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Wednz Scene Reminder: Austin Art Business Summit

Wednz Scene Reminder: Austin Art Business Summit

October 18 / 17

Hey everyone. This is just a reminder for those who are attending the Austin Art Business Summit. Here is just a peek of what this summit is about….


Credit source: Arts Business Institute

Austin Art Business Summit takes place on October 21-22, 2017

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

                                               Registration is  $295.00

                                      Go to artsbusinessinstitute.org/austin-texas/ for information.

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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Art Fesitvals & Events @ MoMA

October 10 / 17

Hello ladies and gentlemen…time to see what’s out in creativity land.


Credit source: artfestival.com and moma

Artfestival.com has plenty of festivals in November. People living in Sarasota, Venice, and Delray Beach Florida, here are a few art festivals you may be interested in….

 

 

For more information on these and other festivals, or apply, go to www.artfestival.com.

It’s been awhile since I posted anything from MoMA. Here are some upcoming events happening next month in November….

  • Video still from "Sleepwalking Through Life," Strange Party music video directed by Robin Schanzenbach, 1981. Photo Courtesy of Robin Schanzenbach

    Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and
    New York’s Downtown Scene

      1. Thursday, November 212:006:00 p.m.

      2. Friday, November 312:006:00 p.m.

      3. Saturday, November 412:006:00 p.m.

      4. 1 more upcoming occurrence

    MoMA PS1

  • Alexandra Bell, A Teenager with Promise, Annotations I, 2017, Inkjet print on newsprint.

    Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives

      1. Sunday, November 123:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

  • Tara Jo Tashna at GENERATION SHIP. February 25, 2017, Mana Contemporary. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

    Spittle of the Moon

      1. Sunday, November 193:006:00 p.m.

    MoMA PS1

Go to www.moma.org for more information.

 

 

Image source: Artfestival.com & MoMA

Weeknd Scene: National Convention / National Art Education Association

Weeknd Scene: National Convention / National Art Education Association

October  7/ 17

The weekend is here and I have a few posts to share with you. First, the National Convention for National Art Education Association will take place March 22 – 24, 2018. The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Here are the details for this event….


Credit source: National Art Education Association or NAEA

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world’s largest art education convention.

The three-day Convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups…research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours…keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars…with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the world….

REGISTER ONLINE HEREoffsite link

The 2018 NAEA National Convention will be held March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

2018 NAEA National Convention Theme: Art + Design = STEAM

Registration Information

Preregistration (through 2/15/18) | Onsite Registration (after 2/15/18)

Active NAEA Member: $175 | $205
Student NAEA Member: $115 | $135
Retired NAEA Member: $130 | $160
Guest/Spouse: $130 | $160
Non-Member: $235 | $265

If this interests you can check out their website: www.arteducators.org. To get more information about the convention, please go to www.arteducators.org/events/national-convention.

 

 

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New York Comic Con 2017

New York Comic Con 2017

October 4 / 17

Hey….I almost forgot about this event, shame on me! Tomorrow is the start of New York Comic Con 2017. This is quick and to the point, but here is what you need to know about the event.


Credit source: New York Comic Con

When

 October 5 through October 8, 2017.

Where

At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001, Eleventh Ave in Hell’s Kitchen. Take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 subway lines to 34th St–Penn Station.

Tickets

You may be able to purchase New Yock Comic Con tickets on the NYCC website.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

Wednz Scene: Artexpo Las Vegas 2018

Wednz Scene: Artexpo Las Vegas 2018

September 27 / 17

Hello folks! September is coming to a close, but this week will be pretty interesting. I’ve been keeping tabs for Artexpo Las Vegas which will be taking place January 27 – 31, 2018. This where interior designers, architects, and more gather to show, connect with fellow designers. Thanks to the website, here is just a peek at what you can expect….


Credit source: Artexpo Las Vegas

 

Since its launch in 2005, Las Vegas Market has become one of the largest trade buyer markets in the United States—and Artexpo is joining the party! Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas’ vibrant art scene, Artexpo Las Vegas offers exhibitors exposure to the most diverse and unique industry sales and marketing platform in the Western U.S. and provides trendsetting buyers access to the most modern and contemporary artists and innovators in the world. 

This event will host contemporary artists, art publishers, and galleries from all corners of the globe. You’ll see showcases of works of fine art, sculpture, painting, photography, glassworks…you’ll see it all!

You’ll get a look at the comprehensive furniture, home décor, and gift market for five days of on-the-ground shopping, while gaining the attention and purchasing of buyers who are looking to explore fresh ideas, discover new trends, and connect with tastemakers.

 

Here is their Acceptance Criteria:

All applications will be reviewed by our Exhibitor Committee. Before applying, please note:

  • Artexpo Las Vegas only accepts fine art—painting, sculpture, photography, mixed-media work, glasswork, and more—and does not allow exhibitors to display crafts, clothing, postcards, posters, resale items, handbags, jewelry, or tapestries.

  • We are accepting applications now. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2017, but we encourage you to apply early to ensure optimal booth placement.

  • You will receive a booth number when your work has been accepted.

To reserve a space at Artexpo Las Vegas, a 30-percent deposit is due upon signing, and payments are due in full 120 days prior the show.

Go to artexpolasvegas.com to apply, to learn about booth packages, and floor plan.

Will try to keep updates about this event….

 

 

 

image source: artexpolasvegas.com & Arte por Excelencias

Weeknd Scene: Calling All Photographers…..

Weeknd Scene: Calling All Photographers…..

