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FOTOFEST2008 Workshops
March 11 & 16, 2008

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  • CAREER BUILDERS AND ART MAKERS
  • March 11, 2008
    Supported by HP
  • PUBLISHING PHOTO BOOKS TODAY
  • March 16, 2008

    LOCATION
    The hotel headquarters for the FOTOFEST2008 Workshops and The Meeting Place 2008 is the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Houston.


    For Workshop information call or e-mail:

    Sarah Craig
    Meeting Place & Workshop Assistant
    FotoFest
    1113 Vine St., #101
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
    Tel. 713.223.5522 x 13 Fax 713.223.4411
    meeting@fotofest.org


    TUESDAY, March 11, 2008
    CAREER BUILDERS AND ART MAKERS

    FOTOFEST2008 Educational Seminar
    Coordinated by FotoFest, Mary Virginia Swanson and HP

    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. DoubleTree Houston Downtown
    (Second Floor Meeting Room)

    $150 registration fee. Lunch included with registration.

    Workshop Registration Form (workshop_reg.pdf)
    To view the Registration Form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not sure if you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download a free copy here.

    Artists who wish to share their work with a broader community must gain a working understanding of the contemporary ‘market’, from commercial galleries to the Internet. It includes placing work in corporate and editorial environments, licensing images for commercial illustration, and using the Web and multimedia platforms as a global marketing tools. Working with galleries, non-profit spaces and the international photography festival circuit will be discussed along with the most effective ways to gain exposure for your work.

    This one-day seminar will offer participants interested in making a career as an artist the opportunity to learn from key decision-makers on the business of being an artist. Members of the photographic arts industry will benefit by gaining insights into market segments that can increase the impact of their activities in these fields. Photographers and professionals from key areas of the photography world will talk about how to take advantage of different venues to support your art work. Time will be reserved for question and answer periods with the speakers. Handouts include Marketing Resources; Information on Non-profit Spaces and Festivals

    Speakers:

    Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt Gallery, New York City
    Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos
    Julie Kinzelman, Corporate Art Consultant, Kinzelman Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
    Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson and New York City
    Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Arts
    Wendy Watriss, Co-founder, Curator and Artistic Director, FotoFest, Houston, Texas
    Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Center for the Arts
    Manfred Zollner, Photo Editor, FOTOMagazin, Hamburg, Germany

    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
    CAREER BUILDERS AND ART MAKERS
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Morning Session – 8:45 a.m. to Noon

    The Role of the Curator in Your Career – Katherine Ware

    Success in the Art World, An Artist’s Perspective – Thomas Hoepker
    Moving from a professional career in editorial and magazine work into the art market and commercial art gallery world. Q&A follows

    Approaching the Commercial Art Gallery – Brian Clamp


    Lunch Break – Noon – 1 p.m.

    Afternoon Speakers – 1:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

    The Corporate Collector & Working with Corporate Art Consultants
    Julie Kinzelman

    The Role of the Non-Profit in Your Career – Clint Willour

    The Role of the Publisher in Your Career – Darius Himes

    The Role of the Photo Editor in Your Career – Manfred Zollner

    Taking Advantage of Photography Festivals – Wendy Watriss

    Additional Opportunities in Today’s Markets – Mary Virginia Swanson

    Q & A with all Presenters

    Workshop Registration Form (workshop_reg.pdf)
    To view the Registration Form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not sure if you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download a free copy here.


    SUNDAY, March 16, 2008
    PUBLISHING PHOTO BOOKS TODAY
    From Traditional Publishing to Print-on-Demand

    FOTOFEST2008 Educational Seminar
    Coordinated by Darius Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson for FotoFest

    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. DoubleTree Houston Downtown
    (Second Floor Meeting Room)

    $150 registration fee. Lunch included with registration.

    Workshop Registration Form (workshop_reg.pdf)
    To view the Registration Form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not sure if you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download a free copy here.

    One of the most effective marketing tools that artists can use to reach their audiences is a book of their work. Whether the publication takes the format of a well- crafted, limited edition artist book, or a book that utilizes the growing “print on demand” industry, or a publication with traditional publishers, books serve as important markers in one’s career as an artist.

    This one-day seminar offers artists an inside look at the options available in photo book publishing today and how to take advantage of these tools. Industry professionals will give presentations on many aspects of today’s publishing industry, printing on demand, handmade artist books, and case studies of successful book making ventures. Artists and editors will share their experiences with limited edition books as well as more traditional publishing opportunities. Handouts include Marketing Resources, Publisher Resources, and Publishing Contracts

    Speakers include:

    Alexia Becker, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
    Joan Brookbank, Merrell Publishers, New York City
    Dave Hamrick, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas
    Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, U.K.
    Sean Perry, Artist (Transitory)
    Lisa M. Robinson, Artist (Snowbound)
    Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson, Arizona & New York City
    Denise Wolff, Phaidon Publishing, London, U.K.

    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
    PUBLISHING PHOTO BOOKS TODAY
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Morning Session – 8:45 a.m. to Noon

    The Role of the Book in Your Career - Darius Himes
    Includes a survey of the range of Publishing Possibilities from a traditional Monograph to Print on Demand (POD)

    Printing-on-Demand, Survey of Photographers' Options - Mary Virginia Swanson

    Limited Editions: Producing the High-End Fine Press Book – Sean Perry
    The personal experience of an artist successfully producing his own limited-edition fine press book and its impact on his career.


    Lunch Break – 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

    Afternoon Session – 1:45 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

    Publishing the Photo Book, The Inside View
    Traditional Publishing and How Editors Evaluate Projects
    Panel Discussion and and Q&A moderated by Darius Himes
    Panelists: Joan Brookbank, Dave Hamrick, Dewi Lewis, and Denise Wolff

    Working with a Publisher: The Artist and Editor, Case Study on a First Book
    Artist Lisa M. Robinson and Editor Alexa Becker from Kehrer Verlag Publishers, Heidelberg, Germany on Robinson’s recently released book, Snowbound

    Supporting your Publishing Efforts: Marketing Your Book Beyond Its Launch – Mary Virginia Swanson

    Closing Q&A

    Workshop Registration Form (workshop_reg.pdf)
    To view the Registration Form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not sure if you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download a free copy here.

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