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Using Your iPhone & iPad Like a Pro, to Get More Followers and Sell More Art – workshop open to AWAD members and the public.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018


Workshop on MAY 1ST

The Association of Women Art Dealers and our partner for professional development, Be Smart About Art, is pleased to offer Using Your iPhone & iPad Like a Pro, to Get More Followers and Sell More Art! The workshop will be held on May 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 at the Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery on 46 90th Street, New York, New York.

We are all so used to pulling out our phones and tablets and just snapping away – whether they’re pictures of art, our pets, kids and dinner. Not all of those photo’s work for their intended purpose. Art business promotion and brand creation on social media platforms like instagram are now critical to success. Consequently, it’s increasingly  important for people to understand how to effectively use smartphones and tablets in art businesses today.

This information rich, practical and hands-on workshop led by photographer Chris E King will cover:

  • Tips on how pros use smartphones to snap and edit photos plus videos (including apps to use);
  • How to upload images and videos to social media / YouTube / other platforms;
  • Training to help you export images from your phone + back-up images so that you don’t lose them;
  • Trouble-shooting.

This workshop is open to all. To register follow this link to Eventbrite.


AWAD presents: Legal Workshop with Nicholas Sharp: Contracts between Artists + Art Dealers

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) is pleased to present this interactive workshop on Agreements between Artists and Art Dealers / Galleries, presented by specialist Art World Solicitor Nicholas Sharp and kindly hosted at Westbury, an AWAD Partner.

  • This workshop will focus on Agreements between Artists and Art Dealers / Galleries
  • After an initial overview of the agreement template and how it functions in practice, the session will open to a Q&A session with participants.
  • Ahead of the workshop, all participants will be provided with an Agreement Template. This will enable you to think of your own specific needs in advance, so that you’re ready to get input from Nick based on your working relationships with artists.

**Owing to the interactive nature of this workshop, places will be limited to 12 attendees – be sure to book swiftly via this link!**

About the Speaker:

The workshop will be delivered by Nicholas Sharp an arts lawyer and AWAD Partner.  Nick advises arts organisations, galleries and artists on contracts, copyright and other legal issues. He is a director of a-n The Artists’ Information Company, the leading national provider of information and support for professional artists. To speak with Nick in advance of the session contact him via this link.

AWAD’s commitment to providing ongoing support of AWAD members and the arts community:

The Association of Women Art Dealers runs regular workshops designed for the continuous professional development of its Members and those in the commercial arts sector at large.

Cost (template + workshop):

AWAD Members (and their staff): £25

AWAD Members’ Early bird booking (before 10 March): £35 from 11th March 

Non-Members (providing space is available after Members’ priority booking period): £125 from 13th February.

ALL tickets include access to electronic copies of all materials made available as part of the workshop.

To book:

For any questions please contact AWAD on

Bookings are non-refundable.

Digital Marketing Fundamentals for Art Dealers & Advisors – a professional development workshop

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

We all know that we should have a robust and engaging online presence. But when days are filled with meetings, studio visits, art fair preparations, exhibition planning and following up on sales leads, how do you make the time for it? Digital strategist Mara Vlatković knows how hectic an art dealer’s life can be and is ready to provide solutions! During this workshop she’ll show you how to incorporate essential digital marketing tactics for maximum impact on the bottom line of your business.

 This professional development talk will:

  • Help you create a digital marketing strategy that works for your independent art business
  • Introduce you to tools for buildiing an effective online presence with minimal time investment;
  • Guide you through key steps to easily find and share content
  • Insure that you develop a plan to achieve digital marketing goals.

This workshop is open to both AWAD members and the general public – both men and women. To book please follow this link to eventbrite.

About the Trainer:

Mara Vlatković is a communications professional and arts manager based in New York City. With previous experience in cultural diplomacy and international development in Washington D.C., she has turned her focus on start-ups and organizations that support artists and creatives in fulfilling their full potential. She has a M.A. in Culture, Policy, and Management from City University London and a B.S. in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Mara is the Founder of Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) and provides training in digital marketing to artists and art professionals. She previously worked at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) as the Digital Communications Officer.

Special guest trainer for this session:

Mara will be joined by AWAD’s Founder and CEO Founder Susan Mumford, an art market specialist based in London, England. As the author of a blog that became a book, Art is your life, Make it your living, and a prolific user of social media and email marketing, she will be on-site, offering complimentary input to Mara’s digital consulting expertise.

We look forward to seeing AWAD Members and Friends of AWAD for this professional development talk to learn about the latest in digital marketing that’s set to help you grow your creative enterprise!

Questions? Email AWAD NYC Coordinator at

AWAD Virtual – Inventory Management Essentials, a Webinar by Billy Maker, galleryManager

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Your inventory system should give you the ability to track everything from contacts and transactions to artwork, invoices, and purchase orders. It should easily create presentations and checklists.

Having this information in one system gives you the ability to work smarter, faster and on-the-fly from any location.

During this hour-long Webinar, Billy Maker, director at galleryManager, one of the leading suppliers of cloud solutions for the art world, will speak with Susan Mumford, AWAD’s CEO about the importance of Inventory Management for Art Dealers and Galleries. We’ll review some of the practices that you can implement to save your gallery time and money and drive additional sales. There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions during the session.

The Inventory Management Essentials takes place on Tuesday 8th March 2016 at:

  • 5pm London time
  • 12pm NYC time
  • 9am LA time

The Webinar is free of charge for all AWAD Members but advance booking is essential to receive the link to attend.

Non-Members can attend by booking via this link at a cost of £10 (approx. $15).

Click here to book:

The webinar will be hosted on the AnyMeeting platform, kindly sponsored by AWAD’s Partners at Be Smart ABout Art.

About galleryManager

galleryManager was developed by exhibit-E, a unique design and technology firm that has taken a leadership role in providing websites for the art world. galleryManager is an online inventory management system for your gallery, accessible from any computer or mobile device with internet access. The system was designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. It is a highly secure online system that has been thoroughly Beta tested by ADAA Member galleries.

London – Essential Business Services for Art Dealers & Galleries (Booking Essential)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Essential Business Services for Art Dealers & Galleries 

A panel of AWAD’s Partners will share their expertise and tips for galleries, art dealers and advisors. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions about the issues you are facing in the area of:

Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 12.30-2.30pm – Clerkenwell

AWAD Members £7.50 (£5 Early Bird book by 23/Aug) | Non-Members £15 (£10 Early Bird by 23/Aug)
Limited tickets available, early booking recommended.

Booking is essential via this link:

For any questions please contact AWAD on
Bookings are non-refundable.


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