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Sunday, October 25, 2015

WORKSHOPS JAN 8, 9, 10 - 2016 OTTAWA



The "Business of Art for Visual Artists Workshop" is organized to facilitate participants ability to connect the dots that are relevant to identifying and accessing their audience. Hands-on activities with role-play exercises. The open workshop structure welcomes all levels, mediums and stages in career. Its a great start to the new year! While we cover all the topics listed, we focus on the priorities of the participants and the starting point of their particular needs. 
Contact Sandra: shawkins@rogers.com to register by December 31st, 2015.

7 comments:

  1. Maybe people connect with you on G+ or like your facebook page or subscribe on Youtube, you give a lot of options and maybe people choose an article at a time rather than committing to anything more...
    Rather than close down why not experiment, shake things up and do things differently, why not after all it's your blog!

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    1. Hi Michael;
      Thank you for your suggestions to experiment and shake things up differently. Sandra

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  2. Before I say any other things, let me say that I don't know the answers either. I've been writing my two blogs for some years, and have run into much the same thing and am a bit disappointed about it just as you are.
    That said, a couple of small points, and some observations, possibly useful.
    I don't like seeing the counter at the top of the blog. It makes me feel that I'm only a number..... hide it.
    Don't tag every post. Have more generic tags and put them in a 'cloud' and list post titles instead.
    Post regularly but not too often.
    OK, some observations (opinions). Most artists are amateurs and not interested in the business side of things. I have long said that if you are a creative and have some business sense, you will be a craftsperson, if not then you will be an artist. All the craftspeople I know are keenly interested in business, in selling, in finding their audience. Artists fluff around looking for admirers and whining when they don't have any. A craftsperson says 'this didn't sell well' and then tries to improve it and looks at how to get it to sell, an artist says 'this didn't sell' and quits. He refuses to improve, will not try again.... I have yet to see an amateur artist paint the same subject 100 or 1000 times. They actually ask themselves, 'what should I paint' when they face a blank canvas.
    There are zillions of blogs out there and nobody clicks on 'follow' any more. I don't, and I read a lot of blogs. I may put a blog in my bookmarks toolbar for a while and check it when I have time. Very few blogs last very long.
    To delete a blog, which I have had to do once, delete all the posts except one last one that says 'sayonara, folks'. After a short while it will be dropped by the search engines and will become invisible.
    Precis your posts and refer to them on a Facebook and a G+ page.
    Don't give up. Write for yourself, and consider your posts as gifts to the community - gifts don't have to be acknowledged, you don't need thanks.
    Reach out to other bloggers. Want to write something for my studio blog? I'll write something for yours....

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    1. Lis,
      Thanks so much for your insightful comments and suggestions. You are right, there is a lot to read out there. Sandra

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