your work is worthy
with Erika b Hess
Are you ready to confidently get your work out there? If so, join The Works where we walk through all of your materials to make sure they are professional and organized. Trust your materials, trust your work, easily apply to open calls and find the right audience. In The Works we focus on materials, mindset and movement!
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.
Movement: Find the right audience and learn how to start contacting them!
It's time to get answers so you can get the shows
and you don't have to do it alone
Applying to Open Calls confidently and with ease!
Having support to help you as you navigate new opportunities.
Easily find your materials to apply without feeling overwhelmed.
Know exactly how to reach out to new spaces and audiences online.
Confidently approach art spaces without doubting yourself.
Created by artist, curator and podcast host of I Like Your Work podcast, The Works gives you behind the scenes info to help you understand the process of getting your work featured, into shows and galleries.
Does this sound like you?
As a Works Member you receive:
Meet Your Host, Artist & Creator of I Like Your Work Erika b Hess
Confidently approach art spaces and share your work with a larger audience by using resources created by Erika b Hess. Through her experience running the popular podcast, I Like Your Work, Erika has been able to help artists find the right mindset and organize their materials so they can show their work.
It's time for your work to be seen
I get it! I'm an artist too.
I created the Works Membership after years of interviewing and learning from artists, gallerists and entrepreneurs. My experience curating exhibitions, being a guest curator for many spaces you know, and running open calls has given me a behind the scenes view of the application process that I want to share with you! I’ve been on both the application side and the reviewing side and want to share what I’ve learned with you!
Have questions? We have answers!
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
Reels and Engagement
Finding Your audience and how to connect
How to Apply to Open Calls
Residencies and Academic Jobs
Studio Visits /Gallery Basics
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.