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Tiny Continues
The tiny pieces were a big hit at Open Studios, thank you everyone for coming out and supporting. They also helped dislodge a little creative block, that's been gnawing at me for the past several months. I now know that feeling stuck is a part of how it goes for me, but this last round went on longer and felt more permanent than ever before (of course). I have tools to apply acceptance to most areas of my life, apparently my artistic process is left a little behind. 
California Road Trip
Am I alone in finding the Pacific Ocean and coast of California one of the most magical places on this beautiful planet of ours? As I mentioned in my last posting I spent a few months last summer at the beach in Cayucos on the Central Coast  and  w hen I returned I was far more grounded in what I want to paint (at least for now).   I grew up on the southern coast of California and love all of those odd businesses that are on Highway 1/101.   I know them; I recognize them; I have driven bye on road trips since I was 16 and able to drive.  I suddenly r...
Studio Open to visitors today, 11/22/14 - please don't mind me painting
  Today, Saturday, November 22 2014: 1. Holiday Open Studio @ Revere Come visit the Revere Studio today if you are looking for a year end reward for yourself - or for something really special for those special people in your life. I will be at the studio, painting, from 2 - 6 PM today. Plenty of free parking in the lot downstairs. See available small works here: - Landscapes and Cityscapes below $500 - Figures below $500 Larger works can be viewed at the studio. Please note that 2013 prices are valid until 12/31/14. 2015 prices will go in effect 1/1/2015....
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ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS RESOURCES


Event Copy & Press Info for Spring Open Studios 2013

If we all use the same words in our invitations and on Facebook, our event marketing will will reach new audiences.

Download word document: OS Promo Copy


Facebook Event: Spring Open Studios 2013

Post some pictures of your art and/or studio and let people know where to find you.

FB Event: Link to Facebook Event


The Archive: Pictures of Past Open Studios

Archive here: bit.ly/mau-images

Publications ask us for images of our event and of mau, so we have started archiving. Send us more images so we can all be more famous. Also use images from the archive for your open studios promo efforts.

Send images to trish[at]trishtunney.com to archive.


Your CUSTOM Open Studios POSTCARD

Postcard Info HERE

Often we’ll have a volunteer who puts together a cohesively branded postcard and makes it available for the artists in the Mission.


Your CUSTOM Open Studios SANDWICH BOARD

Sandwich Board Info HERE

We’re not making any sandwich boards this year, but I’ll be happy to send you a custom graphic that you can get printed to make your own.


Sign up for FLAX LIVE PAINTING!

Howard Flax is inviting all MAU artists to join in and participate in a live painting program in his store. It’s an opportunity to give you, the artist, more exposure, and to help promote Mission Artists United. Flax puts you on their website and brags about you to their more than 4000 fans on facebook. In return they get some great energy and excitement in their store. Interested? read this letter from Howard Flax. To sign up, email Leslie Flax.


Mission Art Guide

A print publication about the Mission art scene that you can get yourself listed in. This is not a MAU project and we are not putting this together, but we think it’s a cool idea and are happy someone is doing it.


Open Studios TIPS for the Artist

An article about putting on a successful open studios by Trish Tunney.


MAU Gear!

A couple of places where you can pick up some wearable mau-ness.
* Art is the Mission shirts and gear
* Mission Artists United Logo gear
btw, If anyone wants to volunteer to manage a cafepress or printfection site for mau, let us know. We’ll send you some logos. These could really use a little love.