Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

CATALOGUES, PROPOSALS & CONTRACTS FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS

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Artists and curators very seldom get “discovered” without lifting a finger. Any artist who is busy with client work and/or exhibiting around the globe will tell you that most of their time spent is submitting proposals and populating spreadsheets with opportunities and deadlines.

Let’s get real: you need a sexy inventory and artist catalogue, a method to proposing, and a strategy for streamlining all of those potential opportunities out there. Also, you probably need a moment to ask yourself: are you proposing to galleries, corporate clients, or both?

Spend an afternoon with Marta Staudinger, owner of Latela Art + Curatorial Consulting Firm and Latela Art Gallery. As an art professional who has exhibited more than 200 local artists in the past four years as well as a practicing artist, Marta has experience from both sides of the creative and business fences to provide an insider view on how submission processes work and what proposal reviewers are looking for.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

- How to vision board & understand what kind of art opportunities you want (corporate clients, murals, gallery exhibitions, a combination, etc).

- Key points in cataloguing/inventory practices that are necessary for proposals and submitting artwork

- How to create your artist catalogue to show your work to potential clients at the click of a button

- Key points in proposals (for corporate projects, murals, and exhibitions)

- Key points to contracts (for corporate projects, murals, and exhibitions)

- Key points to getting into galleries & the bloody truths about gallery representation


This workshop is ideal for all levels of artist, curator & creative professionals.

You’ll leave this workshop with templates + action steps to begin working smarter, protect yourself with contracts & propose to the right potential partners and clients.

Many hand outs, marketing tools, tips + good company always included.

*Please note: this workshop is hosted at Latela Curatorial. Step-by-step directions can be found here.

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Healing Level 1 Training

There's a phrase amongst the Reiki community that states "Reiki finds you". If you have been searching for answers about Reiki and how to learn this practice, consider yourself found. Join Master Reiki Teacher Cierra Ross as she takes you on a journey into the depths of Reiki Level 1 course at Latela Curatorial.

Reiki is a Hands-On Japanese healing technique and is one of the easiest healing techniques to learn in the world! Reiki practitioners can be children, pets, and even plants. On a personal level, Reiki 1 skills can aide in the healing of deep seated emotional and physical traumas. On a business level, existing practitioners like medical professionals, yoga teachers, and massage therapists can expand their business and earn extra income by incorporating reiki energy into service offerings. What are some indications you should you learn reiki?

Have you ever been told you have "healing hands"?

Are you interested in holistic healing and want to learn how the body can heal itself?

Would you love to help yourself or loved ones that are experiencing emotional turmoil or physical pain?

Are you on a personal journey of self healing and would like to learn the tools to balance yourself?

Is something bigger than yourself calling you to step into your power, but you don't know how?

This one-day workshop is designed for you!

This class will introduce you to the powerful energy of Reiki through attunement. Reiki works through the hands as gentle energy is shared from practitioner to client. This universal energy flows into the client and goes where it is needed to balance the body. Reiki 1 focuses specifically on the health of the practitioner, and after completion of this level, you will be able to perform Reiki sessions on yourself as well as others who are physically present. 

You will learn:

- The origins and history of reiki

- The symbols used to activate reiki energy

- How to administer a reiki session on yourself and others

- Tips how to remain balanced as a practitioner


You will receive:

- A handbook to take home with course material

- An attunement to activate reiki energy into the body

- A certificate noting you are a trained Reiki I Practitioner

- A group photo to commemorate your experience

- A Follow-up phone call 21 days after your attunement

- A FREE Kit to help you start your reiki journey (1 smokeless smudge sprays, Mandala Client Blanket, a scented eye cover for clients, a healers crystal, and a journal to document your treatments). Most Kit items will come directly from Cierra's Retreat in India: bought, cleansed & charged with love and intention a few weeks prior to this training.


This class will be taught in a small group limited to 10 people led by Cierra Ross Master Reiki Teacher. Cierra has been a Reiki Master for 6 years and has touched over 400 people living in DC area. Cierra helps spread the energy of reiki through yoga classes, meditation circles, 1-on-1 client appointments, classes, and mentorship.

We can't wait for you to start your journey with us! Feel free to contact us with any questions: info@lateladc.com.

This workshop is hosted at Latela Curatorial. Exact address & step-by-Step directions can be found here.

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Healing Level 2 Training

Calling all Reiki professionals!!!

Are you ready to take your Reiki 1 knowledge to the next level? Would you like to take on Reiki clients and build your brand as a holistic professional? Learn how to prepare yourself for business in this Reiki Level 2 course.


