Friday, March 07, 2008

Mobiles and a book party

I received a note from my friend Jan Carson asking me to help her spread the word about an event going on at her studio in Fort Collins, Colorado at the end of March. The press release is below. Jan and I shared an art studio at Colorado State University as we were each working on our MFA in Fibers. After graduation, Jan started an amazing business of handmade paper mobiles. I have one hanging over Hannah's changing table (a wedding gift from another friend who worked for Jan for a bit)--it delights us all. Here's a small image copied from Jan's website to give you an idea of what they look like.



Fort Collins, Colorado, March 1, 2008—Author Alyson B. Stanfield, an internationally recognized art-marketing consultant, will kick off her nationwide studio tour and book signing for I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion in Fort Collins, Colorado, at Moon-Lily Art Studio & Gift Gallery, 4032 S. College Avenue, Suite 7, on Wednesday, March 26th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Ms. Stanfield has helped thousands of artists develop their careers through her online classes, publications, workshops, and free weekly Art Marketing Action newsletter—all available at She used the self-promotion tools she describes in the book to launch her art-marketing consulting business and Web site in 2002. Prior to that, she counseled artists informally throughout her ten years as an art museum curator and educator in the Midwest.

I’d Rather Be in the Studio! teaches any artist—sculptor, painter, metalsmith, glass artist, fiber artist, or woodworker--how to take advantage of traditional self-promotion techniques, as well as how to expand their reach into Internet marketing. For each book sold at this event, Ms. Stanfield has pledged to give ten dollars to Fort Collin’s community arts organization, Arts Alive.

Moon-Lily Art Studio & Gift Gallery is owned by artist Jan R. Carson. Her wholesale production art studio, established in 1999, expanded in August 2007 to include a retail gallery of fine craft artwork by Ms. Carson and others. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. More information is available at

For more information on the author and the book, please visit


Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Thanks for the mention, Amy. It's so nice to visit your blog. I think I'll stay and look around a bit. I hope you can come on the 26th.

Mary Timme said...

Wow! She does wonderful work, and it is lovely to look at and so serene in nature of composition. I wish I had some restraint like that. Just doesn't happen. But wonderful to look at.

Leah said...

I love Jan's mobiles! Its great to read more about her

Jan R. Carson said...

Amy--You're the best . . . when I think back on our time at CSU, I cherish having worked alongside you in the grad studio. Thanks for helping spread the word about Alyson's "book party." I hope you can make it!