Wednesday 06 July 2022, 13:00 – 14:50
Claim your opportunity to connect with industry experts, identify your audience, make your next business move, and most importantly, sell your art.
Our upcoming Artist Summit gives you the opportunities, resources, and knowledge to take action within your art career.
At the Visual Artists Association, we represent and support working artists across the globe. Our Artist Summit is an annual virtual summit for visual artists of all levels.
Our focus for 2022 is visibility; visibility is key to emerging artists’ success; to be discovered by art buyers, curators, and media. By the end of this webinar, you will know how self-representing artists can get their work in front of buyers, create regular income opportunities, and sell more art.
Join us for a practical session with industry experts, including professional artists, gallery specialists, and art advisors, followed by a Q&A.
Learn from the art industry’s finest career experts and artists. By providing you with industry expertise our speakers will teach you how to thrive and develop a successful career as a visual artist.
Welcome & Panel Discussion
Karen Van Hoey-Smith
Art Broker & BBC Art Advisor, Artist Mentor
VAA Co-Founder, Arts Marketing Expert
13:00pm Helga Stentzel
Finding your Niche & Ideal Buyers – Instagram Artist with 230K following
London based Artist & Illustrator
Helga Stentzel is a Russian-born artist based in London, UK. She works across a wide range of media including illustration, photography, video and stop motion animation. Helga received “food art creator of the year” award in 2020 and has collaborated with BBC, Honda and O2, among others. A St. Martins alumna, Helga worked in the advertising industry and ran a children’s clothing business before becoming a full-time artist.
13:30pm Saatchi Art
Maximising Digital Art Sales – Saatchi Art
Senior Curator at Saatchi Art
Megan Wright is a Senior Curator at Saatchi Art. Megan has over a decade of experience in sales and management. She was a founding partner of The Commons Showroom, a contemporary apparel showroom, and has also worked in entertainment and design for companies including CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Waterworks.
Manager, Curation and Art Advisory at Saatchi Art
Erin Remington is the Manager, Curation and Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She has a Masters in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University. She studied Art and Art History at American University of Paris, and has over a decade of experience in fine arts.
14:10pm Amah-Rose Abrams
Finding Your Creative Voice & PR
Arts & Culture Reporter: Published in the NFT, The Art Newspaper, & Harper’s Bazaar Art
An art and culture journalist and editor with experience newspaper, magazine, video, radio and online journalism. Abrams is also an expert in specialist arts and culture content production. Abrams has also project managed site migration and has had extensive experience with content management systems and analytics.
Work includes NY Times, ES, Cultured, TAN, artnet News, Artsy, Wallpaper, Esquire. Writing & research The Serpentine & Sotheby’s. Audio work MoMA New York, Monocle 24, Soho Radio
What will our Artists Learn?
Here at the VAA, we are dedicated to dispelling the myth of the ‘starving artist’, that’s why we provide artists with great resources.
The VAA Artist Summit 2022: Be Visible, Sell Your Art is the second year running of our exclusive event providing you with the tools, resources, and advice to watch your business grow.
The VAA Artist Summit is open to artists of all levels and is free to premium members of the Visual Artists Association.
To secure your place, simply join the VAA online at www.visual-artists.org
Learn to Increase Sales
Navigate a New Era of Art
I have found the VAA absolutely wonderful particularly during the pandemic. It has kept me in contact with the art world and enabled me to virtually meet and get to know other artists and compare notes. In addition to that, they provide excellent support for artists wanting to expand their business knowledge and skills.’
– Caroline Walsh-Waring, Artist
I feel connected, both with artists and the VAA management alike. The feeling is as if someone has your back in what can sometimes feel like a minefield and a lonely path. Subsequently, this past year, I’ve doubled my productivity and sales, kept my head in a tricky situation and I recommend 1000% VAA to anyone – whatever their stage in the art-making journey.’
– Skye Holland, Artist