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The Art Business Conference – London 4th September 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The annual one-day international Art business conference returns to London for the 5th edition for galleries, dealers, auctioneers, advisors, collectors and museum professionals, to meet and discuss the key issues affecting the international art market. Through presentations and panel discussions, industry experts will share insights and advice on some of the key aspects associated with running an art business or art collection, including the latest updates in legislation.

To book your place please visit Eventbrite

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Using Your iPhone & iPad Like a Pro, to Get More Followers and Sell More Art – workshop open to AWAD members and the public.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

 

Workshop on MAY 1ST

The Association of Women Art Dealers and our partner for professional development, Be Smart About Art, is pleased to offer Using Your iPhone & iPad Like a Pro, to Get More Followers and Sell More Art! The workshop will be held on May 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 at the Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery on 46 90th Street, New York, New York.

We are all so used to pulling out our phones and tablets and just snapping away – whether they’re pictures of art, our pets, kids and dinner. Not all of those photo’s work for their intended purpose. Art business promotion and brand creation on social media platforms like instagram are now critical to success. Consequently, it’s increasingly  important for people to understand how to effectively use smartphones and tablets in art businesses today.

This information rich, practical and hands-on workshop led by photographer Chris E King will cover:

  • Tips on how pros use smartphones to snap and edit photos plus videos (including apps to use);
  • How to upload images and videos to social media / YouTube / other platforms;
  • Training to help you export images from your phone + back-up images so that you don’t lose them;
  • Trouble-shooting.

This workshop is open to all. To register follow this link to Eventbrite.

 

Specialists Speak: Women Art Dealers on Feminist Artists

Monday, April 9th, 2018

In honour of International Women’s Day last month, Invaluable invited seven members of AWAD to choose their favourite artists whose work addresses issues of feminism.

Georgina Bexon, International Advisor on Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, and member of our London Chapter, chose Mithy Sen:

Born in West Bengal and now living and working in New Delhi, for more than two decades Mithy Sen has been at the forefront of a generation of contemporary female artists questioning and negotiating feminist issues in South Asia. Sen’s work moves with ease, and spontaneously, between genres – drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, performance, installation, video, (not to mention that she is also a poet) and it is our loss that her name is not better known in the West. She enjoys wide visibility in India, and also has a growing international profile with solo exhibitions and residencies in London, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Tokyo.

Other members who took part include:

JoAnne Artman

Geneviève Lévesque

Galia Kirilova

Joanna Bryant

Kristina Huntington

Susan Mumford

Marine Tanguy

Read up on their top picks here.

AWAD at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Several AWAD members returned to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea earlier this month. On the final day of the fair, the Association also represented female gallerists and artists by inviting Friend of AWAD, Michael Barnett, to moderate a panel discussion on ‘Painting Women Back into the Picture’ as part of the fair’s Sofa Sessions.

Michael, the STATE-F22 Editor at Large and Special Projects Lead at Art Bermondsey Project Space, and the panel talked about the important role that men have to play in gender equality, in line with the UN Women initiative HeForShe. They also shared their thoughts on women in the art world, and how the sector has changed to be more inclusive and accessible to women artists and art dealers.

News from our Partners at Irenicon: GDPR What does it mean for your gallery?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

This article was written by Annabel Kaye, Founder of Irenicon, and KoffeeKlatch  AWAD’s Partner in the field of Human Resources & Legal Support.

Image courtesy of Markus Spiske via Unsplash

You are going to hear a lot about GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect in the UK in May 2018 along with the rest of the EU.  There are some things you really need to know to protect your business.

 

Data is in your gallery business is like cash in your house

Think of the way you currently handle your client data as if you were dealing with cash they left in your house.   The data your customers share with you is money they leave in your house.    It’s their money but they let you keep it for them.

Inside your house is a safe where you put the high-value items and the things you don’t want visitors to see.     You don’t put everything there.  It is a nuisance to get it in and out of the safe every time you need it.  But if it is sensitive, confidential or money you keep it in the safe.

You don’t leave your doors and windows open with cash on the kitchen table.   When you are on holiday or away from your house you take care that your safe is locked and the burglar alarms are on.  You don’t just pack up everything in the house and take it on holiday with you in case it comes in handy.

You move cash and documents around inside your house and you assume it is OK with your customer if you move their stuff from one room to another.  You assume that as long as it stays in your house that’s fine.

 

GDPR affects anyone doing business in Europe

Brexit is not going to get the UK out of this.  Anyone doing business in Europe is going to have to pay attention to this.

 

GDPR is a whole rebuild of how you think about permission

GDPR is a whole new way of looking at what permissions you need when to do what.   You are not going to be able to say – they came to my house so of course, I had permission to take all their cash.   Implied permission (they must have wanted me to do that) and a lot of well-established marketing techniques and mailing lists are going to need an overhaul.   Nor can you assume that because they visited the kitchen you have permission to take their cash to the bedroom.

You can rebuild in good time for the changes – and start looking at how you handle all this data that comes in and out of your data house, or you can hope for the best.

What’s your plan?

If you need to think about this, do not hesitate to contact  Annabel Kaye, Founder of Irenicon, and KoffeeKlatch  AWAD’s Partner in the field of Human Resources & Legal Support

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