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what happened in August
Remember how, a few months ago, Pinterest thought the only space in the city good enough for them would be the San Francisco Design Center, because it is so pretty and made of brick and just the only building pin-worthy in all the Bay Area? No other office space would do, even though there still seems to be plenty of it. The Design Center had to be converted from coveted PDR space into office space, just for them to be happy. And they are a big company after all. And the city said no. And the current tenants were so happy. And then the landlord raised their rents. Astronomically. In sh...
#AttentionWhore
A few studies for an upcoming oil series #AttentionWhore.  Still deciding on scale and a couple of elements stylistically, but you get the general direction.  Ah, the evolution of courtship.  Pure romance right here. . .
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...
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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.