Sylvia White

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Founder and Director of Contemporary Artists’ Services, Sylvia White has been advising artists on all matters related to business, marketing and exhibitions since 1979. Considered a pioneer in the field of professional practices for visual artists, White has presented workshops and lectured extensively on career management skills. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Fine Arts, her workshops and lectures have been sponsored by, among others; California College of the Arts and Crafts, Chicago Art Institute, Otis Art Institute, Claremont Graduate School, Artists’ Equity, San Francisco Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts, University of Southern California, California Arts Council, California College Arts Association, National Conference, The National Endowment for the Arts and City of San Jose. In 2007 White opened Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, exhibiting major museum artists such as Ed Ruscha, Viola Frey, Ed Moses, John Baldessari, Dale Chihuily, and many, many others.  After closing in 2015, White moved to Texas and took a few years off to be a fulltime G’ma.  Recently, back in California, White opened realART. After having professional galleries for over 30 years, realART  is designed to operate as a coop gallery, offering artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional setting without having to worry about the details of marketing.  Since January1, 2024 realART has gone virtual and White continues to advise artists from her home in San Miguel de Allende.