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Make Your Art Your Business: "Pricing and Inventory"


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

Make Your Art Your Business: "Pricing and Inventory"

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SF Open Studios Artist Ended Free  
ArtSpan Member Ended Free  
Friends of SOMArts Ended Free  
General Public
$10 suggetsioned donation. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

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SOMArts and ArtSpan Present:

Make Your Art Your Business -- 2013 Artist Workshop Series

"Pricing and Inventory"

Tuesday, January 29, 6-7:30pm
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, 94103
Start the new year with best practices for selling and organizing your artwork.

Matt McKinley of McKinley Art Solutions presents tips on pricing strategies for open studios events, working with reps, pricing work wholesale versus retail, and objective strategies for calculating prices.
Ben Cressy, visual artist and creator of ArtworkInventory.com, covers essential inventory processes, including documentation, artwork storage, and gallery expectations (and peeves) concerning artist/artwork handoffs. He will also discuss various software options for keeping track of artwork information, and the basics behind pricelists, consignment forms, and presentation materials.

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.


About the Presenters:


Matt McKinley of McKinley Art SolutionsMatt McKinley, Principal of McKinley Art Solutions, is a curator, art consultant and exhibit designer committed to connecting those with an interest in contemporary art to people who make it in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through strategic partnerships with local businesses and exhibition spaces, Matt has organized over 500 exhibits since 2001, including shows for Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts Cultural Center, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Asian American Women Artists Association, Project Open Hand, W Hotel-San Francisco, Hotel Triton, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, ArtWorkSF Gallery and Arc Gallery.

McKinley Art Solutions



bencressyBen Cressy studied painting and drawing at UC Santa Cruz and American University in Washington DC. He currently splits his time between painting, teaching art, and working for several San Francisco art galleries in registration, preparator, and database developer capacities. He is the creator of the software Artwork Inventory, a database for the professional artist to organize, inventory, and present artwork.

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: "Pricing and Inventory"? Contact ArtSpan

When & Where

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)

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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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