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August 2016

Create Appalachia Board Meeting

August 24, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Cher’s Studio, 1304 buffalo st.
johnson city, TN 37604 United States
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September 2016

Stepping Off the Edge: Transitioning from Hobbyist to Full-Time Creative

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St., Suite 100
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Instructor: Rachel Gibson Moving from an amateur/hobbyist to a full-time/professional creative can feel impossible, but your creativity is the key. How do we take what YOU do and fit it into an existing market? From free-lance work to wholesale accounts, learning how to view what you do in a more abstract way can make the possibilities clearer. OPTION 1: Lecture, handouts, and participation in Q&A ($15/members $10) OPTION 2: Lecture, handouts, Q&A, plus one-on-one custom recommendations specific to each artist’s work…

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September Artist & Creator Potluck

September 24, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm

Come and enjoy the Pea Pickin' Hearts, poolside at the Clemon's residence in Kingsport.

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October 2016

Branding Yourself as a Creative

October 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ETSU Innovation Lab, 2109 Market St.
Johnson City, TN 37604 United States
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Instructor: Rachel Gibson How to craft your public image. Creating a strategy to effectively present yourself & your work starts with identifying your audience &how they perceive you. You ARE your brand, and you have to be prepared to represent your brand every time you step out the door, literally or digitally. OPTION 1: Lecture, handouts, and participation in Q&A ($15/ CA members $11) OPTION 2: Lecture, handouts, Q&A, plus one-on-one custom recommendations specific to each artist’s work that is…

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Create Appalachia Board Meeting

October 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cher’s Studio, 1304 buffalo st.
johnson city, TN 37604 United States
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November 2016

A Legal and Ethical Primer for Artists

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St., Suite 100
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Do you understand how copyright affects the value of your work?  Are you confused about your legal rights regarding your creative work, or how to protect those rights? Would you know what to do if you had to defend them in court? Being aware of the rules of professional and ethical fair practice in the business of creating and selling art is crucial to your success as an artist.  This workshop will familiarize you with some of the practical basics…

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Create Appalachia Board Meeting

November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Cher’s Studio, 1304 buffalo st.
johnson city, TN 37604 United States
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December 2016

Create Appalachia Board Meeting

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Cher’s Studio, 1304 buffalo st.
johnson city, TN 37604 United States
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March 2017

Arts@Work 101: Pricing Your Creative

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trying to figure out how to price your work, or how fees should be determined for creative services, can be one of the most stressful parts of being an artist. And in truth, there is a bit of an art to it. Knowing how to tackle the problem, and understanding the things that influence the value of our creations, can help you confidently market your work and your brand. R. L. Gibson will present a host of ways to approach your pricing strategy.

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April 2017

Presenting Yourself Professionally: Creating a Basic Marketing Kit in Three Easy Sessions

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - April 25 @ 9:00 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, , 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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To register:  https://artsatwork101-presentingyourselfprofessionally.eventbrite.com   Presenter: Dr. Katie Hoffman Artists and makers of all genres need to be able to market themselves effectively. Dr. Katie Hoffman will lead this workshop designed to help artists of all types create the basic marketing kit they need to pitch themselves and their work. You will learn how to craft artist and bio statements that best promote and describe you and your work, and how to adapt it for a specific purpose such as submission to…

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