Many of us feel despair today. This election has shown a deep and ugly divide in our country. Regardless of your political position, this is frightening.
I encourage all of you to dig in locally and recommit to your community. In times where politics feel far away and it’s hard to know how to make a difference, I want to assure you that your presence matters. Art is a salve that heals our differences. Art helps us express the inexpressible. Gathering as a diverse community gives everyone a voice and a face, and no one is “other”.
To our hundreds of artists and art appreciating members, I invite you to come to our events. Come out and take comfort in others who care about our society, art & culture and each other. I am committed to creating and maintaining community, please join us. Art unites!
Joen Madonna ArtSpan Executive Director
Were you too busy on Tuesday to read our newsletter? Here it is again.
November 2016 News and Events
Thank you for an amazing month of SF Open Studios!
From great big parties to tiny home studios, it has been a wonderful ride for our creative community. Art is very much alive in San Francisco, and we are glad you are part of it!
Non-Buyer's Remorse? We Can Cure That!
Is there a piece you saw on that first day of SF Open Studios that you just can't forget? Is there a studio you meant to get back to last Sunday, but then your friend got hungry and made you leave? Do you regret not asking that photographer if she had a different size available? Ouch! We've been there. Luckily, ArtSpan artists don't vanish after SF Open Studios, and we can help you find them! Here are a few tips:
The SF Open Studios Guide has Premier Artists arranged by address, and indexed by name or by medium. If you don't have a print copy, you can see it online.
The ArtSpan website has contact listings and images for all member artists. You can also search it by weekend, medium, or name.
Did you pick up a postcard or business card? Check your purse, and your backpack, and your pockets...
If now isn't the time for an art purchase, get on the mailing list of an artist you love. It's a great way to find out where they're exhibiting next, get first view of new work, and it keeps your inbox pretty! Sign up on their website, or just drop them an email. When the time is right, you'll be ready.
Tell a Friend...
If you liked an artist, chances are good that you know someone who would like them too. Play matchmaker! It's fun to connect artists with collectors!
SFOS Attendee Survey
Did you visit studios this month? Take 10 minutes to fill out our survey and share your ideas for making SF Open Studios even better. You could win a pair of VIP tickets to ArtSpan's 2017 Auction!
Join Michael Glover, CPA & MBA, and ArtSpan for a conversation about treating your art practice as a business, and tips on how artists should manage art-making as a profession. This workshop is free to Artist Members. Topics include:
Key components of a business model
Know your figures, know your business
Do what you do best: ART
Surrounding yourself with talent to manage your business
"Wallpaper showcases six female artists who defy constructs via the mediums and materials they employ or the messages they convey about self and identity within our modern society. Wallpaper celebrates female artists today using their talents not only outside the private realm, but as a means of livelihood."