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Get to know the artists. They want you to ask questions about their art.

Shannon Amidon

SVOS Talk Art: Fun Furniture and More
with Nancy Woods

SVOS University

Pricing Your Artwork

Pricing your work is an art in itself and is probably the second most important thing that you do, right after creating the art itself. Pricing too high may discourage patrons and pricing too low undervalues your work. How do you decide? If you are new to SVOS, this is a must attend session


Melinda Cootsana, acclaimed artist who is represented by four galleries and author of "Your Studio: Nine Steps to a Successful Art Event", will share her approach to pricing.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Select your best work
  • Price your work to sell
  • Attract more customers
  • Creatively stage and display your work
  • Throw a dynamic reception that inspires sales
  • Develop new ideas to get new clients
  • Increase your prices and delight your patrons

Learn from the experts. Join us on Wednesday March 25th, 2015 7 - 9 pm

Location: Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona, Palo Alto - Click here to get the map


But don't forget. To secure your spot you must click here to RSVP.

Portrait of an Artist - Ed Lucey

The most interesting part of my interview with Ed Lucey was his explanation of how he composed a landscape with cows that he was recently commissioned to paint. It is a large canvas—it was sitting on the floor of his studio, ready for delivery—and it caught my eye because I have a weakness for cows as a subject, and because the cows are grazing in the hills of California in early spring when the pastures are still green, another favorite subject.


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Dates for SVOS 2015

Studios are open from 11 am to 5 pm each day

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, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo

Weekend Two: Central Area May 9 - 10

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

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

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