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Merchandising and Presentation Workshop for Artists and Makers
Merchandising and Presentation Workshop for Artists and Makers

Sat, Mar 04


Chautauqua Art Gallery

Merchandising and Presentation Workshop for Artists and Makers

This professional development workshop for artists and makers will provide information about merchandising, professionally presenting and promoting your work for a variety of regional markets. Presented by Art Cloth + Craft and Chautauqua Art Gallery

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Starting Time & Location

Mar 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Chautauqua Art Gallery, 318 N Main St, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA

About the event

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Would you like to see your artwork printed on home goods, clothing, or even wallpaper? Does product development with a retail partner interest you? Or are you a maker that is interested and getting ready to start selling your goods in a retail setting? Bobbi Spare, co-owner of ART Cloth + Craft in Jamestown, N.Y. provides valuable information for any maker considering merchandising. With 10+ years in product development, fashion design and merchandising, Bobbi will help you understand what type of work is a good fit for merchandising and how to present your work for approaching manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. Learn what potential buyers consider when picking products for their shop, from packaging and cost to demand and quality craftsmanship.

Professional Presentation and Art Galleries

Leslie Calimeri, owner of Chautauqua Art Gallery will share best practices for approaching art galleries to display your work and explain cost effective ways to frame or prepare your artwork to be professionally displayed. She will also provide best practices for photographing and presenting your artwork on a website or social media so it is attractive and engaging.

Regional Markets for Artists and Makers

There are many factors that impact a maker's decision on how to present and sell their work. There are many regional opportunities to choose from, but which is right for you?  Would your work fit best in a retail shop, art gallery, outdoor festival or maybe a farmer's Market?  Bobbi and Leslie will provide a list of resources and help you decide where to get started.


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