MVS On the Road

As of September 2015, MVS will not begin any new private mentoring relationships. To learn from her, please attend one of her public appearances listed below or attend one of her workshops.

December 10-13, New Orleans: MVS participating in PhotoNOLA

December 10, 2015toDecember 13, 2015

MVS will be participating in the 10th Annual PhotoNOLA Festival in New Orleans.

PhotoNOLA Education Day: Your Work/Your Brand: Towards Building Professional Relationships
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration: $40 in advance/ $50 at the door

“In today’s world, making meaningful contact with industry professionals is challenging. Of course your work speaks for itself, but how can you effectively present your work in a productive and memorable way?

In this seminar, you will learn what components comprise a successful brand, and learn how combining and even integrating your print and social media tools can make the strongest first impression with your targeted audience.

Participants will learn about establishing brand identity from celebrated designer, Tom Varsico, and hear first hand from photographers Frank Relle and Eliot Dudik about their experiences putting their brand to work for them. Lastly a panel of industry professionals will share with the audience which means of presenting your work in a memorable manner are best for their respective business. A publisher, gallery director, museum curator and magazine editor will each offer insights into best practices for catching – and holding – the eyes of key decision makers.

Featured Panelists
David Chickey, Publisher, Radius Books
Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
Maja Orsic, Director, Robert Klein Gallery
Drew Sawyer, Curator of Photography, Columbus Museum of Art

Mary Virginia Swanson will serve as host for the 2015 education day, and will lead with a introductory visual presentation on the value of brand clarity for artists; she will also moderate the closing Industry Panel.

This workshop is presented with support from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.”

www.photonola.org

October 23, NYC: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo

October 23, 2015
4:30 pmto6:30 pm

PhotoPlus Expo
Javits Convention Center, New York City

Sustaining Your Long-Term Project: Fundraising, Sponsorship, and Creative Focus

“Many photographers engage in creative projects that live within them for years, continuing work on them as funding allows.  Securing time and support on many levels is essential. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication and exhibition of your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to research and connect with like-minded individuals, organizations and foundations who share a passion for your subject. The types of monetary grants available through corporate and private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations and sponsorship. Swanson will share fundraising resources and describe her research methodology to secure financial support, allowing your photography project to reach the broadest possible audience.” Class ID: FC4

Registration is required to attend. Visit www.photoplusexpo.com for details.

October 17, NYC: MVS Available for Consultations

October 17, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations with existing client 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.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

September 24-26, Oklahoma City: MVS is Featured Speaker at SPE South Central Conference

September 25, 2015

Society for Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference: Spheres of Influence

MVS will be participating in the South Central Regional conference of the Society for Photographic Education, hosted by the University of Oklahoma September 24 – 26th, 2015.  For complete conference details visit this website; conference registration is required for attendance.

NOTE: Non-SPE Members are welcome to attend, with full conference ($85), one-day ($30) or single event ($15) passes available; non-member student conference passes are $65.

She will presenting two lectures:

Sustaining Your Long-Term Project: Fundraising, Sponsorship & Creative Focus
Friday, September 25, 11:00-12:00

“Many photographers engage in creative projects that live within them for years, continuing work on them as funding allows, while others are intent on finishing a specific project that requires travel or other resources for completion. No matter what the parameters are for growing and concluding your project, securing time and support on many levels is essential. In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication & exhibition of your photography projects. She will help artists understand how to research and connect with like-minded individuals, organization and foundations who share a passion for your subject. The types of monetary grants available through corporate & private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations, and sponsorship. Throughout the seminar, Ms. Swanson will share resources for fundraising and describe her research methodology to secure financial support for your photography project to reach the broadest possible audience.”

Understanding the Value of Your Work in Multiple Markets
Friday, September 25, 3:00 – 4:00

“One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work. It is increasingly common to see photographs made by collectible artists step beyond their gallery’s walls to be featured as illustration within powerful graphic design. Whether a fine print is shown in a museum setting 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, noted author/educator Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify new markets and assess the role photography plays within them. She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images who are likely to respond to the style/content of your work, and the most effective approaches when introducing yourself and your photography. Swanson will guide you in assessing the value of your work within today’s diverse photography marketplace, and coach you on considerations artists must be mindful of when taking their artwork across multiple markets.”

 

 

September 12 & 19, NYC: 2-Day Aperture Workshop “Securing Support for Your Long-Term Project”

September 12, 2015toSeptember 19, 2015

Aperture
2-Day Workshop, Securing Support for Your Long-Term Project

Saturday, September 12 & 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, both days

Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.

On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.

During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.

Tuition: $500 ($450 for currently enrolled photography students and Aperture Members at the $250 level and above).

For more information and to register visit www.aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson2015.

August 24 – September 4, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

August 24, 2015toSeptember 4, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of phone and in-person consultations for existing clients while home in Tucson.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at assistant@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

August 14-19, New York City: MVS Available for Consultations

August 14, 2015toAugust 19, 2015

Fully booked and taking names for a waiting list. 

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.

July 27 – August 7, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

July 27, 2015toAugust 7, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of phone and in-person consultations while at home in Tucson.  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.

July 21-23, Phoenix: MVS Available for Consultations

July 21, 2015toJuly 23, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of phone and in-person consultations while in Phoenix (PDT).  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.

July 13, Santa Fe: MVS Speaking with SFW Instructors

July 13, 2015
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

MVS will be speaking at the weekly “INSTRUCTORS PRESENTATIONS” at the Santa Fe Workshops which are free and open to the public.

The presentations feature short lectures by all five instructors that week:

MONDAY, JULY 13 • 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Carrie Beene, Kate Breakey, Andrew Hetherington, Jace Graf and Mary Virginia Swanson.

LOCATION:

Santa Fe Prep School Auditorium
1100 Camino de la Cruz Blanca

Click here for the full list of summer Instruction Presentations.
For information: 505-983-1400, ext 111

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