I’m Ready… now what?

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MindMap for planning submissions and marketingIt was a lovely event last night at Exposure Saratoga. I was told to give a 15-20 minute presentation, so I came up with The “Other” Art: Submissions and Marketing for Photographers. It went a bit longer since we had such great questions. Besides, with wine and snacks no one really wanted to leave anyway!

A few folks asked about the resources I mentioned, so thought it would be helpful to have them posted here for reference (in no particular order). If you would like to share a few of your favorites, please do so by making a comment on my Facebook page.

MVSwanson – Mary Virginia Swanson, Author, Photo Marketing Consultant

CallforEntry – Submission opportunities

NYFA – NY Foundation for the Arts; Submission opportunities and job listings – Center for Photography at Woodstock

Saratoga Arts – An arts center and arts council in Saratoga Springs

LARAC – Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Glens Falls

PhotoShelter – Websites, tools and great ‘how to’ resources such as free business guides, webinars, blog. – The American Society of Media Photographers; a trade association focused on spectacular member benefits, advocacy and a great resource for the business of photography.

PhotoReview – Journal, competition, exhibitions and submission opportunities

The “Other” Art: submissions & marketing for photographers

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What it Takes

On Friday December 4th,  I will be presenting The “Other” Art: Submission and Marketing for Photographers at Exposure Saratoga Photographic Guild, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to have more exhibitions or get your work published, this Open House features a talk where we’ll discuss the often overlooked art of preparing submissions, resources and practical tips to help you get noticed.

The Open House and the Talk are free, so stop on by Exposure!

Know Thyself: The Art of Self-Promotion

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What am I doing that is different than any other artist out there? Why should anyone care? These are questions that keep us up at night – or at least they should, if you really need to find your niche.

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Know Thyself: The Art of Self-Promotion is a workshop I am pleased to facilitate for NoMAA on November 7th, as part of their 2015 NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute.

This is a hands-on, dig-deep kind of workshop. You will ponder what makes you unique as an artist, have a chance to hone your “elevator speech,” and take the necessary steps in finding your marketing niche. We all have a place in the world.

Additional workshops that day (it IS all day!) are Meet the Funders: Current Trends in Community Arts Funding, and The Third Act: Creating after 50. 

Register Online by: November 5th
Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion (St. Nicholas Ave @ 168th St), NY, NY
More Details: NoMAA