2019 Topics & Trends Education Program

The Topics & Trends Education Program offers cutting-edge seminars and high-quality professional development programming that offer expert perspectives on today’s most pressing industry challenges and the trends changing the way business is done—from matters of internet marketing and increasing competition to digital’s growing role in the marketplace.

NOTE: Seminar topics may be altered or changed. This is the most current information. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.

1:00—2:00 p.m.
ART LAW PRIMER: COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK LAW
Wondering how to protect your creative work? What does a gallery owner need to do to ensure an artist’s works are authentic? Understand what copyrights and trademarks are and how to use them to protect creative works. Learn from Jay Landrum, an experienced art and copyright attorney, exactly what you need to know and actions to take. This seminar will cover what copyrights and trademarks are, example of use cases, why these protections are important, what types of uses are fair use and what is not allowed, registration requirements, and more.

Who should attend: Artists, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Location: Education Pavilion

2:30—3:30 p.m.
ART TALK: MEET THE SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS OF TODAY
In just five key questions, we’ll uncover the strategies and secrets behind the successful careers of three artists: Shima Shanti, Alexis Silk, and Jeffrey Bisaillon. From discussing when they realized art was going to be their career to recalling their first piece sold and why was it memorable, we’ll probe into the pasts of these artists to see what they have done in their careers that made a difference as well as explore their present-day career strategies and goals for the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about these award-winning, in-demand artists.

Who should attend: Artists, gallery owners, art dealers, and designers
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Panel: Shima Shanti / Peace Waters Fine Art; Alexis Silk / Alexis Silk Studio and Mattson’s Fine Art; Jeffrey Bisaillon / Jbis Art
Location: Education Pavilion

4:00—5:00 p.m.
ART TALK: ORIGINS OF INSPIRATION
Enjoy an interactive panel and conversation featuring a dynamic group of emerging, established artists and creative professionals, including Bob Clyatt, David Rodriguez-Francis, Giano Currie, Luca Bornoffi, Miguel Salas and more. Moderated by Arte Collective founder and curator Yubal Márquez Fleites, the group will discuss the personal journey that has lead each to the creation of their works. Topics will include following your passion, finding your muse, ideation of concepts, creative process, development and execution, storytelling and content development.

Who should attend: Artists, gallery owners, art dealers, and designers
Moderator: Yubal Marquez Fleites / Arte Collective
Speakers: Bob Clyatt / Clyatt Sculpture; David Rodriguez-Francis / David Rodriguez-Francis Art; Giano Currie / Giano Currie Art; Luca Bornoff / Luca Bornoff Art; Miguel Salas / Miguel Salas Photography
Location: Education Pavilion

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11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
ART LAW PRIMER: CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY AND LIMITED EDITIONS
What exactly is a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), and why are they important? Why do you need it with every piece of art—no matter if you are the artist, a gallery, or a buyer? How can you determine if a COA is legitimate? Do limited editions need COAs? And what makes it a limited edition anyway? Jay Landrum, expert art law attorney with 20+ years of experience, will clarify the lingo, identify what’s legally required, and set you on the right course.

Who should attend: Gallery owners, art publishers, artists, consultants, and anyone who wants to be on top of the legal requirements of documenting art
Speakers: Jay Landrum
Location: Education Pavilion

12:30—1:30 p.m.
ARTIST FAME AND FORTUNE: TURNING WHAT YOU LOVE INTO A VIABLE CAREER
Join Michael Joseph, an acclaimed, award-winning artist, who has amplified his artistic career by creating Artblend, a prosperous gallery business that supports and assists fellow artists in growing their careers. He’ll show you a proven marketing and exhibition plan—a strategic business model designed for artists to establish a long and successful career. The strategic plan is designed to help artists build a brand; nurture a long, sustaining career; add value; and increase art sales. If you are ready to enjoy more success, then this seminar is a must.

Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Speaker: Michael Joseph / Artblend
Location: Education Pavilion

2:00—3:00 p.m.
TRENDING IN TODAY’S ART WORLD
Looking for that perfect new piece to add to your collection? Searching for a new category to add revenue to your gallery’s bottom line? Need some “wow” to impress your clients? Join Yubal Marquez Fleites, Arte Collective owner; Michael Joseph, Artblend gallery owner; Bruce Adams, Santa Fean Magazine publisher; and Eric Smith, Redwood Media Group president, as they discuss today’s art scene, top trends, and collectible artists.

