Workshop Calendar

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission To Host Artist Professional Training Workshops in the Community Gallery

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission To Host Artist Professional Training Workshops in the Community Gallery

SANTA FE, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is proud to host its annual series of Artist Professional Training Courses to educate and assist artists in their careers. All events will take place in the Community Gallery, located at 201 West Marcy Street, inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. ALL CLASSES ARE HELD FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 P.M. AT THE SANTA FE COMMUNITY GALLERY, 201 WEST MARCY STREET, Santa Fe, NM PLEASE RSVP TO 505.955.6705 or email rdlambert@santafenm.gov   FREE...

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Basic Websites through Blogging: BlogSpot, WordPress, Blogger, and More with Chris Nierman / April 2, 2013

Basic Websites through Blogging: BlogSpot, WordPress, Blogger, and More with Chris Nierman / April 2, 2013

Basic Websites through Blogging: BlogSpot, WordPress, Blogger, and More with Chris Nierman / April 2, 2013 In today’s world, your business simply must have a presence on the web.  Learn about free and low-cost ways to start a blog, the differences between blogs and static websites, and how to use both for online marketing. Artists, artisans, and craftsmen who offer workshops and classes for the public within Santa Fe county are invited to sign up for a free consultation on Internet marketing....

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Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Windows Movie Maker with Chris Nierman / June 4, 2013

Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Windows Movie Maker with Chris Nierman / June 4, 2013

Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Windows Movie Maker with Chris Nierman / June 4, 2013 Create polished and professional video presentations using still images, video clips, music, text, and narration.  This session will demonstrate using Windows Movie Maker, a software product only available on Windows (PC) computers.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. Chris Nierman operates High-Res Solutions, where he provides Santa Fe locals and small businesses...

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Business Development Assistance Spring 2013

Business Development Assistance Spring 2013

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION Santa Fe Creative Tourism, a program of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, will be offering a series of artist professional development classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Arts Commission’s Community Gallery located inside Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The Creative Tourism effort was born through Santa Fe’s 2005 UNESCO Creative Cities designation...

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How to Participate in Creative Tourism with Chris Nierman / March 26, 2013

How to Participate in Creative Tourism with Chris Nierman / March 26, 2013

How to Participate in Creative Tourism with Chris Nierman / March 26, 2013 Learn about the many facets of creative tourism efforts in Santa Fe, sponsored through the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, including business development and artist education offerings, marketing and publicity assistance, and more. Please RSVP to chris@High-ResSolutions.com Artists, artisans, and craftsmen who offer workshops and classes for the public within Santa Fe county are invited to sign up for a free...

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Basic Professional Development 101 with Rod Lambert / April 23, 2013

Basic Professional Development 101 with Rod Lambert / April 23, 2013

Basic Professional Development 101 with Rod Lambert / April 23, 2013 Rod Lambert will present sessions related to portfolio development, identification of professional goals, talking about yourself and your art, professional manners, brand management, time management and selection of professional venues. Rod Lambert is the Community Gallery Manager for the Santa Fe Arts Commission.  The Community Gallery is a City-owned-and-operated Gallery featuring the work of New Mexico artists.  The...

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“Pricing Your Work from a Reality-Based Perspective” with Bette Bradbury / April 16, 2013

“Pricing Your Work from a Reality-Based Perspective” with Bette Bradbury / April 16, 2013

“Pricing Your Work from a Reality-Based Perspective” with Bette Bradbury / April 16, 2013 This reality-based pricing workshop includes developing an awareness and understanding of your personal selling environment and culture and then factoring the hard numbers. If you attended the CAA workshop last December at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, note that this workshop includes identifying your break even points, profit picture as well as topics covered at CAA pricing....

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Creating and Distributing Press Releases with Jim Luttjohann and Staci Golar / April 9, 2013

Creating and Distributing Press Releases with Jim Luttjohann and Staci Golar / April 9, 2013

Creating and Distributing Press Releases with Jim Luttjohann and Staci Golar / April 9, 2013 Santa Fe CVB director Jim Luttjohan and PR specialist Staci Golar share best practices for getting the word out on your art and your events.  Learn how to create eye-catching layouts and craft attention-getting copy for your press releases, then distribute them quickly and effectively using electronic resources. Jim Luttjohan is the director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.  Luttjohann...

