Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Craft Show Workshop

I'll be in Brooklyn at Etsy Labs on July 22, 2007 giving a workshop on participating in Art and Craft Shows.

Date: July 22nd, 2007 Time: 1-3PM
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.


Learn all about doing shows - from picking the right shows for your work, to photographing work for juried show applications, to product packaging, to building or buying display equipment, to day-of-the-show checklists, to accepting credit cards at shows - everything you ever wanted to know about doing shows. Digital and film photography of craft products for juried shows will be demonstrated during the workshop - participants are encouraged to bring an example of their work to photograph during the workshop (and their camera is optional, too).
Participants will take home a full-color booklet compiled by Tasha McKelvey on selling at Art and Craft shows.

Note: 10% discounts to "PAL" members of the Etsy Labs

There are only 15 spaces available in total so sign up quickly!
Class fee is $50.00 ($10.00 booklet printing fee included in this price).

This class will be led by Tasha McKelvey. Tasha McKelvey creates functional clay works - both pottery and jewelry. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia and exhibits her work in galleries and shows across the Mid-Atlantic region. Tasha has worked as a full-time studio artist for the past seven years and has extensive experience participating in Art and Craft shows. Tasha has written art and craft business articles for Croq Zine and for her own arts and crafts business blog. Tasha holds a degree in Studio Art and is currently pursuing her teaching certificate. She is also a member of the Richmond Craft Mafia and the Virginia Artisans.
More about Tasha McKelvey at www.tashamckelvey.com

Business Week

Business Week did an article on Etsy and I was interviewed to be a featured Etsy Seller for the accompanying slide show.