Jan. 3, 2019 | Thursday Artist Talk: Eve Lees, “Catch the media’s attention about your art!”

How to Use the News to Promote Your Art

Join current editor of The Artist’s Journal Eve Lees for an illustrated talk, “How to Use the News to Promote Your Art.” She’ll show you how to submit a news release and how to design your own ad or poster that will stand out from the crowd! Come as a solo artist or with your art group! Contacting the media to have your art show or award made public is an excellent way to increase your exposure as an artist, and it’s free! Learn to format a news release correctly and with compelling content to increase the chance of it being published. Lees says, “Editors often receive news items that create more work to re-type, and/or is missing important information. Valuable time is needed to correct this and could result in your item not being published.” Lees will also provide tips on designing your own newspaper ads or posters, including a few “subliminal” tricks graphic designers use to capture and hold a viewer’s attention.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

About the Speaker

Eve Lees is the founder of Effective Visual Enterprises and a former newspaper reporter and editor. While employed as a journalist, Eve also worked in the health & fitness industry, a career spanning over thirty years. She remains a Nutrition Coach, a Health Speaker, and a Freelance Health Writer for several publications.

Eve also enjoys several "hobby" interests. She offers Graphic Design services, paints Portraits in oil, and created The Artist's Journal in 1997, a listing of exhibiting opportunities for BC's artists who paint or draw.


Jan. 3, 2019


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM




Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Ave. Surrey BC