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Email Marketing with Constant Contact, Vertical Response, Mail Chimp, and Others with Chris Nierman / April 30, 2013

Email Marketing with Constant Contact, Vertical Response, Mail Chimp, and Others with Chris Nierman / April 30, 2013

Email Marketing with Constant Contact, Vertical Response, Mail Chimp, and Others with Chris Nierman / April 30, 2013 Learn how to create and send email newsletters with popular online tools, presenting a polished impression of your artwork, your events, and yourself as an artist. Artists, artisans, and craftsmen who offer workshops and classes for the public within Santa Fe county are invited to sign up for a free consultation on Internet marketing. Consultations on creating websites and blogs...

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Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Apple iMovie with Chris Nierman / May 21, 2013

Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Apple iMovie with Chris Nierman / May 21, 2013

Slide Show 2.0: Promoting Your Work with Digital Video using Apple iMovie with Chris Nierman / May 21, 2013 Create polished and professional video presentations using still images, video clips, music, text, and narration.  This session will demonstrate using iMovie, a software product only available on Apple (Mac) computers.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. Chris Nierman operates High-Res Solutions, where he provides Santa Fe locals and small businesses with personalized...

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Creative Approach to the Business of Marketing Art with Sara Eyestone / May 7, 2013

Creative Approach to the Business of Marketing Art with Sara Eyestone / May 7, 2013

Creative Approach to the Business of Marketing Art with Sara Eyestone / May 7, 2013 Sara Eyestone introduces systems to make more studio time and methods for cataloging photography, art, mail, tax deductions, and finances. She shares sources for wholesale art and frame suppliers, publishing contacts, and valuable Internet information. The artist also presents ways to attract more press and personal appearances, including television and magazine articles. Sara Shreffler Eyestone is known for...

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus: Harnessing Social Media with Chris Nierman / May 14, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus: Harnessing Social Media with Chris Nierman / May 14, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus: Harnessing Social Media with Chris Nierman / May 14, 2013 Tweet it, post it, pin it, share it… Learn the ropes of today’s most popular social media venues and use them to promote your artwork and events. Chris Nierman operates High-Res Solutions, where he provides Santa Fe locals and small businesses with personalized technology support.  His background includes certified instruction in the public school system.  He is a Microsoft Certified...

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Artist Product Pricing Seminar with Olimpia Newman / March 2, 2013

Artist Product Pricing Seminar with Olimpia Newman / March 2, 2013

Artist Product Pricing Seminar with Olimpia Newman / March 2, 2013 Product costing & pricing is a crucial component of selling, and it poses many challenges to artisans. This intense day-long seminar will review costing and pricing principles. During this highly participatory seminar Olimpia will teach how to arrive at a price that will sell their product via various distribution channels and points of sale. She will go over various solutions that can be developed to make selling products...

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Ready, Set, Sell! Intense Business Weekend with Olimpia Newman / January 19-20, 2013

Ready, Set, Sell! Intense Business Weekend with Olimpia Newman / January 19-20, 2013

Get ready for another intense business weekend seminar with Olimpia! During this weekend you will concentrate on asking yourself some important business questions, such as “Do you have products that customers are looking for?” and then proceed to plan for the most lucrative selling season of your career. Olimpia will break down your product portfolio and help you look at important details like price points and product diversity. This class is a great way to set into motion planning and...

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Free Business Clinic with Olimpia Newman / January 12, 2013

Free Business Clinic with Olimpia Newman / January 12, 2013

Do you know who your clients are? And do you know how to grow your present client base? With these two questions in mind, Olimpia will elaborate on solutions that will help each business person. She we will look at how to sell more products to your current customers; how to gain new customers for your existing product portfolio, and finally how to address the need of new potential clients. Come and share during this enlightening session! When:  January 12, 2013 Where: Española Valley Fiber...

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Santa Fe Arts Commission: How can I Participate? / December 11, 2012

Santa Fe Arts Commission: How can I Participate? / December 11, 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Ready for Success with Darlene McElroy / December 4, 2012

Ready for Success with Darlene McElroy / December 4, 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Photographing your Artwork with Dave Robinson / November 6, 2012

Photographing your Artwork with Dave Robinson / November 6, 2012

  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Artists are Businesses, Too with the Small Business Development Center / October 18, 2012

Artists are Businesses, Too with the Small Business Development Center / October 18, 2012

  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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How to Participate in the 2013 Santa Fe Studio Tour / November 1, 2012

How to Participate in the 2013 Santa Fe Studio Tour / November 1, 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Creating and Distributing Press Releases / October 30, 2012

Creating and Distributing Press Releases / October 30, 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Participating in DIY Santa Fe Art Month / November 27, 2012 / For Santa Fe Artists

Participating in DIY Santa Fe Art Month / November 27, 2012 / For Santa Fe Artists

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Reality Check and Tips for Artists with Wesst / October 16, 2012

Reality Check and Tips for Artists with Wesst / October 16, 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

INTENSE BUSINESS WEEKEND with Olimpia Newman @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 13-14, 2012

Are you trying to start a fiber-related business? Or are you lost on where to go next with your current business endeavor? This intense weekend seminar will walk you through the process of identifying potential markets and customers for your products via analyzing current trends, and then show you how they can be integrated into your new product line. The class will focus on the development of a product portfolio that fits your business model and then Olimpia will teach you to address the...

