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After School Specials: Professional development series from mnartists.org and Soo Visual Art Center

Posted on July 13, 2012

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AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS
Professional development series from mnartists.org and Soo Visual Art Center

Artists and the Web
Local artists and creative field professionals share practical and topical information on presenting, marketing and selling your work online in a three-part panel series. All the panels take place at Soo Visual Arts Center:

$50 to attend all three HERE.

Individual Panels $20:

SooVAC and Walker Art Center members receive $5 off (please contact us for the discount... .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 612-871-2263)

Panel 1: Presenting Your Work – Best Practices and Venues-Tuesday, July 31 | 7 pm | SooVAC

Are you an artist without a website? Do you have a website, but aren’t sure what to put on it? Do you wonder if you should tweet? Having an online portfolio and a social presence doesn’t have to be complicated! Learn advice from professional designers and avid artists who have a knack for using online tools and resources to showcase their art.

In the first panel we will cover basics like:
+ Which websites are the best fit for your art and interests
+ Web design tips
+ What to put on your website
+ The difference between different social apps, what-to-put-where and how they can all work together

Panelists:
Alison Beattie, Web Designer and Lead UX Designer, Fallon
Beth Bowman, artist
Jesse Draxler, artist
Facilitator: Jehra Patrick, artist and Project Coordinator for mnartists.org

Panel 2: Marketing Your Work – Use Your Web Presence to be Your Own Press Machine-Tuesday, August 7 | 7 pm | SooVAC

Congrats, your online portfolio is up and running! Now what? Want to get traffic and keep continued interest? You need a strategy! Learn from professionals working in creative fields how to build an online audience by marketing your work. We will cover social press basics like:

+ Is sharing the new marketing?
+ What to share and how
+ How to track your audiences
+ How to tell what’s working

Panelists:
Paul Schmelzer, Web Editor, Walker Art Center
Sarah Crist, Social Media Community Manager, Fallon
Kate Renee Johnson, Artist
Facilitator: Jehra Patrick, artist and Project Coordinator for mnartists.org

Panel 3: Selling You Work – Use online Services to Sell Your Art and Fund Your Projects-Tuesday, September 18 | 7 pm | SooVAC

Your art is up and the word is out! Ready to make a living? Learn from professional artists who think beyond the gallery and turn their web presence into income through alternative distribution models like Etsy and Kickstarter.

This session will include:
+ Real life success stories
+ Introduction to selling through Etsy
+ Demonstrations on managing your account
+ Tips and helpful hints

Panelists:
Jennifer Davis, Artist
Amy Rice, Artist
Kimberly Tschida Petters, Artist
Facilitator: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC

$20 per panel or $50 to attend all three
SooVAC and Walker Art Center members receive $5 off

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