FREE Art Marketing Salon

Nine Tuesdays evenings: 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

April 7, 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 14 and August 11

Meetings will be held in Oakland and possibly in Alameda
(meeting address will be given upon registration)

Are you serious about marketing your art?

Alyson B. Stanfield
has created a free 9-week program that guarantees each and every participant a complete art marketing plan. Click to find out more about the program. Art Biz Connection art marketing salons provide a structure to help artists work together and support one another. Plus, Alyson B. Stanfield’s book I’d Rather Be In the Studio is a great read and valuable resource!

I have two people interested already. Come join us and make promoting your art fun!

About the coordinator: Leah Virsik is an artist with a passion for bookbinding, painting and repurposing everyday objects. She brings a marketing degree, a wide variety of resources and a love of research to this art marketing salon. You’ll also find her on the Alameda Women Artists board. Learn more about her at

Interested? Contact me to help create this art marketing salon by replying to this post or by calling 510-418-9383.

Online Training Recommendation + More

I’ve been hiding out a bit… from writing lately… working on developing a site design for Alameda Women Artists. It’s funny how I’ve been working on this site development… I’ve worked on it, shown it, put it down, come back to it, shown it again, put it down, come back to it again and then it clicks. Just a friendly reminder that process takes time and other people’s input can be very valuable, especially when it’s a project for a group.

I’m on the board now for the AWA and am really enjoying them. I had suggested we listen to an interview by Alyson B. Stanfield of Peggy Klaus on her book Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It for our meeting last night. I have listened to it almost three times and what really stood out for me is how well Alyson B. Stanfield brags about herself in a natural, conversational manner. She mentions her own book and how it relates to the interview. It’s of value to the conversation. I think when we don’t share or brag about ourselves it’s never known what impact there would have been. It reminds me of this quote from Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille which is also mentioned in Carol Lloyd’s book Creating a Life Worth Living.

I’m having a fabulous time on for $25 a month every chance I can get. Great creative inspiration and online training. I’m working through the coding movies now and am looking forward to their WordPress movie as well.

Thank you Tom for the prodding for me to post.