Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Marketing Dog: Publicity, Promotion and Press for Artists

Our friend, Slash Coleman is offering workshops for artists:
"I wanted to tell you about a few classes that I’m teaching next weekend aimed at helping artists, musicians, writers, and performers make more money selling their art and become more business savvy.

"Packed with practical and useful advice for visual artists, writers, musicians, and performers, this class will give you practical and useful advice from beginning to sell your artwork to putting it on your own website to getting shows to increasing your sales at shows and increasing your exposure as an artist."

If you know an artist that might benefit from this information, please forward it along.

(This series of classes corresponds to my upcoming book, The Marketing Dog: Publicity, Promotion and Press for Artists).

Where: Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA.
When: Saturday, June 2 from 1- 4pm and Saturday, June 16 from 1- 4pm.
Artists can register for one or both days.
Cost: Part 1 = $65 + $25 curriculum fee
Part 2 = $65 + $25 curriculum fee
Or sign-up for both for $100 and there is no curriculum fee and you save $80!

How to register: Call 804-278-8950 or visit


Sunday, May 27, 2007

National Arts Program Call for Art

Artists of all ages and levels of experience invited to display their art and compete for prize money!

The National Arts Program(r)
at Richmond, coordinated by Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, invites artists of all ages and levels of experience to participate in exhibitions and compete for a total of $2,440 in prize money. There are no fees and all art submitted according to the rules of exhibit will be displayed.

Youth ages 5-17 are invited to compete in the Youth and Teen Showcase, to be held at Science Museum of Virginia.

Adult artists compete in Creative Reflections, to be held at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center.

Now in its ninth year in Richmond, The National Arts Program(r) is one of the most innovative grass roots arts projects in the country and has achieved widespread recognition for successfully nurturing creativity and fostering self-confidence among artists.

Registration brochures providing details on how to enter are available on line here. They are also available at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, or by calling 646-3674.

The deadline for registration is June 13, and the art shows will be held July 2-20.The National Arts Program is sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation of Malvern PA; Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facility's art program, and Science Museum of Virginia. For more information, call 804-646-3674.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Call for Art

The 18th annual Insights Art Exhibition of work by blind and visually impaired artists is calling for submissions.

Work by legally blind artists in all mediums except video will be considered. The show will run in October 2007 at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery at City Hall. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Friday, June 15, 2007. To receive an application by mail, contact Terri Leong, Exhibition Coordinator, at or 415.431.1481 ext. 335 or visit the presenter's (San Francisco LightHouse) website to download an application at

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Charlottesville District's John Trippel

Check out John Trippel's newly posted artwork here.
John's artist statement begins:
"For this period of life, my artwork is a work of the frozen moment. It wasn't always done this way. I used to work strictly from my imaginary characters and I would build up a scene to create a narrative moment of absurd caricatures in an imaginary place. It was a work of fiction but that has changed. Today and for the last year or so, I have been working from life depicting true places and trying to capture the feel and sights of real locations. All my paintings lately have had themes such as depicting local convenient stores or working and reworking a favorite coffee shop of mine. But the point is that I have switched to working on life as it really presents itself."

Japanese Fairy Tales Photos

Click here to see photos of the Loudoun District's most recent production. These fantastic photos were taken by a parent of one of the cast members.