MVS On the Road

To learn from MVS, attend one of her public appearances listed below, or attend one of her upcoming workshops. If you are considering meeting privately with MVS, know that she frequently adds a day or two to the agenda of her personal appearances around the country to work with photographers (priority given to existing clients).

New in 2019: When I am at my home office in Tucson, consultation availability for new and existing clients will be Wednesday & Thursdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM MST. Existing clients will also have consultation availability Monday, Tuesday, Friday at 4:00-6:00 PM MST.

January 20 – February 20, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

January 20, 2020toFebruary 20, 2020

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session. If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

December 18, 2019 – January 11, 2020, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

December 18, 2019toJanuary 11, 2020

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session. If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

December 14, New Orleans: MVS Moderating Panel on Collecting Photography at PhotoNola

December 14, 2019
9:00 amto11:00 am

ON COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
A seminar with Industry Professionals who sell and acquire contemporary photography.

PhotoNOLA 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:00-11:00 AM
International House Conference Facility
Registration: $35 in advance / $45 at door | REGISTER HERE

A goal for artists serious about their creative practice is acquisition of their artwork by collectors. To help demystify this process, we have assembled a distinguished panel of industry professionals to share their knowledge and insights on the principles and strategies employed. Our experts include a respected gallerist and curators of private, public and corporate collections who will address their particular roles in the procurement of artwork, and impart best practices for artists who wish their creative legacies to include work held in significant collections.

Presenters:
Frish Brandt, President, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California
Naomi Huth, Curator, JM Cohen Family Collection, New York, New York
Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, London, England
Francis Thompson, Capital One Art Program Manager, JLL, Richmond, Virginia

Moderator:
Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists & Arts Organizations, Tucson, Arizona

December 9-11 and 15-16, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations

December 9, 2019toDecember 16, 2019

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana in conjuction with PhotoNOLA, the New Orleans Festival of Photography. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

October 28 & 29, Palm Springs/Joshua Tree, California: MVS Available for Consultations (fully subscribed)

October 28, 2019toOctober 29, 2019

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in the Joshua Tree / Palm Springs area when lecturing at the Joshua Tree Center for the Photographic Arts (eve of October 28th). Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received. SOLD OUT; write assistant@mvswanson.com to be added to the waiting list for private consultations. Thank you.

October 5 & 6, Washington, DC: MVS Available for Consultations

October 5, 2019toOctober 6, 2019

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

October 2 & 3, Philadelphia: MVS Available for Consultations

October 2, 2019toOctober 3, 2019

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

December 10, New Orleans: Social Media Lecture by MVS

December 10, 2019
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Numbers vs. People: Social Media Strategies for Photographers In the Instagram Era

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Social: 6:00 PM | Lecture: 7:00 PM
Hosted by ASMP New Orleans/Gulf South

Food and drinks will be served. Location to be determined.

How many people can you reach by pushing a button? Do sheer numbers matter, or the people behind them?  Are your efforts to have a presence online better served by being “Followed” by a broad audience or “found” by curators and photo researchers searching for specific visual content?  Is it possible to have a presence that satisfies both audiences?

In this lecture, Mary Virginia Swanson discusses the best strategies for using social media platforms for engaging with decision makers and moving your career forward.

Fee: $15 ASMP member | $20 Other photographic society member | $30 Non-member | $5 students (school ID required)

To register for this event, visit ASMP New Orleans/Gulf South’s website: www.asmp.org/nola-gs/event/numbers-vs-people-social-media-strategies-for-photographers-in-the-instagram-era.

October 15th, Portland, OR: Lecture by MVS “The Life of a Photographic Project: From Concept to Audience”

October 15, 2019
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

“The Life of a Photographic Project: From Concept to Audience”
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
Fee: $20 for ASMP Members, OPPA/PPA Members, Blue Sky Gallery Members | $50 for non-members | FREE for students with valid ID. Register here.

When an idea for a project crystallizes and the passion to produce new work consumes us, artists begin a journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire.

Ensuring the success of your next big photography project begins here.

Mary Virginia Swanson, will walk us through recommended steps to ensure your project has the strongest possibility of sponsorship, exhibitions and publications.  Topics Include:

  • Developing project concept and defining audience.
  • Identifying / establishing relationships with sponsors, collaborators and venues.
  • Researching / testing production materials appropriate to desired audience.
  • Defining marketing strategies to share work in production with industry professionals.
  • Expand presence to print, web and social media platforms through which to share the project content.

This event is co-sponsored by the ASMP Oregon Chapter and the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council.

October 28, Joshua Tree, California: Social Media Lecture by MVS

October 28, 2019
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

In the Era of Instagram: Social Media Strategies for Photo Artists

On Monday evening, October 28th, MVS will give a lecture sponsored by the newly-established Joshua Tree Center for the Photographic Arts. Open to the public.

How many people can you reach by pushing a button? And do the sheer numbers matter, or the people behind the numbers? Are your efforts in having a presence online better served by being “followed” by a broad audience or by posting your archive imagery towards being “found” by curators, art consultants, photo researchers and others searching for specific visual content? Can you successfully have a presence to satisfy both audiences?

In this seminar Mary Virginia Swanson introduces the strategies for using social media platforms to introduce and engage followers with your creative practice and move your career forward.

Seminar is a fundraising event for The Joshua Tree Center for the Photographic Arts. Suggested contribution: $10 – 20

THIS LECTURE IS SOLD OUT; to join the waiting list, email Sant Khalsa, Director, at JoshuaTreePhotoArts@gmail.com.

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