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March 19, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Art Guild Offers “Developing Your Art Into a Business” Workshop

Local artist, Leslie Nieves, will present a two-part workshop, “Developing Your Art into a Business” in April.     Leslie is the owner of Tamarack Stoneware, an internet-based ceramics shop on    She will share her experience and knowledge of the art of selling art.  The workshop is designed for  painters, woodworkers, weavers, quilters, photographers.  Anyone who creates and wants to develop  a successful marketing plan will benefit from this workshop.  Participants  will have the opportunity to learn basic business concepts related to product development, identification of markets, product promotion and pricing.  Issues affecting the choice of business structure and State requirements related to retail business will also be presented.  The workshop will be informal with discussion and participation encouraged.  Attendees will receive  useful worksheets and listings of additional resources.  At the close of the workshop a copies of a summary of the content will be provided to  attendees.

The two part workshop will be held at the Owen County Art Guild 199 W. Cooper Street, Spencer on Tuesday evenings, April 1st and April 15th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  The workshop is free to Guild members.  There is a $15 fee for  non-members.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

This new OCAG program will be facilitated by Leslie Nieves, owner of Tamarack Stoneware.  She has recently retired from an extensive career as a project manager, program director, teacher and author and started her pottery business in Owen County.  Mike Spinks of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Commission will be contributing to the discussion of business operational requirements.  Local attorney, Terry English, will share his legal expertise related to copyright issues and the pros and cons of alternative structures for a small business start up.

Contact the Art Guild at 829-1877 for more information to to pre-register.


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