SOMArts and ArtSpan Present:
Make Your Art Your Business -- 2013 Artist Workshop Series
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, 94103
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, 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.
Ben 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/.
When & Where
ArtSpan, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, builds a community connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area community that values the arts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)861-9838 for more information.