Denver: Another reason to come to Estes Park

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There are all kinds of reasons you should pack your bags and hop in the car or drive to Estes Park for the weekend of May 1-3. Learning how to promote your art more effectively online is the BIG reason. Being around artists is another (Incentive #1). But today, I’m going to temp you with . . .

Incentive #2 Come to my workshop in Estes Park because Denver is less than two hours away.

If you’re coming from a distance, you’ll land in Denver, so plan to spend some extra time in this amazing city. You won’t want to miss these art attractions.

Denver Art Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

Luis Jimenez’s monumental blue Mustang at Denver International Airport

Lawrence Argent’s big blue bear

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Register for art-marketing workshop in California and save

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Must attend! smARTist Telesummit Virtual Reception

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Collaboration, Museums, and Income Generators

Ever consider collaborating with another artist? Or maybe an architect, nonprofit agency, or even someone off the street? Artist Sunni Mercer has done this throughout her career. Sunni and I are going to talk a lot about her collaborations in the INSIGHTS interview coming up Thursday, November 6. Why do it? What are the rewards? What are the pitfalls?

Think your art isn’t the stuff galleries are looking for? Why not bypass the galleries and go straight to museums? Sunni Mercer has done this and will tell you how and why. Of course, she’s also been represented by a prestigious New York gallery–straight out of grad school.

Oh, and while you’re work is in museums, you’re going to need some kind of income. Sunni Mercer has generated a self-supporting income for a long time. It’s not been soley by selling

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Free Teleconference on Art Licensing

Announcement that came into my inbox . . .

Creating Continuous Cash Flow with Your Art An Introduction to Art Licensing A Free Teleconference Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 This dynamic “live” teleconference is a must for all artists, illustrators, cartoonists, graphic designers and visual creators who want to build income from their creations and achieve local, national and worldwide recognition. It will include information on:

how licensing really works presenting your art time lines artist requirements royalties advances agents manufacturers retailers contracts negotiations and more

It will give you the “real deal” on the licensing industry from one of the proven industry-leaders—business powerhouse Jeanette Smith, United Media Vice President who created the DILBERT™ phenomenon with more than $200 million in annual retail sales, 100+ licenses, publishing, television, sponsorships and 785 products in more than 40 countries. Since then J’net

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Workshop proposals

I am packing and getting ready to head to Oklahoma (to visit family) and then to Amarillo, Texas to lead a workshop on Saturday. I know of at least three artists driving from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and I’m always excited to hang out with committed artists for the day.

The Amarillo workshop, like all of my workshops, started with a request for a proposal. It’s nine pages long and is sent as a PDF file in an email. I used to send them in nice envelopes, but most people wanted them ASAP, which meant they had to go email. The pages of my proposals are in this order:

1. Cover letter / thank you for the opportunity 2. What is involved in committing to a workshop 3. Sample workshop 4. Fees 5. Sample

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Podcast: Lay out your curriculum

Your art education doesn’t end with formal schooling. It’s back to school time!


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