Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

FABulous Women

Call for Artists: The theme for this years FABulous Women show is “Fire Within.”  Submissions are due October 3rd. For more information, contact the gallery at 742.6574 or stop by.  

The opening reception will be 6-8pm on October 7th and the show will be up through November 21st.

Thanks to those of you who have already submitted....It looks like there will be some FABulous work!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Snow White Sessions

Call for Artists:

On December 3rd, 2011 Ballet 7220, will perform the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White at the Laramie Plains Civic Center.  Works of Wyoming, in partnership with the Laramie Dance Center, is inviting artists to attend rehearsals to document the making of Snow White through whatever media they choose.

Selected works created in response to these sessions will be displayed in the gallery beginning December 3. Artists are invited to apply for the opportunity to sit in on ballet practices and enter this show. Applications are due September 26 (This date may be pushed back, if space permits).

The cost for unlimited practices (at least two sessions will be held per week October 3rd though November 28th) is $15 for members, $10 for students and $25 for non-members.

Drop-ins are also welcome. $7 for members, $5 for students and $10 for non-members.

All work may be submitted to be in the show. Submissions due November 21st. The opening with selected works will be held December 10th.

Contact the gallery at 742.6574 or stop by for more details.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Top 5 Reasons Artists Should Have a Facebook Page

While Facebook is not for every artist, I would like to address some of the reasons that a Facebook business page can be a wonderful venue for marketing your work.  Here are the five most important reasons to consider creating a business page on Facebook.

1. The numbers.  250 million people use Facebook.

2. People do not need a Facebook account to view you business page.  This means that potential customers can access your work even if they don't have a Facebook account.  In effect, a Facebook business page can act as a website, a blog, and a forum for members and non-member to view and talk about your work.  You can also use Facebook for events and email.

3. Facebook ranks high on  A Facebook page will likely come up toward the top of a search for your name.

4. Facebook is user friendly and if you already have a personal profile page on Facebook, you are halfway to creating a business page.

5. Facebook integrates with a variety of other social media marketing tools.  You can link Facebook to your blog, Twitter, YouTube, Etsy, your phone text messages and more.

Does this all sound a bit overwhelming?  If so, you can set up a time to come meet with a WOW staff member to help you set up a Facebook page.  We can also help you to implement some best practices and the other social media marketing tools listed above.  Best of all this service if FREE for WOW members.  If you are feeling inspired and would like to jump in on your own the ArtBizBlog shows you how to create your own business Facebook page.

Check out some of our members' Facebook Pages

Bethels Beadwork
Felicia Follum Art and Design
Jill Hartley Paintings

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Arts Video

The opening for the Book Arts show was a success.  If you did not make it to the opening, our hours are 11-5pm Monday - Friday. Thursday we will be open until 6pm.  Here is a preview of the show.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Laramie Art This Week

Art Events this Week

Wednesday, September 7
        Compositions: Poetry in oil -  6 - 8pm.  Art reception and show by Hillary Havlik, a University of Wyoming student.

Thursday, September 8
        Book Arts Opening and Reception - 6 - 8pm. Works of Wyoming is proud to present the opening for its first Book Arts show. Be sure to join us for a light snack and beautiful books made by Wyoming Artists. The opening will be held Thursday, September 8, from 6pm – 8pm and the work will be up through September 29th.
        Downtown Fashion Show - Downtown Laramie is excited to celebrate Fashions Night Laramie - an event to support downtown retailers. Participating merchants throughout downtown will host special events in their stores between 6:00 pm - 9 pm on Thursday, September 8th. Shoppers are encouraged to attend in fashionable attire. Please come out and support this event September 8th! If you have any questions about this event please contact Eileen Byrd, Byrd’s Paradise, at 742-2973 for more information.  WOW Member Bethel Anthony and WOW Friend, Susan Soderberg will be showing their work at Byrd’s Paradise!
        Art Talk with Margo Grant Walsh - 7pm.  An artists lecture hosted by the University of Wyoming Art Museum.  Margo Grant Walsh is the collector behind "Silver and Metalwork of the 20th Century.

Friday, September 9
University of Wyoming Art Museum 
        Gallery Walk Through with Margo Grant Walsh - 4:30pm
        Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions - 6 - 8pm. Come celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. They include "Talismans of Protection from Chos┼Ćn Korea: Antique Locks, Latches, and Key Charms," "Donovan Widmer: Small Metals," "300 Years of British Silver," "Silver & Metalwork of the 20th Century: The Margo Grant Walsh Collection" and "The West of Eliot Porter: Images of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Arts Show

Works of Wyoming is proud to present the opening for its first Book Arts show.  Be sure to join us for a light snack and beautiful books made by Wyoming Artists.  The opening will be held Thursday, September 8, from 6pm – 8pm and the work will be up through September 29th. 
This event will be a great opportunity to network with other local artists and meet some of the new staff members here at WOW.