State Museum to Present Business of Art Workshop

January 26, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina State Museum will present a four-day workshop for artists entitled “The Business of Art During Hard Economic Times” on Feb. 14, 15, 22 and 28.

Conducted by art conservator and instructor Tony Rajer, the intensive workshop will provide artists with the essential tools to develop an art business plan and marketing strategy as well as valuable tips from field professionals on promoting art and prospering as an artist. Each student will write an individual business plan tailored to his or her needs. Additional topics include portfolio preparation, gallery contacts and how to get an artist’s work seen.

Students are encouraged to bring examples of their art to this useful workshop.

Rajer is an art conservator and instructor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also is the author of the new book Museums, Zoos and Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin and a forthcoming book on the business of art.

The cost of the four-day workshop is $100. Class times are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 28, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb.22. Participation is limited; please register early.

For more information, call (803) 898-4952 or email [email protected].

To pre-register, call (803) 898-4999.