MidWeek Scene: Artists & Makers Bootcamp

MidWeek Scene: Artists & Makers Bootcamp

6. 13. 18

Hey there again! Arts Business Institute has some activities going on for the next few months. The first is a boot camp…

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Arts Council of Hillsborough County 

presents a professional development event for creatives

Artists & Makers Bootcamp

August 11, 2018

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

2101 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL

Join us for an intensive program focused on providing actionable, step-by-step strategies for artists and makers who want to grow strong, sustainable businesses.


Schedule at a Glance

9:00 a.m.                          Registration opens

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

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Pricing for Profit

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       How to Sell Your Work Online


Individual Topics (all include Q&A)

Making Work that Sells

Create a body of work in a cohesive signature style, and use smart strategies to build in collectability, and repeat sales. Understand trends, create in multiple formats, spread your product offerings, and add value to your work. How to leverage your portfolio, and scale your small business.

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 creative 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.

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.


Our Program Speaker

Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute

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. She is also the founder of Artsy Shark, recognized as a “top ten” art business site that features artists and publishes art marketing and sales articles. She does extensive private consulting for artists, has written five e-courses on the business of art, and authored hundreds of related articles. 



Tuition for this event is $60

If this is something you might be interested in and you want to attend, then click REGISTER.


Check out the Weekend post coming this weekend. Until then, enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed always.


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MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18

Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less…

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I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.


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May 24 / 18

Hello everyone! Have two updates to add to MidWeek Update. I received these by way of email. You have the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusettes and The Core Gallery in Denver, Colorado. This is short notice, but for those living in the area and are interested in attending, please read…








MAY 31 – JUNE 17
900 Santa Fe Dr. Denver 80204
Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-9, Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12:30-3

Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!



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MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

May 23 / 18

Hello all! It’s been quiet for the past few days, but I’m working…bringing you news about what’s going on in the world of creativity. Wednesday Scene is now MidWeek Scene. Have a few posts to pass to you…

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If your in New York City and your a geek freak, then this year’s New York Comic Con is perfect for you. This was sent to my email…Those of you who have an account, please be sure that you have already checked your emails…here is a brief look.

October 4-7, 2018 Javits Center, NYC. New York Comic Con.Send to a Friend
the dates you've been waiting for Wed. May 9: Fan Verification Confirmation Email. Keep an eye on your email! By end of day on May 9, fans with accounts from 2016 & 2017 will get an email to confirm account details. You must confirm your account details are correct by May 30 or the Fan Verification profile will be deleted and you will not be able to participate in the presale. Sun. June 10: NYCC Badge Presale. Only Fan Verified fans from 2016 & 2017 eligible. Wed. June 13: Fan Verification Opens. Required to purchase a NYCC 2018 badge. Sun. July 8: Fan Verification closes. Make sure to Fan Verify before this date! Sun. July 15: NYCC Badge Onsale. All Fan Verified fans are eligible.get more info about badges hereclick to see our fan verification faqs
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This one I found just by Googling graphic workshops. If you live in San Francisco and you want to get your creative juices flowing, The Graphic Arts Workshop is for you. Here is a brief description of the workshop.

The Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco California. (Courtesy of the GAW website)

The Graphic Arts Workshop, or GAW, was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. Their societal concerns were reflected in each artist’s style of work and in the co-operative form of the Workshop. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets, and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities.

Over the years, the GAW membership has included many distinguished artists, undertaken national and international art exchanges, and hosted traveling exhibits. A pamphlet from a 1989 history exhibit offers this sentiment: “In all this, there were no imposed styles or themes. Artist-members as individuals worked freely with a diversity whose common element was the love of printmaking.”

Today, the cooperative has approximately 40 members working in traditional fine art printmaking techniques. The Workshop is a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation. There is no paid staff; the maintenance of the fully-equipped printmaking studio is shared equally by all members. Administrative management of the Workshop is conducted by a board of directors elected from and by the membership

If you like to become a member, go to and click on Join GAW for details. Here is a press release of upcoming events…

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

Yokohama-ShowSan Francisco exhibition

Dates: September 9th To October 1st

The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM

Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Place: Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery, 2565 3rd St. #305 San Francisco, CA 94107

Contact: Leslie Lowinger   415-  664-5670



Yokohama exhibition

Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th

Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868

Contact Ling Liu      +81-45-641-1511

San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case, a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.

Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.

The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the skyline, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.,,,

Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia  Clay / Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne

Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada


Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!

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