Tag: social media

Arts Counsel Texas :: October 4th Lunch + Learn

In this Lunch and Learn, attorney Thomas Maddrey of Maddrey PLLC will be discussing two topics he often gets questions about: the use of trademarks for artists, and the best practices for artists to promote their work on social media. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions and gain some inside knowledge about the best way to cover these topics!

This seminar will be held at the offices of Thompson & Knight, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas, TX 75201.

To RSVP for this seminar and reserve lunch (because they always fill up), send an email to Tom Maddrey at tbm@maddreypllc.com, or give his office a call at 214-702-9862.


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VAGF Monthly meeting May 9 – Importance of social media in today’s art world


Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting on Tuesday May 9, 7-9pm.

The VAGF will be featuring Ashley Villers, a local artist and guild member who will be discussing the importance of social media in today’s art world. Come join us for an introduction on how to gain exposure through various social media platforms and how to use them to build and grow your audience.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback.  We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating Artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night.

Members and visitors are welcome. http://vagf.org




Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email: info@vagf.org

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December 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center



December Exhibits
Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:

December 2 – 28, 2016

Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibit 

An exhibit by the members of SWA, which focuses on watercolor and water-based media.

Ramona’s Spring
The works of Raul Gonzales feature images with purposely ethnical and culturally ambiguous subjects.

Scent Shrines  
Deanna Ooley draws the viewer in to experience the relationship of scent and color.

Pattern and Flow
Lisa Davis examines the interplay between pattern and flow, how they relate to chaos and order, and how mindfulness is manifested through both.

2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show
An exhibit of small works on or of paper all for sale for only $100, from all over the US, plus Canada and China.
Angels of Hope from The King’s Drum
An exhibit presented by Kids Who Care and Cook’s Children’s Hospital.


Focus Gallery One: Unseen Realities 
Lael Burns explores her interest in the tensions between spiritual and material aspects of life. She uses hot rod car graphics and colors, and softer, delicate organic forms to make connections between the visceral and graphic.


Focus Gallery Two: Partial Perceptibility
By relinquishing precise control of the shape glass takes, Morgan Chivers achieves a form reminiscent of large-scale cosmological simulations.


Through December 28, 2016
TAC Featured Artist: Edgar Miller, In Between the Dark and the Light

Edgar Miller seeks to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

Through January 2, 2016
Works under 15″, perfect for holiday gift-giving, all created by local artists.
ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION


Artist Talk with Lael Burns
December 10, 2016; 3pm
Come hear from one of our very own local artists: Lael Burns contrasts imagery from nature with various manmade aspects of our contemporary world to express her interest in the tensions between the spiritual and material aspects of life.
Come over to the Arts Center and visit our gift shop! We showcase original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works made by local Fort Worth artists. Want to partner with us to sell your art? We are always taking submissions! Send submissions to art7gallery@artscouncilfw.org

Artist Opportunities

Professional Practices: Social Media 
December 6, 2016: 6pm

The Texas Artists Coalition presents this third in a Professional Practices series for artists, in collaboration with Art Tooth. Open to all. More details and sign-up HERE

Call for Artists: ART7 {2-0-1-7}
Deadline: December 31, 2016
The ART7 Community Gallery, a satellite gallery to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, cordially invites all creative people, makers, creators, and world-shakers of any and every medium and manner to submit their works for our 2017 season. We also are providing the opportunity to apply to become one of our first two Artist in Residence during 2017. Our themes and further information can be found at:
Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists alike, so dream big!
Ultimately, ART7 wants to showcase the creation process from conception to communal collaboration to the finished product. Art is an evolution that takes time, and more than anything, we want to expose the community to that process. This is the time to have a meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange between people of all manners.
Come tell your story.
Painting Classes with Carol Ivey at ART7
Friday mornings
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction.

Tuition: $140, or $120 for TAC members. ART7 Gallery, 820 Currie St.
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Visit the WEBSITE to get the latest news or to join TAC today.


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Handmade E-Commerce Photography & Marketing Workshop

Lindsey Miller Photo

Lindsey Miller Photo


Photograph Better, Sell More, & Spice Up Your Online Store

Etsy Dealers, Shopify Sellers, Instagramers, Facebookers, etc.


WHERE Creating In Cahoots – 1827 West Louisiana Street, McKinney, TX 75069 – View Map

Learn from two experts, Lindsey Miller, a professional product photographer & Alexis Clare, the #1 bath bomb seller on Etsy, for the price of one workshop. Gift yourself the knowledge & inspiration to take better photography of your products without buying a fancy camera. Walk out with beautiful images you can post, that day. This workshop is also geared towards gaining recurring clients, boosting sales, & marketing smart not hard.

Lindsey Miller Photo: 10 + years as a professional product photographer

Whipped Up Wonderful: Full time Etsy seller, nearly 10,000 sales

This will be extremely hands-on, bring you own products & your own camera for customized knowledge on your specific needs. We’ll be supplying the space, a few surprise props to share, equipment to try out, & of course, good grub!

BONUS: Tutorial for videography; both Etsy & Instagram offer video.

Submitted by Brian Pierce. Email: bpierce@seattime.co

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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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TAC Workshop this Saturday – Social media for selling artwork, 1.0


Saturday, January 10, 10AM – Noon

For those that missed it:
Intro to Social Media
For Selling Artwork

Matt Miller will lead a workshop at the FWCAC on developing a strategy to present yourself and how to approach selling your artwork on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. At the end of the 2-hour session, you will have a concrete plan of action. A printout of instructions is included. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Miller has used these techniques to successfully sell his own and his wife’s work over the past year.

Matt Miller website
Ruth Meharg website

A 2.0 follow-up on this workshop will be offered in February.

Sign up with Rachel at 817.298.3024 or Rachel@artscouncilfw.org
or with Elaine 817.298.3021 or gallerymanager@fwcac.org


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