Business Side of Art-Entering Shows
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
May 5, 2018 (Saturday), 1 Session
Instructor: Marsha Hamby Savage
Class Fee: $90.00 non-members
$81.00 BRMAA Members
This business class is one not to miss! The class will focus on entering artwork in competitions and shows, identifying what to enter, learning to correctly photograph the artwork, edit the photo and choose the work to enter. An emphasis will be identifying the rules and making sure to follow them!
Students can follow along and edit a photo on their own laptop or tablet for use in shows, advertising, portfolios, brochures and websites. If time permits, other topic covered will include organization, pricing, databases, social media, advertising, keeping a schedule, galleries or selling on one’s own, creating a blog and/or website, use of newsletters and mailing lists. Students should bring a list of questions and issue they are facing. The supply list includes notebook for writing; laptop or tablet with images of artwork; photo editing software if possible. (Photoshop Elements is acceptable). Come gain knowledge from an experienced artist!
Class is Closed
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Marsha Hamby Savage has been painting for over 40 years, living in Georgia all her life. Painting plein air (on location) here and abroad, has been the largest inspiration for her work. Working from life is her continuing education. It teaches her to
observe correct value, color, atmosphere and light. Her favorite saying is “It’s the journey, not the destinations.” She believes the journey of the mind is as important as the journey of the feet!
She credits several wonderful workshop instructors and
mentors for sharing their knowledge and pushing her forward,
telling her to slow down and “sit on her stool” more, thinking
about why she is painting a particular piece. Marsha is often asked to demonstrate her techniques and to speak about marketing for the artist. Her colorful paintings inspire students to seek her out to learn more about color theory and edges. She discusses “viewer participation” and how students might not spell it all out for them, allowing that viewer to finish and see what is not detailed for them!
Marsha has been accepted into and won numerous awards at regional, National and International Juried Exhibitions. Her paintings can be found in personal art collections, a museum, the offices of the Speaker of the House - Georgia State Capitol, along with commissions for hospitals and restaurants. She is represented by several fine art galleries, and loves teaching studio and plein air workshops around the United States. She is a Signature Member of several art associations, and is a Masters Circle Member of the
International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. She has been featured in American Art Collector, Pastel Journal, Southwest Art, and Plein Air Magazine. Marsha has a set of pastels named after her by Terry Ludwig Pastels.
Shows / Honors (abbreviated listing):
IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) (2009 - 2015)
2015 awarded the Master Circle designation and Gold Medallion
Southeastern Pastel Society International Juried Exhibitions and Members Exhibitions,
Signature Member and many awards, including a Best in Show (2002 - 2017)
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Exhibition (2008 - 2016)
Signature Member, Second Best in Show 1st National Exhibition, People’s Choice and Other Awards
Women Painters of the Southeast, Signature Member (2013 - 2016 Juried Exhibitions, 2012 - Award of Distinction)
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition (2013)
The Great Chattahoochee Plein Air Paint Out, Best in Show (2010)
Pastel Society of North Florida National Juried Exh. (2010 - Exceptional Merit Award)
Degas Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition (2010)
Pastel Society of America International Juried Exhibition (2006)