When creating this list I reviewed who had connections to myself and or my artwork. From there I placed who were in different categories based on knowing me or not and have they ever been exposed to my artwork. I wanted to focused on who were my core supporters were. The idea to this exercise was to increase more exposure, to build connections and to eventually have a larger core support to help me as an artist.
My core supporters at this point are my wife, my family, a few co-workers, and my professors here at Siena Heights University or at Jackson College.
When it comes to my list of who are connected to to my work, these people would be past clients for my photography or anyone that I have done graphic design work in the past. Originally I under valued my connected people and only saw them as those exposed to my work. Once I placed these people correctly I felt that my connected people were larger than my core supporters. Using social media I am trying to connect myself to the world and bringing in those that are unexposed to see my work. Instagram seems to be a driving force to bring those closer to my work.
After looking at all of those professional relationships I decided to interview Chrissy Hughes. Chrissy was my professor at Jackson College.
During my interview with Cindy I was asked to speak to her students about what it is like and what to expect to do if they transfer to Siena Heights University. This was helpful to test how comfortable I would be talking in front of a classroom. Since I work at a high school this seemed fairly easy. Afterwards I talked with Chrissy and she expressed that I would be ideal to teach at the Adrian Campus for Jackson College. That my BFA would be okay to work as an adjunct instructor. I would consider doing this in the summer and perhaps during the school year at night.
I in my current job I love working with students, teaching at a community college would allow me to continue working with students. I feel that this is a good position for me in life and I can continue to work on my photography and work on creating art.