your work is worthy

The Works

with Erika b Hess

Are you ready to confidently get your work out there? If so, join The Works!

The Works is a professional practice course that teaches you how to professionally create your materials, utilize social media, build your website , and more! Erika shares her behind the scenes tips from running and juroring multiple open calls over the year.  We have a private community to support you and give feedback! Trust your materials, trust your work, easily apply to open calls and find the right audience. 

Materials: Professional Practice training for all your materials from your CV, artist bio, and images to social media and your website. Not only do we make sure they are professional, we make sure they are organized.

Mindset: Gain confidence through guidance, feedback and support from Erika b Hess and our community

Sign up to get on the waitlist!
We open our doors four times a year! Get notified when we open back up!

Get On The List

* indicates required

Common Questions

Weekly instructional videos from Erika b Hess: each week you will receive content from Erika covering the topic of the week. 

 Head over to the private community to meet other artists and sign up for free live events from professionals in the industry. 

Every other week you can submit materials and have Erika review them on a live material review zoom call. 

BONUS: Monthly Artist Talks and optional critique sign up

BONUS: Workshops from Professionals in the Art Industry

BONUS: Be the first to know about opportunities and retreats created by I Like Your Work

We cover:


Artist Bios

Artist Statement

Shooting Images

Address Lists

Press Packets

Social Media

Reels and Engagement

Finding Your audience and how to connect



How to Apply to Open Calls

Application Tips


Residencies and Academic Jobs

Financial Basics

Creating Opportunities

Studio Visits /Gallery Basics

Time Management

Giving an Artist Talks

Write your own feature

I am a painter with an active studio practice and gallery representation. You may know me from the podcast, I Like Your Work which I created and currently host. We also curate open calls and exhibitions. On top of this I’m a mom to three so I understand the need for time management. I received my MFA from Boston University, spent three years in NYC working as a studio assistant to amazing artists, and then worked in art admissions reviewing artwork. I co-founded MUSA Collective, an artist collective in Boston, MA because I realized how crucial community for artists really is. I love artists. I love being one, I love talking to fellow artists and I genuinely want others to succeed which is why I started this membership.

Just a few of our lessons!