Monday, November 9, 2009

Wait Until You See What I Am Giving Away!


In my last blog we talked about the need for a good marketing workshop geared toward artists. You gave me some great input as far as what you would like to see covered. Thanks so much for that. So what I am putting together is an on-line workshop that you can participate in at any time, whenever you want. I will cover every subject imaginable as it pertains to marketing your work to the public. And it will be delivered in such a way that there is info there for the novice, those working and selling some already and those in the full throes of their art career, but who still want to take it up a notch into wholesale or licensing. There will be lots of videos by subject matter so you can pick and choose which ones you want to see based on the subjects that matter to you.

How about...
• Creating a cohesive, signature look
• Working in series
• Consignment vs. wholesale
• Pricing your work
• The differences between approaching a gallery, a shop, an on-line retailer or a catalog
• Using Social Networks
• PR-how to get written about in newspapers and magazines
• Marketing your work without leaving home
• The Pros and Cons of having an Artist's Rep.
• Researching your market
• Licensing your work and your name.
• Blogs vs. Websites
• Selling on-line
• Keeping motivated
• Becoming fearless
• And soooooo much more.

You will get unlimited access to the videos, discussion boards where I will answer your questions (along with other artists at the workshop) and scheduled live chats. And anyone who has participated in my on-line workshops or my in-person classes can tell you that I am as much about inspiration and motivation as I am technique. I will encourage you and change your attitude about all things marketing.

A one-day art marketing workshop can be as much as $300 easily. For the time being access to my class (which will be a lot more than a one day thing) is $144. When the videos go live in December the class will be $244. If you get even one good idea that changes the way you think or do things...this class will pay for itself. It's even tax deductible. Not knowing where to go next has stopped many an artist in their tracks. You will also have the opportunity to work with me one-on-one through private phone consultations at an additional fee. Your own private art coach.

There are already 26 amazing artists at marketingmindset.ning.com. Artists that found out by word of mouth or on my personal e-mail list. I am ready to put it out there. Wanna help? I'll make it worth your while. Here's where the title of this blog comes in.

I am giving away one of these..."The Women-The Flag." 50 women for the 50 stars. Big piece too...32"x50". Pretty darn cool. The first one I ever made of these is in the permanent collection of The Cowgirl Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas. I will hold the drawing on November 30th. Make for a nice holiday present to yourself wouldn't it? I gave away one of these this past summer. Malisa from Texas looooooves it.

Just help me spread the word about a workshop that will change more than a few artistic lives. I guarantee it. Blog about it and link to www.marketingmindset.ning.com. Leave a comment here that you have done that with a link back to your blog in the comment and your name is in the drawing.

$144. I know that sometimes you spend that amount on supplies you never even use. :-) THIS you will use. Blog about it and get in on the drawing. Sign up for it and get in on the action.

36 comments:

John Bigger said...

KC is an amazing artist and $144.00 is a rather amazing deal for tutelage from such a talented individual!

barbara burkard said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Tamara C said...

Fantastic! I created a post about it on my blog: www.magicmolecules.blogspot.com. If I win the flag piece, I am going to give it to my sister for Christmas. She LOVES the american flag and would cherish this piece! :)

Good luck with your workshops! You are so talented and I know the knowledge will help others tremendously!

Eileen said...

It's an offer I couldn't refuse! I'm happy to have joined and will gladly spread the word.

Eileen

GypsyNurse said...

I am staking claim! You are blogged one of my most fav mentors!!

xoxo

cat

GypsyNurse said...

tweeted you too... !!!

xoxo

Cat

Eileen said...

Here's the post: http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/2009/11/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html

I hope to see a lot of people take advantage of your expertise!

Eileen

ewa-christine said...

Jag läste din blogg, och det är en lång väg till Sverige, men jag ska försöka en dag att komma in i detta arbete och verkstad!

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

woooooo hoooooooo. Will do.

Pam Warden Art said...

I wrote about it and have already recommended your class to a few gals. If I win I plan on giving the beautiful cowgirl flag to my own modern cowgirl daughter...she's a Policewoman who was born on the 4th of July :)

Here's the link
http://pamwardenart.blogspot.com/2009/11/kc-willis-class.html
Hugs,
Pam

Nancy W said...

OMG that flag! Here's my blog and *the word* it's going up today. Thanks for the opportunity.

Debbie Overton said...

Cool!!! What a great opportunity...knowledge, mentor and a chance to win one of your most gorgeous pieces! Here a link to my post:

http://debbieoverton.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/11/marketing-mindset.html

Nancy said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! I've been meaning to check out your site for awhile now, having met Sherry G in October - then today, ready Nancy W's link to this - I LOVE your blog! I'll be back later to read more - when I can sit at home & drool in private. *lol*

I have posted about your workshop on my blog (http://whatsnextnancy.blogspot.com). Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful creation!

sue pieper said...

