So You’re a Fine Art Photographer: Now What? Getting Your Work into the Marketplace with ALICE SACHS ZIMET
Tuesday, May 9th, 10:45am – 12:45pm
Taught by a veteran collector and longtime corporate arts professional, this fact-filled, non-stop seminar is geared to photographers with a growing body of images who want to get their work into the hands of collectors.
The class will begin with an in-depth presentation called Inside the Collector’s Mind to better understand the fine art marketplace today – the nonprofit versus for-profit communities, tips how to deal with galleries, pricing and edition concerns as well as questions collectors regularly ask. Other topics include advice on how/how not to approach a gallery, nonprofit benefit auctions as a “public pipeline,” and how to present and make the most at a portfolio review.
Because communication with collectors, galleries, curators and other artists is so critical, we will explore contemporary protocols, both written and verbal. After attending this ‘bootcamp’, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the fine art marketplace, how to access it as well as how to ‘talk the talk’. Abundant handouts are provided to round out the experience.
Alice Sachs Zimet is a collector, advisor, and educator who began to collect photography in 1985. Her collection of close to 300 images includes 20th Century masters to the present. Zimet is Chair, Photography Collections Committee, the Harvard Art Museums; board member, Magnum Foundation; and a member of the Acquisitions Committee at the International Center of Photography. She often lends work to institutions and teaches Collecting Photography classes at museums and schools across the United States.
Zimet is President, Arts + Business Partners, a sponsorship consulting group. A pioneer in the field of corporate sponsorship, Zimet was Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank (20 years), where she worked across 14 countries and generated over $2 billion for the bank using the arts as a strategic marketing tool.