Target reader for book: Art & Money

I was asked the other day, who is the artist who should read Art & Money?

Well, I answered, that’s a tricky question.  There is no one group who “should” read it, whether beginning, mid or late career.  I believe that we can all benefit from many streams of information, and that having read something is superior to not having read it.

The book talks about a lot of areas, and would be good for those who are beginning, as it gathers the information that I wish I knew about when I was first starting out.

This book would have a long shelf life because there are a great many things in the book that take years to develop, and by this I mean items on the cv, and renewed perspective on the biography, as time goes by, and you are active in your career and your community.

The book touches on the media, and how I believe they are interested in their community too, in helping it grow, and expand.  It touches on the city – or at least my city – on how those in the cultural departments are interested in helping their city grow, and how the artist can be and is a valuable resource. It describes ways that you as an artist, or a believer in culture, can encourage this kind of investment of your city. This book would help the patron or supporter understand what goes on behind the easel, and how they could help.

The book also describes how the beginning, mid or late career artist can interact with charities, giving a number of points of view to do with supporting non profits.  The charities would benefit from reading this information to see how they could change or adapt their policies to be more artist friendly. The patrons who frequent charities would benefit because they, as patrons, are interested in the success of their charity, and I believe they wish to see everyone successful.

Am I an expert? No, I don’t say that I am.  I am just an interested party, and believe in the growth for the good of all. I care enough to say something, and I care enough to believe that artists can take control of their career. This book is for those who believe in culture, who believe in their community.

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Originally posted at http://juliatrops.com/2013/10/target-reader-book-art-money/

Workshop on Art & Money – Blenz Westbank Monday October 28

The workshop at Blenz Westbank West Kelowna will take place on Monday October 28th from 6 to 8 pm.

Minimum registration:  10
Maximum registration: 20

Registration deadline October 23rd.  Registration online only.

The cost is $32 (including processing fee), which includes coffee and / or tea, or $25 (including processing fee) without book.

The workshop itinerary is as follows:

The first hour I will present on

  • Applying for shows
  • Pricing
  • Charity/Donations

The second hour will be discussion on these concepts.

To sign up for this workshop, please click on the button below.


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Book Signing – Gallery Vertigo Saturday October 19, 1-3 pm

I will be at Gallery Vertigo on Saturday October 19th, from 1-3 pm for an Art & Money book signing. If you would like to reserve your book, to ensure there is a copy for you, please send me a note. My email is juliatrops at gmail dot com.

The address is:

3001 31 St. #1 upstairs
Vernon BC V1T 5H8 Canada
(250) 503 – 2297

I am a long time supporter of Gallery Vertigo, and believe in their mission, which is artists helping artists at a very grassroots level. They have an event coming up called Almost Famous which is one of my favourite events in the Okanagan valley. The Call to Artists has just been announced, and interested artists can get the submission form here: online form.

Gallery Vertigo Vernon Almost Famous Julia Trops

Almost Famous has original artworks created by local artists up in a silent auction, but these artworks have a unique twist in that the artist “copies” or “reinvents” a masterpiece from the past. Considering that Picasso created 58 works based on Las Meninas from Diego Velázquez and these 58 works are all on display at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona (which I saw this spring), these Almost Famous works should not be under appreciated. You really don’t know where our local artists are going to be in fifty years, and if you are lucky enough to be the successful bidder, you might just happen to have a winner in your hands. I contribute two or three each year. These are fun for me, and I always learn something new about the artist on whom I am focusing. It’s a win/win.

I hope to see you there! All the book signings are set up to show the benefits of cooperation and partnering with your fellow artist, or your favourite business.

Book Signing – Westbank West Kelowna Blenz, Saturday October 12 9-11 am

I will be at Blenz in Westbank Centre on Saturday October 12th, from 9-11 pm for an Art & Money book signing. If you would like to reserve your book, to ensure there is a copy for you, please send me a note. My email is juliatrops at gmail dot com.

The address is:

h222-3645 Gosset Road,
West Kelowna, British Columbia

Westbank Blenz coffee shop Julia Trops

West Kelowna Blenz

Melissa Brown and her husband Mike just launched the Blenz Coffee House in West Kelowna this year. It was originally in the shopping Centre near Canadian Tire and Home Depot, but it has since moved into the old Starbucks location near the Landmark Theatres. They have made some excellent partnerships with the theatre, such as a COFFEE and a MOVIE. Bring in your TOONIE THURSDAY ticket stub to Blenz Coffee Westbank Centre and receive a FREE upsize on your COFFEE.

I knew Melissa from her Ex Nihilo days, and I can tell you she loves art. She can talk about art, and she supports artists.

“I am a big believer in the “eat, drink, shop local’ movement and I am always looking for ways to support the local talent and businesses in our community. Having Julia in for a book signing at the coffee shop is just one more way I can support local talent and the community.”

Thanks, Melissa! You are an outstanding example of cooperation and partnership with the arts!