2018 SFOS Mentor Mixer Dates 


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!

2018 SFOS Mentorship Mixer: Potluck Picnic in Golden Gate Park

Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park
320 Bowling Green Drive in San Francisco
Saturday, June 2 12pm-3pm

Join ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios Mentors for our first 2018 Mentor Mixer! We’ll meet in Golden Gate Park at the Robin Williams Meadow (look for the ArtSpan banner). Experienced ArtSpan Artists will be present to give you the inside scoop on how to produce a successful SF Open Studio event this Fall. Bring food to share and your questions to ask about Fall Open Studios. We will bring refreshments AND the answers to your questions. Meet other artists, share info and tips, and help us kick-off preparations for this Fall’s Open Studios. Wear sunscreen and comfy clothes, and please note this is an alcohol-free event.





Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street
Wednesday, July 11, 6-7:30pm

Meet up with with our Mentor Team to learn and discuss what to anticipate from your SFOS experience, how to prepare for it and how to get the most out of it.  An introduction will be offered to the online SFOS Toolkit and how to utilize the Artist Resources Facebook Page.  Any and all questions relating to SF Open Studios can be asked of our experienced mentor team and answers will be generously given to build your confidence and artist community!



2018 SFOS Mentor Mixer: Timelines, Collateral & Statements

Umpqua Bank Community Room
415 De Haro Street in San Francisco
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30-8:00pm​

At this Mixer our SFOS Mentor team will answer all your questions about how to get ready for SF Open Studios and share their personal, first-hand insight about....
-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.
-Creating your Artist Statement; both written & verbal to discuss your work and yourself.
Join us for a casual conversation with our experienced mentors ready to offer expert advice on who, what, when where and how to to prepare for SF Open Studios.



Umpqua Bank Community Room
415 De Haro Street in San Francisco
​Wednesday, September 5, 6-7:30pm

Get teamed up with our SF Open Studios Mentors who can offer tried and true tips for success! Artist with several years of SFOS experience will answer all your burning questions about how to host your event and they'll 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.
Join us for our friendly feedback, meet your fellow artists and get ready for SF Open Studios! 



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