You will learn:

- The distance Reiki symbol that allows you to Reiki from a far

- Tips and tricks for utilizing “spot” Reiki

- How to use crystals in Reiki sessions

- Animal Reiki


This workshop includes:

- A handbook to take home with course material

- Sample Reiki business forms to help start your business

- An attunement to activate Reiki 2 energy into the body

- A certificate noting you are a trained Reiki 2 Practitioner

- A group photo to commemorate your experience 

- A Follow-up phone call 21 days after your attunement

- A list of resources and discounts for business coaching, Reiki insurance, accounting services, & more!

- A FREE Kit to help you start your Reiki journey (mini Reiki crystal grid, Reiki symbol crystals, and a deck of chakra cards)

This class will be taught in a small group limited to 10 people led by Cierra Ross Master Reiki Teacher. Cierra has been a Reiki Master for 6 years and has touched over 400 people living in DC area. Cierra helps spread the energy of Reiki through yoga classes, meditation circles, 1-on-1 client appointments, classes, and mentorship. 

There will be a short 6 question quiz that will need to be completed via email to evaluate your Reiki 1 knowledge.

We cant wait for you to start your journey with us!

This workshop is hosted at Latela Curatorial. Exact address & step-by-Step directions can be found here.

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon + Massive Attack Release

The upcoming Full Moon is all about Libra which prefers harmony, sharing with others and gentle airy vibrations as Libra is an air sign. Partnership and balance are important to Libra, and therefore are the most important themes that will occur during this Full Moon.

Simultaneously, the infamous band Massive Attack just postponed their concert date (originally to occur this same night in Washington DC) due to illness - to be rescheduled in the Fall.

This gathering will focus on togetherness, harmony and gentle vibrations through meditation and relaxation to the tunes of Massive Attack's music. This circle is a tribute to their music, a togtherness blessing in hopes they recover and can grace us with their talents live in the months to come.

Join Latela Curatorial Founder & Director Marta Staudinger for a gathering of guided Meditation followed by a guided Yoga Nidra. There will be journaling probes, wine & tea.

This circle will take place at Latela Curatorial.

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR. 

This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this moon phase. 

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras.

3 - A group Yoga Nidra focused on the gentle movement of air - much like the release of Full Moon energy that we will put behind us in our journaling prompts.

Consider this Full Moon an opportunity to reset & clear out unneede energy blockages.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen, and an object related to flight/air/sky if you chooes to place something on the altar during meditation (this could be a photograph, a poem, a paper with writing of goals, an object).

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. 

WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?

Yoga Nidra, derived from an ancient Tantra yoga practice, is a simple and efficient way to deeply relax while remaining conscious to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It is a kind of mediation performed lying down in savasana and is suitable for all ages and abilities. During the practice, we sink into the parasympathetic nervous system and enter the hypnogogic state, the state between being awake and being asleep. When we stay in this place for 20 minutes it is the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep.

The Yoga Nidra process is a voice-guided meditation that includes a body focusing exercise that creates a circuit of energy in the motor cortext to relax the brain, some breath and sound awareness practices, and some visualization activities.

SOME OTHER BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA:

1. Improve focus, clarity, creativity, and productivity

2. Deeply relax to reduce physical, psychological, and emotional tension

3. "Weed the garden" by release stored memories and traumas from your subconscious

4. Recover from injury, surgery, jet lag, or too many late nights

LATELA CURATORIAL DIRECTIONS: 

https://www.latelacuratorial.com/directions

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

THE BUSINESS OF ART: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS

Business Development for Artists and Curators

If you are expressing your creative voice, it is probably because you are a creative person at heart… and not a business or marketing expert. The valuable truth is that successful artists & curators need to exercise both business and marketing strategies as much as creative expression to thrive professionally. 

Spend an evening with Marta Staudinger & Meghan Masius of Latela Curatorial and Latela Art Gallery. Latela has exhibited more than 250 local artists in the past four years in Washington, DC. As Latela's director + a practicing artist, Marta has experience from both sides of the creative and business fences to provide an insider view on how sustainable growth in the world of art formulates. Meghan has played a role in the opening of an innovative gallery and artist's workshop space, developed promotional plans that have increased artists' audience and sales, and managed large, collaborative, and strategically driven projects across an institution. Together, Marta & Meghan assist artists to strengthen their brands and business development by hosting regular workshops, exhibitions, collector/artist events & 1-on-1 consultations.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

- How to brainstorm your brand/mission as a creative

- How to build your creative portfolio

- How to identify your market, understand your target audience & market your work 

- How to determine your price/worth

- How to assess the pros and cons (& confidence + monetary factors) of where you stand between hobbyist and full-time creative professional

- How to implement essential marketing strategies to cut your logistical time in half so you may work smarter

This workshop is ideal for emerging artists & curators, and also appropriate for anyone who is in the first 3-4 years of a creative career, contemplating rebranding or contemplating making their passion project a full-time lifestyle.

