MVS On the Road

*To book a consultation session in any of the cities announced below, please fill out the client fact sheet.

February 11, Phoenix: MVS Available for Consultations

February 11, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations while in Phoenix.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

February 7, Phoenix: InFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2015

February 7, 2015

INFOCUS
Portfolio Worksho
p 2015: The Photobook and Portfolio Review Experience
Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:00AM – Noon: Half-Day Seminar
Includes photobooks seminar and panel discussion.
Free and open to the public (pre-registration required).

9:00AM – 4:45PM: Full-Day Photobook and Portfolio Review Workshop $115
Includes seminar, portfolio review and lunch on site. Bonus: all full-day attendees will also receive a copy of Publish Your Photography Book by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes. Must be an INFOCUS member to attend full day.

THE SCHEDULE

9:00 to 10:15am
To Be Published, or Self-Publish?
A special presentation by noted creative consultant Mary Virginia Swanson

In this informative and richly illustrated presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade and self-publishing paths, helping participants determine the pros/cons of each. She will lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond, stressing the importance of a web and social media presence, as well as the value of public presentations and print exhibitions to extend the life of your title in print. Swanson will share resources from her recent title with coauthor Darius Himes, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 2nd Edition 2014).

10:30am to 11:50am
Panel Discussion: Professionals Share their Publishing and Collecting Experience
Ms. Swanson will moderate a discussion with a range of professionals about their engagement with photobook production, presenting and collecting. The panelists are (subject to change):

  • Jay Dusard, Photographer, Author of 5 books, including The North American Cowboy (Consortium Press, 1983)
  • Heather Kendall, Rare Book Librarian, Phoenix Public Library
  • Mike Roswell, President, Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rebecca Senf, Curator/ Museum Collections, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
  • David Taylor, Professor of Art, University of Arizona, Author, Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010)

1:00 to 4:15PM
Portfolio Reviews
All full-day attendees will be scheduled by INFOCUS for individual 10-minute reviews with 5 of the professionals listed below. More information about scheduling will be provided with your registration.

  • Elizabeth Allen, Director, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Jay Dusard, Photographer, Author of 5 books, including The North American Cowboy (Consortium Press, 1983)
  • Alan Fitzgerald, Founder and Director, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
  • Davin Lavikka, Director/Photographer, Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • J. Peter Mortimer, Photographer/Instructor, Arizona Highways Magazine Photography Workshops
  • Rebecca Senf, Curator/ Museum Collections, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
  • Mary Virginia Swanson, Author and Creative Consultant
  • David Taylor, Professor of Art, University of Arizona, Author, Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010)

Visit www.infocus-phxart.org/workshop for further information and to register.

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Hall
1625 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona

March 20-23, Naples, FL: MVS Available for Consultations

March 20, 2015toMarch 23, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in southern Florida.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

March 17-19, Boynton Beach, FL: MVS Available for Consultations

March 17, 2015toMarch 19, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in southern Florida.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

March 11-16, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations at SPE

March 11, 2015toMarch 16, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations before and after the Society for Photographic Education‘s National Conference in New Orleans.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

March 6-7, NYC: MVS Available for Consultations

March 6, 2015toMarch 8, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of phone and in-person consultations while in New York City.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

March 4, New Haven: MVS Presenting Marketing Lecture

March 4, 2015

Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets
American Society of Media Photographers, Connecticut

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. Whether a fine print is shown in a museum or in a corporate office, reproduced as book cover illustration or featured within product advertising, the value of that photograph is different for each buyer. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will provide an overview the value of your work within today’s diverse photography marketplace.

Lecture will be held at Yale University. Exact location, time, and cost of this lecture will be announced soon.

In partnership with ASMP, on March 5th MVS is offering a limited number of one-time, one-hour private consultations at the discounted rate of $200 to current ASMP CT members who register for her seminar. Further details here (PDF). Contact Kelsey Vance at assistant@mvswanson.com for scheduling.

November 15, New Orleans: Lecture by MVS “YOUR EXHIBITION, THE VENUE and ITS AUDIENCE”

November 15, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

New Orleans Photo Alliance
YOUR EXHIBITION, THE VENUE and ITS AUDIENCE: Considerations for Planning a Successful Exhibition

“Exhibiting your work is an exciting experience for all artists. But until you have the opportunity to present your work to the public, how can you understand the strategic and practical steps towards mounting a successful exhibition?

Whether your exhibition is being hosted at a public space or private venue, all artists should consider the audience that venue engages and work strategically to ensure a strong collaboration with its community.

In this illustrated seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson helps artists understand the issues of presentation, publicity, audience engagement through educational offerings, the value of producing an accompanying online/print publication and much more.

Artists attending this presentation will gain a broad awareness of the exhibition experience.”

Registration: $5 General Admission / Free for NOPA members, RSVP HERE.

Cathedral Creative Studios
527 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

October 25-26, San Diego: MVS Available for Consultations

October 25, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations while in San Diego for the Medium Festival of Photography.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

December 22 – January 5: Office Closed for the Holidays

December 22, 2014toJanuary 5, 2015

Email access will be limited while we are closed for the holidays.  For consultation or other inquiries please write to Kelsey Vance at assistant@mvswanson.com, your request will be answered in the order it was received.

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