PR for Artists

The Photographers Fanfaire is hosting a panel discussion on “PR for Artists” led by photographer Ray Bidegain of Contact Printers Guild, Steven Fey of Steven Fey photography gallery, Colin Jury of Cube Gallery and Jennifer Stoots of Stoots Fine Art Photography.
This lecture is for artists (mainly photographers) who want to do better in promoting themselves and their work. Tools and ideas that work for promoting. Is promoting and marketing one and the same or are they two different approaches?
Ray Bidegain was a commercial photographer who changed how is produced images using Platinum/palladium prints. Then he began selling images on Ebay and then worked to promote his and fellow photographers on the Contac Printers Guild.
Steven Fey is Seattle base photographer, is entirely self-taught. After retiring from a career in medicine in 2002, Steven opened his own gallery in order to share his work more consistently with the public and to connect more directly with buyers.
Colin Jury is a promoter from the UK. He started the Cube Gallery with Mark Randall of Frame World in Beaverton, Oregon.
Jennifer Stoots is a private dealer and appraiser of photographs. STOOTS Fine Photography specializes in the sale of modern prints by 20th century masters and contemporary photographers, and the appraisal of fine photographs.

This lecture will be held at the Photographers Fanfaire. November 3rd from 10:30am to 11:30am
at the Buckley Center, University of Portland. Entrance fee for the day of this lecture is $25 or $40 for the whole three days. Most all of the speakers will be around for questions and many will be offering special priced prints, books or lithos for sale.
For more information contact Robert Brummitt at or visit Portland Photographers Forum at