If you haven’t yet explored & experimented with customized print-on-demand services like Zazzle, Skinit and Spoonflower, let Candace Edgerley be your guide to getting your work out there in unexpected ways. This holiday season, create highly personalized gifts that share – and start conversations about – your talent.
What usually matters most to makers is their work – and studio time to make it. But it’s also crucial to write effectively about your work and the work of other artists in order to create a vibrant dialogue within your field. Take your writing to the next level! Learn to write a review of an artist’s work or a gallery exhibition in this 3-day in•ter•face post-conference workshop.
SDA website gets over 60,000 visitors a month and the Image Library is a top destination for all those eyeballs. Make sure your work and contact information are visible – even if you already have a website. Find out how here and create an SDA networking and uploading party to make it happen.
Exhibiting at a high-end craft show can be expensive, grueling – and a very effective way to promote & sell your work. 4 SDA members accepted the invitation to do a recent American Craft Council show in Baltimore. They lived to tell the tale and share some advice here.
SDA Member Melodie Flook (at left) was among 4 student/ designers who won SURTEX 2011 designext competition – and a booth of her own at the NYC trade show. Find out what it’s like to be there + get good backstory on 4 textile design schools in the US, CA & UK.
If you want to make a living making art, it takes business savvy as well as creativity. Invest in your future, support your vision and boost your skills by registering for this Confluence pre-conference workshop led by internationally recognized master dyer Mary Edna Fraser. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled due to low enrollment, but you can still read art of business insights by MEF here!
Check out the awards, commissions and collaborations SDA Members Patricia Greaves (UK), Dawn Edwards (Michigan) and Kathie Kerler (Oregon) created and won in 2010. Dawn Edward’s “Triton’s Horn” (Felt & Mixed Media) is shown at left.
Get free media promotion of your event or product by learning to write an effective press release–and develop a list of promising publications and editors to which it can be sent. SDA Manager of PR Della Reams tells how. (Guidelines for submitting a press release or story pitch to the NewsBlog can be accessed by clicking on CONTACT in the header at the top of this page).
Good student-level work is missing from art shows, galleries, runways and competitions. Why?
We are afraid.
We don’t make the time to enter.
We have got to be brave!
Here is how and why we should begin looking, creating and entering…