Rachel is Back for Arts@Work 101 on March 8!

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March 8, 2017 at Suzanne Barrett Justis Fine Art Studio in Kingsport. 6:00-9:00


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.

“When you are new to any market, fair & accurate pricing, consistently presented, doesn’t always feel like the best strategy,” says R.L. (Rachel) Gibson. “I will help you learn how to avoid the most common mistakes of emotional pricing.”

This workshop is applicable to any art—visual, musical, or even culinary.  It will include an interactive presentation with handouts, followed by a question-and-answer session.has been


“R. L. Gibson has been our most popular presenter so far,” notes Katie Hoffman, Executive Director of Create Appalachia. “She always delivers clear, usable information and takes lots of time to slow down and answer individual questions. Her sense of humor makes the program really enjoyable as well as informative, and the visuals in her presentations are both fresh and imaginative. Best of all, she really knows her stuff, and she shares it generously in both her talks and her handouts.” A sought-after speaker, Gibson also travels the U.S. motivating, inspiring, and encouraging emerging artists. Her lectures and workshops equip them to conquer common obstacles, including their own fears and anxieties about success.


Gibson is an illustrator and xerographist with work in galleries from New York to Los Angeles. Her work was recently on display at the “Cherry Bounce” exhibit at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA. Along with her two decades of experience as a juror, gallerist, and arts administrator (both visual and performing arts), Gibson is the editor of Art&ArtDeadlines.com, a quirky, food-themed art site offering free resources to artists. Gibson also performs with her husband, Jon Ives, as one half of the popular Americana music duo known as the Pea Pickin’ Hearts.

Register at https://artsatwork101-pricing.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact Katie Hoffman, Executive Director of Create Appalachia Katie@createappalachia.org or 423-329-4742. Visit the Arts@Work 101 page at http://createappalachia.org/arts-work-101/



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