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The Business of Art: Markets for Visual Artists April 1

Business of Art

Saturday, April 1  9:45 am – 1:30 pm

Learn about different markets for visual artists and makers. Guest speakers and panelists will include:

  • Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store
  • Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria
  • Julie McCullough, Make + Made
  • Tessa Mugica, Wisteria
  • Chris Unruh, Makers Connect

Tickets will be $25 for members of BCA, CAC and DADA or $35 for non-members and at the door. All tickets are non-refundable. Lunch will be included.

Location: Latino Cultural Center  REGISTER



Join us on Saturday, April 1 at the Latino Cultural Center for the latest installment of”Business of Art:  Markets for Visual Artists”workshop series opportunities to explore the business-side of various topics facing practicing artists presented by The Business Council for the ARTS (BCA), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) and the Dallas Arts Dealer’s Association (DADA), in conjunction with the Office of Cultural AffairsThe
Participants will learn about current markets for visual artists and makers, including retail and medical markets.  Guest speakers are:  Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store; Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria; Ted Matthews, former owner of Artisan’s Collective;  Julie McCullough, Make + Made; Tessa Mugica, Wisteria; and Chris Unruh, Makers Connect.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9:45am to 1:30pm at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, and tickets are available for $25 in advance for members of any of the three organizations; $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-art-markets-for-visual-artists-tickets-32235114094.

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Nasher 360 Speaker Series: Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates: A New Art World


Presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center  Saturday, April 16, 2pm

In a rapidly changing market, who defines the value of art? How can collectors navigate an industry that is increasingly complex in terms of geography and channels of distribution? A panel of art world players with divergent perspectives on the buying and selling of art will discuss the shifting hierarchies and new structures that are changing the way culture is marketed and thought about.

Featuring panelists
Amy Cappellazzo | Founder and Principal of Art Agency Partners
Paul Schimmel | Curator and partner, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Stefan Simchowitz | Producer, Curator and Independent Art Consultant
Sarah Thornton | Writer and Sociologist of Art

Learn more about each panelist here

Complimentary wine reception with RSVP. FREE with admission. FREE for Members.
Register online here. Reply by email here.

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Dallas Start Up Week April 12 – 16 – Artpreneurship Track FREE!


ARTpreneurship Track for Dallas Startup Week

April 12 – 16, 2016

The event is entirely free and offers to help creatives build sustainable businesses with their craft.

Here is a little more about it!:
Powered by headline sponsor Chase, Dallas Startup Week is returning in 2016 for its second annual celebration of entrepreneurship, to be held April 12-16 in the downtown Dallas metropolitan area. Following an inaugural year that garnered more than 3,000 registered attendees, 11,000 unique website visitors and 22.8M potential impressions, this year Dallas Startup Week plans to host more than 230 speakers across approximately 20 different venues supporting 15 diverse track themes, ranging from Internet of Things and Development to Family and the Arts.

Here are a few of the sessions for the ARTpreneurship Track:
Tax Savvy for Creatives
Social Media Mastery
From Employee to ARTpreneur
The Power of Creative Partnerships
CreateFEST Expo (the #ARTchallenge is open to all to have their work featured at Dallas Startup Week- more details are on the site)
And TONS more!

All details can be found at DallasStartupWeek.com. Register now!


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Build a Thriving Etsy Business free webinar Feb. 25



Gabriel from PrettyGrafik is hosting a free 30 minute webinar on
February 25th. Everyone who signs up will get an inside look at how
Gabriel & Sarah built one of the top 10 Etsy shops worldwide.

We typically get 300+ participants in each webinar, and this is going
to be an ultra-spectacular program.

Here is a link to the sign up page –

Maker Mentors is about gathering together people from all stages of the creative journey to provide practical support and real connections. We know that you’re good at being creative and dreaming up amazing and beautiful goals. This conference is about bringing you the practical advice you need to make those dreams a reality.

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Sell Your Handmade Goods Online workshop (discount code)


Modern Thrive Workshop for Artists: “Sell Your Handmade Goods Online

This live online workshop will take place February 23rd – February 25th at 7:00pm CST

Modern Thrive has created a special offer just for the Art News DFW community of North Texas artists.

Modern Thrive is an online platform that helps creatives find alternative paths to fulfilling careers. They partner with leading creative experts to host live online workshops that are designed to help you build a business you love.

The workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  

They have tons of workshops that are perfect for artists, etsy shop owners, handmade enthusiasts and creative freelancers.





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Modern Thrive Workshops for Artists (get your discount!)


Modern Thrive has created a special offer just for the Art News DFW community of North Texas artists.

Modern Thrive is an online platform that helps creatives find alternative paths to fulfilling careers. They partner with leading creative experts to host live online workshops that are designed to help you build a business you love.

The workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  

They have tons of workshops that are perfect for artists, etsy shop owners, handmade enthusiasts and creative freelancers.

Here are a few you might want to check out:

Publishing Paths for Illustrators

Learn how to package your artwork into a book proposal that publishers will love in this on-demand workshop with Kate Woodrow.



Grow a Profitable Creative Business

Create a plan for building a creative business that allows you to meet your income goals and design a live you love.

Instagram for Artists

Learn how Julie Seabrook leveraged Instagram to sell her art, and create a full-time business selling her work online. This workshop is perfect for artists & illustrators who are trying to sell their work online.



Creating a Career with Your Art

Explore a range of career paths for artists, and create a plan for building the career of your dreams. This workshop is perfect for artists & illustrators.

Social Media Bootcamp

Learn how to use social media to reaching new customers and increase your sales. You will leave this workshops with a manageable plan for leveraging social media to grow your business.

Make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get free resources for your business and updates on their upcoming workshops.


The workshops are normally $97, but you can get access to any workshop for $47 when you enter the discount code (artnewsdfw).  
Check out their full line of workshops here: http://modernthrive.com/workshops/

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Muzeion Talks Series: Art as an Investment April 23

Greetings! Thursday April 23, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT

You’re invited to an educational lunch and networking event at Muzeion Gallery. Presenting “Art as an Investmentt” as part Muzeion’s talk series by Guillermo Cardenas.You can go into more detail on the event homepage. or RSVP on the link below.


Register Now!
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us.. Thank you for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Carlos Enrique Rodriguez
Muzeion Gallery
Muzeion Gallery
1113 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207


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Etsy stock goes public on NASDEC


Etsy is well known to artists and crafters as an online resource for selling work. This 10-year old “online craft bazaar” company recently had a successful IPO opening on NASDEC.

Read more about it:

Etsy now worth over $3 billion. Stock jumps 88% after IPO

Etsy IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit

Click here for press releases on the Etsy website.

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DADA, Creative Arts Center, The MAC, and now Business Council for the Arts, Present The Business of Art Sept. 13, 2014


Business Council for the Arts joins

DADA, Creative Arts Center and The MAC To Present 

The Business of Art: Public Art 101-Opportunities, Insights and Connections  Sept. 13, 2014


Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) are pleased to announce their collaboration called The Business of Art. The workshop series, which began in April 2014, offers hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.

The fall workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101-Opportunities, Insights and Connections will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects.  Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance, $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch and seminar resource materials for each attendee. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. Tickets are available in advance www.dallasartdealers.org or by calling 214.914-1099.

The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event.




Saturday, Sept. 20, noon-8 p.m.

DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online atwww.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings below. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org. FREE! Start at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 1:30-5 p.m.

DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District. FREE! 214-914-1099

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2-8 p.m.

DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.  FREE! 214-914-1099


The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.  Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.


To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship/


Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas orwww.creativeartscenter.org.



The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.orgfor more information.



Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts.  BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.



The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.



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