Web Presence for Artists: Saturday, October 27th

When I presented this class in August I said I would try my best to find a Saturday date and do it again, for those that aren’t available during the week. Well, here it is! As I mentioned before, I know enough about the subject to know I don’t know it all – but I’m excited to share what I do know! Here is the class information. If you’d like to join, please email me at info@lynnemedsker.com.

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An Introduction to Web Presence & Social Media for Artists

Presented by Lynne Medsker

Date:                  Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Time:         12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (bring an afternoon snack if you wish)

Location:         Gallery on the Square

                          51 South Washington Street

                       Danville, Indiana

Cost:                  $20 per person

Contact:         Lynne Medsker @ info@lynnemedsker.com

This class is to introduce and encourage artists to use the available social media and online outlets to present and promote their work.  It will be broken into two sessions, the first session covers basic information on presenting your work online, including:

Basic information all artists need to promote their work: Resume, artist statement, bio

Photographing/Adjusting/Resizing your images for the web

Watermarking & copyright for your images

What information to include with your images

Being consistent in your efforts

Connecting with other artists, art lovers and potential clients

After an afternoon break we will spend time talking about specific sites and ways to promote your art, some topics covered will be:

Facebook Pages

Pinterest

Twitter

LinkedIN, Branched Out, Google+, etc.

Etsy & eBay

Blogs and blogs vs. websites

Image hosting sites

Online resources

You will receive multiple handouts as well as access to links & information via the internet after the class. I will be available after the session to answer any specific questions that you may have about your art, Facebook Page, blog, etc. and to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions for those who are interested in further assistance. If you have a laptop please bring it with you!

Web Presence for Artists: August 29th, 2012

I was invited to share some information with local artists about online presence and social media. I know enough about it to know I don’t know it all – but I’m excited to share what I do know! Here is the class information. If you’d like to join, please email me at info@lynnemedsker.com. If we can find a workable date in the near future I may be presenting this again on a Saturday for those that aren’t available during the week.

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An Introduction to Web Presence & Social Media for Artists

Presented by Lynne Medsker

Date:                  Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Time:         10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. (bring a sack lunch)

Location:         Sugar Creek Art Center

                          127 South Pearl Street

                       Thorntown, Indiana

Cost:                  $20 per person

Contact:         Lynne Medsker @ info@lynnemedsker.com

This class is to introduce and encourage artists to use the available social media and online outlets to present and promote their work.  It will be broken into a morning session that covers basic information on presenting your work online, including:

Photographing/Adjusting/Resizing your images for the web

Watermarking & copyright for your images

What information to include with your images

Being consistent in your efforts

Connecting with other artists, art lovers and potential clients

After lunch we will spend time talking about specific sites and ways to promote your art, some topics covered will be:

Facebook Pages

Pinterest

Twitter

LinkedIN, Branched Out, Google+, etc.

Etsy & eBay

Blogs and blogs vs. websites

Image hosting sites

Online resources

You will receive handouts as well as links & information via email after the class. I will be available after the session to answer any specific questions that you may have about your art, Facebook Page, blog, etc. and to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions for those who are interested in further assistance. If you have a laptop please bring it with you!

More from Medsker Metal Art!

wall sculpture #27, $250 © medsker metal art

With the Deja Vu Show coming in two days I thought I would feature more metal and mixed media artwork that my husband, Mark, and I created recently!

wall sculpture #33, $250 © medsker metal art

"wall sculpture #34" $320 © medsker metal art

Sculpture #32 (wall or tabletop display) $190 © Medsker Metal Art

I still have a few other pieces in the studio that are “in progress” – hopefully they will make it to the show as well. 🙂 If you want to know more about our collaborative artwork visit our website at www.medskermetalart.com!
Lynne

