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July is Taja's birthday month! In honor of Cancer season and her solar return, she's making some of her archival footage available to view on Patreon for a limited time.

In 2019, Taja had three opportunities to present her interdisciplinary work with trash bags in solo exhibitions entitled "Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living" at the Carver Museum in Austin, TX (March-July); Practice Gallery in Philadelphia, PA (September); and Art League Houston in Houston, TX (November 2019 - January, 2020).

Three videos and an audio track have been shared in Patreon that were designed for the in-person installation experience. For the rest of the summer, Patrons have an opportunity to virtually experience this work. This video is a preview of "Bag Lady in Black: Iteration II."

These will be available to view and listen to until the Fall Equinox on Wednesday September 22nd.

To get a feel of how these materials were used in the museum and gallery spaces of her exhibition, visit for photos and additional context.

As an artist without a fine arts degree, Taja has to navigated the “art world” with intuition and self-direction. After the onslaught of black squares in Instagram last summer, she's been growing increasingly curious about her relationships with institutions. While not professing to know it all, Taja has done her best to carve her own path by being intentionally selective about collaborations, partnerships, sponsorships, and applications for opportunities.

In this month’s Taja Tuesday Artist Talk, she'll be sharing her stories and practices of working within and outside of institutional support, and what she has learned along the way. This session will be recorded, however, the recording will stop after her presentation to have a candid conversation with folks who attend.

This is a Patreon exclusive event so be sure to register at the Creative Conversation Patron level (or above!) to attend.

Taja has self-produced two tours – the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape Tour (2014-2016) and The Bag Lady Manifesta Tour (2017-2019). These two tours have traveled to over 20 cities nationwide (as well as one stop in Canada!) and generated nearly $50,000 in gross revenue from performances, workshops, merchandise, film screenings, exhibitions and lectures at colleges, universities, theaters, festivals, museums, galleries, conferences, and galas.

In this month’s Taja Tuesday Artist Talk, she will be sharing practices and processes she used to initiate and manage both tours. Whether you plan to produce a tour on your own or with a team: you will find valuable information in this presentation!

Tune in if you want to learn about practical tips and magical tools to support you with manifesting a tour, including how to:

  • Create a profitable tour budget, including tax deductible expenses

  • Codify your values, needs and desires into your contract

  • Solicit venues as well as attract/magnetize invitations to share your work

  • Design digital assets that will support you with securing venues as well as marketing booked shows

  • Generate additional income while you’re on tour

  • Secure partnerships and collaborations – remotely and on tour – that will support you and your team with filling seats and making coin

  • And more!

The zoom link will be posted to Patreon later this month and will be included in a Google calendar invite sent to all qualifying Patrons.

These sessions are recorded and uploaded into Patreon for folks who are unable to attend the live event. Both the live and recorded presentations are available for Creative Conversation Patrons ($17/month) and above.

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