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SVOS Talk Art: Clay Monoprinting
with Martha Castillo

SVOS University

Public Relations and Why It's Important

Public relations is an art unto itself. If you do it right, you can reap huge benefits. By getting to know the reporters who cover the Bay Area art scene and knowing how to approach them with information they need to do their job, you can catapult yourself into public awareness.

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

Topics in this session"

  • Publicity and the media - What are they looking for and how to approach them
  • The SVOS publicity program - What SVOS is doing to promote the event
  • Photographs - What the media needs & why professional photos are the standard
  • Media interviews - How to prepare for and talk to the media
  • HARO - Help a reporter out and why this is important to you
  • News Releases - How to write a powerful press release

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This session is open to all artists but there is a $20 cover charge at the door for those who are not registered for SVOS 2015..

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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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