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Annual Meeting & Panel: Promoting and Presenting Your Art

October 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Program for Carriage Barn Members (register below)
Thursday, October 12 from 6:30-8pm

Carriage Barn Arts Center members are invited to attend our annual meeting followed by the opportunity to meet and hear from a number of professionals about best practices and tips to take your art career to the next level.  P
anelist include:

Lynn Moore – Lynn, who is a multi-media artist and digital marketing professional with her own firm.  Lynn will be sharing her expertise in website design and e-commerce development, as well as social media marketing.   

Jay Wilson – In addition to being a photographer, Jay is a marketing and advertising analyst with Gartner.  Jay will bring his personal and professional experience to share his advice about how to best promote art through social media, entering juried art exhibitions and local art fairs. 

Sandy Pelletier – Sandy is the Founder of Sorelle Gallery in Westport, CT.  Pelletier opened Sorelle with the intent to build a tech-forward approach to art advisory, integrating a representation on online sales platforms to the gallery’s  business model. She will share her insights about finding gallery representation and maintaining a successful artist-gallery partnership.  Sandy will also discuss the importance of the actual presentation of artwork including framing, wiring, and hanging art and proper installation. 

Kristin Peterson Edwards – Before joining the Carriage Barn, Kristin has worked in blue-chip galleries and museums and was trained by Christie’s auction house in London. As an art advisor, she has been involved with every kind of framing and complex installations. She has been involved with exhibiting the work of both emerging and established artists for nearly 30 years. 

Topics will include
• Building an effective website to showcase your art and enable e-commerce

• Preparing and presenting your work — including photographing artwork, framing, printing, installation, pricing
• Using social media and email marketing to expand your audience and share your message
• Connecting with the art community and finding exhibit opportunities

Designed for both novice and experienced artists and creatives, this is a great opportunity to connect with other working artists and art professionals while learning more about how you can market yourself as an artist and best present your work to your desired audience.

Register below, join or renew your membership to attend.   

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of Members of New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc., a Connecticut nonstock corporation, will be held at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT  on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time and at any adjournment or postponement thereof (“Meeting”) for the purpose of electing members of the Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may properly come before the Meeting.  The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on October 2, 2023, as the record date for the determination of those members entitled to vote at the Meeting.  



Call to Order

Approval of FY22-23 Annual Meeting Minutes – Google Docs  from Prior Annual Meeting

A. Presentation and election of Directors:  The following candidates are presented to the members for the 2023-2024 slate of the New Canaan Society for the Arts Board of Directors:

Thomas Bernsten, Class of 2026
Svava Bragason, Class of 2025
Michael Carusi, Class of 2026
Rich Companik, Class of 2023
Lisa Ferrante, Class of 2025
BJ Flagg, Class of 2026
Suzy Lavieri, Class of 2022
Martie Mackay, Class of 2025
Angela Piscitello, Class of 2023
Kathy Megrue-Smith, Class of 2023
Butch Quick, Class of 2025
Ariane Triay, Class of 2026
Phillip Williams, Class of 2023


Panel Discussion


October 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm