Join 92Y, NCECA and Karen Atkinson at 7pm EDT, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 online as we launch the new season of Virtual Clay lectures. Artist, curator, teacher and generator of important and accessible resources for other artists, Atkinson’s Getting Your Sh*t Together and include software, a website and training experiences that incorporate a wide range of tools and practices to help you determine your creative career on your own terms. Whether you are an artist who is just starting out, or you have been emerging longer than you expected, you will want to see this presentation. Learn more about the entire 2015-16 series and register at

Karen Atkinson is a media, installation and public artist, independent curator, collaborator, and has published and guest edited a number of publications. She has exhibited and curated internationally including South Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and throughout the USA, and exhibited in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba and the Biennale de Paris in NYC, and recently at the Glow Project in Santa Monica. She is currently a two year long artist in residence at Thank You For Coming, an experimental restaurant in Los Angeles where she is making their dinnerware. She has taught at California Institute of the Arts since 1988.

In 2000 she began creating software for artists called “Getting Your Sh*t Together” and stated a company of the same name. She now provides software to artists world wide. She has published two books on professional practices, one for artists and the other for teaching. Her company GYST Ink, is an artist run company for artists that works to make life better for artists.

This event is part of 92Ys Virtual Clay™ series, offering first of a kind, real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. The conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways. All of this in the comfort of your home, studio or classroom.

SAVE THE DATE – Future 92Y Virtual Clay Events:

  • Simone Leigh – November 11, 2015 7:00pm
  • Catherine Futter- LIVE from the NY Ceramic Fair, January 22nd, 2016 Time TBD
  • Bill Strickland-March 9th, 7pm
  • Wendy Gers- April 6th

Please Note: All program times are Eastern Standard. An email with login instructions will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
System Requirements: High speed Internet connection, internal or external computer speaker and internal or external computer mic. For PC: Windows 7 or higher For MAC: OS x 10.8.5 or higher.