As part of continuing efforts to serve its membership, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present professional development seminars for artists! Members of the Arts & Culture Alliance may attend for free or discounted entry (if one applies); non-members are welcome to attend at regular price.
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May 16, 2012: Pricing Your Art
Learn how collectors shop and buy, how to take some of the emotion out of the pricing process and make an objective argument for the value of your work. Featuring Marga McBride (artist and former gallery owner), George Rothery (artist whose work has been exhibited nationally), Jered Sprecher (artist and Associate Professor at UT's School of Art), and Bart Watkins (owner of Liz-Beth & Co. gallery).
July 19, 2012: Intellectual Property for the Visual Artist
Peter L. Brewer is an intellectual property attorney with the firm of Baker, Donelson. In his talk, Peter will discuss the different types of intellectual property and how they vary. An emphasis will be placed on how copyright protection is obtained, how copyright rights may be assigned, and the parameters of “fair use.” Learn how/when to get your work copyrighted, the need for written agreements about copyrighted work, and more.
January 24, 2013: Gallery Trends
Lain York will speak about current trends in Nashville galleries, which are somewhat similar to what is being seen in Chattanooga, Memphis, New York City, and other places. Despite similarities, each community has its own nuances, and the gallery industry is wildly in transition. He will also talk about the changing role that commercial galleries are playing and the necessity for them to more actively work with museums, academia, non-profit organizations, and state/city arts commissions.
March 20, 2013: How to get a Show
Join R. L. Gibson, artist, blogger & Editor of Art & Art Deadlines.com, a food-themed art blog, as she reviews the secrets to increasing your chances of success getting into group and solo shows. As a former gallery director, arts administrator, and recipient of more rejection letters than she'd like, Gibson will guide you through a fun, food-themed 40-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
Wednesday, April 17, 12:00-1:00 PM: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows
Presented by Denise Stewart-Sanabria. Topics include: tips on photographing your work, how to find and decide which exhibits are worth your time, how to increase your chances of selection, and why certain media is accepted and others denied.
For more information, please contact Suzanne at 865-523-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.