Saturday, February 25, 2012

Art Show & Concert Mar 23rd 6-9PM Studio 112


Art Show and Concert Friday March 23rd 6-9PM

Studio 112 at 112 East Main St. Lexington, SC

featuring paintings and art by

We will also have ART on display AND OPEN STUDIOS by studio artists

Keith Bates EMCEE and SOUND TO THE MUSICIANS...with live music by:

Keith Bates

Brad Sanders and The Runaway Jug Band

We may have a few surprise guests..... PLUS you won't want to miss our amazing

8-9PM Featured Guest Performer

inventor of the harmonic capo

from Greenwood, SC

You can add this to your things to do list, your calendar or Pinterest.

No cover and plenty of

parking at 112 E Main St Lexington, SC right beside BB&T bank in downtown Lexington, SC,

in between the two buildings is a field with plenty of parking, get to it, by W Butler St.

NOTES: Art shown "Meta" painted live to Bob Kilgore at Tapps Art Center during Mind Gravy a

poetry venue hosted by Al Black. 10x8 prints are available of Meta. All paintings by the artists in

the show will be for sale with the exception of the wall mural created by USC Grad Student

Emily Lyles. Musicians will have cds for sale. If you like the music and art, please tip the musicians.

Yours Truly,


N Charleston Art Festival seeking Wearable Art

Hello Fashionistas,

Do you create one of a kind wearable art? Have you been wanting to show your
designs and wearables and haven't found many places receptive? Well, N Charleston
Cultural Center will be including this category in their N Charleston Arts festival in May.

I have attached the link here for anyone interested in submitting to be in their show.
The Deadline is March 5th, so get your jpegs together and send it in.

Here is the promised link to the application:

Good luck my friends!
Yours truly,

South Carolina Top Blogs

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Runaway Jug Band and Josh Mcgill Feb 24

LIVE Music Friday Night.... Feb 24

Brad Sanders and The Runaway Jug Band and Josh McGill to Perform at
The Watershed Friday Feb. 24 start at 8PM.

The Watershed 711 E Main St Lexington SC in the Old Mill buildings near downtown Lexington, SC

Pottery Classes March 6- June 12 Columbia

Pottery Basics for the Day Crowd
Tuesdays March 6th, 2012 through June 12th, 2012

Pottery Basics is a class offered during the day for those interested in learning about pottery. Class meets Tuesdays 2 to 4 pm for 6 weeks. The first session runs March 6 through April 10, 2012. The second session runs May 8 - June 12, 2012. Class fee $80. Class limited to 10 students. Call for more information.

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
Columbia, South Carolina

For information (803) 545-3093
E-mail to: Brenda Oliver

SC Guitar Show Feb 25 and 26 Spartanburg, SC

The SC Guitar Show Sat Feb 25 and Sun Feb 26, 2012


Spartanburg Expo Center
6655 Pottery Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Exit 17 off I26

Thousands of instruments new, used and vintage guitars, amps, effects, and accessories. Hundred of dealers, collectors and manufacturers. Turn unused gear into cash. Sat Feb 25 * 10-6 and Sun Feb 26 * 10-4

All Day Arts Festival Sat Mar 3 at Redux in Chas

Recurring Revival At Redux: All Day Arts Festival
Saturday March 3rd, 2012

Recurring Revival At Redux: All Day Arts Festival - On Saturday, March 3, 2012, 11am-11pm, Redux Contemporary Art Center will host an all day arts extravaganza dubbed Redux Revival. Redux is excited to host this community event for both children and adults alike and asks you to join them for live music, hands-on art workshops, face painting, food vendors and a traditional raffle. This unique event features live graffiti and screen printing, so don’t forget to bring a t-shirt! The artists’ studios will be open, so visitors can look at art, talk with the artists and maybe learn some new techniques. The festivities begin at 11am and end at 11pm, with food trucks and drinks available all day and night.

Redux Contemporary Art Center
Charleston, South Carolina

For information (843) 722-0697
E-mail to: Janie Aske

Artists Wanted for Sat May 5th

1st Annual Prosperity Arts & Antiques Show Saturday May 5th, 2012 at the newly renovated Prosperity Train Depot cargo room and grounds, located in the heart of downtown Prosperity. The show hours are 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The Arts and Antiques Show is a juried show for handmade items. There are about 40 spaces available at this show. Please send photos, images on CD or a web site link. Acceptance notifications will be emailed April 6th.

The spaces are: 10’x10’. The cargo room is accessible by two staircases and a ramp. Surrounding areas are outdoors and on ground level, tents are required. The Cargo room and surrounding areas are non smoking. There will be an area for those who care to smoke.

Set up times on Saturday are from 7 am – 9:30 am., If you have not started your set up by 8:45 am Saturday you will forfeit your space. Vehicles belonging to exhibitors will be asked to start moving out of the setup area at 9 am.
Parking during the show hours is limited, an assigned area will be provided for exhibitors. The streets around the depot, town square and the parking lots adjacent to the depot are for your customers. If you cannot fit your entire inventory in your booth please accept the fact that you will have to walk that distance to restock.

For an application by snail mail, email: or you may leave messages at: 803.364.3288.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Art Marketing Tips have changed since 2007!


2012 UPDATEd art marketing tips...

Social Media has become a primary way of marketing art and
sharing your art with the world. Artists now have their portfolios
on their Smart phones, have art websites, art blogs, fan pages and
online artist communities as well as a LinkedIN, Facebook, Google+,
Twitter, FourSquare, and many other community art pages and
social sites and a few have even hung on with myspace. There are
even art marketing places online, and so many more opportunities
exist. I'm not talking about ebay or etsy... I am talking about
being able to share you art with the world of fine art collectors and
buyers and being able to find your market... and sell your fine art through out the world. Think.... Google search...

