CLAY Fest 2018 is excited to add its first-ever series of business trainings for artists. Sessions cover marketing, finances and business plans. Several successful clay entrepreneurs, as well as representatives from the Small Business Development Corporation, the Western New Mexico School of Business, and the marketing-for-creatives consulting firm Calindo will run these sessions. Scroll to see descriptions and to sign up for the series; fee covers all workshops except Entrepreneurship for Young Artists.
Miguel Vicéns & Jane Janson
Managing to Sell Your Work
July 16 10:00 - noon
Dr. Vicéns, as Associate Dean of the WNMU School of Business, and Ms. Janson, current Director of the Silver City Small Business Development Center, have extensive experience in the southern New Mexico region.
Terroir: Publicizing the Regional Aspects of your Art
July 17 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Learn how the St. Croix Valley Potters Tour was originally conceived, organized and how it has survived for 26 years from one of its originators.
Partner Up: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Artistic Connections
July 17 11:00 a.m. - noon
Mr. Fields will discuss how to get noticed and connected as an artist. Mr. Fields, last year’s CLAY Fest Tad Van De Meere Memorial award winner, currently is resident artist at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.
Jamie Rushad Gros
Paths to Marketing and Selling your Artwork in a Digital World
July 18-19 10 a.m. -noon
Adjunct UNM Professor Jamie Rushad Gros, co-founder of Calindo Creative, has worked with small and large businesses as well as communities, helping artists grow their e-commerce sales and in establishing long-term, evergreen brands.
Transforming Your Passion into a Business
July 20 11:00 - noon
The owner of Carly Quinn Designs discusses her path from art student to artist/businessperson and how to infuse artistic passion into a profession.
Romaine Begay/Diana Ingalls Leyba
Entrepreneurship for Young Artists
July 21 11:00 a.m.- noon
In this workshop specifically targeted for teens, two Silver City artists and gallery owners collaborate to show young people a path for laying down a vision for their art careers - and making it happen. For high school and early college students only.
Leyba & Ingalls Arts