Episode 26 - Beth Winterburn, Fine Artist on Releasing Art Collections Online, Pricing Her Work, and Selling Work from Craft Fairs to Restaurants and Anthropologie

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Dorothy had the chance to sit down with Beth Winterburn, an abstract fine artist and discuss how she started creating abstract thanks to a friend's request.  Beth discusses how she prices her artwork and how she releases collections online, which helps with seasons of creating, packaging, uploading online, and helps give herself breaks.

For more Beth Winterburn:

http://www.ebw-artwork.com/

(3:00) Art 101 elements and principles of art as her guide

(5:00) @ebw_artwork

(6:00) Beth's art background

(17:00) growing her studio from kid mode

(19:00) her first abstract piece 4 years ago

(20:00) started selling from Instagram, her online portfolio

(26:00) using acrylic inks

(31:00) starting to sell at festivals, Double Decker, Memphis Maker Market

(33:00) went to workshops and one-on-one online classes, learning taxes and being a small business owner

(34:00) good advice on pricing her artwork 

(36:00) on selling artwork at restaurants, currently selling her artwork at Catherine & Marys, River Oaks

(37:00) Falling into Place, Pickering Boxwood, selling wholesale to France

(40:00) on releasing collections online 

(46:00) Crosstown Arts, Ken Hall curating, Janet Smith, Kat Gore, Lisa Williamson, Grit

(49:00) how she creates commission pieces

(54:00) collaboration with Artfully Walls and getting into Anthropologie

 

 

Episode 25 - Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on Styling Photos & Scheduling Instagram with Planoly, SEO and Ranking High in Google, & Working with Your Spouse

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Dorothy chats with Jessica & Clifford Huizenga of The Confetti Bar on how Jessica got the ball rolling so quickly, transitioning to The Confetti Bar as her full time career within 6 months.  Clifford is a digital wiz and has created a wonderful site with great SEO.  Clifford is a "personal believer in that a lot of the web field should be demystified and there's a lot of things people don't realize what they could do if they spent a little time learning how things work."  

For more Confetti Bar:

https://www.theconfettibar.com/

https://www.instagram.com/theconfettibar/

On Today's Show:

(9:00) Jessica's creative past and present  http://jessicaserrahuizenga.com/

(11:00) Cliff's role on the backend of the site and heavy customization with gravity forms through Wordpress

(15:00) Custom confetti vs ready-made and seasonal mixes of confetti

(18:00) The Confetti Bar's Instagram and streamlining with Planoly

(23:00) Ranking high in Google

(29:00) Creating styled photos for Instagram with confetti & writing notes for ideas

(32:00) The Confetti Bar's daily schedule

(39:00) on wholesale and National Stationery Show

(48:00) Maria Brophy Art Money Success

(50:00) on creating fine artwork

(52:00) on telling people you create custom confetti at a cocktail party

 

 

 

Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows

Episode 24 - Deanna Hamsley on Selling Artwork Through Facebook Advertising, Getting Started By Hosting Workshops, & Tips for Connecting with Customers at Art Shows

Today's episode is a fun conversation with fine artist Deanna Hamsley about the art world and how she has grown her following and her customer base by giving Facebook followers a Call to Action, showing her work at local art shows, and getting her start by hosting workshops.  We all know that as a full time artist, we are juggling all the things in every aspect of our business, but Deanna has us beat.  She paints in her sleep! 

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Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

Episode 23 - Kristin Vermilya on How to Create Product & Brand Photography, Her Podcast How to Fail!, & Tips on Blogging

On today's episode Dorothy speaks with Kristin Vermilya on product photography, brand photography, on launching her podcast, How to Fail, and on blogging tips.  Through her photography she helps connect your brand by sharing your personality with your dream audience and your communities.  

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Episode 22 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family, Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines, & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Episode 22 - Kristen & Lindsey Archer of Arch'd on Working with Family,  Creating Products in Batches & Assembly Lines,  & Having Day Jobs That Help Your Creativity Thrive for Your Creative Career

Dorothy loved having this opportunity to sit down with two wonderfully creative Memphis women, the Archer sisters, Kristen & Lindsey Archer.  Arch'd takes the sisters creativity and transfers it directly to the wood, via Kristen’s photography and Lindsey’s graphic design.  They fill us in on their assembly line process, working in batches, how they working with family, and how they like doing things that are creative outside of businesses.

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