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join us for

the global art gathering June 12, 2015 . Brighton, UK

LILLA ROGERS Agent, Author, Artist

Join us for an incredible live event in Europe’s most creative city.

Get industry insight from art directors and other experts on topics such as licensing,

MARGO TANTAU VP, Design & Creative, Midwest-CBK

selling and standing out from the crowd. If you are serious about your art career, then this is not to be missed!

Registration is now OPEN for

Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering which will rock the creative city of Brighton, UK on June 12, 2015

Spend a day in the company of people who will make you believe in the potential of your own creative career. This exciting new one day event will bring together leading experts from the art industry with artists from all over the world, to explore how to build a flourishing art/design career by making great art that is commercially viable.

Led by host Lilla Rogers, one of the top art agents in the US who has sold art for products worth over $100 million, this event is not to be missed. It will be a special opportunity to get an insight into what art sells and why, how to find more joy in your art and make a healthy living from your creativity. This is a chance to connect with other artists, grow your community and build your creative confidence.

Dear Artist,



Do you crave real expert advice on how to make your work more commercially viable while staying true to yourself? Do you have burning questions about the world of licensing? Do you want to connect with other artists from around the world and be part of something very special? Then join us for Make Art That Sells—the Global Art Gathering. After three decades in the business I know what’s hot, what’s on the horizon, what art directors look for and how to apply that knowledge to your own art work. I will be doing a LIVE review of art on the stage (which might include your work!) and sharing the latest trend insight from the cutting edge of this industry. I have also reached deep into my little black book to gather some of the top industry experts working today to join us for a series of Q&A sessions. This is your opportunity to see them speak LIVE, to ask them anything and get all the motivation you need to take your career to the next level. Perhaps even more importantly, I have found that something magical happens when you get together with a large group of like-minded creative people, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the sparks fly. This is going to be THE art event of the year, and I hope you will be part of it by joining us in Brighton. I can’t wait to see you!


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The café where you’ll schmooze with other artists from around the world.

What’s included?

Some of the coolness that comes out of Lilla Rogers Studio.

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• Full day conference of inspiring speakers, panels and Q&A on June 12

(only 40 spots available)


• Tea/coffee • Catered lunch • Professional-level assignment ahead of the event with the chance to have your work featured in Lilla Rogers’ live review at the event* (*Please note not all submitted work will be reviewed)

All this for just £145 (approx. $215) • Optional: Add registration for MATS Bootcamp 2016 online course worth £99 (approx $150) EVENT + BOOTCAMP FOR JUST £195 (approx. $285)

Includes everything in the Lovely Standard Package (listed left) PLUS: • A special intimate VIP evening reception on June 11 in a gorgeous venue by the sea. This includes refreshments and a meet-and-greet with Lilla Rogers and special guests • VIP goodie bag including a signed copy of Lilla Rogers’ book I Just Like To Make Things • Complimentary registration for the 2015 Global Talent Search worth £25 (approx. $37) • Complimentary registration for MATS Bootcamp 2016 online course worth £99 (approx $150) • £100 (approx. $150) voucher redeemable against any MATS online course (excluding Bootcamp), including the new course to be launched later this year—valid throughout 2015. (Yup, we said “new course”!) All this for just £459 (approx. $699)

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Why this is worth it for you • You will learn insider secrets from people who buy and sell art every single day


• You will get specific advice on how to make your art more commercially viable*

Make a weekend of it and enjoy the shore at Brighton.

What will happen at the event?

• You will hear personal stories and lessons learned which will inspire and uplift you • You will forge valuable and nurturing connections with peers from around the world • You will come away more confident and motivated, knowing what you need to do next to make great art that sells

About the assignment

The day will be packed with inspiring talks, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with top industry experts like art director Margo Tantau of Midwest-CBK. There will also be a host of networking opportunities, an insight into the Lilla Rogers Studio Global Talent Search, fun surprises and an amazing buzz! PLUS Lilla Rogers will give a trend presentation and a LIVE review featuring artwork by a handful of the attendees.

We are excited to offer a unique element to this event. Participants will be sent a special art assignment by email ahead of the day, with details of how to upload your work to a special online gallery. The gallery will be published just ahead of the event, and Lilla will select around 15 pieces to feature in a live review on stage at the event. This is an incredible opportunity, so don’t miss it! *Please note Lilla and her team will select a handful of pieces from work submitted to the designated online gallery by the given deadline to feature in the review. Due to time restrictions not all submitted work will be reviewed. Review content will be relevant and applicable to your own work. Those featured will not be revealed in advance of the event.


When is it?

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The main event will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015. Doors will open for registration, refreshments and networking at 9:00 am, with the full programme beginning at 10:00 am. The event will end at 4:30 pm.



Be inspired by the presentations at this gorgeous auditorium.

Where is it?

