Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark & Art Business Summit

Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark & Art Business Summit

January 3 / 18

One last post, courtesy of Artsy Shark. There will be an art business summit in Boston Massachusetts, April 16 – 17, 2018. Here is what to expect during the summit.

Credit source: Artsy Shark



Boston Arts Business Institute Summit

April 16-17, 2018

Somerville, Massachusetts

Don’t miss this upcoming two-day intensive professional development workshop, taking place in the Boston area next April. Co-sponsored by The Arts Business Institute and Art Specifier, this summit will present practical, step-by-step information focusing on the biggest challenges artists have in launching and growing their creative businesses.

Our program includes the following presentations:

  • The New Marketplace

  • Creative Marketing Strategies

  • How to Work with Art Consultants, Designers, and Stagers

  • Wholesale 101

  • Pricing for Profit

  • Social Media for Artists

  • Sales Strategies

  • How to Sell Art Online

In addition to these interactive lectures (Q&A is encouraged), a panel discussion will be held on the second day of the summit. Personalized consultation appointments are also available, and should be booked at the time of registration.

Speakers for our summit will be:

Wendy Rosen, founder of Best in American Made, The Arts Business Institute, and the American Made Alliance, and publisher of NICHE Magazine for retailers.

Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute, and art business consultant.

Joyce Creiger, founder of Art Specifier, and The Creiger Group, which provide art consultant services and collaborate with hundreds of businesses and collectors.

Regular tuition for this two-day event is $295. Take advantage of early bird registration and save $50 now. Register for only $245.

To learn more about the summit, click here.

You have time to register for the summit. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be always blessed.


Image source: Artsty Shark & unknown



New Music January 2018

New Music January 2018

January 3 / 18

New year, new music. Some familiar faces and some new faces. Thanks to Metacritic, we can see who is putting out new material.

Credit source: Metacritic

12 JANUARY 2018

Anderson East


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Wrong Creatures

Black Veil Brides


Camila Cabello


Dirty Sidewalks

Bring Down The House Lights

Joe Satriani

What Happens Next

Umphrey’s McGee

it’s not us

19 JANUARY 2018

A Grave with No Name




Black Label Society

Grimmest Hits

Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

Cane Hill

Too Far Gone

Charlie Puth


Fall Out Boy


First Aid Kit


Glen Hansard

Between Two Shores

Joe Perry

Sweetzerland Manifesto


Primal Heart


The House

The Go! Team


The Shins

The Worms Heart

[Re-work of Heartworms]

The Xcerts

Hold On To Your Heart

They Might Be Giants

I Like Fun


I can feel you creep into my private life

26 JANUARY 2018


The Thread That Keeps Us

Django Django

Marble Skies


Knowing What You Know Now

Mimicking Birds

Layers Of Us

Nick J.D. Hodgson

Tell Your Friends

[Solo debut for ex-Kaiser Chiefs]

Nightmares on Wax

Shape The Future

Nils Frahm

All Melody

No Age

Snares Like A Haircut

Rick Springfield

The Snake King

Sleeping Giant

I Am

[Final album]

Steep Canyon Rangers

Out In The Open

The Spook School

Could It Be Different?

Ty Segall

Freedom’s Goblin

As always dates can change so please click on the links for any of those changes.


Image source: Billboard

Music Festivals / January 2018

Music Festivals / January 2018

January 3 / 18

Not a whole lot going on this month, but you still have a great selection of festivals to choose from…

Credit: Music Festival Wizard


 MusicFest Steamboat 2018Steamboat Springs, CO / January 4-9, 2018

Holy Ship! 2018Miami, FL / January 6-13, 2018

Tomorrow Never Knows 2018Chicago, IL / January 17-21, 2018

Shiprocked 2018Port Canaveral, FL / January 21-25, 2018

Gem and Jam 2018Tucson, AZ / January 25-28, 2018

Groove Cruise Miami 2018Miami, FL / January 26-29, 2018



If you live close to the area or planning to visit, click on the links above for the information on these festivals…


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Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

January 3 / 18

First Wednesday of the year! As I’ve mentioned yesterday, the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair (Association of Writers & Writing Program) will be held in Tampa, Florida, March 7-10, 2018. Preregistration closes tomorrow, but I’m sure you can still register. Here are some key dates to remember…..

Credit source: AWP

Jennifer Egan, Hannah Tinti, Ron Charles, and Karen Joy Fowler. Image source: AWP


2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center 
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018

Key Dates


Materials to View/Download


Social Networking


Conference Queries


Conference Events


Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center



Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


Just click on the links above to get the information you need. I will check up for any changes or updates.


Image source: AWP & The Gallery Studios