No More Starving Artists workshop was successfully held February 23 and 24, 2008

(02-11-2008)

Adams State College's Community Partnerships hosted Allan McConnell, fine art photographer and Pueblo West business consultant, to present: No More Starving Artists: the business side of a professional art career, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2008, in the School of Business room 142.

Participants joined Allan, the business manager for the international award- winning Colorado oil and pastel artist Fran Dodd, for a 16-hour whirlwind experience. Allan has over twenty-five years of business experience.

Participants learned how to jump start their career, copyright and contract details, recordkeeping tips for artists, taxes, and most especially marketing to include pricing, products, sales, working with galleries, developing support materials, and much, much more. Participants also developed their own plan for success as an artist. This program is primarily for visual artists but others could gain as well.

Extensive handouts were included in a notebook for each participant including checklists and references. Participants were permitted to tape record the workshop.

The cost is only $125 per person. Contact Adams State College's Community Partnerships to register for this program at 719-587-7869.

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