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!

SFOS Mentorship Mixer: Potluck Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:00pm-4:00pm
Mission Bay Park Pavilion: 290 Channel Street San Francisco
Join us for a casual, fun day in the park to meet the Mentor Team and other participating SF Open Studios artists! If you are an experienced SF Open Studios artist, bring your wealth of valuable experience to share as a Mentor with artists new to SFOS.  If you are a new SF Open Studios artist (or considering becoming one) come to the picnic with your questions and inquiries for our Mentor Team. In addition to questions and answers, please bring a dish, a non-alcoholic beverage or some kind of picnic potluck item to share with the group!




Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
The Journal Building Community Room: 1540 Market Street (at Van Ness), 3rd Floor
Meet up with with our Mentor Team to learn and discuss what to anticipate from your SFOS experience and how to get the most from it.  An introduction will be offered to the SFOS Toolkit will be offered and how to utilize the Artist Resources Facebook Page. 



SFOS Mentor Mixer Timelines, Collateral & Statements

Wednesday, August 16th, 6:30-8:00pm​
at SHARED Community Room: 739 Bryant Street in San Francisco
At this Mixer our Mentors will answer your question about Open Studios including
-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.



Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30-8:00pm
​at Arc Studios & Gallery: 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco
Join the SFOS Mentorship Program to get teamed up with our ArtSpan Mentors who can offer tried and true tips for success! Our SFOS Mentors at this Mixer Meet-Up will share info about these useful topics: 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.



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. (dates TBA). Contact Dianne at [email protected] with questions. 


Pictured above: Joshua Coffy