Be smART Series

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We are offering six artist-only exclusive events this summer that are designed to take your art career to the next level.

Learn all the Secrets of the Art World, while networking with your peers and enjoying delicious food.

Come to one, two, three or all six! Click on the links to register and reserve your space today. Space is limited.


Next SessionThursday, July 20 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Secrets to Selling Your Work at Art Fairs

Conversation led by Scott McHenry, Photographer

Scott McHenry is a successful Cincinnati-based photographer who will be sharing how he grew his art business by selling his work at art fairs. Every artist knows how important art fairs and tradeshows can be, but not many know the secret art to selling. And, yes, selling is an art form in and of itself. In this discussion led by Scott, he’ll share his proven sales techniques so that you can guarantee your next art fair exhibit will be a profitable one.

Wine and parking complimentary.


Tuesday, July 25 (12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Secrets to Getting Your Work Noticed by Galleries

Conversation led by Sylvia Rombis, Owner of the Malton Art Gallery

Syliva Rombis has worked with thousands of artists over the course of her career and she knows what she is looking for when selecting art and artists to represent. Sylvia is going to give you insider tips to help your portfolio get the attention it deserves. She’ll also let you know what NOT to do.

Lunch and parking complimentary.



Thursday, August 10 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Secrets to Create a Lucrative “Pop Up” Gallery

Conversation led by Karen Rolfes, Oil Painter

Karen Rolfes is one of ADC’s most successful artists. She also owns her own local gallery and is an expert at leveraging her art and entrepreneurial skills. In this discussion, she is going to share how she went about selling 50 paintings after opening a “pop-up” gallery while on vacation in Michigan. She’ll share how she did it, what she did to make it so successful, and how you too can benefit from a pop-up gallery—anywhere.  

Wine and parking complimentary.

Tuesday, August 22  (12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Secrets to Using Your Image and Brand to Gain Exposure

Conversation led by Litsa Spanos, President of ADC

First impressions, like it or not, are lasting impressions. And when it comes to your image, brand, or signature style, you want that lasting impression to be a good one. Litsa Spanos, President of ADC, has spent the past 25 years working with artists to help them identify their signature style and express that style and brand in a singular, impactful way that will be sure to get the attention of buyers and collectors. What does your brand say about you and your artwork? Come and find out in this interactive and lively discussion, and leave with a more precise way to describe yourself and your artwork.

Lunch and parking complimentary.



Tuesday, August 24 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Secrets to Growing Your Customer Base Through Social Media

Conversation led by Jeannine Dostal, Mixed Media Artist

With over 57% percent of online art buyers saying that they first discovered the art they ended up buying on Instagram, you can't afford to ignore the power of social media. Award-winning local artist Jeannie Dostal will be sharing how she uses various social media channels to grow her client base. Are you where you should be? Are your clients finding you? Are you consistent with your approach to social media? There will also be ample time in this session for other artists to share how they leverage social media. 

Wine and parking complimentary. 



Previous Session: Tuesday, July 18 (12:30 -1:30 p.m.)

Secrets to Optimizing Facebook and Instagram to Gain Exposure

Conversation lead by Elizabeth Davis, Gallery Director for ADC


In this info-packed session, our gallery director and social media expert Elizabeth Davis will give you tips to optimize your Facebook and Instagram presence. You’ll walk away from this session with several daily action steps that you can start implementing immediately so you can steadily grow your audience.

Lunch and parking complimentary.

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