Hey KC:) I've made my blog post, and am looking forward to getting some loose ends tied up here& jump right in! I've got a good feeling about this! http://artfuladventures.typepad.com/artful_adventures/2009/11/you-dont-want-to-miss-this-giveaway.html

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi KC! What a gorgeous piece of artwork you are offering girl! I posted about your workshop here:

http://the-feathered-nest.blogspot.com/2009/11/wee-stocking.html

and hope that I can send a few folks your way ~ I would love to be entered into your giveaway! xxoo, Dawn

Simone's Mor said...

Hi KC
I have left som attention to your workshop on my blog today.. Hope that will help you get some students :-)
Even though my blog is in danish, I do have many english bloggers on it too..

Have a nice day..

Hugs Christina

ps. I tried to find out where you are seated.. But does not seem to find any info on that.. In witch state are you living.. ? If it is okej to ask.

Thespa said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork KC! I would be proud to hang it on my wall for all to see. Thank you so much for offering it. I just found out about your workshop and am very interested. It will be nice to learn more about the marketing aspect of artwork. I left information to your workshop site as well as your inspiring blog on my blog.

http://vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com/2009/11/marketing-workshop-for-artists.html

"Cultivate the knack of thinking in a creative, anything is possible way." -Michael Larsen

Cindy said...

Your online class is a great idea!!! So much information...and a chance to take one of your workshops since I live on the East Coast! Your flag is absolutely stunning. I would love for a chance to win it (fingers crossed!). :-) I have blogged about your workshop here -
www.sweetbeadstudio.com THANK YOU!

Jacquie Stone said...

You got it KC! I would love to spread the word and blog about this incredible journey in marketing that I am so looking forward to take!
Not to mention that I am excited to have a "crack" at winning your beautiful piece!

Sea Witch said...

WOW! What a lovely tribute to women and our nation's flag. I would love to be the winner of this amazing work. Pick me, pick me. Sea Witch

Susan said...

Hi KC, This is a fabulous piece!! I don't have a blog as of yet, but did post about your class on my facebook page, plus I let all of my girlfriends and sisters know about the class. http://www.facebook.com/susan.goetschcone?ref=nf

KC Willis said...

Thanks my friends! I appreciate you and your enthusiasm sooo much. Have a Happy Friday the 13th!xxoo

Who Is This ArtGirl? said...

I am THRILLED to be a student in your program and have told several FB freinds about it and posted...which i will do again today and also link to my blog!!

Theory said...

Please enter me in the giveaway..Your flag is so beautiful, as all your creations are. What a great idea to help people get their business going. I know I am stuck living in a small town with most of the shops closing. And the consignment fee is so high makes you not even want to mess with it. I am almost ready to give up, but can't stop creating...God Bless you and yours. Hugs Theory a country gal in Iowa. will check out your class.

Zura said...

K.C., I just posted about your marketing course and giveaway. http://creativeclown.com/archives/1895

This is an incredible deal. The art community needs this sort of thing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with those of us who are struggling.

Lisa said...

Hey KC.. It's posted on my blog! I sure hope I win that super fine gorgeous flag! I would've posted about the workshop even without the carrot cause I think it's such a great idea! http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com
xo
L.

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is beautiful and so generous of you.

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

okey dokey, all done!!
Lee- webersworld1.blogspot.com

Beth Wheeler said...

FABEAU as always KC. You are one kickin' buckaroo or buckarette!

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

hi sweetie, just posted again on my blog about your new deal. Gosh, sorry for the delay but have so much on my plate. It is getting less empty - that I like.

I LOVE THIS FLAG - I think it is my fav of all your pieces that you offer. I WOULD be so honored to have this hanging in my home.

love you,
jo

http://www.mosshill.blogs.com

Art Is...Slan said...

Dear KC, you are now blogged http://artis4thesoul.blogspot.com/...I can just see this flag hanging beside my JoAnnA dolls :)

Heather said...

this class really sounds amazing :) you have really come into your element as a teacher!

Jamie said...

I posted on my blog here -
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
What a great workshop! I really, really want to participate in this! Jamie V in MT

jackieb said...

Great idea for a on-line class.

I posted on my blog:

http://theartinyou.blogspot.com/

Thanks, jackie b

Lovey said...

Hi KC, I posted a shout out about one of your workshops at http://fabricphotomemories.blogspot.com
Smiles and Hugs
Lovey

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