You’ll leave this workshop with action steps to increase your client volume and feel confident with the business reality of your creative life.

Tickets: $55 | $95 for two

*Please note: this workshop is hosted at The Lemon Collective's NEW location at the She Loves Me Flowershop on the second floor.

The Lemon Collective

808 Upshur Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon in Pisces Circle

The New Moon in Pisces hits us at the begining of Mercury Retrograde, which will stir amongst us for the majority of the month of March (specifically from March 6-28).

The New Moon is technically Wednesday, but let's gather a day after to really marinate on what's coming up as Mercury's Retorgrade matures an extra day...

When Mercury is in Retrograde, you'll want to think about ALL of your options... even some you've eliminated & others that have not presented themselves yet. This is not the time to make any hasty decisions: this is the time to sit and let everything stir up around you.

Not only is this a wonderful time to practice patience and learn how to be an observer (rather than forcing control)... but Pisces sign very much maginifies this very message: move like water around obstacles and become flexible, rather than rigid.

Every new moon is about setting new intentions. This circle, we will focus on that which we wish we could control but cannot.

Join local Energy Healer & Reiki Practitioner Cierra Rossy for a gathering that will promote healthy expectations and and intuition connectability.

This circle will take place at Latela Curatorial.

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR.

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This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this moon phase.

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals, Sound Bath, or Aromatherapy.

3 - A journaling session with prompts to set intentions and reflect upon them.

Consider this New Moon an opportunity to re-evalute your own methodology for setting intentions and discover patience and flexibility through practice.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen.

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body.

The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras.

Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.

LATELA CURATORIAL DIRECTIONS:

https://www.latelacuratorial.com/directions

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Healing Level 1 Training

There's a phrase amongst the Reiki community that states "Reiki finds you". If you have been searching for answers about Reiki and how to learn this practice, consider yourself found. Join Master Reiki Teacher Cierra Ross as she takes you on a journey into the depths of Reiki Level 1 course at Latela Curatorial.

Reiki is a Hands-On Japanese healing technique and is one of the easiest healing techniques to learn in the world! Reiki practitioners can be children, pets, and even plants. On a personal level, Reiki 1 skills can aide in the healing of deep seated emotional and physical traumas. On a business level, existing practitioners like medical professionals, yoga teachers, and massage therapists can expand their business and earn extra income by incorporating reiki energy into service offerings. What are some indications you should you learn reiki?

Have you ever been told you have "healing hands"?

Are you interested in holistic healing and want to learn how the body can heal itself?

Would you love to help yourself or loved ones that are experiencing emotional turmoil or physical pain?

Are you on a personal journey of self healing and would like to learn the tools to balance yourself?

Is something bigger than yourself calling you to step into your power, but you don't know how?

This one-day workshop is designed for you!

This class will introduce you to the powerful energy of Reiki through attunement. Reiki works through the hands as gentle energy is shared from practitioner to client. This universal energy flows into the client and goes where it is needed to balance the body. Reiki 1 focuses specifically on the health of the practitioner, and after completion of this level, you will be able to perform Reiki sessions on yourself as well as others who are physically present. 

You will learn:

- The origins and history of reiki

- The symbols used to activate reiki energy

- How to administer a reiki session on yourself and others

- Tips how to remain balanced as a practitioner


You will receive:

- A handbook to take home with course material

- An attunement to activate reiki energy into the body

- A certificate noting you are a trained Reiki I Practitioner

- A group photo to commemorate your experience

- A Follow-up phone call 21 days after your attunement

- A FREE Kit to help you start your reiki journey (1 smokeless smudge sprays, Mandala Client Blanket, a scented eye cover for clients, a healers crystal, and a journal to document your treatments)


This class will be taught in a small group limited to 10 people led by Cierra Ross Master Reiki Teacher. Cierra has been a Reiki Master for 6 years and has touched over 400 people living in DC area. Cierra helps spread the energy of reiki through yoga classes, meditation circles, 1-on-1 client appointments, classes, and mentorship.

We can't wait for you to start your journey with us! Feel free to contact us with any questions: info@lateladc.com.

