Kristina Quinones – Emotional Sojourns
Mark Rothko wrote “I am not an abstractionist … I am not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. … I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions ― tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on”. The work of Kristina Quinones falls squarely into this tradition of the so-called “color-field” painters – […]
Everything starts with a sketch
A sketch can be an idea that stays in your imagination or it can find it’s way to paper. If it finds it’s way to paper it can sit there waiting for years for you to return. Sometimes to follow through with a painting or the final drawing and other times just to remind you of that creative moment. Sketch of woman who had just passed. I was in college and working in a convalescent home in Hermosa Beach. I knew her. It was late at night. The nurse on duty calle...
Churning out a few studies for an upcoming oil series #AttentionWhore before I head off to Yosemite for the week. Still deciding on scale and a couple of elements stylistically, but you get the general direction. Ah, the evolution of courtship. Pure romance right here. . .
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.