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A new year in Studio 202
Happy New Year!  2013 was a very interesting year for me as an artist.  I can usually judge my productivity around the number of works that I complete.  Not so much for 2013.  It was a year that I had work in flux: reworking, rethinking and repainting.   My studio was in wonderful creative chaos as I tried to grasp an understanding about how to bridge my paintings and drawings and yet not loose sight of my California rooted paintings. Bought some new paint brushes…. wow was it time! This past summer I locked the door to St...
Orange army. Fight!
I can't believe I am sick again.  What is up with this year's cold and flu season?!  It's making me cranky.  Please little oranges, do your job and make this go away soon.
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 – […]
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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

Postcard Info HERE

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

Sandwich Board Info HERE

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.


MAU Gear!

A couple of places where you can pick up some wearable mau-ness.
* Art is the Mission shirts and gear
* Mission Artists United Logo gear
btw, If anyone wants to volunteer to manage a cafepress or printfection site for mau, let us know. We'll send you some logos. These could really use a little love.