RIPE Art Gallery Artist Professional Development Summer Series: Business.

1028 Park Ave
Huntington, New York 11743

Artist Professional Development Summer Series: Business.
Thursday, August 3, 2017 7 pm
RIPE Art Gallery presents our Summer Arts Professional Development Series.
A series of professional development panel discussions from some successful artists, curators, and gallery owners,
aimed to “Get Your Life Together.”
Open to artists of all disciplines and all seasons of their career. Definitely great for early career artist!
$5 suggested donation.

Doors open at 7pm for a brief networking session. Discussions begin at 7:30pm SHARP.

Part 3 of our series of 4.
August 3, 2017….Doors 7pm
-Business. “Nice Art, Now what?”
What are you doing?

upcoming panels:
September 7, 2017….Doors 7pm
-Presentation. “Get yourself Together.”
What are you Projecting?

Business Panel: Cherie Rexer, Ratgrrl, &
Stephanie Buscema of Kitschy Witch Designs
Buscema’s portfolio includes illustrations for magazines and children’s books, textile design, as well as collaborations with famous brands like Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Disney, Sanrio and Archie Comics.
That path has taken Buscema from a small desk in her grandfather’s (John Buscema) Port Jefferson studio, where she was trained by the Marvel master himself, to the School of Visual Arts and an impressive, varied career.
With licensed work for Pin Up Girl Clothing and commissioned work for Dark Horse Comics’ Chimichanga comic, she is no novice in the world of making her art a business.
For 2017, the multitalented artist aims to focus on growing her own woman-run business, Kitschy Witch Designs, currently carrying a collection of vintage-style plastic jewelry and clothing, and will expand this year to include other fashion accessories, art objects and tarot cards.

We’lll be discussing:
*How to get paid. (Merch, prints, vendor events, gallery showing)
*Investing in yourself. (Prints, business cards)
*Square, Paypal, Venmo, Cash.
*Be a professional.
*Saying less is more.
*Etsy vs. website.
*Do”s and Don’ts.
*Professional Behavior and “Socializing.”