Dalliance

"dalliance #3" mixed media on wood, 4x4" (not for sale) 2011, Lynne Medsker

Although I still had a few items left I wanted to create some more small art pieces to give away in drawings and contests for my email newsletter subscribers. I liked the idea of creating art just for the fun of giving it away! Here are images of the steps during their creation:

blank panels, ready to begin! © 2011, Lynne Medsker
random magazine text added © 2011, Lynne Medsker
first round of ink going onto the surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
detail of ink & water on surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more inks applied to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
ink blotted into surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more ink/color added to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
after ink was blended into surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
surface design added with black acrylic © 2011, Lynne Medsker
layers of paint spray/splatter/drops on top of design © 2011, Lynne Medsker
adding strips of copper paper © 2011, Lynne Medsker
more random paint © 2011, Lynne Medsker
individual pieces separated, sealed with clear acrylic (still wet in image) black wire added to each piece © 2011, Lynne Medsker
finished pieces, with decorative stamping added to surface © 2011, Lynne Medsker
"dalliance #4" mixed media on wood, 4x4" (not for sale) 2011, Lynne Medsker

Are you a newsletter subscriber? Not only can you win art & prizes you also are eligible for “subscriber only” offers! Sign up today by visiting www.lynnemedsker.com, there is a link for the sign-up form at the bottom of each page of the site. How easy is that? Why not go do it now?

🙂

Lynne

It’s Official!

The website is revamped and up-to-date! Woo, hoo! I am so happy to have it up & running. I may still tweek it a bit here & there but for the most part I am happy. Please spend a few moments exploring the new pages by clicking this link: www.lynnemedsker.com. The first of two big changes is a name change for the site, previous titled “Artwork by Lynne” it’s now “Lynne Medsker Art & Photography” which is the business name I’ve used for the past couple of years. I’m finally getting everything in synch! The second change is related to getting things in synch as well, instead of having two websites (one for art and one for photography) I have merged the portrait photography information into this website. I will be de-activated the photo site soon. I am excited to have everything streamlined into one place – check out the portrait photography info and slide shows located on the portfolio page!

Be sure to check the “Classes” page too, I’ve added more media and creative fun for you to have. See something interesting? Call or email and we’ll schedule a class!

Have a great weekend!

Lynne

In the meantime…

I am getting so anxious for spring! As the month of March is looming on the calendar I know it can’t be far away. Yet I am looking out my window at snowflakes lazily falling to the ground today. Sigh! In the meantime I have been doing some pre-spring cleaning of my website.

Along with a much needed update of images and info it’s getting a makeover as well. Changing around the way portfolios are accessed, organizing things in a (hopefully) better flowing manner and just generally spiffing it up. The biggest change will be that I am eliminating the separate website for portrait photography and blending it in with my art site! Selecting, uploading and creating the pages for all the portrait images has been more time consuming than I ever imagined! It has been well over a month that I’ve been working on it but we’ve hit many bumps in the road at our house, from ice storms to the flu being passed around (twice!) and even the loss of a parent.

I am back at work on all the revisions now and hope to have it finished within a week (she says hopefully!). Since my show is now up at the Plainfield Library I am taking a short break from studio work to focus my creative energies on getting this project finished. Then I can start working on some new art for a show in April!

I’m so glad I have this blog to keep people up to date on events while the website is languishing…one of my goals (once it’s finished) is to do bi-weekly updates of the site so that it won’t get stale and outdated again. In the meantime be sure to check back here for current news and also for the announcement of the big “unveiling” when the site is finally updated.

Busy, busy,

Lynne

New Look!

Hey, look what I did! 🙂 I decided it was time to change it up and re-design the blog. I had fun trying out different backgrounds and themes, I actually ended up editing & uploading one of my own images for the background. This is at least one small step, next month my goal is to revamp my entire website. Yikes!

Baby steps,
Lynne

Call it what you want sale!

Okay, I have to admit I was inspired by all the Black Friday sales that are everywhere at the moment. Why not have one myself?! But the more I thought about it I believe it’s more like an art adoption program. Just like retired greyhounds, they’ve been around the circuit a time or two but they’ve got lots of good years left to be loved & appreciated. Won’t you consider giving them a home?  You can view this selection of over 40 framed & ready-to-hang pieces of art on my website. There is a link on the home page as well as the portfolio page or just click HERE. Be sure to tell your friends & family to check out the sale too!  It ends November 30th – don’t miss it!!