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You are Invited - ZAPP Conference, September 19 & 20, Atlanta

Want to know what happened at the last one? Details:

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Curious about what’s in store at the ZAPP® Conference? Listen to the two most popular sessions from last year’s conference: The 2010 opening presentation, Rise of the Aggregators, and the 2010 symposium session, State of the Art Fair.

Rise of the Aggregators:
The 2010 conference opened with a presentation from writer, researcher, lecturer, and cultural consultant, András Szántó. Szántó’s thought-provoking keynote chronicles the ups and downs of the gallery system. Szanto predicts that the next art-world business model is one in which artists will sell directly to the marketplace and marvels that art fair and festival artists have done this for years. LISTEN NOW

State of the Art Fair:
What happens when you get Stephen King (Des Moines Arts Festival), Elaine Kroening (Positively Pewuakee), Reed McMillan (The Artist Project New York), Larry Oliverson (Lawrence W. Oliverson Fine Art Photography), Teresa Saborsky (ARTiculate Sculpture; National Association of Independent Artists), and Steven Wood Schmader (International Festivals and Events Association) in the same room together? You get an in-depth conversation about the current state of the art fair! At the 2010 ZAPP® Conference, these leaders tackled topics that included the impact of generational change and the role of art fairs and festivals in creating community. LISTEN NOW

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The third annual ZAPP® Conference is coming to the W Atlanta Midtown hotel September 19-20, 2011.

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Comment by Connie Mettler on August 29, 2011 at 3:08pm

Finally we will meet, Julie! Great.

Sara, did you click on the agenda? Does it look like it will be of interest to you, do you see any sessions that meet your concerns? Seeing your images in a host of others is always enlightening. We're going to have an excellent panel about jurying also....

I'm looking forward to seeing this festival. I think it is a beautiful time of the year to be in Atlanta and Atlantans love Piedmont Park.

Comment by Julie Cochrane on August 29, 2011 at 12:34pm
I will be there with bells on!!
Comment by Michael Stephens on August 26, 2011 at 5:36pm
Connie, Michael is doing a show at Piedmont that weekend.....I am thinking of going with him to Atlanta....we have not done the show before so it's one of those uncertain situations...he did well at Dogwood and decided to give this one a try.....hope it's a right decision....perhaps we will see you there....Would it benefit me to attend the Zapp conference?  What's your thoughts?
Comment by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2011 at 10:39am

Yes, I am. I'm also going to be on one of the panels discussing jurying from all its aspects, the art fair organizer, the juror and the artist perspective.

Will you be there, Julie?

Comment by Julie Cochrane on August 26, 2011 at 9:38am
Are you going Connie?

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