“ArtSmart”, a three day conference designed specifically to meet the needs of artists, will take place at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield MO, March 15 – March 17. ArtSmart is presented by The Best of Missouri Hands, a state wide non-profit organization whose mission it is to support the fine artists of Missouri through education, interaction and encouragement.
Guest speakers are Connie Mettler, of ArtFairInsiders.com, and Reed McMillan, sales manager for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. The March conference will feature speakers and session leaders conducting sessions in topics such as identifying your market, coping with changing markets, maintaining artistic integrity, increasing art sales, making the most of the gallery/artist relationship, legal issues for artists, fair and festival markets and utilizing change to inspire creativity. The event is designed to address the needs of diverse artists, from beginners to professionals and those working in all mediums.