This workshop is hosted at Latela Curatorial. Exact address & step-by-Step directions can be found here.

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

CATALOGUES, PROPOSALS & CONTRACTS FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS

Business Development for Artists and Curators

Artists and curators very seldom get “discovered” without lifting a finger. Any artist who is busy with client work and/or exhibiting around the globe will tell you that most of their time spent is submitting proposals and populating spreadsheets with opportunities and deadlines. 

Let’s get real: you need a sexy inventory and artist catalogue, a method to proposing, and a strategy for streamlining all of those potential opportunities out there. Also, you probably need a moment to ask yourself: are you proposing to galleries, corporate clients, or both? 

Spend an afternoon with Marta Staudinger, owner of Latela Art + Curatorial Consulting Firm and Latela Art Gallery. As an art professional who has exhibited more than 200 local artists in the past four years as well as a practicing artist, Marta has experience from both sides of the creative and business fences to provide an insider view on how submission processes work and what proposal reviewers are looking for.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

- How to vision board & understand what kind of art opportunities you want (corporate clients, murals, gallery exhibitions, a combination, etc).

- Key points in cataloguing/inventory practices that are necessary for proposals and submitting artwork 

- How to create your artist catalogue to show your work to potential clients at the click of a button

- Key points in proposals (for corporate projects, murals, and exhibitions)

- Key points to contracts (for corporate projects, murals, and exhibitions)

- Key points to getting into galleries & the bloody truths about gallery representation 

This workshop is ideal for all levels of artist, curator & creative professionals.

You’ll leave this workshop with templates + action steps to begin working smarter, protect yourself with contracts & propose to the right potential partners and clients.

Tickets: $55 | $95 for two

*Please note: this workshop is hosted at The Lemon Collective's NEW location at the She Loves Me Flowershop on the second floor.

The Lemon Collective

808 Upshur Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

SUPER FULL MOON IN VIRGO CIRCLE

The Super Full Moon is on Tuesday, February 19th and this one is going to affect most of us rather strongly. A Super Moon takes place when the Full Moon is closest to the Earth in the moon’s elliptical orbit. Our more obvious relationship with the Super Moon is we experience that the moon appears about 14% larger to us than normal, and about 30% brighter. Whether you have a regular moon manifestation practice or not, we all feel the potency of the moon when it’s orbiting closest to us and our earth’s tides…

But not all of her effects are that easy to spot – nor are they immediate! This moon in particular is in Virgo which is an earth sign. It is suggested while the moon is more potent (via its proximity) & in this particular sign that one stays home in a comfortable/intimate space and manifests alone. Just you and the moon. Listening. Writing. Breathing. Howling, maybe?

We will be gathering the night before the moon’s proximity has fully hit our Earth, to use the warmth buildup of Virgo + our intentions set in circle together to channel our most personal, intuitive intentions throughout the rest of Winter when we actually sit alone the following night for the Full Moon. This circle will focus on the “I AM” narrative – something we all tend to lose sight of in Winter.

Channeling our inner Virgos, the aftermath of a potent moon (& much needed time alone), you will be  guided through a Meditation & Reiki that will align your chakras and restore your self-talk.

Additionally, the current zodiac sign is Pisces: a water sign. After a discuss on this past moon’s affects, how to use that energy, and how to follow what we intuited on our own during the moon’s super passing-by… we will close our manifestation with a Yoga Nidra focused on the flexibility of water to revisit our 2019 intentions and find balance between the still stream v. floods in our own productivity patterns and relationships.

Join local Latela Curatorial Founder & Director Marta Staudinger and Energy Healer & Reiki Practitioner Cierra Ross for a gathering that will promote healthy self-reflections, goal manifestations, and intuition connectability.

This circle will take place at Latela Curatorial.

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR. 

This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this moon phase. 

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals, Sound Bath, or Aromatherapy.

3 - A group Yoga Nidra focused on the flexibility of water to revisit our 2019 intentions and find balance between the still stream v. floods in our own productivity patterns and relationships.

Consider this Full Moon an opportunity to reset, dig the deepest for the 2019 intentions you set at the start of the year, and also manifest flexibility.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen, and an object related to you that is a representation of the YOU that you want to channel in 2019  (this could be a photograph, a vision board, a paper with writing of goals).

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body. 

The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras. 

Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system

 

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.

WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?

