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Preparing for an Art Market: From the Pow Wow Booth to Indian Market

October 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT



The art market has changed.  No longer do galleries hold all of the keys to success in the art world.  Opportunities for artists to share and sell their work have exploded.  And nowhere is this more evident that the popular of art markets.

Melissa Melero is a seasoned artist who has many years of selling at local markets, pow wows, museum exhibitions even at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Art Market.  Melissa will share everything she has learned over the years to help you learn how to make art markets a worthwhile investment in your time, energy, and money.  In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Promote yourself before the event
  • Set up your booth
  • Showcase your products
  • Create special offers to attract
  • And so much more!

    The IDRS Acorn Project, in partnership with Great Basin Native Artists, and the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, will present Preparing for an Art Market: From the Pow Wow Booth to Indian Market on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The workshop will be located at the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center at 2300 W. Line Street in Bishop.  Registration is open to all community members in Owens Valley and the workshop is free to attend.  To register please click on the “Going” button below and fill in your information.

    For more information, please contact the community host, Tara Frank at the Cultural Center at 760-873-8844 or tara.frank@bishoppaiute.org.   You can also reach out to Mark Thompson, Executive Director, at the IDRS Acorn Project at 916-482-5800 or at mark@indiandispute.com.

    About your presenter:

    Melissa Melero, Great Basin Native ArtistsMelissa Melero-Moose was born in San Francisco, CA in 1974 and spent most of her childhood living in Reno, Nevada. She is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, California. Melissa holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Fine Arts from Portland State University, Portland, OR.

    Her works are a part of the permanent collections of the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA; IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Lilley Museum, University of Nevada; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV and School for Advanced Research (IARC), Santa Fe, NM.

    She is currently exhibiting regionally and nationally as an individual artist and with the GBNA art collective. Her influences are imagery found in the Great Basin landscape, petroglyphs, beadwork, and basketry from the Indigenous tribes of Nevada and California.

    Melissa currently lives with her family in Hungry Valley, Nevada working as a professional artist, contributing writer for First American Art Magazine and founder/independent curator of the Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA).

    For more information about Melissa, please visit her website at www.melissamelero.com

    This workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Bishop Paiute Tribe, Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center, Great Basin Native Artists, USDA Rural Development, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Small Business Administration, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and the MUFG Union Bank Foundation.


    October 4, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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    Mark Thompson


    Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshoe Cultural Center
    2300 W. Line Street
    Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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