May is our biggest month yet.
First, welcome to artist, Zee Zeleski who is creating mosaic garden pots and sculpture.
A big welcome to our new resident artist and front office manager, Laura Johnson.
Next Bridge ArtSpace updates:
Meetups- our April Meetup on Creating a Vision and Plan was wildly successful. The upcoming May 28th MeetUp will be a kick-off to a Business of Art Mastermind group. There is still no charge for attending the monthly meetups and we have a great and growing group and plenty of refreshments.
Video- Alejandro Ramirez of Solfeo, is working with us to produce videos of all our seminars and workshops. Artists will soon be able to access the talks and workshops that they were unable to personally attend.
Studios- The workspaces are coming along. New skylights, french doors, soundproofing…and new visual and performing artists coming in regularly.
Gallery- New show in the gallery. We’ve got beautiful, unique designer clocks by Steve Hurst, marvelous sculptures from Virginia Rigney, Lisa Yount’s digital photocollages, and a wonderful photograph by Malcolm Lubliner. Malcolm is also joining us for the ProArts open studios tour!
Now for the BIG NEWS:
MAY 29TH-THE BUSINESS OF ART EXPO BAS Expo Poster
This day is our gift to artists. The free event features three amazing speakers:
Ellen Looyen, marketing/branding specialist and motivational speaker since 1988, will share her Insider Secrets for determining if your personal branding message inspires people to take immediate action! She will show artists how to immediately re-spark brands to create a more confident and effective presence. Ellen is a popular Branding Commentator on SF’s #1 Radio Station, KGO NewsTalk 810; and she’s featured in CJ Hayden’s book “Get Clients Now” Ellen is also the author of “Branded with Charisma” a DIY Personal Branding Kit.
Richard Lee, attorney with Lee and Lawless and founder of the Film Arts Foundations will be talking about “Acquiring and Keeping Rights to your Intellectual Property”
Creative Director, Patrick Hart “Guerilla Marketing for Artists: How to get bang for your buck in the world of advertising”
And there’s much more. From 10 a.m.-5-30 p.m. we have representatives from businesses that help artists in various ways. Our vendors include:
Aaron Brothers framing and supplies, AFTOSA ceramics supplies, Go Small Biz, Wette Music-CD & DVD Manufacturing and Packaging, T324 website design, Douglas & Sturgess, and more. Some of these vendors will be doing demos throughout the day. The Richmond Arts and Culture Commission is there to let artists learn how to find out about opportunities in the area. Sound engineer, Mauricio Acevedo is bring a duo to perform and Mike Husser will preview his new website www.vintagemusicians.com
Did I mention, Jeff is going to be hosting a hot dog lunch for all. And there’s still more. We’ve invited the artists who will be exhibiting during the following two weekends for the open studios tour to also have their work on display for the expo.
Make sure to check out the work of artists Malcolm Lubliner, Aaron Krug, Jeanne Rehrig, Keith Gall, Shelby Sampson, Cheryll Tejero, Carol Morse, Tarnal Abbott and Shanna LoPresti.
We still have space in both the expo and the open studios, but time is running out. If you’re interested in being a vendor for the expo or showing work during the open studios, contact events manager, Sydney Metrick @ 223 3882 or Sydney@BridgeArtSpace.com