ART Connects: Business of Being An Artist Series

The Naples Art Association offers a free opportunity for artists to access resources that help them become better at their business. The 2013 ART Connects: 
Business of Being an Artist Series is a specially designed set of workshops that delve into the business practices can make or break an artist’s career. Each speaker offers expert tips and real world experiences that offer insights on everything from financial record keeping to legal protection to marketing and more. The series is held on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center beginning on Oct. 8, 2013. Free admission!

Oct. 8, 2013 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) — Anne Dalton – A Gallery Owner, an Artist and an Attorney: 3 Perspectives on Fair Use

anne dalton professionalBringing light to the legal issues creative face, Anne Dalton, Esq. tackles the big questions. What rights do I have over my artwork images? What is considered “fair use” for my creative work?

Dalton shares her decades of experience and her expertise from her law and mediation practice, emphasizing the creative arts and entertainment law. She represents visual artists, photographers, sculptors, gallery owners and more.

Her distinguished career has included many years with ABC (the American Broadcasting Company), Radio City Music Hall, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, where she provided pro bono legal services in contracts and licensing matters to dancers, writers, and musicians. Currently, she’s licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Oct. 15 2013 – Cyndee Wooley, APR – 7 Steps to Building Brand [You]

Cyndee-WebBuilding a successful career in the art industry depends on your ability to connect with your customers in a meaningful way. In this lecture, marketing and branding expert, Cyndee Woolley, APR, will outline a strategic plan to cut through the clutter of daily life and build a brand that gets noticed and inspires action.

Woolley holds an Accredited Public Relations professional (APR) designation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and has over a decade of experience in marketing and public relations.

Woolley is a consultant in public relations, social media, and community outreach strategies. She has led training initiatives in social media and public relations training programs through: The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce,American Business Women’s Association Vistage, Collier County Republican Executive Committee, Miromar Design Center, Naples Area Board of Realtors, HR Collier and for over 80 non-profit organizations at Thinking Outside the Box seminar.

Oct. 22, 2013 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) – Tracy Colleran – Organizing Your Financials

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Tracy Colleran of Straighten Up, Inc. will jumpstart your behind the scenes business organization by helping you track your income and expenses properly using QuickBooks. Artists are encouraged to bring laptops loaded with QuickBooks Pro 2013 are encouraged. Handouts will be provided, including one on Document Record Keeping as a reference tool for how long to keep certain paperwork.

Colleran began her professional organizing company in 2007 to help circumstantially and chronically disorganized individuals feel more in control of their surroundings. She works particularly well with people going through life changes, including death, divorce, job loss, relocation, marriage, and child birth. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and she guarantees not only confidentiality and discretion, but often needed motivation and compassion.

Oct. 29: (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.): ART Connects – Jury Process  with Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers 

Sharon McAllisterThis session will help artists gain more insight into what jurors are looking for when they view and select work for shows, especially in the electronic processes that are becoming more and more prevalent in the industry. ArtFest Fort Myers Executive Director Sharon McAllister leads the conversation.

With business degrees from the University of Hawaii and the University of Chicago, she became a part of the Lee County community upon her early retirement at the age of 39.  Her experience as a Divisional Vice President with H&R Block quickly transitioned into active local community service.

In 2000, at the request of Don Paight, City of Fort Myers Downtown Redevelopment Director, Sharon took over the existing “Lee Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show”, with the understanding that she would form a not-for-profit organization and transform this annual event into ArtFest Fort Myers, a juried fine art festival.  Under her tutelage, this event has quickly gained national recognition, while bringing an unparalleled art experience to the community.

Nov. 5, 2013 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) – Lynda Fay Braun – Facebook Marketing

???????????????????????????????Did you know that over 200,000,000+ people log onto Facebook each day?   News spreads fast inside these networks. Wouldn’t it be great if Facebook users were spreading the news about your art?  If you’re not promoting your art using Facebook, you are missing out on the best opportunity to build a loyal following of your art. “Facebook’s not for me” you say? —Come on, it’s free, easy and it’s proven effective.

