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Brass Knuckles Media and Austin Details Art + Photo team up to teach Austin artists about marketing

Austin is well known for being a city where artists, designers, and musicians can thrive. Of course, to do so takes marketing skills in addition to whatever special talent you’re trying to sell.

Co-­Create (at Austin Details Art + Photo) and Brass Knuckles Media  are teaming up to present a seven-part education series on how to market and sell yourself as a creative professional. Classes start October 5, 2011, and run every Wednesday through November 16, 2011. Each class will run from 6:30-­8:30 with time to meet and greet from 6:00-­‐6:30 at the CoCreate offices located at 106 East 8th Street in Austin (just east of Congress Ave).Each installment will feature a 2-­hour hands-­on, interactive workshop on topics such as basic branding (and what it means for you), how to build a community around your work, social media marketing for busy creative professionals, how to leverage your work, and how to make and use your own videos.

This series of classes will be packed full of valuable information for anyone with a creative business — fine artists, photographers, designers, and crafters alike. At $45 per individual session, the price is great, too. You’ll finish the course armed with the know-how and skills to handle most of your marketing tasks yourself, wherein many creatives haven’t got the slightest clue and end up having no choice but to pay someone else oodles of cash to do it for them.

To view class details and register visit http://austindetailsart.com/calendar/workshops. Austin Details Art + Photo is a visual arts flex space and gallery that offers coworking and meeting space at CoCreate, with business amenities for
creative professionals; and art services, wideformat archival printing, and event rentals for visual artists, designers and photographers.

Brass Knuckles Media provides comprehensive PR & marketing strategy and implementation for socially conscious  ventures. Just like brass knuckles, they expect their clients to “leave their mark” by taking a stand, forcing conversations, and doing something to make the world a better place. Learn more by visiting www.brassknucklesmedia.com. For  questions you can contact Shennandoah Diaz, CEO and Master of Mayhem of Brass Knuckles Media, at sdiaz@brassknucklesmedia.com or at 512-551-4023.

I won’t be able to make it to every session, but certainly wish I could. I’ll be there for at least a couple of the workshops, though, soaking up the info and expertise of some of Austin’s best and brightest creative businesspeople. See you there!

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Keep Austin Collaborative!

There are lots of awesome connections being made and creative forces feeding off of one another these days in Austin. This situation, and the energy it breeds, are the very thing upon which I’m basing most of my impending projects and events.

On Friday, September 24th, I met Phill Janzen & Kira Pinion, who are working together on the collaborative project known as Keep Austin Pinup. Kira (Fleur Artistry) made me look fantastic, and Phill created some magical photos, some of which I’d venture to say are the best portraits that I’ve ever taken.

I made sure to bring some of the people with whom I’m planning and developing upcoming products and events along for the ride, in hopes that we can all benefit from involvement in the shoot. Megan Summerville (@SewSister) contributed the lace petticoat skirt and the black & white floral undergarments she designed and made, as well as the pearl necklaces from her personal jewelry collection. The black corset (which was worn in the shoot with a black waist-cincher on top) was purchased from Kuhmillion Lingerie. Kuhmillion is an online lingerie retailer owned by Beth Hempton, who also created SnuggleHerd and co-founded The WonderCraft. Beth H. and her business partner, Beth A., are working closely with me to present the October 23rd art, fashion, and fall shopping event at Starving Art Studios/EAT: Glitter, Glam, & Gore. All the juicy details about that will be posted here in the next couple of days!

KeepAustinPinup.com, Fleur Artistry, Kuhmillion, Megan Summerville Fine Lingerie, and JenniferHeartsArt.etsy.com will all have logos placed on some of the photos from my shoot, which will be printed and distributed for promotional purposes for all of us! Check out my previous post for details on how to get one for yourself. Autographed, even!

Meanwhile, here’s one of my favorite photos from the session, featuring my paintings. Enjoy. 🙂

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