Guest Speaker Engagements

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Nationally renowned artist Larry “Poncho” Brown takes great pride in educating and is considered by many to be an empowering artist advocate. He has taken his responsibility as a role model and mentor very seriously over the past two decades. From sponsoring city wide youth art competitions and art classes in his home town of Baltimore, to the numerous invitations he has received nationally to lecture on his experiences, Poncho has motivated many on the subject of creativity as a professional full time artist. He has also participated in many panel discussions on the subject of art and art collecting. The list below are a few of the organizations and institutions that have sought after the inspiring story of this accomplished artist:

  • Baltimore City’s Career Camp-Young Tycoons – Baltimore, MD 2009
  • Conversations Series – Panelist, Baltimore, MD 2009
  • NDuTime Youth Leadership Banquet Keynote Speaker, Richmond, VA 2009
  • Guest House Gallery- Panelist, Harlem, NY 2008
  • Harford Community College – Bel Air, MD 2008
  • More Than Conquerors Art Studios- Keynote Speaker, Fort Washington, MD 2008
  • West Oak Lane Jazz & Art Festival- Philadelphia, PA 2008
  • Afrikan Centered Education Collegium Campus – Kansas City, MO 2008
  • 626 Gallery – Panelist, Los Angeles, CA 2008
  • Thiel College – Greenville, PA 2007
  • Legacy Fine Art Show – Panelist, Upper Marlboro, MD 2006
  • Riverside Museum of Art – Panelist, Riverside, CA 2006
  • The Lighthouse Charter School – Washington, DC 2006
  • Ethnic Expressions Northeast Regional Conference- Newark, NJ, 2004
  • Ethnic Expressions Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference- Largo, MD 2004
  • Morgan State University Visual Arts Department, Baltimore MD 2003
  • Ethnic Expressions National Conference- Norcross, GA 2002
  • Artscape 97 – Panelist, Baltimore, MD 1997
  • Paseo Academy of Performing Arts – Kansas City, MO
  • Garrison Middle School – Baltimore, MD
  • University of Maryland – College Park, MD
  • Carver Vocational Technical High School – Baltimore, MD
  • Community College of Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
  • The Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
  • The Baltimore School for the Arts – Baltimore, MD
  • Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School – Baltimore, MD
  • Ellison Senior High School, Killeen – TX
  • Community College of Allegheny County – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore – MD
  • Lake Clifton Eastern High School – Baltimore, MD
  • Coppin State University – Baltimore, MD
  • Wendell Phillips High School – Chicago, IL
  • Rich Central High School – Panelist, Olympia Fields, IL
  • Carver Voc.-Tech. High School – Commencement Speaker, Baltimore, MD
  • Gladstone High School – Covina, CA
  • Kuumba Summer Camp Project – Baltimore, MD

Popular Topics:

The artist will focus his lecture to the theme of the organization he is addressing or the subject he is invited to speak on. Presentations include visuals, printed samples, and participation gifts. Question and answer sessions are encouraged. Some of his subjects include:

  • Understanding your creativity
  • Pursuing art education
  • The division between fine and commercial art
  • Keys to Self promotion
  • Artist career paths
  • Tapping into your creative niche
  • Utilizing 21st century technology
  • The business of art
  • Portfolio preparation

Requirements:

Guest speaking engagement honorariums range from $500.00 to $3000.00. In addition, minimum requirements must include the artist’s traveling and hotel accommodations. To inquire about booking the artist for your upcoming event, send your request by email to poncho@larryponchobrown.com. Schedule your engagement today!!