Aqua Wash Printing Inks
Love the look and feel of oil based inks but hate the cleanup? Join us along with artist Rick Kitagawa while he demonstrates these versatile oil based inks. Charbonnel Aqua Wash is a highly pigmented, non-toxic oil based ink emulsion that can be used for etching, engraving, wood block, lino cut, monotype and even letterpress, yet it cleans up with soap and water! Aqua Wash also has an assortment of mediums to achieve the right viscosity...
Mission Artist Releases Wacky Art App to Customize Photos
Mission-based artist Patrick Sean Gibson this week co-released an updated version of the mobile application Brain Snap. Created in collaboration with the iPhone app producer 99centbrains, the app allows users to apply Gibson’s original artwork to their personal photographs. The new version includes even more of what he calls “my wacky, wacky art” — including fonts, faces and designs — to decorate photos. Watch our video to learn more about the man...
Art in Action donor group - studio visit at 1890 Bryant
We had an exceptionally fun studio visit this weekend with the wonderful Art in Action donor group from Palo Alto, organized by Pamela Hornik and Denise Shackleton. What else do you need on a Saturday but some coffee from coffee bar, great food catered from La Boulange, Mimosas, home made quiche (!) and two working studios full of artists and all kinds of interesting stuff- like Transamerica pyramids made out of Jell-O (it is Gel Wax, actually)? Thanks to my fabulous studio mates Liz Hickok , Sarah Newton , Sonya Philip , Heidi McDowell , Jon McNeal and Kirsten Tradowsky wh...
ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS RESOURCES
Event Copy & Press Info for Spring Open Studios 2013
If we all use the same words in our invitations and on Facebook, our event marketing will will reach new audiences.
Download word document: OS Promo Copy
Facebook Event: Spring Open Studios 2013
Post some pictures of your art and/or studio and let people know where to find you.
FB Event: Link to Facebook Event
The Archive: Pictures of Past Open Studios
Archive here: bit.ly/mau-images
Publications ask us for images of our event and of mau, so we have started archiving. Send us more images so we can all be more famous. Also use images from the archive for your open studios promo efforts.
Send images to trish[at]trishtunney.com to archive.
Your CUSTOM Open Studios POSTCARD
Often we'll have a volunteer who puts together a cohesively branded postcard and makes it available for the artists in the Mission.
Your CUSTOM Open Studios SANDWICH BOARD
We're not making any sandwich boards this year, but I'll be happy to send you a custom graphic that you can get printed to make your own.
Sign up for FLAX LIVE PAINTING!
Howard Flax is inviting all MAU artists to join in and participate in a live painting program in his store. It's an opportunity to give you, the artist, more exposure, and to help promote Mission Artists United. Flax puts you on their website and brags about you to their more than 4000 fans on facebook. In return they get some great energy and excitement in their store. Interested? read this letter from Howard Flax. To sign up, email Leslie Flax.
Mission Art Guide
A print publication about the Mission art scene that you can get yourself listed in. This is not a MAU project and we are not putting this together, but we think it's a cool idea and are happy someone is doing it.
Open Studios TIPS for the Artist
An article about putting on a successful open studios by Trish Tunney.
A couple of places where you can pick up some wearable mau-ness.