Upcoming Professional Opportunities for September 2014

Take it to the next level and take advantage of some of these upcoming opportunities.

It’s time to receive acknowledgement for all that hard work. See some upcoming professional opportunities for reviews and competitions this September.

Lucky Penny’s “I’m the Greatest FUTURE Star!” – Musical Theater Competition for Kids

Young performers take the Napa Valley Opera House stage September 21

Lucky Penny Productions, in cooperation with the Napa Valley Opera House, presents the second “I’m the Greatest FUTURE Star!” musical theater singing competition for youth on September 21, 2014. The event is open to performers age 6 to 16, who will compete for prizes in three age groups.

The competition is limited to 30 contestants and the deadline to apply is Friday, September 5.  An application fee of $10 is required to enter. Complete details and a downloadable application form are available at www.luckypennynapa.com.

The first “I’m the Greatest FUTURE Star!” competition took place in the spring of 2013, as tie-in to Lucky Penny’s production of the classic musical Funny Girl. That show is now being remounted for an August-September run at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa.  

Now You See Me!  International Public Art Short Film Contest

Always dreamed of great short videos about your public art??? Now is the time.  Contact your local filmmakers and video artists.  Winning films about public art to be shown at the Louvre.  Wim Wenders president of the jury.  http://www.nowyouseeme.org/

Public Artist Daniel Buren, Jaume Plensa and Daniel Karavan have formed http://www.apa1777.com/ a new advocacy association for public art and announced a contest for short films about public art. Wim Wenders president of jury. Winners shown at the Louvre in Paris. Deadline: 31 October 2014.  Info here. http://www.nowyouseeme.org/

Be at the top of your game and take advantage of these professional opportunities!

Digital Boot Camp Session 2

Mon, Sept 8
9am – 2:30pm
Cameo Cinema, St. Helena

Video is the hot and very effective tool for digital marketing. Statistics show views and time spent are higher than other media. This Boot Camp session will include all you want to know about using video to market your business/products.

Learn about:
    • Types of videos and when to use them (from short & casual to polished & longer)
    • The creative process of how to design your video
    • Equipment – from your phone to professional, what you REALLY need.
    • And last but not least, the variety of channels through which you can get your video out to your desired audience.

Seating is limited. Register now!


Call 707 254-5495 for more information
CANVAS Members: $75
Non-Members: $95
*Admission fee includes all materials & light lunch

Freelancers Unite! Gig Union Town Hall

It’s time for a frank public conversation about the big issues facing contract-based workers in the Bay Area. As freelancing becomes the new normal, this rapidly growing segment of the labor force is faced with new challenges without the resources or safety nets that more traditional workers receive. The Gig Union Town Hall presents a unique opportunity for creative freelancers to come together, discuss these challenges, and think about ways of strengthening their rights in a rapidly changing economy. RSVP today.

Friday, September 19th
1417 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This event is free and open to the public.

Crowdfunding: Legal & Business Issues for the Creative Arts Community

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Building
2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 301
Berkeley, CA 94704

Photo Shop and Photography Workshop 

September 15, 2014 $189/attendee
Morning Session (8:30-11:30): The Essentials of Social Media Photography
Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30): Photoshop Essentials to preparing the perfect photo for your audience.
Call 707.257.1166 to reserve your space (class size limited to 15).
*Must have a camera and laptop with Photoshop access.
Workshop Part 2 scheduled for October 20th


  • How to set your camera settings correctly
  • Great composition techniques
  • What to pay attention to for the best lighting
  • How to get your photos into the computer and into photoshop
  • What resolution and pixels are about
  • How to prepare the best photo for your intended use
  • How to be confident with all your images the world will see!


The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project, funded by The Getty Foundation, which is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions. The following free workshop is currently being offered:

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

The Heritage Health Index determined that most collecting institutions need an emergency or disaster response plan that includes collections, and staff trained to carry it out. Attend the interactive 2-part workshop “Protecting Cultural Collections” and walk away with the tools you need. Location and dates: McClellan, October 17 – December 5, 2014. Learn more

For more information or registration assistance contact Sarah Sagouspe at admin@calmuseums.org. 

National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Theme: Winning in the New World

October 23-25, 2014 
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Los Angeles, California 

Winning in the New World

The new world of rapidly changing demographics and breakthrough technologies requires an obsessive audience and partner focus and a new set of metrics.  This is the conference where you and your team will refine the skills necessary to align your revenue-generating efforts with your patrons’ lifestyles and goals.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest trends and technologies that others are using to gain, retain, and upgrade patrons.

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies, and their effective collaboration is paramount to overall success.

We have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the tuition prices so that it will be easy for you to come as a team.  Register by October 10 and bring a colleague for FREE.  Also, each additional member of your team is only $159.

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately.

Plus, if you can’t attend the entire conference, you can transfer your registration to someone else in your organization for the times when you can’t be there.  

Make sure to register early; space is limited.  The deadline for our special hotel rate is October 1.

Painting Workshop at Sundance

Join artist Nancy Willis as she leads artists to one of her favorite places.
Thursday October 30th to Sunday November 2nd
Just say oui to…
Four days, three nights of fun, art-making, restorative practices, delicious food and wine, surrounded by the Timpanagos Mountains and in the company of fun, super nice artists.
more details on www.pathofanartist.com