Building a Facebook Fan Page provides several other advantages:

  • Help with building relationships with your target audience
  • Establishes you as a serious artist
  • Provides a casual environment for you to interact (connect) with admirers of your art
  • Creates a place for Feedback. Your Facebook page offers an opportunity for your Fans to comment on your art
  • Provides another place for search engines to find you

In this lecture we will cover how to set up a Fan page. What makes an attractive Page. How to promote your page, including alternative ways to build an audience. There will be a demonstration on how to resize and upload your images to FB and organize them in albums.

Lynda Fay Braun is a 1973 graduate of the Master of Fine Art Program at Cornell University. She completed her undergraduate work at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. In the mid-1970’s Braun was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.

Nov. 12, 2013 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) – Anne Dalton – 5 Easy Pieces – Photography

5 Easy Pieces – Legal Tips for A Photographer’s Holiday in national and state parks, on the street, in museums, or on government property

Dalton shares her decades of experience and her expertise from her law and mediation practice, emphasizing the creative arts and entertainment law. She represents visual artists, photographers, sculptors, gallery owners and more.

Her distinguished career has included many years with ABC (the American Broadcasting Company), Radio City Music Hall, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, where she provided pro bono legal services in contracts and licensing matters to dancers, writers, and musicians. Currently, she’s licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

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Were you here? Naples Art Association’s February in photos

February was packed with energy and excitement with three new exhibitions, Nuts About The von Liebig, Art in the Park, our inaugural gala fundraiser, the 34th Annual Naples National Art Festival, art classes, workshops and ART Connects lectures. More than 25,000 people visited events with the Naples Art Association this month, and $5,300 was awarded in cash prizes to top artists. Were you here? Check out the photos below and share the fun with your friends!

Naples Art Association shares stories through Latin American art

Nicario Jimenez will talk about how he makes retablos and how this artform tells stories.

Artist Nicario Jimenez will talk about how he makes retablos and how this artform tells stories.

Retablo: An Art of Symbolic Storytelling, March 19, 5:30 p.m.

Nicario Jimenez creates retablos, folk art portable boxes filled with brightly colored figurines arranged into intricate narrative scenes. Nicario is a third generation retablo artist working with plaster mixed with potatoes, which are native to Peru. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, retablos were carried through the mountains by Spanish priests as portable religious shrines for Catholic saints. Later, they were adapted by indigenous people to include their own deities and mythologies. Nicario’s compositions depict religious, historical and everyday events.

artconnectslogoAs part of the Naples Art Association series ART Connects, hear him present about his work at a special event on March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Call 239-262-6517 for tickets, which are only $10 per person.

Jimenez lives in east Collier County. Some of his work is shown in this article as preview of the artwork he’ll lend for exhibition as part of the second annual ArtsNaples World Festival, La Casa: Latin American Art at The von Liebig Art Center, opening April 27, 2013.

From April 27 through June 1, 2013, artwork by local Latin American artists will be on view in von Liebig Art Center galleries. Featured artists include three Face Award alumni (JAMA: 2011, Lucy Correa Ryback: 2012, and Juan Diaz: 2013) and pieces from the Naples Museum of Art collection. A preview reception will be held on Friday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Receptions are a benefit of membership to the Naples Art Association, and the public is welcome for $10 per person. Below is a sneak peek of La Casa: Latin American Art.

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Featured during La Casa: Latin American Art will be a special ART Connects presentation with Carrie Sue Ayvar, “Latin American Influence on the Art & History of Florida. This event is made possible and offered free of charge to the public through a Florida Humanities Council grant. That takes place on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the von Liebig Art Center.

Naples Art Association event explores art through science

Mural :”The Relationship between Man and Nature in Old Hawaii” J. Charlote.