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to be on top of the latest in art trends and the art business
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Speakers: Yubal Marquez Fleites / Arte Collective; Michael Joseph / Artblend Gallery; Bruce Adams / Santa Fean Magazine; Eric Smith / Redwood Media Group
Location: Education Pavilion

3:30—4:30 p.m.
ART TALKS: SUCCESS SECRETS OF AMAZING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHERS
In just five key questions, we’ll uncover the strategies and secrets behind the successful careers of an amazing group of fine art photographers: Richard Binhammer, Phil Carriere, Paul Christener, Patricia Gilman, Doug Munch, and Maddi Ring. From discussing when they realized photography was going to be their career to recalling their first piece sold and why was it memorable, we’ll probe into the pasts of these artists to see what they have done in their careers that made a difference, as well as explore their present-day career strategies and goals for the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to incorporate these successful photographers’ business approaches and tactics into your own art business.

Who should attend: Artists, fine art photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors
Moderator: Linda Mariano
Panel: Richard Binhammer / Binhammer Photographs; Phil Carriere / Phil Carriere Photography; Paul Christener / Paul Christener Photography; Patricia Gilman / New York Center for Photographic Art; Doug Munch / Doug Munch Fine Art Photography; Maddi Ring / New York Center for Photographic Art
Location: Education Pavilion

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11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
WORKING FOR THE MUSE: CHOOSING A CAREER IN THE ARTS
Choosing to create a career in the arts is never an easy decision. Crista Cloutier will explore the journey that all artists must travel when they take that jump. She’ll illustrate how you find your unique voice, develop it, and use it to create an authentic brand. She’ll talk about practice and the importance of devotion to craft and work. Cloutier will discuss the fears that all creatives battle, why experience should never be a stopping point, the value of being a lifelong learner, and the power that’s unleashed when artists honor their own journey. All attendees will be welcome to enter an exclusive drawing for free access to The Working Artist Masterclass along with a 90-minute one-on-one private strategy session with Cloutier (a $899 value).

Who should attend: Artists interested in making art and the art industry their career
Speaker: Crista Cloutier / Principal, The Working Artist
Location: Education Pavilion

1:00—2:00 p.m.
ART LAW PRIMER: ART LICENSING—OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Licensing art—is it a viable extension of the artist’s work? What’s the potential impact of art licensing on your business as a whole? How do you decide if licensing is right for you? Whether you’re an artist, agent, publisher, manufacturer, or gallery owner, you need to understand the opportunities licensing can create and learn the inside scoop on common mistakes artists and agents make when they begin to license work. In this seminar, you’ll learn when licensing is appropriate, the upsides and downsides in deciding to license, what protections need to be put in place in every licensing agreement, and common pitfalls an inexperienced licensor may suffer. Sit and learn from attorney Jay Landrum, a seasoned expert with years of delving into the legal aspects of art licensing.

Who should attend: Artists, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Location: Education Pavilion

2:30—3:30 p.m.
ARTIST FAME AND FORTUNE: KEY ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS
How did they do it? What was the turning point that turned their passion for art and creativity into a real business? Listen and learn from a distinguished panel of art industry professionals as they guide you through the ups and downs and the importance of investing in your career and business. Award-winning artist and Artblend gallery owner Michael Joseph will moderate a panel including a photographer, an emergency room physician and artist, and an author and playwright. It’s your opportunity to hear about their feats—and get ideas for building your own success story! You’ll even learn about a new art movement called Conscious Perceptionalism.

Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Moderator: Michael Joseph / Artblend
Speakers: Allan McDonald / Photographer; James McCormick / Photographer / Physician; Meagan J. Meehan / Artist / Author / Playwright
Location: Education Pavilion

4:00—5:00 p.m.
MEDIA TRANSECTIONS & CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY INFLUENCES
In today’s world of advancing technologies, the human experience is unable to avoid the dominance and the influences. Join artist and fine arts professor Joan Pamboukes as she discusses her work exploring projects that transect human interactivity with the “screen” through video games, smartphones, and television.

