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).

Jan. 6-12, Tucson: The MVS Master Class

January 6, 2019toJanuary 12, 2019

FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE: THE MVS MASTER CLASS

WHERE: Tucson, Arizona at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at St. Philips Plaza (room reservation details below)

WHO: Photographers serious about their creative practice and who wish to take their work to the next level.
Acceptance by application and portfolio only; apply here.

TUITION: $1350 | $1100 for Master Class Alumni & Existing Clients*

The Annual MVS Master Class is intended for photographers who have begun to present their work to targeted audiences, with career strategy at the core of our discussions. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of today’s fine print markets ranging from private, public and corporate collections, as well as related professional practices, including print presentation, publication and exhibition projects; securing support for your projects; and developing a marketing strategy for your work are among the topics that will be discussed in this immersive, advanced-level workshop.

The week will be comprised of classroom lectures by myself and special guests, as well as numerous site visits. The 2019 guest lecturer list confirmed as of September 2018 includes Susan kae Grant, Joan Liftin, Lisa M. Robinson, studio visit with Wayne Martin Belger, and more. Each participant will have a portfolio review with James Hajicek + Carol Panaro Smith and myself towards the end of our week together.

A visit to the Center for Creative Photography’s Volkerding Research Library, as well as current exhibitions Richard Avedon Relationships and selections on view in the Heritage Gallery, in addition to behind the scenes visit to Etherton Gallery and other venues. A personal library of exceptional small press publications, promotional tools and marketing examples, exhibition proposals, and other materials that add to an understanding of a professional practice today will be available to participants in the classroom.

While much of our time will be spent in the hotel’s classroom, on site visits and meeting with special guests, time will be scheduled for participants to share their work informally with our group—always a highlight.  Plan on bringing current projects, promotional pieces and publications to share with fellow participants.

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.

I promise an engaging dialogue about our industry and your practice that will help you focus your energies and unleash your creativity during a stimulating visit to the Sonoran Desert. I look forward to working together in Tucson early in the new year!

-Mary Virginia Swanson

APPLY NOW!

For the further details on this class go to this page in the Workshop section of our website.

*To qualify for the discounted tuition you must be an alumni of the MVS Master Class (held annually since January 2014) or are a current client of Ms. Swanson’s and have consulted with her within the past two years.

Dec. 19 – Feb. 11, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

December 19, 2018toFebruary 11, 2019

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while at home in Tucson, Arizona.

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 16-17, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations

December 16, 2018toDecember 17, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in New Orleans, Louisiana 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.

December 8-9, NYC: MVS Attending & Participating at APAG Annual Seminar

December 8, 2018toDecember 9, 2018

American Photography Archives Group
Fourth Annual APAG Seminar
At the School at ICP at 1114 Sixth Avenue, NYC.

MVS will be attending both days of the seminar as well as presenting:

Licensing and marketing: learn all about it from the experts
Presented by Mary Virginia Swanson and Julie Grahame
Saturday, December 8th, 2:30–4:00 PM

SEMINAR FEES:
(Includes 3 panels each day, breakfast, afternoon coffee, breakout sessions and Sat. evening party)
One Day – APAG member $225 / non-member $250
Two Days – APAG member $400  / non-member $450
Additional attendee from an archive/photo studio – member $175 each day

Register online here: https://www.apag.us/seminar/

Dec. 4-6, NYC: MVS Available for Consultations

December 4, 2018toDecember 6, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in New York City.

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.

November 29 – December 1, Philadelphia: MVS Available for Consultations

November 29, 2018toDecember 1, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in Philadelphia, PA.

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.

November 13-17, Alexandria, VA: MVS Available for Consultation

November 13, 2018toNovember 17, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in Alexandria, Virginia.

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.

November 3, Albuquerque: Panel & Presentation About Bill Jay at SPE SW

November 3, 2018
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
A film written, directed, and produced by British photographer and educator, Grant Scott.

Film screening and panel discussion during the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference.

BILL JAY (1940-2009), British photohistorian, photographer and editor of Creative Camera and Album was a beloved professor at Arizona State University from the day he arrived, fresh from securing graduate degrees at University of New Mexico (MA ’74, MFA ’76). Jay’s life and his many contributions to our field is now the subject of a documentary film by fellow British photographer Grant Scott titled “DO NOT BEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF BILL JAY” which will have its US debut at this conference. The film has met wide acclaim at screenings in London, Wales and Scotland. Bill’s family, industry colleagues, former students and friends are among them dozens of contributors to the film.

Scott, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire will introduce his film and participate in a concluding panel discussion. Joining him will be Jay’s colleague from UNM & ASU, James Hajicek and several of his students including Mary Virginia Swanson, Jared Platt and more.”

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Honors College Forum

October 26th, New York: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo

October 26, 2018
11:00 amto12:30 pm

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Javits Convention Center, New York City

October 24 – November 1, NYC: MVS Available for Consultation

October 24, 2018toNovember 1, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in New York City.  MVS will be attending and presenting at the Photo Plus Expo, October 25-27.

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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