Monday, November 12, 2007


A few days ago, Tammy mentioned on our class blog that with the darkness of the winter season, she needed to be thinking of the reemergence of spring and the return of the daffodils--so these are for her.

Today's topic for our Promote your Art class with Alyson Stanfield is a "Promotional Menu" worksheet with about 15 different areas to choose from, and spaces in which to put your goals and deadlines. Alyson recommended that we post it on our blog as a committment to our goals.

Here are my immediate plans, some of which I am already working on:

1. Update my website---I am in the middle of doing this right now and hope to update it about every 6 months.

2. Blog---- work on my blog--this is ongoing and I will be continuing it--I love doing it!

3.Open Studios--I already do Open Studios twice a year with our local Pt. Reyes group--will continue & see what I might do to make it better--how else can I promote myself as a part of it?

One thing I need to do is to get some pictures of me in my studio to add to our website---which I will do before the next Open Studios.

4.Mailing List---I have started putting my mailing list on a "real" program on my computer---I have all my new people on this list & in January when I have more time, I am going to work on transferring my old list to the new program.

5.Grant applications--I intend to apply for a grant with the Marin Arts Council in February. I need to talk to Lance Walker, who is the head of the grant program, and find out what I need to do to apply.

6.Gallery Representation---I have 2 galleries in mind that I intend to apply to--this has been on the back burner for about 8 or 9 months. Will work on this in January and also look for other possibilities.

My intention is to work on these projects and check back to this post sometime--perhaps in March, and see what I have accomplished and what else needs to be done. And then I will update my list & see what I would like to work on during the Spring season.

What's on your Promotional list?

Image: "Daffodils" Gouache on paper 18" x 26" framed $795.


tammy vitale said...

aaaawwwwww...and you don't even know that daffodils are my all time favorite flower. Love the hand in this picture (love the whole picture). Thank you! =]
As soon as I play catch-up (hopefully tomorrow, Tuesday), things will calm down. Mood is much better - how could it not be with all the sweetness and light I've received from folks like you?!

ANDREA said...

Hey Christine, this sounds like a great "program"! Thanks for sharing it, it helps others to get organized too!:) Have a great day,

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Christine: Thanks for sharing this list. Every once and a while, Lisa Call posts her goals and plans on her blog and it's really helpful to other artists as well as to her. There's just something about putting it out there for all to see. I wonder what kind of software you decided to use.