Look inside this award-winning artist and educator’s portfolios and learn her fascinating story and process as she explores the impact of the “Images that flash before us, mingling with personal memories and emotions, and influencing our state of mind.”

Who should attend: Collectors, artists, gallery owners, art dealers, and anyone interested in statement art and fine art photography
Speakers: Joan Pamboukes / Fine Arts Professor, New York Film Academy; David Mager / Photography Chairman, New York Film Academy
Location: Education Pavilion

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Seminar Schedule

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Dream To Launch: Making The Internet Work For You
Who should attend: Designers, gallery owners, artists, consultants, and anyone who wants to be on top of their internet and social media game
Speakers: A.D. Cook and Beti Kristof / Dream to Launch
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Artist Fame And Fortune: Turning What You Love Into A Viable Career
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Speaker: Michael Joseph / Artblend

12:45 PM
1:45 PM
Marketing Smarts For Designers & Gallery Owners
Who should attend: Designers, gallery owners, artists, architects, consultants, creative directors, and anyone who wants to grow their business
Speaker: Litsa Spanos / Art Design Consultants
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Artist Fame And Fortune: Key Elements Of Success
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Moderator: Michael Joseph / Artblend
Speakers: Debbi Schonberger-Pierce / Corporate Art Consultant and Principal, Art Solutions; Anthony Scime / Principal and Designer, Mint Art Haus; Erin Bassett / Mixed Media Sculptor; Meagan J. Meehan / Author and Playwright

12:45 PM
1:45 PM
Understanding Art Licensing— Opportunities And Very Common Mistakes
Who should attend: Artists, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
First You Jump: Using Your Creativity To Fly
Who should attend: Artists interested in making art and the art industry their career
Speaker: Crista Cloutier / Principal, The Working Artist
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:45 PM
Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law
Who should attend: Artists, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
Art Lab Explorations: Jon Henry, Stranger Fruit
Who should attend: Collectors, artists, gallery owners, art dealers
Speakers: Jon Henry / Art Lab Artist and David Mager / Photography Chairman, New York Film Academy

2:45 PM
3:45 PM
Mightier Marketing For Visual Artists
Who should attend: Artists, photographers, gallery owners, art dealers
Speakers: Elizabeth Hulings, Director, and Daniel DiGriz, Marketing and Education Director / The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Mightier Marketing For Visual ArtistsLocation: Education Pavilion
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
On The Horizon In The Art World
Who should attend: Anyone who wants to be on top of the latest in art trends and the art business
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Speakers: Yubal Marquez Fleites / Arte Collective; Michael Joseph / Artblend Gallery; Bruce Adams / Santa Fean Magazine
On The Horizon In The Art WorldLocation: Education Pavilion
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Meet The Successful Artists Of Today
Who should attend: Artists, gallery owners, art dealers, and designers
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Panel: Samir Sammoun / Sammoun Fine Art; Christina Krusi / Gallery Steiner; and Majie Lavergne / Majie Lavergne Fine Art
Meet The Successful Artists Of TodayLocation: Education Pavilion
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Getty Images: The Art & The Business
Who should attend: Artists, fine art photographers, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speakers: Lia De Feo and Shawn Waldron / Getty Images
Getty Images: The Art & The BusinessLocation: Education Pavilion
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
Calling All Artists: Your Book, Your Brand
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in creating a unique representation of their business and brand
Speaker: Daniel Milnor / Creative Evangelist, Blurb, Inc.
Calling All Artists: Your Book, Your BrandLocation: Education Pavilion

4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Art Talks: Success Secrets Of Amazing Fine Art Photographers
Who should attend: Artists, fine art photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors
Panel Leader: Linda Mariano
Moderator: Tim Tadder / Arte Collective; Michael Joseph / Artblend; and Riya Sharma / Riya Sharma Fine Art Photography
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
One-On-One Consultations: The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists
Who should attend: Artists, photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, and any one looking to improve their art business
Speakers: Elizabeth Hulings, Director, and Daniel DiGriz, Marketing and Education Director / The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Getty Images: The Art & The Business
Who should attend: Artists, fine art photographers, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speakers: Lia De Feo and Shawn Waldron / Getty Images
Getty Images: The Art & The BusinessLocation: Education Pavilion

