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).

March 14, Houston: FotoFest Biennial – Professional Development Seminar

March 14, 2018
10:00 amto4:00 pm

FotoFest Biennial 2018: Professional Development Seminar
Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints

Today, challenges to the traditional artist/dealer relationship are impacted by changes in consumer interests and purchasing habits, and the rise of new sales venues for acquiring art. In addition to sales through galleries, purchases occur at art fairs and via online sales venues, through third-parties such as art consultants & interior designers as well as acquiring works directly from artists. The centuries-old art market is ripe for new models.

Confirmed industry panelists are as follows: PEGGY SUE AMISON, Creative Director, East West, Dubai UAE | DARREN CHING, co-owner, KlompChing Gallery, NYC | NATASHA EGAN Executive Director, MoCP, Chicago | private collector JOAN MORGENSTERN, Houston | Liana Schwaitzberg,  Corporate Art Advisor, MKG Art Management, Houston | and LISA VOLPE, Associate Curator, MFA Houston.

Join us for the seminar between Review Sessions 1 & 2, at the Whitehall Houston Hotel.
To register visit: http://home.fotofest.org/2018_professional-development-seminars/who-buys-prints.aspx.

March 5-9: Office Closed

March 5, 2018toMarch 9, 2018

The office will be closed while MVS is reporting for jury duty, her email and phone access will be limited during this time.  All inquiries sent to MVS or Kelsey Vance (assistant@mvswanson.com) during this time will be answered in the order in which they were received.

February 27 & 28: Philadelphia: MVS Available for Consultations

February 27, 2018toFebruary 28, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in Philadelphia in advance of attending the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Meeting in Philadelphia (March 1-4).

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.

February 23 – 26, New York City: MVS Available for Consultations

February 23, 2018toFebruary 26, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in NYC in February in advance of attending the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Meeting in Philadelphia (March 1-4).

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.

February 18 & 19, Ft. Myers/Naples, Florida: MVS Available for Consultations

February 18, 2018toFebruary 19, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in the Ft. Myers area (Sunday morning, February 18) and Naples (Monday morning, February 19).

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.

February 10, Phoenix: INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2018

February 10, 2018
9:00 amto4:45 pm

INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2018

With Mary Virginia Swanson and photography experts
Saturday, February 10, 2018

This annual event is designed to help artists learn more about the market for photographs, and have an opportunity to share their work with industry professionals.  It is ideal as a “first” portfolio review event!

During the morning session, author and photography marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson will provide insights into who buys prints, past to present. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion on “The Changing Market for Acquiring Fine Art Prints” from the perspective of experts in the field.  The morning session is open to the public with registration.

The afternoon session provides an opportunity for registered participants to have their portfolio of work reviewed and critiqued by experts in the photography field. This session is limited to 15 participants and will fill quickly – register now to reserve a space.

Confirmed panelists and/or reviewers:

  • Elizabeth Allen, Director, Northlight Gallery, ASU
  • Ellee Bokharachi, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale*
  • Alan Fitzgerald, Owner/Director, Art Intersection, Gilbert
  • James Hajicek & Carol Panaro-Smith, Artists/Educators, Alchemy Studio, Phoenix
  • Andrew Kensett, Acting Assistant Curator, CCP, Tucson
  • Michael Oleskow, Cultural Curator, FOUND:RE Phoenix*
  • Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, CCP & Norton Family Curator, Phoenix Art Museum*
  • Daphne Srinivasan, Publicist, Etherton Gallery*

* Panelist in the morning session.

For further details and to register for the morning session or full-day workshop, click here.

Half Day: 9:00 – 11:45 AM
Tickets $5, Free for members

Full Day: 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM
$115 INFOCUS Members
$190 Non-Members

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Hall
1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

February 9 and 11, Phoenix, Arizona: MVS Available for Consultations

February 9, 2018toFebruary 11, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultation prior to and just following the Phoenix Art Museum/INFOCUS PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP being held on Saturday, February 10th.

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.

January 16–21, 2018, Tucson: The MVS Master Class

January 16, 2018toJanuary 21, 2018

Finding Your Audience: The MVS Master Class
Tucson, Arizona

I am pleased to announce that I will once again be hosting my Master Class in Tucson in January 2017.  As in the past, this year’s discussions and seminars will be at an ADVANCED level; acceptance is by application only.  Class size is limited – applications are now closed for the 2018 workshop.

Each January since 2014, Finding Your Audience: MVS Master Class, was deemed a great success by participants – read their testimonials on the lower portion of this page.

Join us in Tucson at the start of the new year to jump start your creativity and marketing awareness!

For further details and to apply go to http://mvswanson.com/workshop/tucson-january-2018.

December 7–10, New Orleans: MVS Participating and Presenting at PhotoNOLA

December 7, 2017toDecember 10, 2017

PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.

The 12th annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 7–10, 2017 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month. The lineup includes portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures, book signings and the PhotoGALA. Many events are free and open to the public.

Please join us to celebrate the art of photography, New Orleans style!”

December 7th: MVS will be presenting a morning education panel on Photobooks–panelists to be announced.

December 6, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations

December 6, 2017

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations in New Orleans for PhotoNOLA.  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.

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