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Wednz Scene: Day for Night 2017

Wednz Scene: Day for Night 2017

November 29 / 17

Hello….Day for Night 2017 is coming in the next several weeks. I’m not sure if you guys have heard of this yearly festival, but I’m going to let you get a bit familiar with it.


Credit source: Day for Night

DAY FOR NIGHT 2017 

Day for Night is a current snapshot of popular music as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to cross over from the fringes to become influencers. Eschewing the idea of musical genres, Day for Night focuses instead on acts that specialize in an inventive and highly visual approach to performing. – from the website

The event will be held in Houston, Texas on December 15 – 17, 2017.

The Line up includes….

 

Go to dayfornight.io to get information on tickets, passes, and so forth. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

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@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17

Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city.


Credit source: visitsanantonio.com

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Here are a few initiatives….

TriArt Grant Program

The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations.

Public Art

Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri Art Grant Program, local artists have an opportunity to provide meaningful enrichment and infuse community spaces with culture throughout 2018 and beyond.

Just a few events that will be celebrated during the tricentennial:

Celebrate San Antonio NYE Celebration

Tricentennial Commemorative Week

The Witte Museum presents 300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture

San Antonio Museum of Art presents San Antonio 1718

¡Viva Hemisfair! a 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

In the meantime, take a look at a few activities happening now….

Chuck Ramirez: All This And Heaven Too  / Regular Admission + $10

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

2108245368    Visit Website

 

An Evening In Travis Park  / Free

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 – Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

5 – 8 PM

Travis Park

311 E Travis St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

 

 

The Latino List: Photographs By Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 – Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave. , San Antonio, TX 78215

2109788100    Visit Website

For more information go to visitsanantonio.com. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: www.sanantonio300.org, nations online, & good living

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.

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

 

@ The Event: San Antonio

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16

Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas…..


cred: visit san antonio

 

MUSIC

Fright Fest Presented By Snickers

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Visit Website

Hear The Globe  / $15

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

8pm-10:30pm

Carmens de la Calle

320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website

 

Party On The Plaza  / Free

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tower of the Americas 4D Theater

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-3101    Visit Website

Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016

7 pm – 11 pm

Tower of the Americas

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

Visit Website

Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website

VISUAL ARTS

Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website

 

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website

 

CLASSES & LECTURES

 

Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

6:30-7:30pm

Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website

 

For more events happening in San Antonio, go to visitsanantonio.com/events. If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More Scene Wednesday: The 2016 Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference

More Scene Wednesday: The 2016 Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference

April 13 / 16 

Here is something for the literature crowd……


 

THE 2016 WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS Agents & Editors Conference

JUNE 24 – 26, 2016

Hyatt Regency Downtown on Lady Bird Lake / Austin, Texas

3 days. More than 30 agents, editors, and other industry professionals. 

275 writers across all genres and categories. 

Countless panels, presentations, and networking opportunities.

ALL WRITERS WELCOME / REGISTER NOW!

www.writersleague.org / 512.499.8914

One more to go…….

featured & other image: unknown & prbythebook.com

Scene Wednesday: Opportunities for Austin artists…..

Scene Wednesday: Opportunities for Austin artists…..

February 17 / 16

Hello and Good Morning…..for those living in the Austin area, I found some great stuff to pass along to you guys. You’ll need to put a pin reminder for these…..


 

(credit: Austin Texas Gov)

Request for Qualifications: Austin Fire Department Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: March 3, 5 pm

The City seeks to commission an artist-in-residence who will document the people and operations of six fire stations currently undergoing renovations. They will spend approximately 10-15 hours per week observing the activities of the fire stations over a 2-3 month period. At the end of the residency period, the artist will submit a proposal to create a series of 2-dimensional works to be sited on the interior or exterior walls of the fire stations. Professional artists who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Willamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply. Budget: $36,000

Download the full RFQ

Artist Information Meeting: Download the FAQ | Download the presentation slides

Questions? Contact Carrie Brown, 512-974-9310

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Request for Proposals: TEMPO 2016 Temporary Public Art Project

Deadline: March 10, 5 pm

Proposals are requested from professional visual artists or artist teams for site-specific, short-term artwork or time-based artworks at pre-selected City-owned sites across Austin, including parkland, libraries, right-of-way, and community centers. Only one proposal per artist or artist team will be accepted. Artists may not apply as both an individual and as a team member on separate projects. Emerging and experienced artists are encouraged to apply. The budgets for artwork may range from $5000 to $10,000 for each commissioned work. Multiple commissions will be awarded. Professional artists who live in the Austin metropolitan area (Travis, Willamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties) are eligible to apply.

Download the full RFP

Artist Information Meetings: Download the FAQ | Download the presentation slides

Questions? Contact Anna Bradley, 512-974-7841

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Be the first to know about new public art opportunities! Sign up for the Art in Public Places “Calls to Artists” mailing list HERE

For more information go to austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunities.

 

Again for those living in the city of Austin, just go to the websites listed and follow from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER 2014: SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

June 20, 2014

Friday…..it’s Friday! The month of June is going by swiftly. San Antonio Museum of Art is the focus today.

For a few new followers, this is the Summer 2014 edition of At the Museum. We’re looking at museums that have activities and events for kids and families.

San Antonio Museum of Art has plenty for children and families. Like……

 

One of the exhibitions held at SAMA.

 

First Sunday: First Sunday is where kids get to explore the collection, create art and to share. This program is free for children 12 and under.
Children and families are invited to explore the collections, create art and share Sundays at the Museum. Enjoy interactive fun to include sketching, painting, storytelling, films, performances and more.

 

Kids enjoying the activities.

Family Flicks: A new outdoor film series in collaboration with Slab Cinema. It is held every second Saturday at sundown from February till November. There are special performances and art activities one hour prior to screening time. During inclement weather, it will be held inside the auditorium.

Art Crawl (caregivers & babies 0-18 months): Every second Thursday morning from 10 – 10:45pm, bring your baby to walk through the galleries. Tour begins at the front desk and ends with playtime and refreshments. You can bring front carrying baby carriers and strollers.

Playdates (ages 2 to 4): Every Wednesday morning from 10 – 11am, kids experience stories, hands-on art, music, movement, and gallery activities.

Summer Camp: The Museum’s Summer Youth program that incorporates a variety of activities like painting and drawing, museum tours, storytelling, music, creative writing, and a whole lot more. The museum offers three week – long programs. Classes are held from 10 am to 4pm. Tuition covers all materials and parents are responsible for lunch and transportation of students. Summer Camp Brochure

Taking in the scenery. AAA Texas

 

Homeschool Student Workshops (ages 5 to 12): Designed specifically for homeschool students and their parents, this program gives students the experience of the museum’s encyclopedia collection, along with a tour, hands-on activity, and extend learning through art at home. The museum provides the materials.  Advance registration is required. Homeschool Student Workshop Brochure

Click SAMA Children & Family Program 2014 Brochure

They also have Self-Guided Gallery Activities as well:

  • Activities Backpacks (ages 6 & up)
  • Self Guided Family Tours (ages 6 & up)
  • Arte Kids Books (ages 0-4)

Check out the museum’s event page and you will find even more activities for everyone.

www.samuseum.org

San Antonio Museum of Art / 200 West Jones Avenue / San Antonio, TX 78215 / (210) 978.8100

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 9pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm
  • Members: FREE
  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors (65+): $7
  • Students & Military (w/ID): $5
  • Children: FREE

Come back next week for more, including a few announcements! Have a blessed & safe weekend!