1-4 PM. Students assist with one workshop during the semester. Required reading; The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.

About Deb Chaney, SCA, Contemporary Abstract Artist – Deb Chaney is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, since 2007. She has been painting for over ten years both large and small layered mixed media abstract paintings on canvas and paper. A recent participant in Vancouver’s East End Culture Crawl, her work is also exhibited at SWITCH Boutique in Beverly Hills. Deb was recently commissioned by RainMaker Films, Inc. and her art is held by private collectors throughout the world.

She is predominantly self-taught, she has enjoyed privilege of studying with several prominent Californian artists such as Ann Baldwin, Bob Burridge, and Adolfo Girala. Deb is also a published writer. She is the author of The Little Inspiration Book, Ideas to Empower Women [2000. Trafford Publishing.] and a contributing author to Sand in my Bra, Funny Women Write From the Road [2002. Traveler’s Tales Publishing]. As well as maintaining her own studio practice, she facilitates workshops & retreats, and weekly abstract painting classes at Brock House Community Center in Vancouver.


• Excellent written and spoken English
• Attention to detail and follow through
• Currently enrolled in 3rd or 4th year at Emily Carr University with a GPA of 3.0 or above
• Three local references
• Basic working knowledge of Macintosh programs: Finder, IPhoto, Safari, Mail, Address Book, Word, Excel and Pages.

Friday, January 14, 2011 (All day)