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ArtSpan eNewsletter
March 2009
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Thank you to all of the enthusiastic attendees, donating artists, hard-working volunteers, generous donors, funders, sponsors, in-kind supporters, and committee members that helped make ArtSpan's Annual Benefit Art Show & Auction such a success!

In this issue:
  1. Early Bird Ad Deadline: March 23!
  2. 2009 SF Open Studios Registration Rates and Deadlines
  3. ArtSpan Tour des Artists
  4. Premier and Participating Artist Bulletin: The Place to Go to Know Your Arts
  5. For the Artists

Early Bird Ad Deadline: March 23

Advertise your open studio or business in the SF Open Studios Guide, a 136-paged, full color, glossy magazine with a print run of 25,000.

Take advantage of the significantly discounted Early Bird Ad rates (only payment and form due on March 23; ad copy due June 15). Artist rates available.

Click here to download the ad order form.

2 2009 SF Open Studios Registration Rates and Deadlines

Please note these important changes to the registration process:

  • Artist registrations will ONLY be accepted via the online registration site, available at www.artspan.org in March 2009.
  • ArtSpan will accept ONLY digital artwork images. Slides will NOT be accepted.
    * Premier Artist Members must submit one 300 dpi, CMYK TIFF file (for the printed Guide)
    * Participating Artist Members must submit one 72 dpi, RGB JPEG file (for the online Guide ONLY)
There are two levels of registration for SF Open Studios. Please be aware that artists that sign up AFTER MAY 8 will NOT be included in the PRINTED version of the Guide magazine.
  • Premier Artist Membership
    • March 31 deadline, $170 (Early Bird Discounted Rate - completed forms due May 8)
    • May 8 deadline, $185
  • Participating Artist Membership
    • August 21 deadline, $125
Click here for a complete list of Premier and Participating Artist Membership benefits and to learn more about artist eligibility.

SF Open Studios 2008 Guide Cover
ArtSpan Tour des Artists

April 26, 2009, 1-3 pm
Reaves Gallery, 235 Gough Street

This is the inaugural VIP tour of artist studios. The series of tours will raise funds for the Art for City Youth program. Currently all of the funding for art education in two underserved, SF elementary schools is provided by ArtSpan and SF Open Studio artists. The tour will start with champagne mimosas at the Reaves Gallery, followed by a Brunch-Around tour of several working artist studios. Cost is $100 per person or $75 per person for groups of 2 or more. Get an ArtSpan VIP Membership at www.artspan.org and the tour for 2 is included!

For more information and tickets, visit artspanaprilbrunchtour.eventbrite.com

SF Open Studios Exhibition

Premier and Participating Artist Bulletin: The Place to Go to Know Your Arts

All announcements are from registered 2008 SF Open Studios Artists.
  • Rebecca Fox was selected as one of the 2009 artists for the public art project Hearts in SF that benefits SF General Hospital. Her heart is on display at Mission Creek Park, near Berry St., between 4th and 5th Streets, now through the beginning of September, 2009. Visit www.missionbayparks.com/creek.php.
  • Fernando Reyes will present new works, "Sweet Dreams," at Reaves Gallery now to 3/28. Opening Reception: TONIGHT, 3/20, 6-9pm.
  • Terence K. Stephens presents his Floral Portraits in a solo show at 2223 Restaurant, 2223 Market St., organized by McKinley Art Solutions, now to 5/5. Opening Reception: 3/25, 5:30-7pm.
  • Sona Holman is part of two group shows: Six Modernists at Chroma Art Design, 218 Mississippi St. Artist Reception: 3/26, 5-8pm. Falkirk's 2009 Bay Area Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael, 5/27-30. Opening Reception: 5/27, 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Dimitri Kourouniotis is one of 100 artists featured in the Celebration of Fine Art, 2009, in Scottsdale, AZ, now to 3/29.
  • Mirto Golino presents "Traveling Light," mixed media wall hanging sculptures using found objects, at Sausalito Presbyterian Church, 112 Bulkley, Sausalito, open each Sunday in March, 10:30-2pm or by appointment.
  • Liz Mamorsky is showing in "Everything but the Kitchen Sync" at La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, now to 3/29.
  • Zannah Noe presents her assemblages in Little Boxes at Femina Potens Gallery, 2199 Market St. now to 3/29.
  • Maeve Croghan's early spring showing at Castoro Cellars Gallery, 1325 North Bethel Rd., Templeton, now to 3/31 and at Plein Air Painters of Mendocino, now to 3/29, at Old Fellows Hall Gallery, located at the corner of Kasten and Ukiah Streets. Her paintings are also on display at Valentina Ristorante, 419 Cortland St., SF.
  • ArtSpan's Art for City Youth Program teaching artist, Tachina Rudman, and Inspiration Arts present works from Painter Oleg Osipoff's "Life Underground" series in cold wax and oil, now to 3/31, at SF Architecture, 732 Chenery St.
  • Natasha Dikareva exhibits at the Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art, 723 S St., Sacramento, now to 4/4.
  • David Trachtenberg is featured in a group show at SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., now through 4/16.
  • Ravi Anand's and Barbara Landis's photography is featured in the group show "The Abstracted Lens" now through 4/17 at Polarity Post Productions, 69 Green St, curated by Matt McKinley.
  • Kathryn Arnold is exhibited in "Lake Shore," curated by Rachel Steinbeisser, at Crepe 'N Coffee, 2821 California St. now until 4/29. Open until 3pm every day.
  • Richard Tauber presents "Worlds Within Worlds" now to 5/1 at XYZ at the W Hotel, 181 3rd St., produced by McKinley Art Solutions.
  • Kathryn Kain is exhibiting "Harvesting Myths: The Art of Kathryn Kain" at the Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N 1st St., Fresno, now to 5/3.
  • Maxine Solomon will be one of the featured artists at Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. "Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction" is open now to 5/3.
  • Mirang Wonne exhibits her triptych, diptych and installation work in "Diverse Impressions: Bay Area Abstraction" at Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, now to 5/17.
  • Renee Eaton is showing her artwork in "Five Decades of Women's Art" sponsored by the Marin Arts Council at the Marin Civic Center Galleries, 1st and 3rd floors, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, now to 5/29. The show is curated by Jennifer Almodova.

