Calendar of Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • 2021 - ARIZONA WORKSHOPS BY MVS - The Role of a Photobook in Your Career: Why, When and How
    Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Phi
    May 16, 10:00 AM – May 22, 5:00 PM
    Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Phi, 4250 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
    This Arizona Workshop organized by MVS is scheduled for May 16 - 22, 2021 at the Homewood Suites St. Philips / University in Tucson. Complete details TBA (take our early 2021), join the Mailing list to receive complete details as they become available.
  • 2021 - Palm Springs Photo Festival - Social Media Strategies for Photographers
    Online Event
    Apr 27, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT
    Online Event
    In this updated seminar Mary Virginia Swanson introduces strategies for using social media platforms including Instagram to engage followers in your creative practice and move your career forward.
  • 2021 - ASMP New Mexico: Finding Your Vision and Your Audience with Aline Smithson & Mary Virginia Swanson
    Online Event
    Apr 06, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MST
    Online Event
    In this informal, hour long program, they will share share their knowledge and passion on the topics of personal vision, image presentation and promotion. A 30-minute question and answer session with both speakers will follow their presentations.
  • Online - Medium Photo Festival: Social Media Strategies for Photographers with Mary Virginia Swanson and Guests
    Online Event
    Mar 03, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    In this updated, illustrated lecture I will introduce strategies for using social media platforms including Instagram to engage followers in your creative practice and move your career forward. Joining us will be Barbara Tannenbaum and Geoffrey Koslov.
  • REBROADCAST - FotoFEST Seminar: Preparing for Online Portfolio Reviews
    Webinar
    Jan 30, 11:00 AM CST – Feb 07, 9:00 PM CST
    Webinar
    Fotofest will be rebroadcasting our wonderful conversation "Preparing for Online Portfolio Reviews" on 1/30, 02/03, and 02/07 at various times. If you purchase a ticket to this rebroadcast you will have access to viewing all of the rebroadcast dates.
  • Online - FotoFEST Seminar: Preparing for Online Portfolio Reviews
    Webinar
    Jan 27, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Webinar
    Online portfolio reviews present new and different benefits and learning curves in comparison to face to face, in-person reviews. With many organizations expanding their review programs to the online environment, make sure your digital portfolio and online etiquette are primed to get the most.
  • 2021 & 2022 WORKSHOP PREVIEW
    Location is TBD
    Jan 01, 12:00 AM
    Location is TBD
  • ONLINE WORKSHOP - Your Work and Its Audience, Making the Match
    La Luz Workshops
    Oct 19, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT – Oct 24, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
    La Luz Workshops
    As artists, we derive great joy from bringing a personal project to completion. Sharing the work with others completes the creative cycle. In this online workshop, participants will gain insights from MVS + a diverse range of industry experts on advancing their project. FEW SPACES REMAIN.
  • ONLINE - Personal Project Reviews
    Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
    Oct 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
    An opportunity to discuss your current photographic project with Mary Virginia Swanson. Each participant will share work from their project in a 20-minute session with Swanson and fellow industry professionals. Open to 8 participants who attended the event on October 3.
  • ONLINE - Personal Project Reviews
    The Print Center
    Oct 04, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    The Print Center
    An opportunity to discuss your current photographic project with Mary Virginia Swanson. Each participant will share work from their project in a 20-minute session with Swanson and fellow industry professionals. Open to 8 participants who attended the event on October 3.
  • WEBINAR - The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience
    The Print Center
    Oct 03, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
    The Print Center
    When an idea for a project becomes clear and the passion to produce new work takes hold, an artist begins a unique journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire.
  • WEBINAR - The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience
    Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
    Sep 26, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
    When an idea for a project becomes clear and the passion to produce new work overtakes us, artists begin a journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire. (Image © Susan kae Grant)
  • ONLINE - Palm Spring Photo Festival
    Palm Springs Photo Festival
    Sep 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
    Palm Springs Photo Festival
    The 2020 Palm Springs Photo Festival will be held online the week of September 20th. MVS will be giving two seminars during this year's Festival; to view the list of SEMINAR offerings click here.
  • ONLINE - Social Media Strategies for Visual Artists: Ideas + Information
    FOTOFEST
    Sep 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
    FOTOFEST
    This seminar outlines how these digital tools can be used to your advantage from the perspectives of industry leaders who are researching photographers and photographic work.
  • Zoom Event with Mary Virginia Swanson and Susan kae Grant
    Online Info Session
    Jul 11, 2020, 1:00 PM CDT
    Online Info Session
    Internationally recognized instructors Mary Virginia Swanson and Susan kae Grant invite you to attend a Zoom call to learn more about their simultaneous retreats taking place next August 8-12, 2021 at Wild Rice Retreat.