Yoga Nidra, derived from an ancient Tantra yoga practice, is a simple and efficient way to deeply relax while remaining conscious to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It is a kind of mediation performed lying down in savasana and is suitable for all ages and abilities. During the practice, we sink into the parasympathetic nervous system and enter the hypnogogic state, the state between being awake and being asleep. When we stay in this place for 20 minutes it is the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep.

The Yoga Nidra process is a voice-guided meditation that includes a body focusing exercise that creates a circuit of energy in the motor cortext to relax the brain, some breath and sound awareness practices, and some visualization activities.

 

SOME OTHER BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA:

1. Improve focus, clarity, creativity, and productivity

2. Deeply relax to reduce physical, psychological, and emotional tension

3. "Weed the garden" by release stored memories and traumas from your subconscious

4. Recover from injury, surgery, jet lag, or too many late nights

LATELA CURATORIAL DIRECTIONS: https://www.latelacuratorial.com/directions

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

THE BUSINESS OF ART: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS

Business Development for Artists and Curators

If you are expressing your creative voice, it is probably because you are a creative person at heart… and not a business or marketing expert. The valuable truth is that successful artists & curators need to exercise both business and marketing strategies as much as creative expression to thrive professionally. 

Spend an afternoon with Marta Staudinger, owner of Latela Curatorial. As an art professional who has exhibited more than 250 local artists in the past four years as well as a practicing artist, Marta has experience from both sides of the creative and business fences to provide an insider view on how sustainable growth in the world of art formulates.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

- How to brainstorm your brand/mission as a creative

- How to build your creative portfolio

- How to identify your market, understand your target audience & market your work 

- How to determine your price/worth

- How to assess the pros and cons (& confidence + monetary factors) of where you stand between hobbyist and full-time creative professional

- How to implement essential marketing strategies to cut your logistical time in half so you may work smarter

This workshop is ideal for emerging artists & curators, and also appropriate for anyone who is in the first 3-4 years of a creative career, contemplating rebranding or contemplating making their passion project a full-time lifestyle.

You’ll leave this workshop with action steps to increase your client volume and feel confident with the business reality of your creative life.

Tickets: $55 | $95 for two

*Please note: this workshop is hosted at Latela Curatorial - directions can be found here

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

THE BUSINESS OF ART: MARKETING FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS

Business Development for Artists and Curators

If you are expressing your creative voice, it is probably because you are a creative person at heart… and not a business or marketing expert. The valuable truth is that successful artists & curators need to exercise both business and marketing strategies as much as creative expression to thrive professionally. 

Spend an afternoon with Marta Staudinger, owner of Latela Curatorial. As an art professional who has exhibited more than 250 local artists in the past four years as well as a practicing artist, Marta has experience from both sides of the creative and business fences to provide an insider view on how sustainable growth in the world of art formulates.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

- How to brainstorm your brand/mission as a creative

- How to build your creative portfolio

- How to identify your market, understand your target audience & market your work 

- How to determine your price/worth

- How to assess the pros and cons (& confidence + monetary factors) of where you stand between hobbyist and full-time creative professional

- How to implement essential marketing strategies to cut your logistical time in half so you may work smarter

This workshop is ideal for emerging artists & curators, and also appropriate for anyone who is in the first 3-4 years of a creative career, contemplating rebranding or contemplating making their passion project a full-time lifestyle.

You’ll leave this workshop with action steps to increase your client volume and feel confident with the business reality of your creative life.

Tickets: $55 | $95 for two

*Please note: this workshop is hosted at The Lemon Collective's NEW location at the She Loves Me Flowershop on the second floor.

The Lemon Collective

808 Upshur Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Super Blood Wolf Moon

Queue in the theatrics! This month’s Super Blood Wolf Moon will be a full moon to remember. In its “Super” state the full moon will be so close to the Earth you will want to reach out and touch it! Then with a total eclipse slated for the same time, we’ll watch that same big, bright moon turn red!

Eclipses have a way of bringing darkness to the light so brace yourself for theatrics on our Earth realm too. This eclipse is the third and final eclipse in a series of 3, with the other two eclipses being Feb 10, 2017 and August 21, 2017. Look to these dates to zoom in on areas of focus in your life. Consider this moon eclipse as a finale. Expect closure and ah-ha moments to situations that started to present themselves earlier last year. Patience will be our key focus as anxiety and uncertainty are associated with the wolf moon, and don’t be surprised if this full moon presents the inner werewolf in you.

In this circle we will root down into the earth and conjure patience and understanding to get us through this dramatic moon phase.

Join local Energy Healer & Reiki Practitioner Cierra Rossy for a gathering that will promote clarification through Meditation, Intention-Setting, and cleansing through Reiki.

