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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Alan Wells & Kevin Brown
Marketing your Art

The February 2010 MAG meeting featured "Marketing your Artwork" presented by Alan Wells and Kevin Brown. The program was structured on the basis of fundamental marketing strategies, designed for those who choose to market their work as a Hobby, part time, or a full-time professional. There was practical information for all levels and some insight as to how other artists have found success along with some economical means of promoting your work! Alan provided an excellent overview and an outline which he made available for everyone. The outline can be done in a simplistic approach or as detailed and complex as one needs to fulfill their marketing strategy... With an outcome to promote and sell your work. Kevin followed up by sharing his experiences and growth as a full-time painter and methods that have worked for him, as well as, what has not - He emphasized that in order to sell your work and make a living at it, a business plan is essential and you must treat your craft as a business when it comes to marketing and selling.


Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Art Show - MAG's premier Members art Show is al coming together very nicely! We look forward to all our members participating it's a great opportunity to present your work. We'll see you there March 6, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Yacenda.

Workshops - MAG's Watercolor workshop was rescheduled to February 19, 2010. The workshop is full. The next workshop is being planned for March with more information forthcoming so stay tuned! For current Workshop information please contact Alan Wells at

Weekly Live Model Drawing - Join in during the weekly Live Drawing sessions at Matthews Community Center every Wednesday night 6:30 - 9PM. No better way to further develop your craftsmanship than live figure drawing!

March 9, 2010

6:30 PM - 7PM Social & Refreshments
7PM - 8:30PM Program

GALLERY OWNER - Shain Gallery
Gaby Shain

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010



MAG's February meeting "Marketing your Artwork" will be presented by Alan Wells and Kevin Brown a program for everyone who has ever had any thoughts or active interest in marketing and selling your artwork. Wether you choose to do it as a hobby, for a little extra cash, or if you are or thinking about selling your artwork as a profession there will be something for everyone!

If you try to do the math, between Alan's and Kevin's total years of experience with this stuff... It's a lot. Although, Alan pushes that total a bit more... Alan will present the foundation and strategies of marketing your artwork, and Kevin will follow-up with how he started as a professional/full-time painter and sharing what has worked and not worked for him.

Other news to come and hear about at the meeting - Our upcoming workshops, AG Building, and MAG's Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Hospital show -This is the Members annual premier show! It's the one event that belongs to you, so dust off your work or create something new and participate!

We look forward to see you all at the meeting!

MAG's Watercolor Workshop February 12, 2010 is FULL

The next workshop is scheduled for March 21, 2010

Details coming soon - Don't miss out!