February SPDG Meeting:
Thursday, the 28th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at the Berkeley Finnish Hall
Join us at our February meeting for a discussion about something that doesn't come easily to every artist: selling oneself. Guest speaker Peg Conley will distill 25 years of corporate sales experience as well as lay out concrete steps you can take to master the traits needed to become successful at selling yourself and your art.
For 25 years, Peg was a “Corporate Sales Queen” before transitioning to entrepreneur and artist with her own line of greeting cards, Words and Watercolors. Peg has licensed her art with Brush Dance for use on products such as calendars and she has also worked with licensing agents, Creative Connection. This fall Peg will be introducing her first line of quilting fabric.
We can't wait to get some sage advice from this accomplished artist and sales pro!
Starting in February, we are launching a new member promotion on our web site: FEATURED MEMBER! For an entire month, our Featured Member will have swatches of his or her surface pattern design work showcased in the SPDG web site header along with a credit and link to an online portfolio or personal web site (if applicable). We will also be dedicating a page on the site to spotlight the Featured Member, including additional samples of work and an "About" section with bio information and anything else the member would like to share about inspiration, his or her career, and the wonderful world of surface pattern design.
To select our Featured Member every month, we will be drawing at random from a pool of names of those who are interested. If you would like to be included in the drawing, you must be a registered SPDG member and you must reply to this blog posting no later than Friday, February 3rd, 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. We will announce the lucky winner later that day on our blog.
If selected, you will be contacted with further information and instructions. We will need a minimum of 8 different digital images of your surface pattern design work to choose from in order to build your feature, so please make sure you will be able to provide that many if you are chosen.
Being the SPDG Featured Member will be a great way to gain exposure for you and your work. We can't wait to start promoting you!