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@ The Event: Austin, Texas

@ The Event: Austin, Texas

February 17 / 18

The weekend is here! We are now in Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World. That’s what they claim. With so much to do, we see why…


Credit source: http://www.austintexas.org

 

 

ART

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 – 5, Saturday from 1 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5. Thursdays are free admission days and every third Thursday the museum is open until 9. Admission Prices: Adults $9, Kids 12 and under FREE, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth/College Students (13-21) $5. Admission is free to members, and all current UT ID-holders. For additional information call (512) 471-7324 or visit the website below.

 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN – THE JONES CENTER

The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.

Closed Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–7pm and Sunday, 12–5pm.

 

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

3/9/18 – 3/18/18
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations

3/30/18 – 3/31/18
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores

4/5/18 – 4/8/18
Austin International Poetry Festival
Various Locations

4/13/18 – 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Events Center

And many more…

 

 

MUSIC

Carnaval Brasileiro /  sambaparty.com

Rodeo Austin /  rodeoaustin.com  

Urban Music Festival /  urbanmusicfest.com

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival /  roadwayevents.com  

Old Settler’s Music Festival /  oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Austin Reggae Festival /  austinreggaefest.com

Levitation Music Festival / levitation-austin.com

Lots of things to do in this Texas capital. For those who live in the area, I’m sure you don’t run out of options. If your planning to head out to Austin, go to www.austintexas.org.

 

 

 

Image source: Austin Chronicle & Casual Travalist
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@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities.


Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com

Dallas

ART & CULTURAL 

Dallas Museum of Art

DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

 Crow Collection of Asian Art

SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Nasher Sculpture Center

SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

MUSIC EVENTS:

Quill

JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Moody Performance Hall

THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO NADINE SIERRA / JAN 28 / Next: Jan 28 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Line Dancing, a free movie screening at the Hope Center, a student art festival at the University of Texas at Dallas, and many more.

Here are a few things you can do in January. Posted by Jamina Tribbett for Visit Dallas

Hang out until midnight at the Dallas Museum of Art during Late Nights at the DMA on Jan. 19 for music, talks, films, gallery tours, kids’ activities and more. This month’s Late Night activities celebrate the museum’s birthday and explore the psychedelic world of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.

 Take the kids on a trip to the Dallas Children’s Theater to see “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” show. Watch the illustrations of this beloved children’s book leap from the page to the stage in a bright display of color. The show will occur daily between Jan. 19 to Feb. 25.

Head to East Dallas for the KidFilm Festival at the Angelika Film Center and Café on Jan. 20-21. This two-day lineup of new and classic films for both children and adults also features special guests, readalongs and other fun activities. The tickets are completely free and available at the KidFilm box office one hour before each showtime.

Stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center to see “The Dramastics: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas” exhibit, on display until Jan. 28. The elaborate scenes, made completely of paper and wire, depict the rise of a fictional punk rock band. It’s a display you must see for yourself.

Want to know what else you can do in Dallas? Go to www.visitdallas.com.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth

ART & CULTURAL

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – A NEW AMERICAN SCULPTURE, 1914-1945: LACHAISE, LAURENT, NADELMAN AND ZORACH /

  • February 17, 2017 – May 13, 2018

  • Recurring daily

 

Artspace111

CITY SYMPHONY | GROUP EXHIBITION /Opening Reception | February 8, 2018 | 5pm to 8pm |

Exhibition on Display | February 8 – March 17, 2018 |

 

 

MUSIC  & OTHER EVENTS

 

 Jubilee Theater

JUBILEE THEATRE – DETROIT ’67 /

  • December 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

E-MAIL Visit Website

 

 Main Event Entertainment – Fort Worth South

LOOSEN THE BIBLE BELT /

  • Recurring daily

E-MAIL Visit Website

How about the doing a little dancing at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, view some artwork on The Dewey Street Bridge or a variety of Western art at the Will Rodger Memorial Center.

Go to http://www.fortworth.com to gather more information. You can get a kick out of both cities for great art, music, and other events. If you plan on visiting, I hope this was helpful to you.

 

 

Image source: Wikipedia, Photohome.com, Dallas Hot Spots, www.fortworth.com, & Downtown Fort Worth

 

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.

 

image source: dayfornight.io

@ 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…….

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