Fixing, repairing and mending our treasured objects have a long tradition in the preservation of our cultural patrimony. In the twentieth century, the impact of World War II on our cities gave birth to a new profession called “scientific art conservation.” Like in the case of the Sistine Chapel or the United States Declaration of Independence, letter microscopes, spectrometers and x-ray machines are used on the restoration of art and other historical documents. Presenter Viviana Dominguez will take you around the globe, from Spain to Hawaii, to the fascinating world of rescuing art affected by wars, earthquakes and hurricanes.

Ms. Dominguez is a specialist in the conservation of paintings and murals in public places. She has worked in the field since 1983, preserving national monuments internationally. Ms. Dominguez has conserved private and museum collections. She is presently working for the Smithsonian Institute as the lead paintings conservator on the SI Haiti Cultural Recovery Center where she participated on the rescuing of many works of art and documents. She is also an educator, and she created the first university level conservation program in Buenos Aries, Argentina. She has recently returned to Lima (Peru), where she taught a conservation seminar sponsored by the J.Paul Getty Conservation Institute.

If you go:

Exploring Art Through Science
Viviana Dominguez

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 5:30 p.m.   

The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples

239-262-6517

Click here to Register Online.

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers

If you purchased a Lecture Series ticket earlier this year, the cost of this event was included in that. 

artconnectslogoART Connects is a new program by the Naples Art Association that explores the power of creativity and includes workshops for artists about the business side of their career.

Art is everywhere. It’s a historian, a reporter, a therapist, an interpreter, an entertainer a designer. From lessons about culture before our time to seeing today’s world from other perspectives; from creative ideas and inspiration that move us, to expressing our own personality and feelings: The artistic spirit helps us connect. ART Connects explores how.

Naples Art Association presents free workshops for artists in February

Anne Dalton kicked off her series of workshops for artists on legal challenges of creative business.

Anne Dalton kicked off her series of workshops for artists on the legal challenges facing creative professionals.

Two more talented art professionals remain to share their wisdom with artists as part of the free Tuesday night workshop series during ART Connects.

Bringing light to the legal issues creative professionals face, Anne Dalton, Esquire, tackles the big questions. What rights do I have over my artwork images? What is considered “fair use” for my creative work? She gives insights on these concerns and more in her workshops, running Tuesday nights through Feb. 19.

Dalton shares her decades of experience and her expertise from her law and mediation practice, emphasizing the creative arts and entertainment law. She represents visual artists, photographers, sculptors, gallery owners and more.

Her distinguished career has included many years with ABC (the American Broadcasting Company), Radio City Music Hall, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, where she provided pro bono legal services in contracts and licensing matters to dancers, writers, and musicians. Currently, she’s licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

If you go:
Legal topics for Artists
Anne Dalton, Esq.
Tuesday nights, through Feb. 19, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
The von Liebig Art Center

February 5: Fair Use & Copyright for Visual Artists. As an artist, what do you really own? What is “fair use”? What can you use from the Internet or magazines? Learn about these fascinating subjects and more through real-life examples of other artists!

February 12: Business of Art: Negotiating Contracts, Collaboration, Galleries. Are you an artist-entrepreneur or want to be? Acquire basic information about contract traps and pitfalls and how to avoid common contract mistakes when collaborating with other artists, licensing your work and negotiating with galleries.

February 19: Invasion of Privacy, Libel-By-Painting, Aesthetic Censorship & Fur, Feathers and Wildlife Issues. What happens when you use real-life people for your work? Can a single painting be defamatory? Hear the Scary True Story of the Tlingit Artist and the Flicker Feathers. This and more!

Roger Weatherburn Baker will offer artists tips from his lifetime of  art experience.

Roger Weatherburn Baker will offer artists tips from his lifetime of art experience.