For the Artists

  • Professional development for artists at Pacific Art League, 688 Ramona St., Palo Alto, 650.321.3891 Lecture Series 2009 with Instructor, Stephen C. Wagner, each Thursday in Feb. and March. Learn what art galleries are looking for and how to present yourself as a professional artist. Register online at www.pacificartleague.org.
  • Interested in organizing 5 or more artists in a group site for SF Open Studios 2009? North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Center, 134 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite A, is interested in hosting a group site of artists. Large space with great light. Contact Stephen C. Wagner at stephen5w@sbcglobal.net.
  • California Modern Gallery, 1035 Market St. is seeking approximately 10 artists to show their artwork during SF Open Studios 2009 (Weekend 3: October 24 & 25). Artists of all mediums are welcome. Space will be available one month prior to the event. Prices range from $130 to $200 depending on size. Call Inga Fischer, Gallery Owner, at 415.716.8661.
  • Shared studio space available now at Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 116, Studio 7. Ideal for painter; Six month trial period. Option to participate in Spring Open Studios (May 2 & 3); $225/month plus security deposit. Contact Maggie Malloy at malloysmail@aol.com or 415.751.1150.
  • Shared studio space available at Hunters Point Shipyard for jewelry-maker, fabric or sculpture artist (wall space is limited). Rent Spring Open Studios (May 2 & 3) is $400. Contact Carol Jessen at carol@caroljessen.com or 415.822.7517.
  • 340 Bryant Street Studios has beautiful studio spaces in a historic SOMA warehouse available now in a variety of sizes and prices, all with high ceilings, new wall construction with locking doors, 24 hour access with freight elevator and loading dock. Also includes shared washrooms, kitchen area, lounge area, free parking outside, two blocks from waterfront, Utrecht art store nearby. Call Paule at 415.987.0728.
  • Seed 2 Tree, 1610 Francisco Blvd., Pacifica, is a new innovative yoga studio only a short drive outside of San Francisco. The studio specializes in small classes, private clients, and in-house sessions and is also seeking artwork from local artists to adorn its walls. Visit www.seed2tree.com for class schedule information; contact Lauren Duke at seed2treeyoga@gmail.com or 650.892.5488 to learn more about exhibiting artwork.
  • SF Digital Studio, Inc., 1045 Sansome St., Suite 120, announces its debut of Fine Art Friday, inviting local artists to bring original artwork to be digitally photographed on the first Friday of each month (starting on 4/3, 4-8pm), with images available to download on the following Monday. Say you're an ArtSpan artist and enjoy the rate of $35 for up to a 4' x 6' original and 2 downloadable file resolutions. For more details, visit www.fineartfriday.net or call 415.788.7337.
  • Art photographer services recommended by ArtSpan's Open Studios Committee can be found at artspan.org/open_studios.php; click Recommended Art Photographers for Digital Images for contact information and SF Open Studios digital image specs.
Calls for Entry
  • Deadline: 3/31/09. The Marin Arts Council is pleased to announce a public art opportunity for an artist to design, create, fabricate, transport, and install public art on one wall at the Marin Health & Wellness Campus, San Rafael. Budget = $30,000 maximum. The request for proposal is available at www.marinarts.org.
  • Deadline: Postmarked 4/1/09. SBA Women's Caucus for Art and SomArts Cultural Center invite California women artists to submit work for "Control," an exhibition to be juried by the Guerrilla Girls West. The exhibition will be at SomArts Cultural Center, Main Gallery, SF. All media accepted, and we encourage installation, video, and large works. Exhibition dates: 8/6-27/09. Opening Reception: 8/6/09, 6-8pm. Please read prospectus for details on "Control" here: sbawca.org/events.html. What controls you? E-mail karengutfreund@yahoo.com with any questions.
  • Deadline: 5/1/09. Marin Society of Artists next National Juried Exhibition will take place from August 2-30, 2009. Scott Shields, associate director and chief curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, is the juror. Download the prospectus here.
  • Deadline: 5/25/09. Washington Printmakers Gallery announces its 12th National Small Works Show, juried by Jan Haslem, Director of Jane Haslem Gallery in Washington DC. First prize is a solo show at Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC's Dupont Circle Gallery district. Download the prospectus at www.washingtonprintmakers.com.

Lindsay Barrick, Editor
ArtSpan , a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, builds a community connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area community that values the arts.

Please enjoy these images from ArtSpan's Benefit Art Show & Auction, courtesy of Herve Utheza.

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