How do I get there?

Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering will take place in the Concert Hall of the stunning Brighton Dome in Brighton, on the south coast of England (here on a map). The Dome was originally built as the Prince Regent’s royal riding house in 1805, and combines the best of Brighton’s past, present and future. It sits within the beautiful Royal Pavilion Estate, and has both Grade I and Grade II listed heritage.

Brighton is just under an hour by rail from London and only 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport. The city is also served by a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven. National Express coaches also regularly service the city. Find out more here.

It’s a long way to go for a one day event. Is there much to do in Brighton?

There is a huge range of accommodation to choose from, ranging from top of the range hotels to holiday rentals, quirky B&Bs to low cost youth hostels. Find out more here, or check out what’s available on AirBnB.

Yes! Brighton is one of the most vibrant, colorful and creative cities in Europe, home to thousands of artists, with studios scattered all over the city and along the seafront. From its iconic piers and rows of beach huts to the historic Royal Pavilion, from its contemporary galleries to its fantastic shopping, Brighton is the perfect place to get inspired and connect with other creative people. There are a host of independent shops, cosy cafes, lively bars and fabulous restaurants to sample. Why not make a short stay of it, and use the time to sketch, wander, dream, make new friends and explore! For more info see Visit Brighton / Design*Sponge guide to Brighton / A Local’s Guide to Shopping.

Where should I stay?

How can I connect with other attendees? All registered participants will be invited to join a private Facebook group where you can connect with each other, and make any private arrangements to meet up, etc.

Any questions? If you have any questions about the event please email our team at



Stroll the grounds at the splendid Royal Pavilion Estate.

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Lilla Rogers Agent, Author, Artist Lilla Rogers Studio Lilla Rogers is one of the most successful illustration agents in the in the world, managing the careers of over 30 high-caliber artists whose works you’ve undoubtedly seen in children’s books, magazines, greeting cards, and on scads of deliciously designed goods from bed linens and tote bags to journals and wall art. Lilla has sold art for products worth over $100 million, and has clients all over the globe. Lilla was a full-time, highly successful illustrator beginning in 1984 with clients ranging from the New York Times, Takashimaya, Barneys New York, and Levi’s. She had agents in Tokyo, Paris, and New York. In 1994 her top students asked her to represent them. Since that time, Lilla Rogers Studio has become one of the most respected illustration agencies in the US, with clients in Europe and Asia and known for setting trend. Being an illustrator and teacher allows Lilla the unique position of helping her artists grow as she fully understands the creative process and how to nurture the best in each artist. She has lectured internationally at conferences and trade shows—such as the Illustration Conference (ICON) and PrintsourceNewYork—colleges and corporations, and is interviewed for her expertise as an agent, trendsetter, and artist.

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In her wildly popular online course series ‘Make Art That Sells’, Lilla shares insights into the top ten markets for art, who buys what, and how to make your art more commercially viable while staying true to yourself. Lilla has also authored I Just Like to Make Things: Learn the Secrets to Making Money While Staying Passionate About Your Art and Craft. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. Visit her online at or check out her courses at




In Brighton you’ll find color palettes galore to inspire you, like these beach huts. ABOUT MARGO TANTAU


Above: Some of the BoHo home décor collection, created by Zoë Ingram for Midwest-CBK. This was just one of several commissions Zoë earned by being named the Grand Prize Winner of the Global Talent Search—in addition to becoming one of the newest artists represented by Lilla Rogers Studio.

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Retrace Margo’s career path, and you’ll find yourself literally all over the map. Margo blends a passion for art, design and the people who create it, with an understanding of specialty retailing, manufacturing, and the challenges of being an independent artist. Margo’s love of possibility enabled her to turn the success of her unique Napa Valley retail store, Tantau, into a soughtafter wholesale business called Relish. This retailer-favorite venture represented unique small artists nationally and internationally, and specialized in product that would differentiate any store buyer who chose to place an order. Her success with Relish led to national magazine work, and four years as Creative Director of seasonal décor company, Midwest of Cannon Falls. Later she joined Hallmark, where she served as Creative Director of Retail Product Development and led a new in-house manufacturing division. Margo consults with artists and works with creative companies to assure successful growth. She has recently returned to Midwest—now called Midwest-CBK—to be the Creative and Design lead of the company, as they forge new and exciting paths in the industry while respecting their unique artful legacy. She’s madly enjoying the challenge. Margo loves working with artists and it is this passion that guides her creative spirit.



Margo Tantau Vice-President, Design and Creative Midwest-CBK


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Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering (Brighton, June 12 2015) Event brochure  

'Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering' will bring together leading experts from the art industry with artists from all over the wor...

Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering (Brighton, June 12 2015) Event brochure  

'Make Art That Sells: The Global Art Gathering' will bring together leading experts from the art industry with artists from all over the wor...