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One Week in my Art World....
Sunday: Opening Reception - "Revealing the Landscape". Saint Mary's College Art Museum. Monday: In my studio. Working on a layout for a future painting (diptych) of the loading bays at 1890 Bryant. Tuesday: Heard from my local art dealer that she will be showing my work at the Art Silicon Valley art fair in October. I now have to create a large pier piece for the show.  Wednesday:  Took a bike ride. Not art I know, but re-charging my creative batteries. Pier 28 Reflections. 12" x 60". Oil an...
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...
Orange army. Fight!
I can't believe I am sick again.  What is up with this year's cold and flu season?!  It's making me cranky.  Please little oranges, do your job and make this go away soon.
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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.