This special gathering is usually limited to 8-10 participants & is hosted monthly. This moon circle takes place at the Latela Curatorial Office & Gallery.

Tea, treats & gifts always included :)

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR. 

**FOUR SPOTS ARE OPEN FREE OF CHARGE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE CURRENTLY FURLOUGHED. ID CHECK WILL BE REQUESTED UPON SIGN UP. PLEASE BE KIND AND LEAVE THESE SPOTS FOR THOSE WHO REALLY NEED IT**

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This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this Super Blood Full Moon.

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals we have in the gallery.

3 - A group Full Moon release ritual channeled to realign with the intentions you've already set into the universe & root down for what's to come.

Consider this Full Moon an opportunity to practice patience, expect for already planted seeds to sprout, and movement larger than yourself to push you forward.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen, blanket, and an object related to you that connects to rooting down (this could be a smudge stick or candle from your home, a plant, or something you use to root daily such as a yoga mat).

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body. 

The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras. 

Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

DIRECTIONS: www.latelacuratorial.com/directions

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Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Intention-Setting & Mala-Making New Year + New Moon Workshop

Limited spots available.

Join Hannah & John, owners of Malabella Jewels, as we delve into the sacred art of Mala making on the first New Moon of the year. Together we’ll discover the meaning behind Mala beads, practice a setting intentions meditation, and create our own custom hand knotted Mala necklace to center your intentions and channel your energy towards affirmation and manifestation. You can make a Mala for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

The Mala Workshop includes:

- An in-depth reading and discussion about the New Moon in Capricorn

- A discussion about the history of mala beads, their meaning + why the number 108 is significant

- A guided meditation and setting intentions ritual to uncover your intention and what stones you need to support it

- A lesson about the individual gemstones and their healing qualities

-Plenty of individual gemstone options with the option of creating a tassel mala or guru pendant mala

- A guided lesson in hand-knotting

- Plenty of time to design + create your custom mala

- Hot tea for cozying up during creation

- Palo Santo stick to cleanse your Mala beads

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Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice & Full Moon Breathwork

Rebirthing our Inner Light, Fire Rise, Embrace the Darkened Way

Join us for an intimate yet powerful evening of Breathwork as we celebrate the last Full Moon of 2019 and Winter Solstice!

Note: The Full Moon is on Saturday, December 22nd. The Winter Solstice is the night of this event. Breathwork has a 24-hour orbit potency. This event is curated to ignite energy that will carry you into your personal manifestation on the actual Full Moon the following night.

Join local Certified Breathwork Coach & Wellness Mentor Erin K Bishop of A Breath of Wellness for a gathering that will ignite breath and emotional cleansing.

This special gathering is limited to 8-10 participants. This event at the Latela Art Gallery.

Tea always included :)

$45 PER PERSON

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This workshop includes the following:

1 - An introduction to Breathwork to prepare for the exercise

2 - A group-led Breathwork exercise

3 - Time to reflect & journal

Consider the Winter Solstice as a time to build heat for the winter months, paired with the last Full Moon of the year which is important for releasing energy and emotion that no longer serves.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a yoga mat & blanket as we’ll be lying down, and a journal and pen for reflection.

WHAT IS BREATHWORK?

Breathwork is an active meditation technique that is a powerful tool for transformation. It can be heart opening, a deep release, emotional, cathartic—whatever you need it to be in the moment you are there. This two-part breath is done in and out of the mouth which helps to connect you to your body and activates your energy system. You will be lying down - the journey takes you through activation, process and integration. A healing experience that will help you access deeper levels of awareness and dive deeper into your true self. In this hour-long journey you’ll breathe, explore emotion, laugh and cry. It creates an opportunity to help you shed whatever parts of yourself you are ready to leave behind, leaving you to feel lighter and clearer. You will guided by a carefully selected soundtrack made just for this unique experience.

Benefits of Breathwork include:
- Stress reduction
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Provides relaxation

IS IT OKAY TO BE A BREATHWORK NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep gatherings small.

ABOUT YOUR HOST

For more than a decade as a human resources professional & leader, Erin’s dedication involved coaching staff and management to develop happiness, emotional health and balanced productivity at work. Her drive to help others help themselves motivated her to create a program that focuses on breath, self-acceptance, inner truth and emotional wellness. Erin’s style is molded from her own experiences in recovery, mindfulness, and conscious breathing. Erin earned a Master’s Degree in Integrative Wellness Coaching at Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a Certified Professional Breathwork Practitioner through the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance & International Breathwork Foundation. She encourages everyone she meets to live a life of happiness, presence and service. 

