Tucson: January 2018

FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE: THE MVS MASTER CLASS

WHEN: Tuesday evening, January 16 – Sunday noon, January 21, 2018

WHERE: Homewood Suites by Hilton at St. Philips Plaza in Tucson, Arizona (details below; discounted rate must be booked by midnight January 5th.

WHO: Photographers wishing to take their work to the next level.
Acceptance to this workshop is by application only.  Apply here.

TUITION: $1150 | Workshop Alumni* $950

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I am pleased to announce that I will once again be hosting my Master Class in Tucson in January 2018.  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.

Each January since 2014, Finding Your Audience: MVS Master Class, has been 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!  Below are but a few of the many topics we will discuss:

  • Strategies towards securing support for your long-term projects via grants, fellowships, corporate sponsorship and in-kind donations.
  • Understanding the fine print collecting market and how to maximize your investment in exhibitions and portfolio reviews to best engage this audience.
  • Enhancing your self-promotion efforts towards targeted, current, and evolving markets through website, social media and targeted print promotions.
  • Caring for your work: innovative, secure exhibition display and long-term care of your photographs and related paperwork with those who show and collect your work.
  • The role of a well-planned and produced publication, photo book or Portfolio in moving your career forward.
  • Enhancing audience engagement for your work through related educational offerings online or during public exhibitions.
  • The business of your business: reviewing the diverse legal agreements in your art career.
  • Understanding granting commercial licensing of your fine art images, and how to assess value.

Special Guests will be announced this fall.

While much of our time will be spent in the hotel’s classroom, on site visits (Center for Creative Photography and Etherton Gallery) 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.

The Sonoran Desert is not to be missed! Early risers will have a chance to hike and photograph in the area, and we will save time for an afternoon free to see the local beauty, historic neighborhoods or other area(s) as you wish.

PRIVATE SESSIONS: Each participant will be scheduled for a 30 minute session with Ms. Swanson during the workshop.  If desired, participants can arrange for a one-hour sessions before or after the workshop at a special Workshop rate of $200 for that hour.

Come early / Stay late! I hope you will come early/stay late and experience the culture and amazing landscape of Southern Arizona, too; this link provides a great introduction to our area visittucson.org.  Highlights in Tucson or in the near vicinity include Sabino Canyon,  Sonoran Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park,  San Xavier Mission and the Pima Air & Space Museum.  A slightly longer trip (day trip) would bring you to Biosphere 2Kitt Peak National Observatory and Karchner Caverns State Park.

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

Mary Virginia Swanson

*Those who have taken a workshop with MVS in the past 3 years qualify for the Alumni tuition rate.  Being a consulting client does not qualify you for the alumni tuition rate.  Acceptance is not guaranteed  unless you have previously been accepted to the MVS Master Class.

Contact

If you have any questions about the workshop please email mvs@mvswanson.com with MVS Master Class in the subject line.


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