Marketing & Social Media For Artists
Marketing and Social Media is an absolute MUST for any artist wishing to gain recognition, promote their art, sell their art or gain a following. 98% of the worlds art is sold online and most of it is marketed through social media.
Mike Will Cover:
- Marketing 101 For Artists, or
- Why Great Artists Have Trouble Selling!
- Why it’s not enough just to be a great artist!
- I’m a great artist, I don’t need to market!
- My art speaks for itself, right? (Do you see the pattern here?)
- Internet Presence For Artists
- Facebook Business Page
- E-Commerce Enabled Website
January 22nd 6-8pm
Annual Children's Art Show Call For Artists
We strongly believe in encouraging and recognizing student works and this annual event offers the opportunity for young local artists, Pre-K through 8th grade, to show their work publicly at the gallery. There is no cost to participate and all entrants receive a commemorative ribbon. We will also be displaying the traveling 2018 People To People International Peace Murals, a work created by young artists from all over the world.
An opening night reception, including light refreshments, will be held February 16th during downtown Overland Park’s Local Life (third Friday) event. All participating students, families, and friends are invited to celebrate these young artists.
How to enter:
Parents/guardians or teachers can enter one 2D or 3D artwork per student. All 2D artwork must be framed with a wire hanger on the back. NO sawtooth or string hangers can be accepted due to the gallery’s hanging system. Teachers please note - if the art is part of a class project you should select two or three examples to submit for the exhibit.
Delivering art to the show: Artwork should be delivered by the parent/guardian to Images Gallery, 7320 W. 80th, Overland Park, KS (913-232-7113) between Tuesday, February 6 and Saturday, February 10, during regular gallery hours 10-5 PM. *Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
Picking up art after the show: Artwork must be picked up at the close of the show on Saturday March 10 or during the following week, Tuesday, March 13 - Saturday, March 17. Gallery hours 10-5 PM.
Call For Artists
- Contact Debbie Stone using the form at this link.
- She’ll ask you to submit 5 pieces of your artwork for our jury of artists to evaluate.
- Once you’re approved, we’ll set up a time to set up your display!
We promote art education in the community by teaching, mentoring, scholarships & much more!
We provide workshops in all mediums conducted by nationally and local art experts!
Juried Art Show
This is a chance for community artists to test the waters by submitting their art for review by an expert jurorist. Accepted art is then exhibited in the gallery.
Images Art Gallery, 7320 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204, Telephone: (913) 232-7113,
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- Promote art education in the community
- Provide scholarships for aspiring area art students
- Provide workshops conducted by national artists
- Provide professional growth for community artists
- Promote community appreciation for the arts
- Provide a juried gallery venue for area artists
- Host an annual Children’s Art Show
- Host the annual International Children’s Peace Mural Display
- Host an annual Juried Art Show open to all area artists
- In order to provide all these wonderful community services, the gallery relies on grants and donations from people like you. All donations are fully tax-deductible and are used 100% to support these services.
Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.
The intent of the group was multi-purpose:
- to promote local artists
- to plan classes and set up a teaching classroom
- to contribute to community services
By-laws were written and officers were elected. The Gallery operated as a co-op, with member volunteers staffing the gallery. A non-profit tax status was first attained by GKCAA and then subsequently obtained by Images Art Gallery.
Approximately five years later, due to changes in the Westport area, the gallery closed. The group stayed together with monthly meetings and began exhibiting their art in various satellites in the city.
Soon after the Westport Images Art Gallery closed, Images received a $1,000 donation from Marilyn Holland Schweder, one of Images Gallery’s original members. When Marilyn died in 1994, memorial donations were made to help Images start a new gallery.
On May 14, 1996, nineteen members met to discuss beginning a new Gallery on the 3rd floor of the historic McQueeny Lock building at 520 W. Pennway. At a later meeting, 27 members indicated their willingness to form a co-op gallery. We took possession of the gallery and held our first meeting as a co-op there on June 15, 1996. We opened for business on Thursday, July 11, 1996. The first Gallery reception was held on Friday, August 2, 1996 with Charles Stegner and Myrna Minnis as featured artists.
As the gallery stairs and the lack of visibility became an issue, we began looking for other space, and in the summer of 2001, we moved into new, more visible ground-level space at 1721 Westport Road.
In 2005, with more activity taking place in the Crossroads area of the city, we began looking seriously for space there. In mid-July of 2005, we moved to 1520 Walnut, in the northeast area of the Crossroads. Unfortunately, with the opening of the Sprint Center just a few blocks away, we experienced a severe shortage of parking for our patrons, so once again began looking for appropriate art space.
In September 2009 we moved to downtown Old Overland Park, just around the corner from the clock tower and beside the Farmers’ Market. We are excited to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Overland Park where we can be found in the midst of other fine art galleries.
Be sure to stop by our gallery and enjoy the fine art of our talented members.
Kansas City Area Artists
Copy of Local Photography
Images Art Gallery is the place to shop for professional locally shot fine art photography for your home.
Fine Art Oils
From abstract to impressionistic, we have it all, and all created by local artists!
Fun & Imaginative Art For Your Home
This art is truly fun and a great conversation piece for your home!
Some of our artists are experts in Pastels. You’ll probably see them around the region when weather permits.
Jewelry is one of the things our customers like most about the shop.
Amazing Travel Photos
You might just take an iPhone, but our photogs take alot of gear to get the images they bring back!
Wearable Fabric Art
Our fabric artist is always coming up with something new!