As part of continuing efforts to serve its membership, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present professional development seminars for artists!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM: How to Price Your Work with R.L. Gibson
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Join us as we welcome R. L. Gibson, artist and Editor of ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, a quirky, art-themed blog offering FREE resources to artists. She will talk about how beginning artists can learn to price their work competitively while helping the more experienced artist avoid the most common pitfalls of emotional pricing. Having a hard time selling your work? Let's figure out why - together. The presentation is free for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $5 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal below, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to sc@knoxalliance.com.

Feb 18 / Pricing Artwork workshop

R.L. Gibson is a nationally-shown artist and happily-married mother of one working and “living on vacation” in Tennessee with work in galleries from New York to Texas. Gibson has worked almost exclusively as a Xerographist, producing complicated layered compositions and then hand-transferring these images to a variety of substrates resulting in a unique monotype. Gibson is currently working on a series called "Better than Figs" combining abstract paint techniques with her traditional xerography work. Gibson & her husband also perform as the Appalachian singing duo the Pea Pickin' Hearts. Gibson also serves as the Editor for ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, a fun and quirky, food-themed art blog that offers reviews of emerging artists, shows from great galleries, and FREE Art Deadlines and Calls for Entry as an artist’s resource. For more information on R.L. Gibson, visit www.rlgibson.com.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00 PM: Photographing Your Work
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a professional development seminar for artists and other creative people on Wednesday, March 18, from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville. Join us as we welcome Lisa Gifford Mueller, who will give you tips on how to photograph your art and handmade creations using tools and equipment you probably already have. Bright, crisp photographs are necessary for anyone applying to juried art shows, acceptance in exhibits or listing their art or handmade goods for sale online. Attendees will learn how to find and use natural light and ensure a clear and crisp image, as well as photography rules to follow (or break!) to get the best image. The presentation is free for members of the Arts & Culture Alliance and $5 for non-members. Please register in advance via PayPal below, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by e-mail to sc@knoxalliance.com.

Mar 18 / Photographying your Work seminar

Lisa Gifford Mueller is a fused glass artist, photographer, entrepreneur and Kitty Fantastic (her superhero alter ego). Over seven years ago, Mueller quit her corporate job and launched ALM Photo, a professional photography business, with her husband. Shortly thereafter she had the opportunity to take over a fledging fused glass business, and armed with a glass cutter and a kiln, taught herself the art of fused glass and brought Sassy Glass Studio to life. Over the years, both businesses have grown dramatically, and Mueller fell in love with helping other artists and creative entrepreneurs realize their dreams of making a successful business of creating and selling their art. She teaches fused glass classes, mentors creative business owners, educates photographers and offers the Social Media Boot Camp and Creative Business Workshop which are designed specifically for creative people. She is also the Captain of the local Etsy Team, Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team and a Co-Chair of Fantasy of Trees, an annual event to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Find out more about her fused glass art at www.SassyGlassStudio.com; her photography at www.ALMPHOTO.com; the creative business workshops at www.KittyFantastic.com; and follow her on Twitter at @AllThingsSassy.

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Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 PM: Packing and Shipping Artwork
With Mike C. Berry. Details TBA.

 

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Parking is plentiful! Visit www.parkdowntownknoxville.com to better understand where and how to park downtown. There is back-in angled metered parking on the Gay Street bridge between Depot Street and Jackson Avenue ($0.25 = 100 minutes). Parking is also available in the 180-space Jackson Avenue Parking Lot (caddy corner from the Emporium) for $0.50 an hour (max daily rate of $4) via coins, bills, and credit cards.

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Previous sessions

November 12, 2014: How to Mat and Frame Your Work | Mike C. Berry

October 8, 2014: Gallery Representation | Marga Hayes McBride

August 20, 2014: All About Etsy for Artists | Jane Costello

July 16, 2014: Facebook for Artists and Creatives | Lisa Gifford Mueller

June 11, 2014: Funding your Art: Finding Cash | R. L. Gibson

May 27, 2014: Working with Non-Artists Panel Discussion
| Veronica Cordell, Beth Hamil, Angela Hill, and Nikki Vinsant

May 2, 2014: Juror Talk/Discussion with Joe Longobardi, juror for Knoxville Photo 2014

April 22, 2014: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows | Denise Stewart-Sanabria

March 19, 2014: Social Media Marketing for Artists and Creatives
| Lisa Gifford Mueller

February 21, 2014: Panel Discussion with Knox County Art Teachers |
Heather Casteel, Stan Hillard, Allison Pickett, Jessica Stewart, and Carol Vinson

December 18, 2013: Panel Discussion on Artist Collectives and Co-ops | Sherry Disney, Barron Hall, William Isom, Beth Meadows, and Jessie Van der Laan

April 17, 2013: Techniques for Submitting to Juried Shows | Denise Stewart-Sanabria

March 20, 2013: How to get a Show | R. L. Gibson

January 24, 2013: Gallery Trends | Lain York


July 19, 2012: Intellectual Property for the Visual Artist | Peter L. Brewer

May 16, 2012: Pricing Your Art | Marga McBride, George Rothery, Jered Sprecher, and Bart Watkins

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For more information, please contact Suzanne at 865-523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.


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