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Artists website Q&A with Santa Fe web designer Hope Kiah / September 25, 2012

Artists website Q&A with Santa Fe web designer Hope Kiah / September 25, 2012

Artists website Q&A / September 25, 2012 “Confused about how to plan or improve your art website? Bring your questions and/or website URL for analysis by award-winning web marketing author and long time Santa Fe web designer Hope Kiah.” 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street (at the intersection of Marcy and Sheridan) Santa Fe, NM 87501 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe...

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Dead on the Web? Ignite your Art Site! / September 11, 2012

Dead on the Web? Ignite your Art Site! / September 11, 2012

Dead on the Web? Ignite your Art Site! / September 11, 2012 Dead on the Web? Ignite your Art Site! Ignite your web presence with an affordable search-friendly, social-friendly web site that you update yourself, developed by award-winning web marketing author and long-time Santa Fe web designer Hope Kiah. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street (at the intersection of Marcy and Sheridan) Santa Fe, NM 87501 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE...

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION FALL 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION FALL 2012

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place September 11th through December 11th, 2012. Sessions will include overviews on artists’ web presence, free and low-cost...

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Business Development Series: TELLING A STORY with Olimpia Newman @ Espanola Valley FIber Arts Center / September 6, 2012

Business Development Series: TELLING A STORY with Olimpia Newman @ Espanola Valley FIber Arts Center / September 6, 2012

Handcrafted products take time to develop and produce; they are an expression of the artist, and they tell a story that has to be told. By exposing the person behind the product, and revealing the process from idea to the finished product we will develop promotional texts for websites, flyers, business cards and hang tags so that they can convey a uniform and personal story. The seminar will also introduce you to many ways of how to promote your products in person and virtually When: Sept. 6,...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Testimonial – New Mexico ArtSpa “I have to confess, I was completely flummoxed by the description “art spa”. I couldn’t get past my vision of “spa” as a place where you go for a massage or a soak or a sauna. But now my horizons have been broadened and I can conceive of  a spa as any place you go to have a rejuvenating experience-in this case via art.  Talk about “in the moment”! I found that everything went out of mind except what I was...

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Lightroom4 Training Series / Starts August 8, 2012

Lightroom4 Training Series / Starts August 8, 2012

This series of face-to-face training modules will provide a strong knowledge base in the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom4. There will be four, 2.5-hour sessions that can be taken individually or as a series. Class size is limited to 6 students to ensure everyone receives the most from the sessions. SESSION I)       Getting Started with the Fundamentals [Aug 8] -       THE LR OVERVIEW -       IMPORTING -       EXPORTING SESSION II) Making LR Work For You [Aug 15] -       THE LIBRARY MODULE...

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The Ins and Outs of Independent Publishing with Cindy Bellinger / July 14th, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Independent Publishing with Cindy Bellinger / July 14th, 2012

People who want to publish their own books will learn the fundamentals of getting a book published. Book design elements, finding distribution networks, the necessity of editing, and acquiring an ISBN are all covered. Formatting ebooks will also be addressed. Create a personal production schedule and define marketing strategies. Cindy Bellinger is on the board of the New Mexico Book Association and has walked the talk. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, July 14, 1 day. Course #CO379 01/CRN 10655...

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Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Join us as we examine the nature of inspiration, the eleven traits that contribute to creativity, visualization techniques and goal-setting. Why does the artist paint, sing or write? What inspires passion? How does creativity take possession of the soul, causing other fascinations to fade? And how do you sustain a creative life while living in a perfect storm? With rampant unpredictability, how can you envision the future and evolve? In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were patron goddesses of...

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Presentation: The Northern New Mexico Cultural Corridor / Tuesday February 21st, 2012 @ the Santa Fe Community Gallery

Presentation: The Northern New Mexico Cultural Corridor / Tuesday February 21st, 2012 @ the Santa Fe Community Gallery

New Mexico is a state of extraordinary creativity and culture, and the heart of the cultural economy is in the Rio Grande Valley, framed by mountains and mesas. There is no cultural destination in the US that surpasses the Rio Grande corridor; our Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures and their many expressions through art, performance, food, and festival have delighted visitors for centuries. Opportunities for cultural tourism and ADVENTURES STEEPED IN CULTURE abound. Our challenge is...

