Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Networking: virtual vs reality

Caole and I @ Planet Earth
 and the 4 Directions Art Gallery 2009

This morning I opened up my email to find my newsletter from Alyson B Stanfield, the artbizcoach. She talked about how networking face to face pays off and gave 5 networking essentials. This article hit close to home. I don't know about you, but I get consumed with social networking and tend to forget how important it is to go to those Friday night gallery nights or getting involved in a community art program. I am especially guilty since I live in a rural area. It's not easy for me to be very social (face to face). Although I do understand the significance to your creative business and I actually do miss it sometimes. When I lived in a city, I really enjoyed going to all the art openings, seeing my friends, and meeting new artists. Reading Alyson's article gave me the nudge I needed to step it up a notch. I'm going to try harder to be more involved in the art community and make it a point to attend those 1st Friday night gallery openings. Thanks Alyson!

And I hope you haven't forgotten about the 101010 Project!
Starting May 1st you are invited to follow 10 women and the insight to their businesses.

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