The Studio Fine Artist Network strives to support the making of quality art in all media, to provide a nurturing environment for artists’ professional development, to connect artists with potential exhibition opportunities and increased income, and to advocate local, national and international recognition.
"If I gave Stephen a dollar for every great tip that I’ve learned from him, he'd be a millionaire." - Leslie Morgan, artist
Professional Development for Artists
Learn how to jump-start your artist career and promote your artwork with clear and concise recommendations with informative examples from real life.
Saturday, February 4th, 11AM-1PM WHAT SELLS: Creating a Saleable Body of Work learn about planning series, style, media, scale, titles, prices, framing, presentation, and quality to create a body of art that sells - with Stephen C. Wagner, Professional Development Educator __________________________________
Wednesday, February 8th, 7-9PM STATE OF THE ART: San Francisco - A Panel Discussion hear from art professionals about today’s art scene in San Francisco, including art trends, changes in the art market, and the many opportunities for artists to exhibit their artwork & get involved - with Michelle Nye, SFMOMA Artists Gallery; DeWitt Cheng, Art Critic; & Joan McLoughlin, The McLoughlin Gallery __________________________________
Monday, May 22nd, 7-9PM PRESENTATION: Preparing Your Website Portfolio gain insight into creating & designing your website, writing your biography, artist resume, exhibit history,artist statement, and intro letters - with Stephen C. Wagner, Professional Development Educator __________________________________
Wednesday, May 24th, 7-9PM RISE ABOVE THE CROWD: Presenting Yourself as a Professional Artist - A Panel Discussion hearinsights in this Panel Discussion from local art gallery professionals on what galleries are looking for and how to approach them __________________________________
Monday, June 19th, 7-9PM REPRESENTATION: Approaching Art Galleries learn about identifying art markets, researching art galleries, establishing gallery criteria, contacting art galleries, standard practices, contracts, exclusivity, and private sales - with Stephen C. Wagner, Professional Development Educator __________________________________
Wednesday, June 21st, 7-9PM EMERGING ARTISTS: Taking Your Art to the Next Level - A Panel Discussion hear suggestions & tips from local art professionals in this Panel Discussion about strategies and steps to build your art career __________________________________