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    • Tue, September 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 14
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    Sales & Marketing For Artists  - FREE Informational Session

    Tuesday, September 24

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Join Emily and other artists for this free informational session as she talks about what the full day workshop, Sales & Marketing for Artists on October 13th, will be about.   This day long workshop will include two sessions:

    Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling   (9:00am-Noon)

    Part B: Marketing & Technology  (1:00pm-4:00pm)

    Reg by: 09/22


    • Thu, September 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 11
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    Sales & Marketing For Artists Workshop Info Session

    Thursday, September 26

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Join Emily and other artists for this free informational session as she talks about what the full day workshop, Sales & Marketing for Artists on October 13th, will be about.

    The day long Sales & Marketing for Artists workshop will include two sessions:

    Part A: Sales Skills for Artists Who Don’t Like Selling   (9:00 am–Noon)

    Part B: Marketing & Technology  (1:00–4:00 pm)

    Register by: 9/24


    • Thu, October 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 13
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     Thursday,  October 10

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Gothic architecture will be presented using the French cathedrals of Notre Dame, Rheims and Chartres . Glass art lovers will delight in the glass of the windows of Chartres. Rheims is a Gothic jewel in itself! And, Notre Dame will be especially interesting because of the fire and reconstruction of the building.


    Register by 10/09

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    • Sun, October 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 14
    Register

    Sales & Marketing For Artists 

    Sunday, October 13

    Part A:  Sales skills for artists who don't like to sell

    Part B:  Marketing & Technology

    Facilitator: Emily Watson Rice

    Pull back the curtain and learn the inner workings of the art business. As Director and Curator of two major art galleries in Chicago, Emily Watson-Rice spent the last 20 years of her career running successful galleries & supporting artists at all stages of their career. This workshop will give you the sales & marketing skills and industry secrets that are vital to managing your own art career and selling more of your artwork.​  In these two workshops you will get practical knowledge mixed with coaching and constructive practice to hone your new skills before trying them out on your next potential collector.  You will learn how to:

    ​Part A: Sales skills for artists who don’t like selling   (9:00am-Noon)

    • Set your prices and defend them or negotiate and offer discounts
    • Take someone from loving your art to actually wanting to own it and hang it in their home
    • Enthusiastically promote your art without bragging or coming across as cocky
    • Use the power of persuasion & body language to connect with buyers & get a foot in the door
    • Gently guide the conversation to your intended outcome (such as closing the sale or securing a commission)
    • Handle criticism and rejection & turn it into a powerful sales tool
    •  Follow up: take people from admirers to buyers. Then follow up with those buyers to make sure they are completely satisfied customers.

    Part B: Marketing & Technology * please bring a laptop if you have one, but it’s not required  (1:00pm-4:00pm)

    •  Build a professional website
    • The difference between a good photo of your art and a photo that will help sell your art
    •  Show what the art will look like in the clients space using AR- Augmented Reality and free photo manipulation programs
    • Communicate effectively through text & email
    • Building a following & Social Media Marketing (you are encouraged to bring a laptop, but it's not required).

    Lunch is included in the full day price!

    Reg by: 10/11


    • Thu, November 14, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
    • 12
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    Thursday,  November 14

    Facilitator: Sister Mary Boyd

    Gustav Klimt, (1862-1918) Austrian painter, muralist and sketcher, was involved in Realism, Abstraction, Art Nouveau and Symbolism. He was a leader in the “Vienna Secession,” a group who rebelled against the Austrian art establishment. He is most famous for his hybrids of realism and decorative art, in which he often used cold leaf and created awesome, complex and dazzling patterns.


    Register by 11/13

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