Marks on Canvas is a Chicago-based boutique agency specializing in studio management, strategic creative content, marketing media, and project management. We service clients engaged in the arts, including: visual artists, galleries, art fairs, organizations and creative spaces.
Bianca Marks is founder of Marks on Canvas. She’s an arts enthusiast with 12+ years of proven expertise driving brand awareness through compelling campaigns and multi-channel communications that integrate social media, content creation, public relations material, advertising, media, and team collaboration.
Notable clients include visual artist Amanda Williams, Brendan Fernandes, Floating Museum to name a few. She’s collaborated on projects with institutions and publications including: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Arts Club Chicago, EXPO Chicago, City of Chicago Year of Public Art program, Monique Meloche gallery “off the wall” outdoor exhibition, The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. She is a guest speaker for the 2017-2018 FIELD/WORK Residency at Chicago Artists Coalition on the subject of Marketing Strategies for Artists, the 2018 US Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale Communications and PR liaison for Amanda Williams and Andres Hernandez and President of the Board of Directors for Chicago-based arts organization, Spudnik Press Cooperative. She resides in Chicago, IL.
Bianca has proven to be an invaluable resource in my artistic pursuits. I engaged her services at a moment when I could no longer stay on top of the volume of interest my work was generating. Artists are increasingly expected to manage every component of their artistic practice, often at the consequence of creative production itself. The internet and social media have become a time consuming but integral part of the contemporary art platform. Bianca's expertise in marketing, promotions, social media and time management have allowed me to more effectively share my work while also helping me regain much needed studio time. She is astute, compassionate, professional and smart. Her background in marketing and passion for art are a perfect combination. I'd highly recommend her services. - Amanda Williams, Visual Artist (www.awstudioart.com)
Role: Arts Management / Communications / Project Management
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SPUDNIK PRESS COOPERATIVE
Spudnik Press Cooperative is a community-based art center located in a warehouse-turned-arts hub in West Town, Chicago. Dedicated to printmaking and the cultural traditions surrounding print, their studio houses professional facilities and rare equipment for a wide variety of traditional print processes and fine art publishing. The mission of Spudnik is to provide facilities and services to artists who need a place to create or exhibit their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain access to traditional printmaking facilities and exhibition spaces because of financial or other limitations. To provide education in printmaking practices though uniting professional artists with a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults. (https://www.spudnikpress.org)
Role: President, Board of Directors (2019)
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