Need some advice about joining and preparing for SF Open Studios? Would it help to talk with an experienced SF Open Studios artist? Join the SFOS Mentor Program to get teamed up with our ArtSpan Mentor Team who can offer tried and true tips for success!

Dates for SF Open Studios Mentorship Mixers 2017 - To be announced, please stay tuned!

The mission of the ArtSpan Mentor Team is to assist artists who are new to, or have little experience, participating in SF Open Studios. Our team of seasoned artists will share their skills, information, and insights to help instill confidence while preparing for SF Open Studios.

Artists interested in being mentored should fill out the Mentee Survey. Artists interested in participating as a Mentor should fill out the Mentor Survey. ArtSpan will follow-up with an invitation to our first SFOS Mentor Mixers staring in early July 2017 (dates TBA). Contact Dianne at with questions. 


Mentorship Mixer Schedule 2016: 

ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentorship Mixer:
Expectations & The SFOS ToolKit

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30-8pm 
at Dear Mom Bar & Gallery 
2700 16th Street @ Harrison in the Mission of SF (Reserved Back Room)
Setting Expectations; what to anticipate from your SFOS experience and get the most from it
Introduction to the SFOS Toolkit and the Artist Resources Facebook Page

ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentorship Mixer:
Timelines, Collateral & Artist Statements
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30-8pm
at the Journal Building 3rd Floor Community Room
1540 Market Street @ Van Ness in SF
Setting up your Timeline; create a check-list of things to address leading up to SFOS
Gathering together Collateral Materials; what you’ll need and where to get them
Preparing your Artist Statement; both written & verbal to discuss your work and yourself as an artist.

ArtSpan SF Open Studios Mentorship Mixer:
Studio Set Up, Curating, Pricing, Interacting

Thursday, September 15, 2015, 6:30-8:00pm
at Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street between 8th and 9th Streets in SOMA of SF
Studio Feng Shui; best use of your space with helpful accommodating tips
Curating & Pricing Your Work; how much to present and how much to ask for it
Role Playing; practicing your interaction with potential patrons


Pictured above: Joshua Coffy