Usually at this time of the month we would be posting a call out for entrants to participate in our Featured Member promotion. However, we have decided to change the schedule so that we have a new Featured Member every other month. That means our Featured Members will get two months of great exposure on our web site!
We're looking forward to holding our next Featured Member call out during the middle of October. So, if you're interested stay tuned to our blog!
Notes from last week’s meeting on “Using Social Media to Promote Your Artistic Business” have been posted in our members-only archive section. A huge thank you goes to discussion panelists Cindy Ann Ganaden, Tamara Holland, and Alisha Wilson for sharing your wisdom and wealth of experience. We learned so much from you creative gals — you even sparked a flurry of activity on Twitter and Facebook the following day!
Also, we would like to say a special thank you to moderator Dianne Woods of the Bay Area Licensing Artists (BALA) group for organizing the panel and leading the discussion. The SPDG looks forward to teaming up with BALA again in the near future.
The Surface Pattern Design Guild and Bay Area Licensing Artists will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the benefit of social media in growing our businesses.
When: Monday, September 17th at 7:00 pm
Where: The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley
Fee: $5 (cash only, please); FREE for members of SPDG
The evening will be of interest to artists of all kinds whose objectives include licensing or selling their art. We have invited a group of social-media savvy artists to talk with us about their experiences and successes using this new platform to promote their work. Please note that this will not be a how-to or step-by-step presentation, but rather a lively discussion about how to leverage social media for our art businesses.
Yes, you read the title right. There is a new online magazine called Moyo (pronounced mo-yor). The word MOYO is Japanese for “pattern,” and this magazine is full of pattern!
In the inaugural issue, there are interviews with exciting new up-and-coming designers. You can explore the color pink (did you know that prior to the 1920s pink was actually a color associated with men and not considered feminine at all?). And you can visualize the upcoming floral trend for AW13/14 (autumn/winter 2013/2014).
Of course the magazine is filled with the eye candy we all are addicted to — from tons of surface pattern designs, to inspirational images, to fabulous moodboards. Plus there are some technical (but not too technical) design tips (this issue focusses on working with fonts).
It’s really exciting to have a magazine dedicated specifically to our industry. So go check it out! And then write us a comment telling us your favorite part!
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