show opening tonight, Thursday 2/20, 5-8PM
Laku on Valencia Street: An Artful Life
Laku means happiness, which is the first thing that Yaeko Yamashita, the owner of the 1069 Valencia store, tells you on her website. It’s been on Valencia Street since 1993, but Yamashita, a fashion designer originally from Japan, first opened a store making and selling her work on Elizabeth Street in New York. The New York Times wrote in 1991: There is no sign outside Yaeko’s shop, at 250 Elizabeth Street,...
Posters from Foreign Lands
Posters from France As many of my readers will already know - my paintings are almost always done on a collage base created with posters "appropriated" from the streets. In past years I would find most of my material on plywood hoardings around building sites in the Mission district of San Francisco. With the gentrification of the neighborhood and tighter city laws governing illegal postings and graffiti clean-up my supply of posters started to dwindle. At the same time a very good friend started to bring back posters from the streets of France after her annual visits. This has kept...
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.