MVS On the Road

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

February 28 – March 1, Boston: MVS Available for Consultations

February 28, 2015toMarch 1, 2015

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

January 30 – February 2, Los Angeles: MVS Available for Consultations

January 30, 2015toFebruary 2, 2015

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations while in Los Angeles for the LA Art Book Fair.  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.

January 21-25, Tucson: Finding Your Audience: Marketing Master Class (FULL)

January 21, 2015toJanuary 25, 2015

WHO: Photographers wishing to take their work to the next level.

WHERE: Homewood Suites by Hilton at St. Philips Plaza in Tucson, Arizona (discounted room rate for participants)

Tuition: $1100 | $900 for MVS Workshop Alumni*

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

Below are but a few of the many topics we will discuss:

  • Understanding the fine print collecting market and how to maximize your investment in exhibitions and portfolio reviews to best engage this audience.
  • The role of a photo book in moving your career forward.
  • Strategies towards securing support for your long-term projects via grants, fellowships, corporate sponsorship, etc.
  • Enhancing your self-promotion efforts towards targeted, current, and evolving markets.
  • Understanding granting commercial licensing of your fine art images, and how to assess value.

While much of our time will be spent in the classroom or meeting with guests, we will schedule time for participants to share work informally with our group, always a highlight.  Further details will be announced as they are confirmed.

For more details click here.

Like this year, 2015‘s discussions and seminars will be at an ADVANCED level; acceptance is by application only.
Class size is limited and is FULL.

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

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.

December 9-15, NYC: MVS Available for Consultations

December 9, 2014toDecember 15, 2014

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.

December 3, 7 & 8, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations

December 3, 2014toDecember 8, 2014

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

November 20 – December 1, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

November 20, 2014toDecember 1, 2014

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

November 15-19, New Orleans: MVS Available for Consultations

November 15, 2014toNovember 19, 2014

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

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