Recently I had the privilege of participating in a Portland RAW event, "Generations", which is a FASHION, MUSIC, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY and PERFORMING ARTS evening of entertainment! So what is RAW? From their website:
"RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. We're a community made up of creative individuals across the nation. Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. RAW currently operates in 54 cities across the United States & Australia and counting ..."
It's held at the lovely Bossa Nova Ballroom in Portland, and events are packed. I demonstrated some water drop photography and displayed some photography for sale. This is event was great fun, I liked meeting new people, chatting with other artists, watching the models on the runway between music sets, and a drink or two at the bar!
When you participate in a RAW show, you get a video interview for your use, head shots and other marketing goodies, plus they take no commission from sales AND you can be a part of another RAW show in any of the other 54 cities they are held! If you know of artists that might be interested in this, here is the website:
Thanks for reading, and have a great week!