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CAP was founded in 1990 to act as an advocate for the arts, serve the public by providing services and resources for county artists and arts organizations, and encourage collaboration among arts, education, business, civic and government organizations.Learn more
Registration is Required. You can either:
1. Pay via paypal below and you will receive notification both from paypal and from CAP.
2. or Register via e-mail and pay by check:
E -mail Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know which workshop(s) you would like to take. Then send a check made out to "CAP" to Community Arts Partnership, Center Ithaca 107, 171 E. State/MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. (Let Robin know if you need an invoice.)
Workshop Locations: All workshops will take place at the CAP ArtsSpace, Center Ithaca, 171 E. State Street, Ithaca (on the Commons).
NOTE: This Workshop has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment.
Many artists would like to have representation through a store or gallery but find the idea of getting ready and actually making the "pitch" daunting. Bettsie will guide you through the entire process so you will be confident in making that appointment to show your work!
This workshop will cover: Wholesale vs. retail - the right choice for you; How to present yourself as a professional; Making the appointment; The meeting - do's and don'ts; Maximize your success and close the sale; You've got the order, now what?; Tips for getting reorders; What the store's owner might expect from you; Your relationship with the store owner; What if your work isn't selling; A brief word about wholesale shows and why doing a few retail shows might be a good thing. In addition, Bettsie will touch upon the topics of selling through co-ops and on-line wholesale venues.
(There will be plenty of time for your questions.)
Bettsie has been co-owner of 15 STEPS for over 30 years and before that was a practicing fiber artist, selling her work to galleries across the U.S. Bettsie has mentored many emerging artists since opening 15 STEPS, taking each of them from their first hint of greatness to self-supporting, full-time professional.