One-Day Educational Workshops in Houston, Texas: March 11 & March 16; Registration Open NOW

I am proud to once again be working closely with FotoFest to coordinate two educational programs to occur during the Twelfth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art. These one-day workshops (each with a different theme) are open to the public, but advance registration is required:

MARCH 11: Art Makers and Career Builders (Co-Coordinated with Wendy Watriss; supported by HP)

Artists who wish to share their work with a broader community must gain a working understanding of the contemporary ‘market’, from commercial galleries to the Internet. It includes placing work in corporate and editorial environments, licensing images for commercial illustration, and using the Web and multimedia platforms as a global marketing tools. Working with galleries, non-profit spaces and the international photography festival circuit will be discussed along with the most effective ways to gain exposure for your work.

This one-day seminar will offer participants interested in making a career as an artist the opportunity to learn from key decision-makers on the business of being an artist. Members of the photographic arts industry will benefit by gaining insights into market segments that can increase the impact of their activities in these fields. Photographers and professionals from key areas of the photography world will talk about how to take advantage of different venues to support your art work. Time will be reserved for question and answer periods with the speakers. Handouts include Marketing Resources; Information on Non-profit Spaces and Festivals


Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt Gallery, New York City
Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos
Julie Kinzelman, Corporate Art Consultant, Kinzelman Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson and New York City
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Arts
Wendy Watriss, Co-founder, Curator and Artistic Director, FotoFest, Houston, Texas
Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Center for the Arts
Manfred Zollner, Photo Editor, FOTOMagazin, Hamburg, Germany

MARCH 16: PUBLISHING PHOTOBOOKS TODAY (Co-Coordinated with Darius Himes)

One of the most effective marketing tools that artists can use to reach their audiences is a book of their work. Whether the publication takes the format of a well- crafted, limited edition artist book, or a book that utilizes the growing “print on demand” industry, or a publication with traditional publishers, books serve as important markers in one’s career as an artist.

This one-day seminar offers artists an inside look at the options available in photo book publishing today and how to take advantage of these tools. Industry professionals will give presentations on many aspects of today’s publishing industry, printing on demand, handmade artist books, and case studies of successful book making ventures. Artists and editors will share their experiences with limited edition books as well as more traditional publishing opportunities. Handouts include Marketing Resources, Publisher Resources, and Publishing Contracts

Speakers include:

Alexia Becker, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
Joan Brookbank, Merrell Publishers, New York City
Dave Hamrick, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas
Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, U.K.
Sean Perry, Artist (Transitory)
Lisa M. Robinson, Artist (Snowbound)
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson, Arizona & New York City
Denise Wolff, Phaidon Publishing, London, U.K.
You can register for both of these seminars on the FotoFest website. Both events will be held at the Doubletree Downtown Houston (home of “The Meeting Place“).

Lunch is included in the $150 registration fee for each workshop; space is limited so reserve your seat soon.

Visiting Houston during FotoFest is an extraordinary experience, with fantastic photography exhibitions (with an emphasis on CHINA this Bienniel), numerous artists talks and these two solid educational events. Curators, collectors, publishers and more join hundreds of artists in attendence. FotoFest is an international event not t0 be missed. I can’t encourage you more to head to Houston in March! I look forward to seeing many of you at our workshops.


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