Frank Dobronte & Ronda Schaer – fine art glass

FRANK DOBRONTE & RONDA SCHAER are both previously long-time gallery owners who have transitioned their businesses successfully to alternate operations w/o the storefront challenges while still focusing on glass.  Frank specializes in international artists and Ronda stays with American artists.  Today we will shed some light on glass artistry, its evolution & uniqueness, attributes of American & international work & markets and whatever else comes up  :)
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Genius Fine Art – a masters gallery on Tahoe’s south shore

JASON DUBEY, co-owner, and RASJAD HOPKINS, Director, of Genius Fine Art - a brand new gallery right on the beach of S Lake Tahoe - talk art & what brought them to Tahoe.  GFA carries the artworks of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall in addition to other fine artists. Rasjad and owners Jason and Sean Ashley have wonderfully complementary skill sets that bring a unique look, attitude and fine art presence to Tahoe.
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Riverside Art Studios – 5 artists owned & operated gallery in Truckee

ALANNA HUGHES & SONDREA LARSEN of Riverside Art Studios in Truckee, CA, are here to inspire us with their success story & hopefully motivate independent artists to form their own galleries.  Alanna, an original founder in 2001 - clay artist & potter - and fellow owner, Sondrea - a fine jeweler artisan - together w 3 others have created a model for artist-operated gallery success.  We’ll be listening for insights plus upcoming shows & visions they have for continuing to grow and build their Arts community.  
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Gloria Sinibaldi – job developer & trainer and writer (pt 2)

GLORIA SINIBALDI is a part-time Lake Tahoe resident who has worked in the employment field for 23+ years.  She is a career trainer/coach and job developer who writes news columns on work & job related topics as well as authors her own short essays and book reviews.  Today we carry on from our first interview of Feb 21, '13, and speak to some tools involved in marketing artwork with the goal of branding oneself.
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Anthony Mora – PR & Marketing series, pt 2

ANTHONY MORA - President & CEO of Mora Communications in L.A. - is back for Part 2 of our "PR & Marketing series".  Today, for those wanting to profit from their talents, we overview the importance of developing an open mindset, defining your vision and setting a simple and basic business plan. Here is Part 1 to catch you up!
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Tara Reed – Licensing your art

TARA REED of Tara Reed Designs in Portland, OR, has been licensing her art since 2004 and began ArtLicensingInfo.com in 2008 to provide information and resources to help artists understand licensing and grow their businesses affordably.  She is the author of 10 eBooks for artists, teaches, and serves on the Advisory Board for SURTEX - the premier art licensing trade show.      
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Mia Benenate, Co-founder and publisher of Vivant Books

MIA BENENATE, co-publisher of Vivant Books, has worked in the publishing industry since 2009 and has a BS in Literature and Creative Writing.  Vivant Books is a dedicated team of talent who are passionate about making fine art more accessible through high quality book publications and the artists who create the art to do so.  Are you such an artist?  Want to know more about being published?   .   .
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Carol Foldvary-Anderson – fine artist, teacher & marketer

CAROL FOLDVARY-ANDERSON is an award winning artist-designer, illustrator-author and arts educator who began her art career 20+ yrs ago with an exhibit at the Tahoe Tallac Assoc in S Lake Tahoe.  Since then her career has surpassed her wildest dreams by believing in herself and helping other artist “Creatives” become successful in their careers.  Carol discusses the business of art & promotes her “Make Art Your Business” seminar taking place Aug 11, 2-5pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, SLT.  > varycarol.com  
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Anthony Mora – Marketing & PR series, pt 1

ANTHONY MORA - president and CEO of Anthony Mora Communications, Inc, an L.A.-based PR firm for over two decades - began in the media working as a music journalist and served as editor-in-chief of two publications.  He’s placed clients in a wide range of media incl Time, the Today Show, the New York Times, CNN and hundreds of other outlets.  Also a novelist & playwright, Anthony specializes in marketing artists.  As he often explains, effective PR is effective storytelling, and he offers seminars entitled “PR for Artists” for both Fine Artists and  Filmmakers.  You are going to love his pe...
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