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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 861-9838 for more information.