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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.


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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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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….


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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

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…..


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[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

 

Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Aug. 2 / 17

First Wednesday of this month of August and I found some workshops and retreats courtesy of Artshow.


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Watercolor Workshop in Italy

Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany with Dodie Davis & Vitalia Tours w/Venice Add-on (Tuscany, Italy) 
September 25 – October 4, 2017

10-Day unique watercolor workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany.

Learn more  

Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona 
Year-round (see website for details)

This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique.

Learn more  

Painting Workshop in Teton Valley, Idaho

Plein Air Landscape Workshop in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho 
October 1-5, 2017

Join top plein air painter Sid Delmar Leach in Victor, Idaho. The workshop offers a choice of painting in watercolor or acrylic as a water-based medium in the traditional format. Classes will begin at Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast taking advantage of the autumn colors and then progress to the rivers, mountains, and foliage of the surrounding area within the valley.

Learn more  

To learn more about these workshops, please click on the links above. Go www.artshow.com to find more workshops, retreats, and contests.
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Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark Calling for Artists

Wednz Scene: Artsy Shark Calling for Artists

July 19 / 17

Hello! One more thing….Artsy Shark is calling for submissions between July 19-27, 2017. Please read the following below…..


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ARTSY SHARK 

Call for Artists
Submissions accepted July 19-27, 2017
We need 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles
in the coming months.
Submissions are now being accepted from visual artists 
in every medium and category, including painting, drawing, mixed media, wood, glass, fiber, ceramic, metal, photography, digital art, printmaking, collage, jewelry, sculpture, and others.
Go to www.artsyshark.com/become-a-featured-artist.  Submissions will be accepted starting July 19, 2017. Deadline is midnight EST on July 27, 2017
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!
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