September 16 / 17

Hey again. CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! Artshow.com has a few opportunities for you guys to check out…


Credit: Artshow.com

Open Competition for All Photographers

Artist Portfolio Magazine is now accepting entries into our 2017 Online Photography Competition. 1st Place $300 + Cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine, 2nd Place $200 + 4 Page Spread, 3rd Place $100 + 4 Page Spread. Open to all photographers worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. We receive art from artists who are just starting out (we’ve featured some on our past covers) to professional artists and everyone is treated equal and given the same amount of respect. 20 artists will be chosen for this issue. Any style of photography is acceptable (digital, analog, photo manipulation, etc … Anything photography). $30 for 4 works of art. Deadline: September 30, 2017More info.

 

 

Endangered Fine Art and Photography Contest 2017

The Endangered Fine Art and Photography Contest is an online, juried contest offering $7,000 in prize money and places in our Miami exhibition during Art Week, Dec 6-9, 2017. The challenge is to interpret Endangered through Celebration of the beauty of endangered species/habitats or illustration of the threats they face. The categories for entry are Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry, wearable art) and Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted). A special category for Young Artists. Entry donations go to the Center for Great Apes, a 501(C)(3) registered sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry and the exotic pet trade. Up to 2 images may be submitted for an entry donation of $35, Young artists $5 per image. Deadline: October 8, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 1-646-269-2389.

 

 

Photographic call for entry “unique: alternative processes”

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24, 2017, to January 14, 2018. Thirty to thirty-five images will be selected. for the exhibition. A Blurb full-color catalog of the exhibit will be available for purchase. $675 in awards. Juror: Christina Z Anderson. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “Unique: Alternative Processes.” Any unique handmade prints are eligible with the exception of silver gelatin, C-prints, and digital prints. Eligible prints include cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints and mordancage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. The camera used for capture is immaterial. $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Deadline: October 9, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 512-422-4080.

 

 

Illuminate photography call for entry | Open internationally

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, April 13 – May 12, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mentions. Juror: Peggy Sue Amison. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post-production processes, and sizes are eligible for selection. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. All photographic processes and presentation types are welcome to submit. Members: $24 for the first three images. Non-Members: $38 for the first three images. Deadline: October 18, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 970-224-1010.

 

That’s it for now, but you can go to http://www.artshow.com to get updates. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: Artshow.com & unknown

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

Wednz Scene: Contest & Governor Island Art Fair Reminder

August 30 / 17

Hello! I’m dropping by to pass along a contest and reminder. The Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest is here and this is a great opportunity to share your creative talent to the public. Here is just a preview…..


credit source: Redwood Media Group

 

[PLATFORM]
An Online Art Competition for Visual Artists

Could You be the Next Big Art-World Discovery?

Now’s your chance to step into the spotlight. Redwood Media Group’s 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest, produced in partnership with Art Brand Studios, is the premier awards contest for visual artists looking to make it big. With prize values totaling $125,000, including exposure at the iconic Artexpo New York, a management contract, career coaching, and so much more, this contest offers you the platform you’ve been dreaming of. The search for the next “it” artist begins now … are you the one we’re looking for?

There will be one grand prize winner and nine finalists chosen by our jury.

 

Prizes

The winner of the 2018 [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Awards contest will receive:

$10,000 cash award (given as an advance against future ABS royalties)
Art Brand Studios publishing contract offer, including:

  • Fine art publishing production

  • Retail placement with participation in ABS art gallery programs

  • Product licensing program

  • Comprehensive marketing plan including branding, social media, and personal appearance events

  • Promotion on ABS website and development of artist-branded website

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 6 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $35,000

Each of the 9 finalists receives:

  • Exhibition in [PLATFORM] booth at Artexpo New York 2018, with opportunity to display up to 3 artwork pieces along with personal appearance feature

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Topics & Trends Art Talk panel appearance

  • Artexpo New York 2018 Show Catalog feature

  • [PLATFORM] 2018 Artist of the Year Award email campaign feature

  • Art Business News feature

  • Featured placement on Redwood Media Group websites during award year

TOTAL VALUE: $10,500

Click here for contest rules and conditions

To enter and register please go to redwoodmg.com/shows/abs-platform-artist-contest/. You’ll see all that is posted above plus the information about entering. You have plenty of time, trust me!

 


 

 

Lastly, 4Heads Governors Island Art Fair starts this weekend and every weekend in September till October 1. Admission is free…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4heads presents

Governors Island Art Fair 2017

The 10th annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s largest independent exhibition – opens Saturday, September 2nd, featuring 100 artists in 100 individual spaces – located in and outside of the grand, historic homes on Colonels Row and this year, for the first time ever, in the long-shuttered spaces inside of Liggett Hall. These landmark structures display varying effects of the ravages of time, providing artists with a fertile environment for creative experimentation.

“Gems among the ruins” (The New York Times)
“It’s a lot to absorb, so… go early” (The New York Post)
“A welcome, art-filled escape” (Artnet.com)
“One of NYC’s best art fairs” (Time Out New York)

4headed Pioneers

When 4heads launched GIAF in 2008, this small group of artists were among the first to see Governors Island as an overlooked gem. In fact at that time, most New Yorkers had no idea what the island was, much less where to spot it on a map. Ten years later Governors Island is a standard part of the New York vernacular, and 4heads still remains committed to activating these sites every season, giving voice to today’s working artists and to the history of our great city.

– Colonels Row

– Liggett Hall

Governors Island, New York Harbor

Weekends
September 2 – October 1
11am – 6pm

Admission is free.

GIAF – Learn More »

 

As always click on the links above to get all the information you need. Enjoy your Wonderful Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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