Directed Studies Internship, for credit, Jan 2011 and Sept 2011.

Directed Studies Internship, for credit, unpaid position. Open to Langara, SFU, and UBC fine art students.

Mentorship position with Deb Chaney, Contemporary Abstract Artist.

This is the opportunity for a student to be mentored and gain work experience with a professional working artist. See what goes on behind the scenes to cultivate art collectors, submit to shows, work with sales venues, and market and facilitate workshops. Learn what it takes to make a living as a working artist!

2011 Available Positions:

Winter Semester, begins the week of January 5th

Fall Semester, begins the week of September 7th.

Location: Vancouver, BC.

Current projects students will work on during this internship include:

  • Updating/editing a workshop work book
  • Updating a client database
  • Organizing digital portfolio
  • Researching printers & obtaining an ISBN


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Attention to detail and follow through
  • Current student ID and sponsorship with a professor if required by your institution
  • Three local references
  • Basic working knowledge of Macintosh programs: Finder, IPhoto, Safari, Mail, Address Book, Word, Excel and Pages.

Internship Schedule & Requirements.

Students meet and work at the studio location in Vancouver once per week for the duration of the semester. Mondays 1-4 PM or Fridays 1-4 PM. Students assist with one workshop during the semester. Required reading; The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.

About Deb Chaney, SCA, Contemporary Abstract Artist –

Deb Chaney is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, since 2007. She has been painting for over ten years both large and small layered mixed media abstract paintings on canvas and paper. A recent participant in Vancouver’s East End Culture Crawl, her work is also exhibited at SWITCH Boutique in Beverly Hills. Deb was recently commissioned by RainMaker Films, Inc. and her art is held by private collectors throughout the world. She is predominantly self-taught, she has enjoyed privilege of studying with several prominent Californian artists such as Ann Baldwin, Bob Burridge, and Adolfo Girala. Deb is also a published writer. She is the author of The Little Inspiration Book, Ideas to Empower Women [2000. Trafford Publishing.] and a contributing author to Sand in my Bra, Funny Women Write From the Road [2002. Traveler’s Tales Publishing]. As well as maintaining her own studio practice, she facilitates workshops & retreats, and weekly abstract painting classes at Brock House Community Center in Vancouver.