Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why I Participate in the Artist Preview Show

Maybe you're wondering "why should I enter and attend the North Coast Open Studios Artist Preview Show & Reception"?

This is a terrific opportunity for possible patrons to see your work up close and personal! Usually photographed images do not accurately reflect "Art" that has been created ... this is why I paint - photos don't do justice to the images that are created in my mind. And when I send my images off to be scanned, the subtlies of color are never captured.

What better chance will the participants of NCOS have to entice people to come to their studios than participating in this wonderful opening! Please submit your "STAR" piece in this show ... you'll want to shine. If you are in attendance, possible "buyers" will have the opportunity to meet you and begin a true relationship with you and your art. An artist cannot hope for better! Last year we had a fantastic turn out. People were really impressed with the quality of the show - art was Sold - and the public had the to opportunity to see our beautiful raffle items and purchase tickets (please note that these raffled items are going toward the support of the NCOS ... without the raffle this opening and several other benefits will not be possible). I plan on participating in and attending this show... hope to see you there "shining".

Yvonne Kern, NCOS Participant and Steering Committee Member

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Advertising in the Open Studios Guidebook

So, every year the guidebook the North Coast Journal does for Open Studios gets better and better. And, every year the Journal offers a great, low cost opportunity to advertise in the book.

The deadline for advertising is coming soon - don't miss this great opportunity to reach out to arts friendly members of our community!

Shane, the Advertising Rep in charge of the project, sent me this email:

North Coast Open Studios is still a couple of months away, but we are currently working out the details of the North Coast Open Studios 2011 Official Guide. If you would like advertise in this year's guide, please contact me soon.

This year's event will be delivered in every copy of the Journal, Thursday, June 2. There will be an additional 5,000 copies available for pre-event distribution beginning May 7. (Total distribution: 26,000.) Deadline is April 14.

Shane Mizer, Advertising
North Coast Journal
707.442-1400 ext.312
cell 707.845.5142