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

DIRECTIONS: www.latelagallery.com/directions

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Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation & Mindfulness

Join us for a special workshop on Meditation (for newbies & practitioners alike) hosted by Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist and How to Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist.

Mindfulness and Meditation are words that are often used today. But what are they, how can they help us live successfully with internal peace and harmony, and how do we begin to apply these practices to our lives? 

In this introductory workshop, Cynthia Kane, the bestselling author of How to Communicate like a Buddhist and Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist will share with you the benefits of mindfulness and meditation as well as teach you how to meditate.

At the end of the workshop you will have the tools to be able to practice informal and formal mindfulness practices in your day-to-day.

Learning meditation and specific meditations to improve communication will help you:

- respond instead of react

- change your relationship to your inner dialogue

- see others with friendly eyes

- relax in confrontational situations

- change your relationship to criticism

- tell the truth in a way others can hear

If you're thinking to yourself, yes, I want that, and you're ready to start seeing these changes come to life, then this workshop is for you. 

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Lunar Business Cycles: Synch with Nature to Empower your Professional Life

In this workshop we will get Diana (Goddess of the Moon) and Auntie Flo (your Menstrual Cycle) on a conference call for a Strategic Planning session to synchronize and thrive - in our business, in our personal lives, in 2019 and beyond.

Try as we might to control Nature, She ultimately has a powerful seat on our Executive Board. We can learn to work with the energetic data, intelligent rhythms, and supreme cycles lunar and menstrual flows offer us. We can learn to coordinate these points of information to effectively manage our own biological rhythms, feel more balanced emotionally throughout our cycles, and maximize timing for creating and birthing our personal projects and business offerings.


This workshop is led by Kathryn Cornelius of Whole Human Consulting.

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn:

1 - What the Lunar Cycle is, its Phases, how it affects our body / mind / soul, and how to work with this energy

2 - What the phases of your Menstrual Cycle mean for your energy, and how to best plan what to do and when

3 - What self-care practices are beneficial to use at different phases

4 - How to map your own moon cycles with the lunar calendar

5 - How to create your own personal Lunar Business Cycle Plan

Working with these rhythms is a potent personal practice and secret weapon business capability that can benefit all areas of your life. It is a foundation to reawaken your own sense of power and agency as a woman by reframing the menstrual cycle from a burden to a source of power and regeneration.

The World needs you resourced, rested, nourished, and empowered to take action from your best self to do all the beautiful work you are here to do in this lifetime. And, it doesn't have to be so hard, so exhausting! We are here to enjoy our lives and our work, with ease and grace.

*Note: This workshop welcomes all genders and gender identities, as well as pregnant and Post-menopausal women. A significant portion of the content will specifically focus on the biological aspects of physically experiencing a menstrual cycle.

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon in Sagittarius Circle

December’s New Moon is all about focusing on fire. As we prepare for Winter Solstice & the hibernation to follow, including lots of internal work and resolutions, we need to build our own heat and ignite our root chakra.

Sagittarius’ New Moon is here to remind us that fire is an important element to praise and keep by our side. It is easy for us to focus air/breath, water & earth… but fire is easily neglected or even feared. Let us set the intention to lead from our internal flames & ignite our lowest chakras related to grounding, creativity, confidence and sexuality. The seeds manifested today will lead to self-compassion and love, moving into our new year goals and personal reflections, which are usually governed by our higher chakras. 

Join local Energy Healer & Reiki Practitioner Cierra Rossy for a gathering that will promote clarification through Meditation, Intention-Setting, and cleansing through Reiki.

This special gathering is usually limited to 8-10 participants & is hosted monthly. This moon circle takes place at the Latela Art Gallery.

Tea, treats & gifts always included :)

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR. 

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This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this New Moon. 

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals we have in the gallery.

3 - A group New Moon intention-review & release ritual channeled to realign with the intentions you've already set into the universe.

Consider this New Moon an opportunity to ignite your own personal flame that will keep you warm throughout the winter months.

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen, blanket, and an object related to you that connects to your internal flame  (this could be a warm article of clothing, or something conceptually related to your flame that reminds you to shine or feel sexy or creative).

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body. 

The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras. 

Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

DIRECTIONS: www.latelagallery.com/directions

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Journey Within Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of our newest exhibition ‘The Journey Within’ featuring abstract paintings curated by Willa Alexander-Jaffe on display from Dec 1-22, 2018.

This public opening is FREE. Please RSVP here.

