On defining an artist / by Laura J. Lawson

This has shown up in my social media a few times during the past several weeks:


The comments are totally full of stories about people being afraid to call themselves an artist to other people until they’ve hit a certain milestone.

Just as I sat down to write out my own struggles with artist-identity, I was kindly invited by The Cedars Union to join a panel discussion on this very topic. I hope you’ll join me and my fellow Cedars Union artists to learn about all the different ways the dream of “artist” has become our reality.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
6 - 8pm
The Cedars Union
1219 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215

Event is FREE! Click to RSVP.

I will update this post as I collect more information about the event, and will write out my contributions to the panel discussion after it happens. I hope to see you there, and Happy New Year!

Cedars Union Artist Panel Discussion – “Finding your comfort zone as an artist” - January 15th

Panelists – Riley Holloway, Laura J. Lawson, Hatziel Flores, Melissa Turner Drumm and Jeremy Biggers. Moderated by Erica Felicella

As artists we find ourselves at times searching for the inner acceptance of being an artist. How did we get there? How long did it take? What was the process? These are common questions in an artist’s journey to their success. Fighting the so called imposter syndrome to accept our creative self and achieve our goals. Come and join artists Riley Holloway, Laura J. Lawson, Hatziel Flores, Melissa Turner Drumm and Jeremy Biggers to hear their stories about how they got there and where they are headed. Moderated by artist Erica Felicella

Space is limited - So please RSVP through the EventBrite link!