Event Press: Carolina Art Soiree

Thank you Charlotte Observer photographer Daniel Coston for these terrific photos of the 4th Annual Carolina Art Soiree. The photos are featured in the Observer website's Scene & Heard photo galleries today.

Organizer Hannah Blanton, Guest Sherrard Georgious, and Marketing Manager Christine Dryden at Carolina Art Soiree; Photo by Daniel Coston, Charlotte Observer 5/16/2013

Press: Myers Park Life Magazine

Thank you to Cindy Markey and Myers Park Life Magazine (and new sister publication Foxcroft Life Magazine) for publishing this contribution about client Hannah Blanton and the Carolina Art Soiree.  I wrote this with the help of a great revison to "Our Story" that 7G Communications prepared last year.

Southpark Life, April 2013 (click for full article)

Video: GBS-CIDP Awareness

In an effort to create awareness for a little-known disorder, Guillain-Barré (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome, client Hannah Blanton of GBS-CIDP Foundation International has created this great video to help she and other brave survivors tell thier stories.  Hannah will host two events next month to benefit the foundation, Carolina Art Soiree on May 10 and the GBS-CIDP 5K on May 12.  Thanks to Daniel DeWit for his work filming and producing this video.

3rd Annual Carolina Art Soiree

Planning and promotion is in high gear for the 3rd Annual Carolina Art Soiree, a big, fun, lucrative fundraiser that I am helping to plan for GBS/CIPD Foundation International. We're spreading the word via printed invites, email, an event website, and facebook... but this superstar event and its charismatic hostess, Hannah Blanton, need little help from me to make this year's event another success. They have 35+ talented artists contributing, lots of great sponsors, a beautiful venue overlooking the Charlotte skyline, and an art-buying, party-ready crowd of supporters that will snap up great art and will have a great time. I am happy to be along for the ride.

2011 Carolina Art Soiree

After a very successful 2010 charity art show ($24,000 raised and a rocking party!), Hannah Blanton and Nancy Maloney of the GBS/CIDP Foundation International Charlotte Chapter are planning their second annual Carolina Art Soirée.  This year's exhibition will include over 30 regional artists, including those from Urban Ministry Center's ArtWorks945 program.

I will be again be helping with event marketing -- website, invitation, email marketing, public relations and social media promotion.

Carolina Art Soirée

I am proud to have worked with the GBS/CIDP Foundation and organizer Hannah Blanton to help plan and implement this special benefit art show... hopefully the first of many.  It involves the work of about 30 artists and has been a huge, rewarding project.

Elements included:

  • Branding and logo design
  • Event Website
  • Printed Invitation  -- design, printing, list compilation, direct mail services
  • Email Marketing -- design and implementation of several rounds of HTML messages, list compilation
  • Social Media Campaign -- Custom-designed Twitter and Facebook pages; Regular updates to both profiling each of the CAS artists
  • Public Relations -- Writing and distribution of press release to local media
  • Show Materials
    • Custom-designed receipt forms
    • Signage
    • Detailed Pricetags for the 225+ artworks
    • Branded nametags
    • Programs -- 20 page program featuring a detailed list of all works and a bio on each artist.

Whew!  See?  Big project.  So far, a smooth one.  Here's hoping for a big crowd and big sales to benefit this worthy cause.  Looking forward to celebrating with the artists and guests tomorrow night and bringing home some terrific art!