Festivals as Your Market Focus
Beginning & Intermediate
April 15, 2017 Saturday, 1 Session
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Instructor: Tom & Brenda Chambers
Class Fee: $35.00 non-members
$31.50 BRMAA Members
If you have ever considered selling your art at a festival, or have already tried a few and would like some guidance, this is the class for you! Tom & Brenda are experienced exhibitors who will take you through all aspects of selling at a festival, from the initial research, application (both paper & online through Zapplication), things needed for a clean & professional looking set up, working your booth for maximum customer service & sales, take down & load out at the end of the weekend and follow up with your customers.
You will walk away from the class with vast amount of knowledge that is very valuable to you if you are considering becoming an artist in art shows. For those of you that have been in shows, Tom & Brenda’s expertize will only enhance your marketing abilities. Whether you are considering doing juried art shows or have been doing them for years, this class will help and improve your sells and make the shows more enjoyable.
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BELOW
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, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Branch art is not unique. Many people use branches as rustic or natural touches in their environments. What is unique is Tom Chambers’ ability to join branches in a manner that looks completely natural. A combination of wood and acrylic, the pieces give the illusion of naturally flowing branches. First, the bark is stripped and the branches are sanded. Then Tom arranges the branches in an artistic pattern. The joints are created using a combination of glue, wood filler and epoxy. A base coat, acrylic paint and a sealer coat are then applied, all by brush. Each distinctive sculpture is one-of-a-kind.
Tom is a member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association, Blue Ridge, GA and has served on their Board of Directors.
In 2015, Tom received Second Place Fine Art at Orlando’s Fiesta in the Park, a Best Booth Award at Fall Festival on Ponce and an Honorable Mention at Alpharetta Arts Streetfest.
Tom has artwork in many public locations, including two commissioned pieces in the Union County Community Center, which also houses the Chamber of Commerce, located in his chosen home town of Blairsville, GA. There is one piece residing in the Citizen's Art Gallery at the Tifton City Hall and one piece in the capitol office of Georgia Speaker of the House, David Ralston. In February 2010, he was asked to create a centerpiece sculpture, with the theme of “Lady in Red”, for the Southeastern Horticulture Show in Atlanta, GA. The incredible result was a 5’ tall red ball gown made entirely of tree branches.
Email Tom at: email@example.com
Or visit his website: www.branchingoutart.weebly.com