I ran into Sue Clancy ,Norman artist, at Borders Bookstore in Norman last night. We had a wonderful visit, of course about art and self marketing. She is a world of knowledge. If you ever get the chance to hear one of her lectures, do so. You won't be sorry. In our discussion I learned that "Shamless Self Promotion" is a book title. It is suppose to be a good book for artists that want to promote themselves and their work. I will have to read it and then will report here about it. To shorten the story, I felt that I had to change the title of my blog , so I added the "My".
Sue will be one of the panelist of the ASK workshop, "Creative Marketing" Defining your Style". It will be Saturday, February 18,2006, at the Ponca City Artspace, 319 W. Grand Ave, Ponca City. All workshops are $20.00 ($15. for OVAC members), $5. discount for early registration. Scholarships available. Register online firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.232.6991.
Sue is also in a group exhibit titled, "The Smile Show". The artists are Stuart Asprey, Ruth Ann Borum, Sue Clancy, Joe Slack, Rob Smith, and Clint Stone. The exhibit is at Northern Oklahoma College. It started Jan. 17th and will continue through Feb. 28th. The opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, 5:30-7:30pm.
My closing note is a tip I received from Sue. Include galleries and museums in your mailing list. Send them an invitation to all your exhibits, follow up with your marketing postcard featuring your art and contact information, then when they are soliciting for portfolios you submit yours. When they get to yours, your name is somewhere in their memory.