DSU Business of Art is dedicated to providing sessions taught by experts for artists to learn how to make money selling their art, encourage creativity and artistic achievement, share resources necessary to build self-sufficient prosperous artists, teach social media as a network to communicate, share exhibits, classes, opportunities, etc. and to provide an event for networking within an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation.
Register online at www.searsart.com
The Business of Art is held annually each November, in Kanab, Utah. Artists come from all over Utah and the region to learn to create a successful art business. Dixie State University, in St. George Utah and Sears Art Museum Gallery developed and sponsors this event as a community outreach program in collaboration with The Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) – a regional economic development organization in Kane County. Other sponsors include: Southwest Applied Technology College, the Kane County Office of Tourism, and Kanab City. Kathy Cieslewicz, DSU Curator, originated the program and facilitates the event; Paul and Susan Bingham, owners of the Maynard Dixon Gallery serve as honorary founding co-chairs.
This year’s event begins Friday Nov 4th, at 6:30 p.m., artists come early to set up their art for the Showcase Exhibit, enjoy live background music and a wonderful dessert reception and keynote. Edison Eskeets from the Hubbell Trading Post will give a keynote, “The Spirit of Art”.
He will have an incredible display of Navajo rugs that are also for sale. The public is invited for free this evening.
Saturday Nov 5th begins with a continental breakfast and continues throughout the day with eleven informative breakout sessions taught by experts in their fields. There are many new classes artists can attend such as Transmedia Storytelling: Your Art is Greater than the Sum of its Parts, by Kari Carlisle, Operations Manager, Hubbell Trading Post; The Life of an Illustrator by Jennifer Gubler, Professional Illustrator; The Legal Tightrope of Art, by Michael O. Zabriskie J.D.; Materials Matter by McGarren Flack, Professional artist and DSU Art Professor; When You Are Your Own Marketing Manager, by David Wicai, Utah Division of Arts and Museums; Shades of Grey, by Mel Scott, Professional artist; Facebook-Professional Page Promotion, by Bobbi Wan-kier, Founder of Arts to Zion Studio Tour; Making Friends While Making Money, by Carol Merrill, past Director of the Women’s Center at Weber State University; Boost Your Biz with Instagram, by Katrina Berg, artist and educator; Carpe Diem: How to Recognize and Create Opportunities to Exhibit and Serve in Your Community, by J. Kirk Richareds, Professional Artist; and the famous Genius Panel, by Glen Blakley, Cyrus Mejia, Cathe McCormick, Gary Sanders, and Brian Passey. The panel discussions have been so popular, annually we bring together some of the most creative minds to address relevant issues in a more formal class setting. These professionals all have highly successful art careers and/or profound influence on artists of different ages and stages of their careers. All artists want some inside information from successful people. The Utah Division of Arts and Museums always sends a representative to teach about public art, resources, and best practices.
Steve and Tonya Vistaunet, will be the Saturday luncheon keynote speakers. The topic is Live an Artful Life: The Importance of Choosing to be Creative. Steve is a graphic design professional with over 25 years of experience specializing in creative direction, brand management, and marketing. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at BYU for 8 years, and is currently in his 5th year as an adjunct faculty member at UVU in the Graphic Design department. When Steve’s not designing or teaching, chances are good you’ll catch him playing the piano, listening to music or playing with his three grandsons. Look for his three published popular coloring books.
Tonya grew up all over the world, including years in Taiwan, New York, California, Texas, Arizona, and Utah. Her time spent in different cities has given her an appreciation and love for all kinds of art and creative endeavors. Tonya taught Art at Westridge Elementary in Provo, Utah for three years and continues to be involved in community art programs. She loves to spend her time as a painter, seamstress, colorist, and overall doer of all things creative. She loves to read, hates to cook, and really enjoys time with her three grandsons!
Registration and payment is required online and is only $40 for the Friday night reception and Saturday event, including lunch.
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The seminar breakout sessions, presenter and keynote bios are posted online. http://www.searsart.com/
The seminar is held in Kanab, Utah at the Kanab Middle School, 690 South Cowboy Way. Lodging locations and a map are listed on the website. Information can also be found on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/biz.of.art
The event will be held at Kanab Middle School 690 S. Cowboy Way. Register online at www.searsart.com