Sunday, November 15, 2009

Art at Work - 4th Annual Arts Symposium

4th Annual Arts Symposium sponsored by the Tacoma Arts Commission was fantastic. As you see, Saturday was dull grey and cold - perfect day for being inside, soaking up knowledge! Dale Chihuly glass inn Wyatt Hall Atrium.

Location: The Art Symposium sessions were held in Wyatt Hall on the University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma. Wyatt Hall is located near North 13th and Union Avenue.

I attended these sessions Saturday 11/14:

Get Your Name in the News session from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

presented by Whitney Keyes of Whitney Keyes Productions. Session description: Learn how to get your 15 minutes of fame - and more! In this session, you'll learn how to create news ideas, write a press release and contact the media with your story. Get results by using new social media tools and traditional techniques to stand out from the crowd and reach the media.

Artists on the Internet 101 session from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm.

presented by JP Avila Professor at UPS [Miguel Guillen of Artist Trust was unable to present due to illness]. Session description: Designed for beginners, this workshop will address the essentials of creating an effective online presence including an overview of current trends and tools that are available.

How to Initiate and Maintain a Gallery Relationship session from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

presented by Michael Sweney and Traci Kelly. Session description: Designed to give artists a quick, practical introduction to what retail galleries are really looking for and what artists should expect from their gallery, this session will provide answers to such questions as, “How should I initiate contact?”, “How often should I check in?”, “How do I tell if they are really interested?”, and “What is an appropriate commission?” Suggestions on handling invoicing, returns, consignment and a Q & A period will be included.

I was so brain stuffed with information that I didn't attend the last session!

Getting a STart in Public Art is presented by Barbara Luecke of Sound Transit. Session description: An overview of the public art process (everything from the Request for Qualifications to the review and interview process, contracts, design review, and installation) through the context of Sound Transit's public art program (STart).

They had sessions on Sunday as well but felt I didn't have the gas $ to go back up...

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