On Feb. 26, Roger Weatherburn Baker wraps up the free artist workshop series, providing a unique opportunity for artist to have their portfolios critiqued and to have other pressing questions answered about getting their work noticed by more people. As a gallery owner, Baker wants to help artists understand more about how to go about moving their interest in art from a hobby to a business and from amateur to professional. He shares his perspective on creating art the public will buy and gaining greater credibility with buyers. In his workshops, artists will hear the pros and cons of the many different venues for showing their art and tips on presenting themselves and their work to those who will judge them or represent them.

Born in England, Baker spent much of his career working as a corporate communications executive with two multinational corporations, the IBM Corporation and the global conglomerate Fortune Brands, living and working in London, Paris and New York.

At one point in his corporate career, he was invited to manage the IBM Gallery of Science and Art in Manhattan, and served for several years on the board of the Silvermine School of Art and Artists’ Guild in New Canaan, Connecticut. These experiences were major contributors to the decision to open an art gallery in 1998. He was President of the Gallery Row Fine Art Dealers Association, a Founding Member and President of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association and served as a member of the Executive Board of the United Arts Council of Collier County.

Today, he travels the world extensively as a professional communicator, photo-journalist, author and art collector.

If you go:
Bigger Audience = More Potential Buyers
Roger Weatherburn Baker
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
The von Liebig Art Center
ART Connects explores the power of creativity and includes workshops for artists about the business side of their career. All lectures take place at The von Liebig Art Center. For this season’s line up information, click and look here.

January at the Naples Art Association

January 2013 at the Naples Art Association was a whirlwind of energy following the holidays. ART Connects began. That’s the new Naples Art Association series exploring the power of creativity and including workshops for artists about the business side of their career. Crowds filled Fifth Avenue South and Park Street on the first weekend of the year for the Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair and Art in the Park. Art classes and workshops were full of passionate and talented art students. ARTScool 2013 classes were announced and registrations have begun. The NAA had a chance to partner with Naples businesses and nonprofits as well. Check out this gallery for a glimpse!

Art + Music = A-Muse, a special ART Connects event

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The arts collide in a special evening of music and painting at The von Liebig Art Center. Artist Tammra Sigler paints live to the music of Ars Nova String Trio performing in concert. The evening includes wine and dessert, and a live auction for the artwork created that night, with guest auctioneer, Bill Barnett.  Chapel Grill is offering a special dining deal for A-muse patrons only.

Tammra Sigler

Tammra Sigler, Yo-Yo Ma Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major – Bach Gigue, monotype/drawing, 2010.

Tammra Sigler‘s work has been shown extensively and she has been awarded many prizes in the Baltimore/Washington area as well as Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Lexington, Palm Beach, Naples, and throughout South America. Sigler’s studio is in Naples, and she continues to paint, print, teach, and mentor in both Naples and Baltimore. Often her classes at The von Liebig Art Center include live music and performing artists to inspire and enliven the creative spirit. She credits master artists Matisse and Picasso with opening the door for her to try anything.

Ars Nova String Trio

Members of the Ars Nova String Trio bring chamber music to a new generation and inspire future musicians – not to mention expressive artwork!

The Ars Nova String Trio is establishing itself as an important presence in the chamber music world as vivid interpreters of classic repertoire, advocates for new music, and dedicated teachers and mentors to a generation of young musicians.

Based in Naples, the Ars Nova String Trio brings together three chamber musicians from very diverse backgrounds. Jennifer Kozbial, violin; John T. Posadas, viola; and Adam Satinsky, Cello met while performing together as leading members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

Naples Art Association proudly includes this special artistic happening as part of  ART Connects, a lecture series that explores the power of creativity and includes workshops for artists about the business side of their career. ART Connects, features 12 events and may be purchased as a series with tickets available for $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Limited individual tickets to A-Muse are available for $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers. 

If you go:

A-Muse

Jan. 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The von Liebig Art Center

$20 Members /$25 Non-Members

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Part of the ART Connects series. Please call 239-262-6517, ext. 100 to purchase tickets and reserve your seats. Proceeds benefit the Naples Art Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.