$25 – $45

Artists and Makers Conference 2019

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Point Lookout

67 Atlantic Highway

Northport, ME 04849

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The 2019 Artists & Makers Conference will take place Thursday, April 4th from 2:00-6:30 p.m. AND Friday, April 5th from 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine.

Join us for a full slate of information, networking, and presentations tailored to the needs of Maine's arts-based businesses. This year, the conference will begin with Thursday afternoon content and continue all day Friday.

The event attracts artists and makers from across the state and offers three themed tracks – Foundational, Transformational, and Inspirational – that highlight information for those just starting a business, those looking to take their business to the next level, and those interested in tips for maintaining fulfillment, passion, and inspiration in their business. Other highlights will include hands-on workshops, portfolio and product reviews (limited slots available), a Pecha Kucha-style event to inspire creativity, and the opportunity to network with professionals and peers.

General registration open through by March 29th!


Special Presentations

AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH:
AN EVENING WITH ROBERT SHETTERLY

THURSDAY EVENING, 5:00-6:00 P.M.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—Purchase Thursday-only ticket!

Robert Shetterly's "Americans Who Tell The Truth" portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. By combining art and other media, it offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the Earth. During this special event, Shetterly will present from his body of work and share his process for how he chooses who to portray. Appetizers will be provided. Details here!


FRIDAY KEYNOTE: SUHAIL BISHARAT

FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Single day and multi-day tickets available!

Keynote Speaker Suhail Bisharat will describe the challenging task of building and housing a collection of contemporary art from across the Arab and Islamic world, the role of national leadership, artists, and the private sector as they came together to create the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman. Inaugurated in 1980 by the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor, the permanent collection includes the work of more than 800 artists from 59 countries.


CONFERENCE DETAILS

Speakers

George Pearlman, Colin Page, Kenny Cole, Robert Shetterly, Barbara Michelena of CRAFT Gallery, Whitney Birdsall of New England Made, Alex Steed of Knack Factory, Karen D’Silva of Creative Services Agency, Laura Serino of Island Apothecary, CERF+, and many more!

Topics include:

  • Successes and Failures on Instagram
  • Insurance Planning for Artists and Makers
  • The Impact and Importance of Email Marketing
  • Financial Resources and Opportunities for Maine Artists
  • Pathways in Fine Art and Craft
  • DIY Photography Workshop
  • Growing from Collaborations
  • What is an artists’ obligation to society?

FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA WITH SESSION DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE.

The conference is open to all artists and makers who live and produce work in Maine, so please invite your colleagues and friends!

Thursday will include light evening appetizers. Friday includes a continental breakfast, lunch, fruit, and beverages.

General registration closes March 29th!


Lodging

Lodging will be available at Point Lookout for reduced prices for Artists & Makers attendees. A one-bedroom king cabin for $99/night, a 2 bedroom/2 bath cabin for $149/night, and a 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin for $179/night. Please call Point Lookout at (207) 789-2000 for reservations.



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Questions?

Follow Archipelago on Facebook for updated information on speakers and registration, or contact Lisa Mossel Vietze at 596-0701, or lvietze@islandinstitute.org, with any questions.

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