In keeping with tomorrow’s edition of the Art Marketing Action newsletter, I want to share some of my highlights of 2006. It was fun to write them down and recall everything. Well, okay, I can’t recall everything. Fortunately, I have a monthly coaching call with my coach, Cynthia Morris, and write these down on a monthly basis. It makes it easier when I want to do an end-of-the-year tally.
Here goes my short list:
Gave five workshops–one each in AL, MI, WA, DE, and CO. I had never been to Alabama or Michigan, so that made those extra special. Mobile workshop attendee Heather Pettersen even painted my portrait!
Visited six new museums/art schools: the Bellevue Arts Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, Delaware Art Museum, Vance Kirkland Museum, Cranbrook, and Detroit Institute of Arts. Oh, yes, and, of course, the new, dizzying wing of the Denver Art Museum.
Streamlined ArtBizCoach.com classes and beefed them up. Initiated new teleseminar program.
Started deliverting Art Marketing Action newsletter in HTML (pretty) version.
Finished book proposal and five chapters. Worked with professional editor. Survived my first rejection.
About 50 artist salons formed in the US and Canada, using ArtBizConnection.com free artist marketing plans. How cool is that?!
Posted my first PowerPoint movie on the website.
I received my Toastmasters CTM award.
Envisioned and helped design new ArtBizCoach.com website (coming soon!).
Signed on for four new workshops for 2007 (SC-confirmed; FL-confirmed; MI, and CO).
Got mastermind partner in Rachelle Disbennett-Lee.
Met attorney Kevin Houchin, who can help my clients with intellectual property concerns. (See upcoming teleseminar on copyright for artists.)
Had two most prosperous months ever in business for myself.
Had a terrific group of artists in a group coaching situation for three months.
Hired Shari Cornish as virtual assistant.
I think it was a slow year for reading, but focused on financial health: Secrets of a Millionaire Mind, The Millionaire Maker, Multliple Streams of Coaching Income, The Energy of Money, Overcoming Underearning, and Smart Women Finish Rich.
Also enjoyed: Be Heard Now! adn The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It.
Am wading through In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art and Talking Prices Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology) (this thing is loaded!).
How about you? What are you proud of accomplishing this past year?