Dixie State University and the CEBA Business of Art program welcomes DSU Sears Museum Gallery Graphic Designer Tracy Anderson and Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) Lynnette Hiskey as its keynote speakers for the 2013 Business of Art Seminar on November 8-9, in Kanab, Utah.

“We are very fortunate to have someone as talented in design as Tracy and as experienced in the ‘business of art’ as Lynette willing to share their expertise with us,” said Christina Schultz, DSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “DSU prides itself on building and maintaining strong relationships with the community to foster a continuum of education, cultural enrichment, and economic growth. The Business of Art is an important event in helping us achieve these goals.”

Anderson will provide the opening keynote address, entitled “How to Make a 1-Minute Artist Profile Video – A Virtual Handshake,” at Friday evening’s session beginning at 6:30 p.m. With a love of technology and art, Anderson is experienced with programming, design, IT, and social media. She is currently completing her bachelor degree in graphic design at DSU, where she also works as a graphic designer for the Sears Museum Gallery. Anderson’s presentation will teach attendees how to make a quality short movie to introduce themselves and their art to patrons, which then can be used on Facebook and other social media sites.

Hiskey will keynote the seminar’s Saturday lunch session beginning at 12 noon. She has worked at UDAM for more than 10 years, serving as assistant director prior to her promotion to director. Hiskey also managed the Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts & Parks Program. In that capacity, she had oversight of a $12 million budget and grants application process for 140 arts organizations. In addition, Hiskey served as spokesperson for the program to media, citizen groups, cultural organizations, schools, and community groups. She developed a county-wide public relations and marketing campaign for the ZAP program, which led to a 72 percent voter approval to renew the one-tenth of one percent sales tax for another 10 years. Hiskey’s presentation will discuss indicators, trends and resources to help Utah artists maximize their reach and explain the impact local artists already have on their communities and the state’s economy.

The annual Business of Art Seminar for visual artists in all disciplines is presented by Dixie State University and CEBA in an effort to educate artists and enhance their business skills. This seminar features an exciting schedule of classes and workshops, presented by knowledgeable professionals from throughout Utah.

The 2013 event will be held at Kanab Middle School on Friday, November 8 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday, November 9, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register for this year’s seminar, please visit www.dixieculturalarts.com/business-of-art/.