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FOR ARTISTS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF SANTA FE ARTS COMMISSION

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Creative Tourism we will be offering a series of evening classes and one-on-one consultations by appointment in the Santa Fe Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. The classes will take place through March 27, 2012. Classes will include overviews on free or inexpensive online marketing tools and will touch on topics including: monitoring your online presence, social networks for business, search engine...

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Blogshop at the Santa Fe Complex / November 19 & 20, 2011

Blogshop at the Santa Fe Complex / November 19 & 20, 2011

Need a marketing tool that you control? Love to write? Wish you had a quick and inexpensive website that you can update? Join this month’s Weekend Blogshop and have your blog/website up by Monday! Combining the art of writing + the technology of the internet, Blogshop is a 6-hour, 2-day interactive, hands-on, weekend blogging workshop. You will purchase a hosting package (through Hostgator), install WordPress on your self-hosted site, and learn the WordPress interface. IT professionals...

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Portfolio Bootcamp: Get More Out of Your Work / Septebmer 23rd & 24th, 2011

Portfolio Bootcamp: Get More Out of Your Work / Septebmer 23rd & 24th, 2011

Portfolio Bootcamp is a unique weekend workshop and review dedicated to helping serious photographers refine and direct their creative edge and ignite their brands. Esteemed presenters and reviewers will work with you to maximize your impact for award submissions, portfolio reviews, fund-seeking campaigns, and meetings with industry professionals. Plenary presentations are followed by intimate classroom discussions and end with one-on-one portfolio reviews where attendees receive invaluable...

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An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part II Part One Here August 2011 Recently piqued by a discussion on an online art business site about what criteria designates an artist as professional and how important is it be defined a “professional”, I developed a series of questions that need to be answered around this topic. 1. How does the label of professional connect with the activity of an artist? 2. What qualifies a...

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Photography, Poetry, Calligraphy, & Art at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu

Photography, Poetry, Calligraphy, & Art at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu

Ghost Ranch is a place where the elements of community, culture, light and dialog form the basis of a special learning process.Each year Ghost Ranch, sponsors dozens of exhibits, performances, lectures and other special events. Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu offers a Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour, hiking trails, two internationally  known Museums, the new Piedra Lumbre Education and Visitor Center with exhibits featuring the history and culture of northern New Mexico, an art gallery and gift shop....

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An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part I

An Artist’s Personal view on the Artist as a “Professional” (And Who and What decides this criteria, anyway?) Part I

by  Part Two Here July 2011 Charging through channels on the TV the other day, I settled on a Gauguin biopic that culminates with the artist creating his masterpiece “D’ou venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Ou allons-nous?” which translates into “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”. I have been asking myself these questions in more detailed personal form for the last few years: What is my relationship to the world around me that has grown so technically oriented yet is still so...

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The Gospel of Art with Bobbe Besold

The Gospel of Art with Bobbe Besold

Sisters! Brothers! Children! Mothers and Fathers! Bipeds of all ages! We are gathered together here in this advertisement to marvel at The Gospel of Art. The Gospel of Art says that Art is Not Business! That Art is Inside Everyone and Everything! That Art Solves Problems and Creates Solutions, and Looks at the Mysterious and Makes Us Think! Art Fights Lassitude and Gives Us Courage! (a choir softly sings our theme song “CREATION” in the background). Sign up now! Four Wednesday evenings...

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Blogshop Santa Fe – Combining the art of writing + the technology of the internet – May 21 & 22,2011

Blogshop Santa Fe – Combining the art of writing + the technology of the internet – May 21 & 22,2011

Need a marketing tool that you control? Love to write? Need a quick and inexpensive website that you can update? Join a monthly Blogshop and have your blog/website up in a weekend. Combining the art of writing + the technology of the internet, Blogshop is an interactive, hands-on, weekend blogging workshop. You will purchase a hosting package (through Hostgator), install WordPress on your self-hosted site, and learn the WordPress interface. IT professionals are on hand to help you through the...

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Making Digital Images Look Analog (Natural) with Karen Dorf – June 8/10, 2011

Making Digital Images Look Analog (Natural) with Karen Dorf – June 8/10, 2011

This course aims to introduce the integrating of traditional analog mark making with digital media utilizing drawing, painting, imprinting, rubbings, collage, mono printing or any kind of mark making and or creating textures directly onto paper. These images are scanned and manipulated using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. Hands on class sessions and demonstrations will lead students through a variety of methodologies and projects. Adding these skills and textures to your work imparts...

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Developing Strategic Branding For the Academy or Institution with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 8/10, 2011

Developing Strategic Branding For the Academy or Institution with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 8/10, 2011

Universities and colleges are not immune from the need to speak visually and verbally about their image and offerings with a clear and unified voice. Especially in light of reduced state support and the corresponding need to operate more entrepreneurially. A successful visual brand, authentically voicing institutional values, can do much to attract better faculty, focus organizational mission and appeal to qualified students. MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER   At the conclusion of this...

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Developing Strategic Branding For Non-Profit Organizations with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 6 through 8, 2011

Developing Strategic Branding For Non-Profit Organizations with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 6 through 8, 2011

  Non-profits continually labor to cultivate and steward donors. In uncertain economic times, this challenge intensifies — forcing non-profits to think strategically about ways to retain and grow their slice of a finite economic pie. Faced with this stark reality, a compelling brand is a valuable ally. Successfully conceived and deployed, a powerful brand identity can create competitive advantage by embodying unique non-profit missions and visions. MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER At...

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Developing Strategic Branding For City Municipalities with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 1 through 3, 2011

Developing Strategic Branding For City Municipalities with Eric Ligon & Keith Owens – June 1 through 3, 2011

Municipalities large and small have discovered the need to market their brand to key audiences: businesses, developers and individuals considering relocation. These interconnected groups are vital to a municipality’s success and those cities and towns whose brand message successfully spans this spectrum enjoy robust tax bases, public-private amenity development and an engaged citizenry. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will have leaned about and demonstrated ways they can:...

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WRITE MORE GOOD – Tips for Clear, Calculated, Clever Copywriting and Communication with Wayne Geyer May 30 through June 1, 2011

WRITE MORE GOOD – Tips for Clear, Calculated, Clever Copywriting and Communication with Wayne Geyer May 30 through June 1, 2011

For some art directors, designers marketing specialists and other visual thinkers, writing can be an intimidating process. But, successful visual communications solutions begin with clearly defined objectives and solid “concepts” or “big ideas.” In advertising and graphic design, problems are defined in writing — and writing plays a key role in articulating and executing creative solutions. In other words, it takes great art, great headlines and great copy to deliver a complete message. So in...

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Teaching Designers and Art Directors How to Teach with Michael Gibson May 25th through May 27th, 2011

Teaching Designers and Art Directors How to Teach with Michael Gibson May 25th through May 27th, 2011

Even though they have MFA Ph.D. degrees in fine art, architecture, design, advertising or communications, the vast majority of community college or university educators or those seeking positions in these creative programs do not have any specific teaching experience and or any pedagogic training to become educators. They typically possess professional experience and MFA degrees in their area of expertise, but they have not had training and/or specific coursework necessary to effectively...

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Why Wisecracks are a Wise Move – The Serious Business of Comedy with Eddie Safarty Comedian & Author – May 23 through May 27, 2011

Why Wisecracks are a Wise Move – The Serious Business of Comedy with Eddie Safarty Comedian & Author – May 23 through May 27, 2011

Eddie Sarfaty has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Logo’s Wisecrack, The Joy Behar Show, and is one of the subjects of the documentary, Laughing Matters.   Comedy is universal, the penchant for laughter a fundamental aspect of human nature. Though embedded in every language and culture, humor has been of particular importance in America’s pluralistic society — and more recently, due to globalization, in the world. Because of the ability of jokes to...

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The Fine Art of Presentation & Selling Creative Ideas with Jack Sprague Educational Director,The Smart Center May 18,19 & 20 , 2011

The Fine Art of Presentation & Selling Creative Ideas with Jack Sprague Educational Director,The Smart Center May 18,19 & 20 , 2011

Self-promotion and presentation is an area that is not commonly addressed in current university art, design and creative business curriculums. This workshop is THE perfect opportunity to focus on the important skills of verbal and visual communication for those of you wanting to enter a creative career or to change careers or to improve you skills of selling yourself and your ideas. This, our second workshop, will once again deal with the important process of verbally communicating unique...

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Passion to Profits™ Building an Art Collection with Betsy Ehrenberg Entrepreneur and Business Leader May 16th,17th & 18th, 2011

Passion to Profits™ Building an Art Collection with Betsy Ehrenberg Entrepreneur and Business Leader May 16th,17th & 18th, 2011

Betsy Ehrenberg is a serial entrepreneur and uses her business, engineering and art passions to establish high-tech companies and non-profit organizations.   Participants in this workshop will emerge from it with guidelines for building an art collection. The particulars will be about contemporary art including bronze, ceramics, paintings and glass. The key points covered in this workshop include artist selection, talent progression, career development, valuation verification, display,...

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