Archive for August 3, 2007

MVS to lecture in Seattle on August 17

I’ll be giving a lecture on the eve of my workshop at Photography Center Northwest (PCNW) on Friday, August 17th.

Information from the PCNW website:

“Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs”
Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm

Wyckoff Auditorium, Bannan Engineering Bldg, East Entrance, Seattle University

“No one knows more about the photography marketplace than acclaimed expert Mary Virginia Swanson. A frequent juror for leading national and international photography competitions and portfolio reviews, Mary Virginia Swanson shares her experience about important first steps in marketing your work.”

Tickets: $8 General, $5 PCNW members and students
Purchase lecture tickets at PCNW, by calling (206) 720-7222 ext. 10.

I’ll have copies of my book available at the lecture.

I’m teaching in Maine at the moment and understand my PCNW workshop that weekend is nearly full; to learn if there are spaces available, contact PCNW.

About the forthcoming PCNW workshop:

Sat & Sun 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Aug 18 & 19 $450 Mary Virginia Swanson

Acclaimed expert Mary Virginia Swanson will provide insights into the most effective avenues for introducing your work to the gallery and museum professionals. She will discuss the value of the national and international juried exhibitions, as well as portfolio review events such as FotoFest, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and European festivals as realistic avenues to industry professionals. Important gallery trade shows such as AIPAD’s The Photo Show and Photo LA/NY/SF will be discussed from the perspective of helping artists to determine which dealers will be most appropriate for their work. Effective self-promotion materials will be shared with participants, as well as visuals providing insights into portfolio review events towards making the most of your participation. Professional practices necessary to successfully present your work will be discussed, as well as “talking points” when given the opportunity to sign with a gallery for representation. Lastly, workshop participants will gain insights into copyright and assessing the value of your work when granting permissions to reproduce the work in a commercial environment.

Tuition also covers entry to Mary Virginia Swanson’s lecture, “Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” on Friday August 17, 6:00 pm, and a copy of her book on the subject.”


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