Miami Art Marketing Salon, an eclectic group of
more than 20 artists, gather weekly for support at Windisch-Hunt Fine Art in
The Art Market is not immune to recession. The Mei Moses Art Index that tracks pricing in the art market, is down 35% for the first quarter of 2009. Many galleries are closing their doors.
But adversity breeds creativity and... leaders. To keep going,
Miami artist Debra Cortese launched Miami Art Marketing Salon this month, a biz
education and support group for local artists.
The idea was born last year when Cortese, whose trademark is Nature's Energy art, took an online art business course by ArtBiz coach, Alyson Stanfield.
Stanfield, author of I'd Rather Be In The Studio, the artist's no-excuse guide to self-promotion, designed a concept of a "marketing salon" that offers a blueprint for artists to form a local support group.
program plan can be downloaded from Stanfield's website, artbizconnection.com,
free of charge.
April 7, the day Cortese launched the Miami Art Markting Salon, more than 20 artists showed up at Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery in Coconut Grove. Annamaria Windisch-Hunt, the gallery owner and artist herself, is happy to host this creative group.
Cortese facilitates the salon using the free nine-meeting program plan developed by Alyson Stanfield. The program covers how to set goals, define your art, assess and improve sales opportunities and other important art business topics.
Balloon Artist, Irina Patterson, spotted Cortese's post about the Miami Art Salon onand joined. "Debra is a perfect example of a leader who turns an adversity into an advantage, Patterson said." If it wouldn't be for her own desire to succeed, these local artists would probably never meet face-to-face. And what an amazing group this is!"
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