Arts Market Discovery/Crafting a Public Identity

What a great day! We enjoyed a day-long workshop/panel discussion on the joys, pitfalls, and responsibilities of crafting your brand and marketing your work via social media. It was a wealth of information and we're all the richer for it. Thank you, Susan Salzman Raab, CEO of Raab Associates, for spearheading this effort!

Susan Raab presents to us a mind-boggling array of social media outlets.

Panelists Charles Coe, Jeff Raab, Roxie Munro, Laura Rossi Totten and Sharon Butler share their expertise.
Our other panelists had an enormous amount of information to share in the afternoon. Please visit some of their websites to see more of what they do! Charles CoeJeff Raab, Laura Rossi Totten, Roxie Munro, and Sharon Butler. If you missed this, look for more of these events in the future. It was a killer day!


Visiting Guest Artist, Christopher Lyles

We had a great opportunity to interact with Christopher Lyles (illustrator, writer, designer) AND see a demo of his working process for children's books, greeting cards and gallery work. Here are some pictures from this lively event. Thank you Christopher!

See more of Chris's work here: Christopher Lyles


Drawing On Site!

Drawing, drawing, drawing. We probably don't do as much as we should, and, yet, there is subject matter all around us to work with. Take a look at these two artists who make fabulous works on site in both exciting and ordinary places. First up, Melanie Reim:

©Melanie Reim

Visit her website, "Sketchbook Seduction" to see more and read about her adventures!

Also check out Gabriel Campanario, from Seattle:

©Gabriel Camanario

Good stuff! Visit his blog at Gabicampanario to learn more about him and his work!


ART 1010 Xerox Transfer Workshop

Beginning students transferring xerox copies/laser prints using Ben-Gay rub. Not only did we make good art, we smelled fresh and had relaxed muscles, too! These prints will become part of the bookmaking process in the weeks to come. There might be some illustrators in this group!