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Make Your Art Your Business: "Emerging Artists 101"


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Make Your Art Your Business: "Emerging Artists 101"

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SF Open Studios Artist Ended Free  
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SOMArts and ArtSpan Present:

Make Your Art Your Business -- 2013 Artist Workshop Series

"Emerging Artists 101"
From the Coffee Shop to the Solo Show

Tuesday, May 28, 6-7:30pm
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, 94103

Emerging Artists 101 is designed for anyone looking to get started with selling their artwork in any form.  Time tested techniques from a peer perspective will set you on the path to making your art work for you.

So I made a few paintings, now what?  How do I sell them?  How do I show them in a coffee shop?  How can I get my work into a gallery?  How do I take pictures of my art?  How do I promote my work?  How do I approach dealers, gallery owners, and curators?  Should I sign my work?  How much should I charge for my work?  Do I have to pay attention to the business side of art? 
In this workshop we will cover all of these questions and more.  This workshop is meant to give emerging artists an idea of where to get started. It is easier than you think...so let's get together and make this work for you! 


About the Presenter:

Joshua Coffy is an artist living and working in San Francisco.  His paintings are inspired by nature, environmental themes, and juxtaposing human conventions with birds and mammals.  Joshua has participated in ArtSpan's workshops in the past as a presenter for DIY Marketing tactics. Joshua has shown in many galleries in San Francisco and Oakland and enjoys all aspects of being an artist.

About Make Your Art Your Business:

ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public.

ArtSpan produces monthly workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice.  Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts. 

All events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, 94103, unless otherwise noted. 

Workshops are free for all SF Open Studios Artists and Members, and SOMArts Artists. General Public $10 suggested donation. No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds.

ArtSpan participates in SOMArts’ Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. For more information visit http://www.somarts.org/rentals/.

Have questions about Make Your Art Your Business: "Emerging Artists 101"? Contact ArtSpan

When & Where

SOMArts Classroom
934 Brannan Street
Between 8th and 9th streets
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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ArtSpan, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is committed to cultivating a vibrant, accessible, and world-class art community in San Francisco and to promoting the city's unique creative energy locally and globally. We champion an inclusive art experience by providing hundreds of local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. We are guided by the belief that artists play a vital role in society and that broad public engagement with their work is essential to defining a new cultural environment for our changing city. Visit www.artspan.org to learn more. Contact info@artspan.org or (415) 861-9838 for more information.

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