San Francisco (Open) Studios 2020

A Very Special Edition

ArtSpan is committed to supporting our local artists by creating unique and authentic connections to patrons and the broad public.

From September 16 through October 14, 2020, ArtSpan’s programs and promotion will shine a bright light on participating artists. Some elements will be familiar, like our handsome printed SFOS Guide, and some will be brand new, like real-time virtual events, and a dynamic Online Guide. Our renovated Online Guide will capture SFOS events up to a week before SFOS formally launches; presenting visitors with multiple ways to engage with you and your work. Our digital offerings can extend your exposure far beyond the Bay!

**SF Open Studios represents artists that identify as members of the San Francisco - Bay Area creative community.**

only BASIC REGISTRATION remains open. Deadline to register at the Basic Level is 11:59pm September 08, 2020

Ready to register? Click here!

ArtSpan’s 2020 SF Open Studios will not be bound by weekends, neighborhoods, geography, or specific studio sites. We will be hosting LIVE virtual events over a series of days from mid-September through mid-October to ensure each artist gets an event slot. These virtual offerings will be hosted on Booth Central, a trusted virtual art festival platform, with additional more intimate gatherings via Zoom.

You can review our SFOS 2020 FAQs HERE

Your registration will qualify you for a range of benefits:

Basic Registration- $50 | Deadline: September 8, 2020 at 11:59PM

  • ArtSpan’s Broad Promotion of SFOS
    Our promotional campaign includes print, mail, digital and social media, designed to bring attention to all of our artists.
  • Improved Artist Pages on ArtSpan Site
    We’re making it easier for patrons to find your artwork, and connect with you.
  • Resources to Improve Art Sales in COVID-times
    We’re finding and testing tools and techniques to strengthen your online presence. Registered artists will have access to special forums and resources, as well as exclusive discounted partnerships with service providers.
  • Online Guide Listing
    Your artwork and contact information will be featured in our searchable online Guide. 

>>Register Here<<

**Registration at the Premier and Plus level has CLOSED**

Premier Registration- $125 | Deadline EXTENDED: July 26, 2020
All of the Above AND...

  • Printed SFOS Guide Listing
    This year’s Compact SFOS Guide will focus on digital contacts, sending collectors to artists’ or ArtSpan websites, where they can discover the most updated information.
  • Mailing Guide to Your Patrons
    ArtSpan will mail the guide directly to up to 10 of your patrons. (Artist must supply addresses by the deadline)
  • LIVE Virtual Event Presented by ArtSpan
    ArtSpan will promote and host a series of real-time virtual events. 
    Working with a well-developed software platform, these events convey the atmosphere of moving through studios. Visitors can browse examples of work, link to artist websites, or enter directly into video chats with artists in their studios. Artists will be able to choose one event to participate in.
    Artists will handle all of their sales directly.
  • Promotion of Your SFOS Events
    If you are able to welcome visitors into your studio in the fall, or if you are creating your own virtual events, ArtSpan will help you get the word out*!
    Premier artists can submit listings to be added to our online guide. 
    Regular social media posts will support innovative events, and make sure you reach the broad ArtSpan audience.
    *ArtSpan reserves the right to refuse to promote events that are in clear violation of the health orders of the day and ArtSpan’s Principles of Community and Cultural Equity
  • AMPLIFY: Juror's Choice Awards
    Premier Artists are eligible to submit work to be juried for our Amplify Awards and “Top 5” lists (previously juried in the SFOS exhibition in SOMArts).
    We will publicize awards and promote our Juror prizes across all platforms.
  • Guide Advertising Opportunity
    Premier registrants will have the first chance to purchase the limited advertising space in the Compact Guide.

PLUS Registration - $250 | DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 26, 2020
Premier level benefits PLUS...

  • Hosted Curated Events
    ArtSpan will host a series of intimate virtual showcases of curated artists.
    These opportunities will be curated from Plus SFOS artists.
  • VAST - Virtual Artist Studio Tours video
    ArtSpan will edit and publicize a 3-minute artist-profile video of you and your work. (First 30 registrants for SFOS Season, remainder through 2021). See video guidelines here.
  • Gallery | Exhibition | Window displays 
    ArtSpan will work with our networks to secure venues for in-person art displays around the city.
    These opportunities will be curated from Plus SFOS artists.
    *Subject to impacts from the ongoing pandemic situation and must comply with San Francisco Department of Health and California Department of Public Health orders and guidance. 


Terms of Agreement:

If an artist or venue hosts other artists, each artist must be a registered participant with ArtSpan. There are NO REFUNDS on registration and membership fees. Each artist is responsible for managing their studio during SF Open Studios. ArtSpan is not responsible in any way. ArtSpan reserves the right to photograph the artist, event space, and artwork for publicity, documentation, and fundraising purposes. Terms subject to change.

Pictured above: Talavera-Ballon



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