Life Is Art Creative Connections #10 – The Artist As Salesperson 3/15/11


Creative Connections
An artistic networker and professional development series for artists, arts professionals and those interested in art.
Presented by Life Is Art

#10 – The Artist As Salesperson
March 15, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Short link: http://bit.ly/liacc10
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GAB Studio
105 NW 23rd St
Wynwood, Miami, FL 33127
www.gabstudio.com

presentation by
Greg Pitts
Artist
www.blackjacksonpollock.com

6:30-7:30; Arrival & Networking
7:30-8:30; Seminar
8:30-9:30; Afterparty & Socializing

* $10.00 at the door
* Complimentary beverages & bites
* RSVP Here.

Sponsored by Soul Of Miami – www.soulofmiami.org

Seminar Description:
Greg Pitts was once a shy artist, like many others. When he came to display his work publicly, he realized he was his own best advocate. Learn how he transformed himself from shy artist to outgoing salesperson and how this transformation enhances his career as an artist immensely.

The night opens with time for socializing and networking with complimentary beverages and bites provided by Life Is Art. After the seminar, there is time for further specific questions and more networking. This is an excellent opportunity to come meet other working artists and arts professionals from around the area.

Greg Pitts Biography:
Greg Pitts started out life at a disadvantage. Being born to a single parent and growing up without a father figure made life less than ideal. He did not meet his father until the age of 12. As a young teen, he exhibited artistic capabilities, however the lack of understanding and from his family lead to discouragement. He continued to strive to express himself artistically. He purchased his first camera on lay-a-way from a camera store in his hometown.

His artistic eye and fashion sense while a senior in high school lead to him was offered admission to a prestigious fashion design school, but because of stereotypical attitudes, students at school would call him a nerd and at home no one would assist him in the application process, stating that “that kind of stuff is for sissies,” Discouraged, he graduated without any formal plans. Later, he joined the Army in order to provide for his soon to be born son. Despite this difficult start in life, he continued to express his artistic side. He’s also an awarding winning filmmaker and photographer having taken photos of celebrities from Sean “P. Diddy” Coombs to Mary J. Blige, Tom Joyner, Robin Thicke and the late Teena Marie.

Greg Pitts abstract artwork has been compared to that of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. He is a featured artist at the G.A.B Studio in the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Pitts first gained national recognition by making the top story on Google News on May 9, 2009 with a feature article being published about his work in EV Living Magazine.

He was one of 20 national semi-finalist photographers selected by W Magazine for their “Obsession” photographic contest in 2010. His artwork has sold in Berlin, San Francisco, Vienna Austria, Chicago and Ohio and is currently on exhibit in the Netherlands and in Stanford a town on the Cape Whale Coast of South Africa.

Mr. Pitts participated in Miami Art Basel 2010 and was successful-selling 3 of his original paintings. He can be contacted by email at blkjacksonpollock@bellsouth.net. Some of his abstract art can be viewed at www.BlackJacksonPollock.com.

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