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New Look….New Venture

New Look….New Venture

August 19 / 17

One more thing….You notice the new look for Shadowboxerinc. N0t the look I wanted but it is what it is. Another thing you see is advertising. Shadowboxerinc is taking another level. I’ve been working on this blog for a long time. Four years actually. All I ask is that you guys be patient. I’m still trying to navigate this theme.

So don’t be alarmed by what you see. Like I said, this is just the next step. There will be more added to the site so play and get familiar with it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.

 

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Weekend Scene: DC Writers Workshop 2017

Weekend Scene: DC Writers Workshop 2017

August 19 / 17

Found something for those who are diehard DC Comic people and who love to write….


Credit source: DC

DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers.

Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO).

“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”

Writers Workshop teacher Scott Snyder added, “Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC and I can’t wait to get started again. It’s an honor and thrill to work with such inspired and inspiring talent.”

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began with a pilot session in 2015, and since then the program has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. For example, the upcoming mini-series BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL will be co-written by ’16 Writers Workshop graduate Tony Patrick, alongside his teacher, Scott Snyder, with art by the acclaimed Cully Hamner. Also, the latest edition of DC’s NEW TALENT SHOWCASE will be released in November and will feature stories from graduates of past DC Writers and Artists Workshops.

For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.

Just click on the link above to get all the info you need!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image credit: Talking Comics

 

Weekend Scene: Art Business Summit….

Weekend Scene: Art Business Summit….

August 19 / 17

Hello, guys! Just a few posts to share with you. I know I posted this before, but this is just a reminder courtesy of Arts Business Institute. Take a look…..


Credit source: Art Business Institute

 

 

The Creative Arts Society and Arts Business Institute present a professional development event for artists and makers

October 21-22, 2017

 Taking place at Soma Vida

2324 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Join us in the fabulous arts destination city of Austin, Texas for an intensive weekend summit focused on growing your creative small business. This program teaches practical, step-by-step, actionable strategies.

Schedule at a Glance

Friday, October 20th – Reception/Networking at Soma Vida

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote “Welcome to Austin” Guest speaker: Michael Abedin, Editor of Austin All Natural Magazine 

 

Saturday, October 21st

9:00 a.m.  Registration 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Creative Marketing Strategies – Carolyn Edlund

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch – special presentation “What You Need to Know About Fine Art Printing” with guest speaker Neil Ganucheau, CEO of Skyline Printing

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Wholesale 101 – Wendy Rosen

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       The Corporate Art Market – Carolyn Edlund

3:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.      Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

 

Sunday, October 22nd

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Making Work that Sells– Wendy Rosen

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   How to Sell Your Work Online – Carolyn Edlund

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch – Artist and Expert Panel Discussion

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Introduction to Art Licensing – Carolyn Edlund

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.       Sales Strategies for Artists – Carolyn Edlund

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

 

Individual Course Details (all include Q&A)

Creative Marketing Strategies

This presentation will transform how you approach marketing. How to understand your target customer and build a compelling message to reach them. Traditional and new marketing methods, with creative and unusual examples. How to start a marketing calendar, get publicity, design email marketing campaigns, press kits and more. 

Pricing for Profit

Incorrectly pricing your work can bankrupt your business. This critical session will help you get a handle on expenses and use the correct pricing formula to grow your business. What defines “profit” and why is it essential? Learn how to add value to your work. This talk is in two parts: pricing for wholesale/retail and pricing for fine artists.

Wholesale 101

A foundational course that addresses the how’s and why’s of wholesale. Learn the power of leveraging your work through repeat orders with galleries and retailers, what buyers want, and how to build a business using the wholesale model. Practical steps to enter this marketplace, and understand best practices.

The Corporate Art Market

How do artists sell their work for display in offices, restaurants, and other business environments? Learn the basics as well as advanced techniques. How to sell to architects, interior designers, building managers, curators for hospitals, and other venues.

Making Work That Sells

Building a body of work in a cohesive signature style. Sources of inspiration; building a collection; design and detail; establishing a brand. Understanding trends; adding value to your work.

Introduction to Art Licensing

What is art licensing and how can artists earn money in the industry? This lecture presents the basics. How licensing contracts and royalties work; how to market your art to potential licensees; working with licensing agencies; exhibiting at industry trade shows. How to best put together an effective portfolio for licensing, and structure your art website for licensing purposes.

Artist and Expert Panel Discussion 

Hear directly from artists, makers, gallery owners, art dealers, museum curators and experts working in creative businesses every day. This popular part of our workshop program gives attendees the chance to ask questions and gain insights into the world of making and selling art and handmade goods.

Sales Strategies for Artists

This talk presents strategies essential to increasing your sales volume through making your work collectable, leveraging your designs, selling consultatively, overcoming objections, structuring your collection; selling concepts and packages.

How to Sell Your Work Online

Online sales of art and handmade goods are growing every day. This presentation addresses the many options to sell work online, including Print on Demand, online galleries, and more. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made in online selling; how to give the best presentation and increase sales.

Personalized Business Consultations

This workshop has a limited number of appointment times for attendees who would like to schedule a face-to-face consultation with one of our presenters at the end of each workshop day. These 20-minute strategy sessions may include portfolio review and critique, discussion of potential markets, pricing questions or other challenges. Schedule your appointment at the time of registration for an additional $30 charge.

Our Program Speakers & Experts

Wendy Rosen

Wendy RosenWendy Rosen is a nationally-recognized arts advocate who has been mentoring artists and makers for over 35 years. Her first book “Crafting as a Business” is considered a classic seminal guide to the handmade business, and she is frequently sought-after for business consulting. She is the founder of The American Made Show, The Arts Business Institute, and the American Made Alliance. She is the publisher of NICHE Magazine for retailers and recently launched the online wholesale portal Best in American Made which matches bestselling production studios with retailers.

Carolyn Edlund

Carolyn headshot thumbnail 2015Carolyn Edlund’s background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years, selling extensively at retail and wholesale. Subsequently, she spent several years as an outside sales rep for art publishers, paper, and gift lines. In 2009, she launched the site Artsy Shark, which is recognized as a “top ten” art business blog. She does extensive private consulting for artists, has written five e-courses on the business of art, and authored hundreds of related articles. 

Michael Abedin (Keynote Speaker)

Michael AbedinMichael Abedin is publisher, editor, sales manager, janitor, and spiritual advisor of Austin All Natural magazine, Austin’s only homegrown natural and lifestyle publication. He also teaches holistic healing classes and is a long-time professional martial arts instructor, has been in Austin longer than he cares to mention, and will share his own somewhat unique point of view on the whole Austin weirdness thing. His presentations are known for humor and off the wall improvisation and include valuable tips for getting your work out to the public.

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR THIS IMPORTANT LEARNING EVENT!

Personalized consultation appointments are extremely limited and should be pre-scheduled at time of registration. Consultation fee is $30.00 over and above tuition cost.

Registration for this event is  $295.00

To register click here.

If this interests you, please take the opportunity to register. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources: Arts Business Institute & Indie Business Network