August 12, 2018
Fine Arts – Marketing Art: Alice Ballard and Tiffany Thomas
The Francis Marion University’s Department of Fine Arts and the Lake City Creative Alliance will host a night of talks at the Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, S.C. at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 on the topic of selling your artwork and maintaining an art business Successful ceramic artists, Alice Ballard and Tiffany Thomas will present on the topic and take questions from the audience. Financial support for the talks has been provided from a grant by the FMU REAL program. The talks, which are aimed at artists and anyone considering selling their work, will cover such areas as how to price your work, how to work with a gallery, how to handle the logistics of packing and shipping artworks, and how to use social media to promote your work.
A resident of Clover, S.C., Alice Ballard is a renowned ceramics sculptor and art educator. Her work has been widely exhibited, including Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. She is represented by galleries in Charlotte, Asheville, and Hillsboro, N.C., Greenville, S.C., and Hong Kong. Ballard has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, and the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
Tiffany Thomas is the owner of TthomasArts Studio, a brand and former gallery in Florence, S.C.. She is currently living in Lake City, S.C. where she is working on a large commission of pottery, which will be sold through national retailer, West Elm.
The Jones-Carter Gallery will also host an exhibition of winners from the 701 CCA Prize for 2018–Carey Morton, Alexander Thierry, and Jena Thomas. The 701 CCA Prize recognizes outstanding South Carolina artists under 40 years of age and is sponsored by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C.