Guest speakers Kim Sobat, Frank Pierce and Laura George discussed the changing landscape in the visual art business and what artists and galleries now do to keep pace and sell their artwork.
Kim Sobat is a local artist and former gallery owner. Her abstract and impressionistic paintings have been featured in many Moore County locations including the Arts Council, Eye Candy Gallery, Artist Alley, The Artist
Gallery of Southern Pines as well as galleries in New York City and Sydney Australia. Kim’s artwork is currently available at www.kimsobat.com and Eye Candy Gallery.
Laura C. George is a printmaker and business coach for artists. Laura liberates and energizes artists who feel stuck, arming them with the knowledge they need to create a career that supports them emotionally and
financially. While Laura lives in Raleigh, she will be conducting art business workshops in Moore County this summer. Laura’s website is www.lauracgeorge.com.
Frank Pierce has an extensive background as a fine artist, freelance photographer, illustrator, graphic designer and owner of Eye Candy Gallery in Southern Pines. In addition to the gallery, Frank offers art instruction, framing, photography, fine art giclée prints, photo restoration, and even a wine bar. Frank can be reached at (910)246-2266 and the gallery website is www.eye-candy-gallery.com.