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WADA Digest: October 28 - New Outdoor Marketplace for November Art Walk!

28 Oct 2020 2:22 PM | Anonymous

Art Quote of the Week

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” 

Auguste Rodin

Three Years Ago the ArtsXchange Opened!

It’s hard to believe that it has already been three years since the Grand Opening of the ArtsXchange Artist Studios.  We were honored to have St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Steinocher, Congressman Charlie Christ, WADA Board President Mark Aeling, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman as well as donor and art supporter Katee Tully to cut the ribbon.  Since then, we have held dozens of exhibitions, conducted numerous education classes and hosted many many events.   The ArtsXchange - where art is made!

Calling All Artists: New Outdoor Marketplace on Second Saturday Art Walk November 14!

WADA is proud to announce a new Outdoor Marketplace on the ArtsXchange Campus. Member artisans who make products by hand may apply to set up a tent. Products sold may include woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, drawings, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking or painting. Spaces are limited. Applicants will be selected on a rolling basis and selected in order to provide a variety of products.Deadline Sunday, Nov 1 and those selected will be notified by November 4. See details, fees and application here. Not a member? Join now

Call to Artists: WADA Artist Member Show "Imagine"

Call for Entries:  WADA proudly announces its Winter 2020-21 Member Artist show with the theme “Imagine.” Selected artworks fitting this theme - submitted by WADA members - will remain on exhibit for two (2) months in the Burka Member Lounge of the ArtsXchange.  Entry Deadline: November 20, 2020       See submission guidelines and important dates here.

Featured Member Artist: Doug D’souza

Doug D'souza is a prolific creator of unique jewelry designs, spanning from elegant to dramatic statement pieces. Doug strives to create jewelry that is eye catching and distinctive with a rustic and organic flair. While naturally drawn to metal, Doug enjoys working in silver, gold, copper, brass and bronze, as well as alternative metals like aluminum, stainless steel and titanium. Vitreous enamel introduced him to a new world of color and endless experimentation. In his work, Doug enamels his designs on copper, silver-leaf or fine silver and uses them as focal pieces and accents. His artworks range from elegant to dramatic and showcase a variety of colors, patterns and textures. Read more about Doug here

For Members: How to update your Member Profile on the WADA Website

The WADA website allows members to add information to your profile.  Do it now some simple steps:

  1. Log on to the WADA website.  

  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner and click “View Profile”

  3. You will now see all available fields in your profile. Consider adding or changing:

    1. Profile Picture

    2. Medium (if artist or gallery)

    3. Art1 and Art2 are fields to add your artwork or business logo. 

    4. Website, Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram 

    5. Attached Documents could include an artist statement, biography or description of your business!

  4. Click “Save”

Here is a great example of what your profile could look like:

There is another great capability that allows you to add “Albums”! Try this:

  1. Log on to the WADA website.  

  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner and click “View Profile”

  3. Below the “Edit Profile” button is a list of options.  Click on “Member Photo Albums”

  4. Click on “Add Album” Enter a Title and Description, Click “Submit”

  5. On the next screen you can start to upload your photos - each album can have up to 50 images.

  6. Click “Save”

Learn How to Become a Creative Business 101

Artists, musicians, writers and freelancers - find out what you need to know to get started or to grow your own business.  On October 29th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, the St. Pete Arts Alliance will bring entrepreneur Eve Epstein, to present the tools you need enabling you to establish your business to qualify for business assistance from the city and county. Learn more and register here.



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