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November 10, 2016

Dear ArtSpan Community,

Many of us feel despair today.  This election has shown a deep and ugly divide in our country.  Regardless of your political position, this is frightening.

I encourage all of you to dig in locally and recommit to your community. In times where politics feel far away and it’s hard to know how to make a difference, I want to assure you that your presence matters. Art is a salve that heals our differences. Art helps us express the inexpressible.  Gathering as a diverse community gives everyone a voice and a face, and no one is “other”.

To our hundreds of artists and art appreciating members, I invite you to come to our events.  Come out and take comfort in others who care about our society, art & culture and each other. I am committed to creating and maintaining community, please join us. Art unites!

Joen Madonna
ArtSpan Executive Director
Were you too busy on Tuesday to read our newsletter? Here it is again.

November 2016 News and Events

Thank you for an amazing month of SF Open Studios!

From great big parties to tiny home studios, it has been a wonderful ride for our creative community.  Art is very much alive in San Francisco, and we are glad you are part of it!

Non-Buyer's Remorse?  We Can Cure That!

Is there a piece you saw on that first day of SF Open Studios that you just can't forget?  Is there a studio you meant to get back to last Sunday, but then your friend got hungry and made you leave?  Do you regret not asking that photographer if she had a different size available?  Ouch!  We've been there.  Luckily, ArtSpan artists don't vanish after SF Open Studios, and we can help you find them!  Here are a few tips:
  • The SF Open Studios Guide has Premier Artists arranged by address, and indexed by name or by medium.  If you don't have a print copy, you can see it online.
  • The ArtSpan website has contact listings and images for all member artists.  You can also search it by weekend, medium, or name.
  • Did you pick up a postcard or business card?  Check your purse, and your backpack, and your pockets...
  • Can't find them?   Drop ArtSpan a note and we'll help you out. 

Maybe Later?

If now isn't the time for an art purchase, get on the mailing list of an artist you love.  It's a great way to find out where they're exhibiting next, get first view of new work, and it keeps your inbox pretty!  Sign up on their website, or just drop them an email.  When the time is right, you'll be ready.

Tell a Friend...

If you liked an artist, chances are good that you know someone who would like them too.  Play matchmaker!  It's fun to connect artists with collectors!

SFOS Attendee Survey

Did you visit studios this month?  Take 10 minutes to fill out our survey and share your ideas for making SF Open Studios even better.
You could win a pair of VIP tickets to ArtSpan's 2017 Auction!

Take the 2016 SFOS Attendee Survey HERE. 

Do you love what we do? 

Join us! Become an ArtSpan member, or donate to support our programs for artists, youth and the public.  Details here.

More ArtSpan art, coming right up!

Artist Reception at
Mission Bowling Club

Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition Program 

Wednesday, November 166-8pm

Mission Bowling Club  
3176 17th Street, S.F., 94110

Featuring: Jennifer BerkowitzLara BuelowCherry ClarkSelina LeeTacanation & Jeff Snell.

Drink specials and bowling! We'll have an ArtSpan lane!
RSVP here.

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2016 - February 3, 2017.

Artist Professional Development Workshop Series

ART: Business or Hobby?

SOMArts Cultural Center
Tuesday, November 296:30-8pm

934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Join Michael Glover, CPA & MBA, and ArtSpan for a conversation about treating your art practice as a business, and tips on how artists should manage art-making as a profession.  This workshop is free to Artist Members.
Topics include:
  • Key components of a business model 
  • Know your figures, know your business
  • Do what you do best: ART 
  • Surrounding yourself with talent to manage your business

ArtSpan Artists Around Town 

Graphic Arts Workshop print sale

Opening Saturday, November 12, 2016 3-5pm
Prints will be sold to benefit Graphic Arts Workshop.
2565 3rd St #305, San Francisco, CA 94107
Gallery is open 12-5pm, Fridays & Saturdays.
Show runs November 12 - December 10, 2016.

Wallpaper: Mirrored Identities

The Midway Gallery
900 Marin Street, SF, CA 94124
Opens Friday, November 18th 6-9pm
Food, drink, music & amazing art.
Featuring ArtSpan Artists Marina BerlinKatie ChinBronwyn Dexter, and Uma Rani Iyli, plus Amy Wise and Megan Reed.
"Wallpaper showcases six female artists who defy constructs via the mediums and materials they employ or the messages they convey about self and identity within our modern society. Wallpaper celebrates female artists today using their talents not only outside the private realm, but as a means of livelihood."
Want to know more about ArtSpan?  Visit our Mission and Programs page for an overview of all we do.
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