This issue will focus on the Minnesota Tile Festival and give information on the 2009 directory.
The tile festival is our biggest event of the year to promote handmade tile and mosaics. We hope you are planning on attending and bring your friends and family to the most surprising arts festival in the country!
September, 20th 2008
10 am to 5 pm
$5 Gate (HTA and ASID members are free)
The American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
|The Goal 1000 Plus!
goal is to get to over 1000 people in attendance.
We need your help! By sending out e - mails to your friends with the information about the who, what, why, where, and when of the MN Tile Festival. Tell people about
the event on your favorite internet social networks, pick up postcards
and posters and
distribute them to your favorite hang outs and places people might pick
them up. Suggestions: your local Coop, doctor's offices, coffee shops,
where you work, and even an airport. If you need postcards and can't
stop in at the HTA office please call or email and we will send you out as many as you would like. You can stop in and pick them up.
you have a website please consider listing the event. You can copy and
paste the tile festival image from this e mail or click this link
|What PR has been done!
We are down to the final minutes to prepare for the 7th Annual MN Tile Festival. Artists have been sent out set up packets. All the press has been notified around the county since January. We have seen listings in American Bungalow Magazine, Twin City Bungalow Club
, and Arts and Crafts Homes
. We have posted listings on the social network YELP.com
. 2500 post cards will be mailed on September 11th, and e mail reminders will be sent out at least two times in September.
The HTA has purchased a print ad in Arts and Crafts Homes
. We have purchased 19 radio ads on WCCO 830
and 30 ads on their website. The tile festival has a month long streaming ad on Minnesota Public Radio
MP3 downloads. MPR has told us we should expect 140,000 downloads in the month long period running a 12 second ad while people wait to listen to their favorite show online. We have coupon ads in the Blue Sky Guide
buy one get one free admission. The American Swedish Institute
is running 20 to 30 ads on MPR Station 99.5 classic station the week before the festival. The American Swedish Institute is also, for the first time, not charging their members to attend the festival!
September 20th American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407Directions to the Minnesota Tile FestivalClick here for Hotel Options
|Register for Twin Cities Tile Tour at the MN Tile Festival
Norma Hanlon and Kirsten Walstead of SoMi Tileworks have put together a tour of historic and contemporary tile and
mosaic installation sites throughout Minneapolis
and St. Paul. Norma will be at the Handmade Tile Association table for people to register for the festival.
The tour will feature visits to Lakewood
Cemetery Chapel which has a magnificent interior of Italian glass mosaic
installed in 1910, the American Swedish Institute with its historic Swedish
tile stoves, the College of St. Catherine Chapel which features amazing arts
and crafts style tiles made by Ernest Batchelder and various other tile and
mosaic installation sites.
This tour will be a benefit to help create a
scholarship fund to aid new and emerging tile and mosaic artists become an
active part of the Handmade Tile
Twin Cities Tile Tour
October 25, 2008
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
As part of the tour participants will go to the SoMi Tileworks Studio for a hands-on tile making experience. You will learn about the studio's tile
production methods and have the opportunity to make a bas-relief tile of your
very own. The tiles will be fired and
glazed and mailed to you approximately two weeks following the tour day.
A box-lunch will be furnished
for each participant. The cost of the
Tile Tour will be $135. HTA members receive 10% off. To register,
please call Norma Hanlon, SoMi Tileworks at 612-824-3325. You may also register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made by check or credit
card. Visa, Mastercard, American Express
and Discover cards can be accepted. Invite your friends and spread the word this is a great educational program that will help create new tile aficionados.
|2009 Directory Ad Rates and Deadlines
The Handmade Tile Association is making changes to its advertising system in the 2009 directory. These changes will financially help those who contribute to the Handmade Tile Association. With so many of our artists not living close by it has been hard for them to volunteer for the organization. This year we have created a new program where members can contribute to the development of the organization and save money too!
Here is how we did it in the past
All artist advertisers got an at cost 1/2 page ad and a web link on the HTA website. Now we are still going to give every artist an at cost 1/2 page print ad and a way to earn a free year of advertising on the website by writing articles about the world of tile in all of its glory. If you do not write an article or volunteer five hours a year we will charge $180 for the web link.
The Handmade Tile Association is dedicated to nurturing tile in all its facets and experiences. We have created a new link on our website called "LEARN" where we will archive our articles written for the program. When people are surfing the Handmade Tile Association website they can read a comprehensive grouping of articles on handmade tile, mosaics, how to guides, historical tile information, marketing concepts, and many other ideas to review and study, from people just like you. We currently have many on the site from previous years. We want you to consider writing about your skills or observations. For each article you write we will give you a free year on www.handmadetileassociation.org website. This is a $180 value.
The at cost price
Since you have supported the HTA in 2008 either as an advertiser, or as a member, we have kept the pricing scale the same as last year. Pay only the at cost price for all the services you receive. This price can be kept from year to year if you participate in our new program. This year it is $180 plus your $35 business membership If you are a $50 super member you will receive a 15% discount.
Article specs 300 to 800 words
Articles written for the website have no word limit but are encouraged to be under 800 words. Images are highly recommended. If an article is under 300 words it will be consider for the annual print directory as well as for the website. If selected you will receive and extra $100 credit or cash for the selection. Submit by October 15th annually.
All articles selected on the website will receive a free year link on our website in two places. One by your article as the author. Second as a link where you would like to advertise on the website ie: if you are an artist you can get in the artist section. A tile setter would get a link under the resource and so forth.
We will be going to a combined service price of $300 for both a print ad and web link. Each advertiser will have the option of an Ala Carte advertising of $180 for a print ad only and $180 for a web link only. Save $60 by doing the combined service. Of course if you write the article you will get a $180 credit.
Ads must be in by October 15th.
|Next Meeting October 14th
Next meeting will be at Clay Squared to Infinity.
34 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.claysquared.com for directions
When - October 14th
Time - 6 pm to 8 pm
OSHA standards - review of how to get your studio up to par
Review of MN Tile Festival
Second to last day to submit for the 2009 Directory.
Talk about HTA's 10th annual show
Handmade Tile Association.LLC