In the past 5 years, we have seen a huge revolution... ARTISTS
are talking to each to each other all over the world... creating
wonderful new events many of them online. We have streaming video,
YouTube, Vimeo, and so much more; the world is literally at OUR fingertips! Being an artist is no longer a solitary event.

There isn't as much mystery for the artists of today, almost every
gallery in the world is online and the museums are too. ARTISTS
are no longer limited to the state they live in... they can easily
find galleries, museums and artists groups in any area they want
to be in!

So dream big... you might as well... and get on your keyboard and
start visiting galleries and museums and art communities all over the world. YOU can find your market!

Most people know this, but for those that don't... there is one
CARDINAL RULE among Art Directors and Curators ....
IN HAND EXPECTING AN ART DIRECTOR TO TAKE A LOOK SEE AT YOUR WORK... and don't just randomly start emailing out jpegs to them either.

You must read their website details, almost all have an area where
they list artist submission guidelines. Not only that, you must look at
the art and artists they show and see if your work would "fit in"
with what they are showing. This tells you what their collectors and viewers are interested in. If there isn't anything there that is like yours, don't waste their time or yours.

It's easy to get bogged down with showing all over your state and not find time to do your marketing analysis of the galleries and museums
the world. It's easy to go from show to show with your fellow artists. It's fun and you need to do some of that, but that cannot be your only
avenue for getting where you want to be.

When I was teaching art marketing... I often recommended artists spend as much time marketing as they do creating. AND NOW... I would say that's even more important.

I hope I have inspired you to look for your fine art collectors.
Just for is 2007 tips. Don't get me wrong some of
these are still good... but they do seem so basic... compared to
what we have at our fingertips now!


A Few Art Marketing Tips from Jean Bourque 2007

Create happy customers and they will tell others about how wonderful you are.

Things you can do when someone is not quite sure- Offer to deliver and hang the work at their location;
Let them test it for a few days with their d├ęcor! You can offer extras; mat or frame exchange, build the value.
If the piece has won any awards make sure the client knows that.If you have just won an award, got into a
major gallery or in a new show let your potential client know. Do not be shy; they are interested in you
and your art.

I do not recommend reducing prices; it makes it seem like a bargain basement piece. Remember Fine Art
is valuable and should never be treated like a long sleeve shirt on clearance sale in the middle of the summer.
Fine art is an investment!

Wear name tags at shows so people will know who you are. Always carry business cards and have a portfolio
in your car; You never know when you will need it. When you make a sale and have the clients name and address;
send them a thank you and let them know what else you have going on or other work that is similar to what they purchased; offer to hang it. You can offer to hang it, so you can get a photo of the art in their home.

Create a website or gather materials that would be suitable for your web page As an artist; you are missing opportunities if you are not using the web. If you do not know how to do a website;
BUILD A FOLLOWING with it! If you continue it .... you will find you have created a history of your art career.
After you have been showing and selling art for over ten years or so, you will be glad to have written it
somewhere! It gets hard to remember them all!

Yours truly;

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Columbia Women's Show Feb 10-12 Music Times

at the Columbia Convention Center hosted by Bi-Lo

This event is the first one for Columbia, SC and they have lots of fun things scheduled for you to enjoy. Lots of freebies, gifts and sign ups for drawings including a Kitchen Make-Over and a Gift certificate from Bi-Lo for $250. They will be lots of pretty things including fashion shows, make-up and music!

The Musician and Songwriters Guild of SC will have live music playing during the event.
Keith Bates will be the sound man and Christi James will be the emcee.

Scheduled Performers:

Friday Feb 10th 6-8 PM Chris Compton

Saturday Feb 11th 2-245pm Sharon Von Fonge
Jean Bourque will be painting live to her music.

2:45-3:15PM Chuck Henderson

315-4PM Dave Britt

4-445PM Lucky

445-530pm Debra Watkins

530-615pm Justin Tweito

Sunday Feb 12th from 12-1245pm Keith Bates
Jean Bourque painting to the music.

1245-130 Tom Coolidge

130-2pm Alice Graham

2-230 Sheem One

230-3pm Viktoria


Craft Workshops sponsored by AC Moore Friday-Sunday, Upper Level

Jazzercise by Terri Koon - Friday Noon

Celebrity Guests Appearances including Miss SC Sat at 11am

Fatimah Belly Dancing - Friday 4pm

Celebrity Chefs whip up some food and share recipes

Belk presents the Spring Preview Fashion Show sponsored by Z-1 Models - Saturday Noon

and so much more... go to their website for ticket info ....

Yours truly,

The pic is me painting while laughing with Keith Bates.

March 8, 2012 Anna D with Dick Goodwin Band

Jean Bourque Paints to Live Music

Thurs. March 8, 2012 at Theatre Rowe at Richland Mall 3400 Forest Dr Columbia SC 7-10 PM Event: Catered Dinner and Entertainment! Anna Dragoni singer from Italy, will entertain you with a variety show featuring artists from the dance and theater community with the Dick Goodwin Band. Jean Bourque will be painting to the live music! Advance Tickets online for $30. includes dinner and dessert. Hosted by the Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres.

Email Jean Bourque for buying info, studio visits or to book her to paint at your venue or festival,

I have plenty more art events in the months ahead, will keep you posted!

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks Jeanee

Jean Bourque