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Archive for July, 2011

I Heart Art: Portland Mixer Match Video

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Here’s a little flipbook that I put together for I Heart Art: Portland.  All of the photos and audio recordings were taken at the Mixer Match, 2011, which was housed in the Designs Within Reach location in downtown Portland.  This is the second round of Mixer Match, the first round was for crafters and boutiques.  This Mixer Match was the inaugural Mixer Match for artists, galleries and curators.  Check out this video to learn more about Mixer Match and you can learn more at the I Heart Art website.

by: jen

Hello Etsy is Coming to Portland – Instructors Wanted!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Have you heard the rumors too?  Etsy and I Heart Art are hosting a one-day business conference in Portland called the Hello Etsy PDX Satellite Conference.  This is an affordable, creative business conference happening Saturday, September 17th, 2011, at PNCA.  Some of the workshops will be streamed via Ety’s Livestream channel in conjunction with the larger flag-ship conference Hello Etsy Berlin, happening in Berlin, Germany.

I am co-chairing the PDX portion of this event with Rebecca Kerr, along with tons of help from Isaac Watson.  We are currently opening a call for proposals for instructors to lead 50 minute workshops on the subjects of:

The Big Picture
The Product
The Business
The Market

If you are interesting in leading a workshop check out our request for proposals for more information.  The deadline for proposals is August 5th, 2011.  One quick tip: this is a business conference that will have a broad appeal and will be useful to all creative business people – the focus of this conference is on business, not really arts or crafts.

We’ll have lots of information available about this event in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, tickets are currently available hereGet your tickets while you can because at the low price of $20 they’ll go quickly!

More on this conference soon!

by: jen