Workshop: Basic Business Skills For Visual Artists

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Workshop: Basic Business Skills For Visual Artists
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Workshop: Basic Business Skills For Visual Artists says
Workshop: Basic Business Skills for Artists
Led by Professional Artist and Creative Entreprenuer, Taft McWhorter
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., #B11

Early registration - $5 members, $10 non-members (ends Sept 8 8th at noon)
Late Registration - $10 members, $20 non-members

Do you make artwork but have trouble knowing what to do with it after you make it? Are you interested in selling your artwork but you don't quite know how to put it on the market? Join Fresh Arts and successful full-time artist Taft McWhorter and learn practical tips on how to move art-making out of the corners of your life, and safely put it front and center. Taft will help you create realistic timelines and budgets, give you insight into building a collector base, and discuss real world ways to begin building a sustainable career as an independent artist.

Topics covered:
* Collector cultivation & Networking
* Exhibiting & Pricing your work
* Negotiating the sale
* Marketing basics
* Submitting to galleries
* Portfolio presentation basics
* Gallery representation

NOTE: This presentation will not cover submitting grant or project proposals.

**Though this workshop is primarily geared towards visual artists, the advice is useful for almost any creative person looking to improve their professional practice.


McWhorter has been selling his contemporary art in Houston for over eight years, amassing a dedicated group of over 200 local collectors, with his work being displayed in many private and public collections, including fine restaurants and corporate settings. McWhorter has a private studio at Winter Street Studios located in the Arts District of Houston and is represented by Ariodante Gallery in New Orleans.
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By: Fresh Arts