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SVOS Talk Art: Clay Monoprinting
with Martha Castillo

SVOS University

Social Media for Artists

An interactive two-part seminar showing the different types of Social Media available today and Artist Specific ways to use them.

We will discuss ways to get your artwork and message out and the pros and cons of each tool.
Local Artist Jen Norton will demonstrate and talk about her successful use of social media tools throughout the session giving great perspective on what is possible with Social Media.

Note - we will demonstrate successful strategies and completed pages, blogs and websites during this seminar. We will not discuss technical aspects of building these but can give pointers on acquiring/hiring them for your art business.

Part 1 - Intro to Social Media for Artists, Facebook, Your Online Gallery, Pinterest

Date: Wednesday, January 28th - 7-9 pm
Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA

Part 2 - Blogging, Email, twitter and other marketing Strategies, ECommerce, SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Date: Wednesday, February 11th - 7-9 pm
Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA

Get the map to the Palo Alto Art Center here

This session is open to all artists and there is a $20 cover charge at the door.

Click here for more information about SVOS University.

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SV TalkArt Wins WAVE Award

Congratulations to the team that produces the monthly SV TalkArt television program. Producers Nance Wheeler and Sally Rayn have won the Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) award for the program "Clay Monoprinting with Martha Castillo" in the Instructional/DIY category. SV TalkArt produces ten shows each year which are shown weekly on public service channels throughout Silicon Valley.

Announcing Dates for SVOS 2015

Silicon Valley Open Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific Coast communities for the May 16 - 17 weekend.

Weekend One: Northern Area May 2 - 3

Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, Woodside

Weekend Two: Central Area May 9 - 10

Ladera, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Loyola, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford, Sunnyvale

Weekend Three: Southern Area and Pacific Coast May 16 - 17

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Saratoga and, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach, and Pacifica

Portrait of an Artist - Holly Van Hart

Holly Van Hart's latest painting series is all about possibilities. So is her life.

She is passionate about the possibilities and potential within each one of us.   She is a walking example of her belief that we all have the power within us to chase our passions.

She has recently left her successful high-tech career in the telecommunications industry and is now exploring the possibilities that come from being a full-time artist. She is dedicated to spending several hours a day in her studio and then at night while the kids are doing their homework, she spends time on the business side of her art that she calls her "homework." A recent  home remodeling project included an art hanging system that transforms the family living space into a personal gallery of her latest creations.

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