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Thursday Artist Talk: Eve Lees, "How to Use the News to Promote Your Art"

Eve Lees

Thursday Artist Talk: Eve Lees, "How to Use the News to Promote Your Art"

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
May 3, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM






Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery Association

2018-05-03 19:30:00 2018-05-03 21:00:00 America/Vancouver Thursday Artist Talk: Eve Lees, "How to Use the News to Promote Your Art" Catch the media's attention about your art! Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Catch the media’s attention about your art!

Join current editor of The Artist’s Journal Eve Lees for an illustrated talk, “How to Use the News to Promote Your Art.” She’ll show you how to submit a news release and how to design your own ad or poster that will stand out from the crowd! Come as a solo artist or with your art group!

Contacting the media to have your art show or award made public is an excellent way to increase your exposure as an artist, and it’s free! Learn to format a news release correctly and with compelling content to increase the chance of it being published. Lees says, “Editors often receive news items that create more work to re-type, and/or is missing important information. Valuable time is needed to correct this and could result in your item not being published.” Lees will also provide tips on designing your own newspaper ads or posters, including a few “subliminal” tricks graphic designers use to capture and hold a viewer’s attention.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

About the Presenter

Eve Lees was a newspaper editor from 1979 to 1985 while pursuing other interests including portrait painting. Her college Journalism program included graphic design training (which she updated years later at Douglas College). In 1985, Lees left the newspaper industry, switching from her part-time interest as a fitness instructor to full-time health/fitness promotion. Today, Lees is a nutrition coach and health columnist for six publications, dabbles as a graphic designer, and from her interest in painting, created The Artist’s Journal in 1997 to help artists find Calls for Entry throughout BC.

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.