Tuesday, May 17, 2016

FREE Summer Learning Opportunities for SAPA Members!

SAPA is offering the membership three (3) opportunities over the lazy hazy days of summer to improve your business presence online!

Please sign up for any or all three opportunities by replying to this email to get further information on the specific class or session.  See you there!

 1) Event Listing Class:  Presented by Bobbie Thomas & Michele Hastings
Wednesday, June 15th, 5:30 PM - 7PM  at the Seagrove Public Library

Member Opportunity!

Want to get the word out about your own pottery events?

There are many free advertising opportunities, we can tell you about. With press releases, online listings and social media, it can be overwhelming.
We can share with you over 50 online event listing sites, local links and contacts for radio stations, newspapers, and magazines.    Come learn some tips and tricks we’ve figured out over the years.

Bring your computer or not, you can look on with someone else.
Please sign up so we know how many to expect and we can email you information!

2) Social Media Class
Presented by Kathy Bryant, Michele Hastings, Samantha Henneke
July 21st - 5:30PM - 7PM Seagrove Library

Do you know how Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest can help your business presence online? When SAPA is promoting the Seagrove area events, we want to connect with your Facebook pages, and would love to help you share your beautiful pottery with the rest of the world with Instagram and Pinterest.  If you aren’t sure how these things work, we’re here to help you get set up.  These online services are FREE to use, and can help you spread your message and gain new customers. 

Bring your computer or tablet, or a notepad to take notes.  There is internet access at the library until 7PM.  Please sign up so we know how many to expect and we can email you information!

3) Are you a DiscoverSeagrove.com website member but aren’t sure how to post new pictures or information about your events?  Would you like to have a one-on-one session to get better acquainted with how to upload your pictures and text?

Many of you attended the website workshop with Jennie Keatts earlier in the year, but you've forgotten how it works, or you still aren’t sure how to navigate the admin side. No worries, we’re here to help!   During the summer months only, we are offering appointment slots to help you get a better online presence in the DiscoverSeagrove.com website.  Half-hour appointments will be available during these hours, first come, first served.  Please respond to carolinacrockery@gmail.com to sign up for your free help session.

Appointment Slots for Discover Seagrove website help at the Seagrove Public Library with Kathy Bryant

June 6th,  4pm - 6:30 pm
June 13th 4pm - 6:30 pm
June 23rd 5pm - 7pm
If these times aren't convenient for you, please let us know you are still interested.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Ceramics Review features the Celebration in their latest issue.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Membership Requirements

Just a reminder that SAPA has adopted a new membership and renewal schedule. As everyone is a volunteer, this will cut down on trying to keep track of people. If you would like to apply to be a member of SAPA you must send your $100 membership fee in with the application before Jan. 31 or you will no longer enjoy any of the benefits of SAPA, including the opportunity to exhibit at the Celebration of Seagrove Potters. You must have begun working in Seagrove in the year prior to joining to be eligible. Contact Crystal King with any questions.

SAPA is looking for photos that we can use in advertising our events. We need images that represent Seagrove, the Spring Kiln Opening and Celebration. These need to be somewhat generic (not just potters only in image) and representative of the area. Images with people in them are good, perhaps a shot taken in your shop of customers during Spring Kiln Opening. Please help us out in our efforts and email a high resolution (300-350 dpi) no larger than 6" x 8" or 2400 pixels max side. We will use those that are most representative of the membership. Thanks in advance! Email them to: webinfo@discoverseagrove.com.