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Exhibition information:

(Washington DC) Latela Art Gallery is proud to host The Journey Within, an exhibition that explores the abstract expressionism of eight local artists. This exhibition is meant to be an experience where the audience may interact with artworks that present a variety of emotions from the artists’ personal lives, psychedelic journeys, dreams, and fears. Each artist represents a singular style through the choice and application of their chosen medium. This exhibition explores a centralized theme of self-analysis within the artists and their paintings. 

The Journey Withinis curated by Willa Alexander-Jaffe, a junior at The George Washington University and 2018 Curatorial Assistant Apprentice at the Latela Art Gallery. The inspiration for this exhibition stemmed from Willa’s personal experiences as a young adult; her time spent as a college student led her passion for art to grow, but simultaneously caused her to experience feelings of invisibility when surrounded by “competition”. Ultimately, this exhibition surveys the hardship and excitement associated with following one’s dream and therefore, also tapping into one’s intuition or inner compass.

Featured artists: Elizabeth Camilletti, Dominique Fierro, Kay Fuller, Anne Hanger, Tamora Ilasat, Brian Johnson, Karen Van Allen, and Rachel Wishner.

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The Journey Within. December 1-22, 2018 at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE Studio #27 Washington DC 20017, 202-340-3280). A public reception will be held on November 30, 2018 6-8pm. Gallery hours are Saturday 10-2pm or strictly by appointment. The gallery is also open many times a week for creative & wellness events: www.latelagallery.com/calendar/

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Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

ULI Washington Presents: Leveraging Your Digital Platform to Drive Value

More than ever, connecting people with the physical world occurs in the digital space. From virtual reality to “influencers”, what are the necessary ingredients and pioneering approaches to developing a curated brand and digital platform that generates value – drives sales, leasing velocity, business leads, and community engagement – and what’s just static?  How should your digital strategy leverage and intersect with your physical image? A panel discussion will address trends and innovation across the property and business spectrum in tackling these questions.

A panel experts will include Christine Delucchi, Managing Principal of Brand at Streetsense, a strategy and design collective that creates, transforms, and activates brands and places and Matt Wexler, Principal and Managing Partner of Foxhall Partners, a design-driven, relationship-oriented Washington, D.C.-based lifestyle development firm who’s portfolio includes the Line Hotel and the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel; Marta Staudinger, a DC- based fine artist/creative entrepreneur/gallery owner who founded the Latela Art & Curatorial Consultation Firm in 2014 and Latela Art Gallery, voted the Best Commercial Art Gallery in DC every year since its opening in 2016; and the moderator, Katie Wiacek, Managing Director for Hines.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:30-7:45 p.m. Panel
7:45 p.m. Networking
8:30 p.m. Adjourn

Featuring sips from Republic Restoratives, the largest crowd-funded, women-owned distillery in the world.

Thank you to the WLI steering committee for putting on this event!

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Scorpio New Moon Circle

Halloween may be over, but the the Spirit of the dark still lingers. This month, we are being asked to remove our masks and face our darkness head on…

November’s New Moon is all about accepting the darker aspects of yourself to usher in your revival. So much of new moon rituals is about “light” and “beginnings” that there is very little time to hold space for “darkness” and “endings”.

Scorpio’s New Moon is here to remind us that some of the best healing happens in the dark. There is no need to fear while traveling through this murky journey because no other sign has mastered the flow between dark and light like Scorpio; they are the perfect guide! Scorpio accepts nothing at face value and has the ability to peer through the surface of situations. Use this energy to navigate through your darkness… straight into your light.  

Join local Energy Healer & Reiki Practitioner Cierra Rossy for a gathering that will promote clarification through Meditation, Intention-Setting, and cleansing through Reiki.

This special gathering is usually limited to 8-10 participants & is hosted monthly. This moon circle takes place at the Latela Art Gallery.

Tea, treats & gifts always included :)

$39 PER PERSON, $60 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR. 

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This workshop includes the following:

1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this New Moon. 

2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals we have in the gallery.

3 - A group New Moon intention-review & release ritual channeled to realign with the intentions you've already set into the universe.

Consider this New Moon an opportunity to navigate through your darkness and reconnect with universal energetic flow, and create from your highest self. 

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FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring a journal and pen, blanket, and an object related to you that connects to your dark side (this could be a bad habit you want to quit or something related to how you put yourself into a dark place. example for self-comparison could be a mirror)

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body. 

The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras. 

Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system

IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?

YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Feel free to contact us.

DIRECTIONS: www.latelagallery.com/directions

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