Professional Development Seminar Archive

Past Professional Development Seminars

Watch these presentations for artists, makers and metalsmiths recorded during SNAG’s past seminars.

PDS-2Professional Development Seminar 2015

At the SNAG conference in Boston, MA, speakers Jim Binnion, Ezra Satok-Wolman, Marissa Saneholtz, and Boris Bally shared stories and strategies to help you get where you want to go.

Professional Development Seminar 2014

SNAG conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Making Your Mark handout by Andy Cooperman (pdf)

Professional Development Seminar 2013

Sacred Cow, Purple Cow, Cash Cow – Introduction by Andy Cooperman, Brigitte Martin, and Harriete Estel Berman

The Unexpected Purple Cow: Pop-Up Stores and Alternative Exhibition Spaces by Natasha Granatstein

Purple Cow Documentation via Video and Photography by Rachel Timmins

Bringing the Purple Cow to the Market: Tapping Into the Experience Economy by Lara Bazant

Customizing the Cow: New Trends in Cross Platform Web Optimization by Justin Hartzman and Jeremy Poriah from All You Can Eat Website

10 Tips for Catching & Keeping an Editor’s Attention by Michelle Bilodeau




Professional Development Seminar 2012

Documentation for Shipping Art and Craft by Harriete Estel Berman

If Shipping Goes Wrong It Really Goes Wrong by Brigitte Martin

International Shipping Issues by Andy Cooperman

International Shipping Issues handout by Andy Cooperman (pdf)

Shipping Large Sculpture by Kim Cridler

Shipping Large Sculpture handout by Kim Cridler (pdf)

Insurance Considerations for Safe Shipping of Jewelry by Tina Pint

Shipping Comparisons: Shipping cost and insurance with common carriers by Loring Taoka

Shipping Comparisons handout by Loring Taoka (pdf)

HORROR STORIES: Packing and Shipping Recommendations for Artists by Leila Hamdan

PACKING one-of-a-kind artwork for SHIPPING by Harriete Estel Berman

Packing One-of-a-Kind Artwork for Shipping handout by Harriete Estel Berman (pdf)

Additional handouts for 2012:
Condition Report
Claims for Damaged Work

Professional Development Seminar 2011

DIGITAL IMAGES File Extensions

Digital File Extensions handout (pdf)

Niche Marketing for Artists and Makers

 Niche Marketing for Artists and Makers handout (pdf)

Photography in Flux – Photographers’ Perspective from the SNAG PDS 2011

Photography in Flux handout (pdf)

Photography in Flux (Editor’s Perspective) from the SNAG PDS 2011

How to Build a Better Shadow: A Step by Step PhotoShop Tutorial by Christopher Conrad

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 How to Build a Better Shadow handout (pdf)

Professional Development Seminar 2010

Not Just Another Pricing Lecture

 Not Just Another Pricing Lecture handout (pdf)

Professional Development Seminar 2009, 2008, 2007

Submitting Work to Galleries & Retail Establishments – 2009

New Marketing Trends Resource List – 2008

Navigating the Web 2.0 – 2008

Artists Opening Galleries – 2008

Commissions – 2007