Thursday, April 19

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Chat With Jay
Who should attend: Exhibitors with pre-scheduled appointment
Sign up at Thursday’s 1:45 p.m. Nuts And Bolts of Copyright and Trademark Law Seminar OR at the Artexpo Sales Office, Lounge 94
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
Chat With JayLocation: Lounge 94

Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Dream To Launch: Making The Internet Work For You
Who should attend: Designers, gallery owners, artists, consultants, and anyone who wants to be on top of their internet and social media game
Speakers: A.D. Cook and Beti Kristof / Dream to Launch
11:00 AM

Friday, April 20

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
First You Jump: Using Your Creativity To Fly
Who should attend: Artists interested in making art and the art industry their career
Speaker: Crista Cloutier / Principal, The Working Artist

Friday, April 20

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:30 PM
Art Lab Explorations: Jon Henry, Stranger Fruit
Who should attend: Collectors, artists, gallery owners, art dealers
Speakers: Jon Henry / Art Lab Artist and David Mager / Photography Chairman, New York Film Academy
2:00 PM

Friday, April 20

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
3:45 PM
Mightier Marketing For Visual Artists
Who should attend: Artists, photographers, gallery owners, art dealers
Speakers: Elizabeth Hulings, Director, and Daniel DiGriz, Marketing and Education Director / The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Mightier Marketing For Visual ArtistsLocation: Education Pavilion
3:00 PM

Friday, April 20

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
One-On-One Consultations: The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists
Who should attend: Artists, photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, and any one looking to improve their art business
Speakers: Elizabeth Hulings, Director, and Daniel DiGriz, Marketing and Education Director / The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Artist Fame And Fortune: Turning What You Love Into A Viable Career
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Speaker: Michael Joseph / Artblend
12:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
On The Horizon In The Art World
Who should attend: Anyone who wants to be on top of the latest in art trends and the art business
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Speakers: Yubal Marquez Fleites / Arte Collective; Michael Joseph / Artblend Gallery; Bruce Adams / Santa Fean Magazine
On The Horizon In The Art WorldLocation: Education Pavilion

Saturday, April 21

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
4:15 PM
Calling All Artists: Your Book, Your Brand
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in creating a unique representation of their business and brand
Speaker: Daniel Milnor / Creative Evangelist, Blurb, Inc.
Calling All Artists: Your Book, Your BrandLocation: Education Pavilion
4:00 PM

Saturday, April 21

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Art Talks: Success Secrets Of Amazing Fine Art Photographers
Who should attend: Artists, fine art photographers, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors
Panel Leader: Linda Mariano
Moderator: Tim Tadder / Arte Collective; Michael Joseph / Artblend; and Riya Sharma / Riya Sharma Fine Art Photography
5:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Artist Fame And Fortune: Key Elements Of Success
Who should attend: Artists and anyone interested in making art their career
Moderator: Michael Joseph / Artblend
Speakers: Debbi Schonberger-Pierce / Corporate Art Consultant and Principal, Art Solutions; Anthony Scime / Principal and Designer, Mint Art Haus; Erin Bassett / Mixed Media Sculptor; Meagan J. Meehan / Author and Playwright
12:00 PM

Sunday, April 22

Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
1:45 PM
Understanding Art Licensing— Opportunities And Very Common Mistakes
Who should attend: Artists, art publishers, agents, gallery owners, manufacturers
Speaker: Jay Landrum / Attorney
1:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Sunday, April 22
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Meet The Successful Artists Of Today
Who should attend: Artists, gallery owners, art dealers, and designers
Moderator: Linda Mariano / Redwood Media Group
Panel: Samir Sammoun / Sammoun Fine Art; Christina Krusi / Gallery Steiner; and Majie Lavergne / Majie Lavergne Fine Art
Meet The Successful Artists Of TodayLocation: Education Pavilion

Sunday, April 22

No events available!

NOTE: Seminar topics may be altered or changed. This is the most current information. All information is subject to change without notice or obligation.

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