To our extended family of artists and visitors,
In light of current projections for Covid-19 in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Open Studios 2020 is being postponed from May to the summer or fall, depending on health ordinances in effect. We will be following up with artists and site hosts to determine the best alternate date(s) and will provide updates as soon as available.
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Thursday, Oct. 3rd – Meet & Greet – Learn about Silicon Valley Open Studios and what your yearly registration fee means to you. Registration for SVOS 2020 begins Oct. 1st and the deadline is Dec. 31st
Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 – Need help to register online for SVOS 2020? If you need assistance to register online, bring your three images on a thumb drive and we will make sure you get registered.
Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019 – Photographing Your Art: How to do it and Common Errors to Avoid – This is an essential class if you take photos of your artwork. You will learn tips and tricks to produce professional photos.
Thursday, Jan. 9th, 2020 – Protecting Yourself and Your Artwork Online – Tips to spot Email scams, phishing attempts and fake websites to make sure you protect your online presence.
Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020 – Marketing your work is an art and is vital for you to get your work known. This class shares best practices and gives you a schedule for when to do what.
Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2020 – How Artists Use Social Media – Part 1. Social Media is even more important than ever to communicate with your customers and potential customers. Hear how seasoned artists do it.
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2020 – How Artists Use Social Media – Part 2. Learn about blogging, Email communications, Twitter and other marketing strategies for getting your name in front of your audience.
Thursday, Mar. 5th, 2020 – Public Relations and its Importance to You. A PR professional will share how to speak with reporters, what they are looking for and how to get coverage of your art.
Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, Mar. 26th, 2020 – Pricing Your Artwork. Pricing your work is an art and it is critical for your success. Learn from a panel of artists how they price their work and what they consider when doing so.
Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, Apr. 9th, 2020 – Preparing Your Studio for SVOS – You will hear tips for hosting a successful SVOS – how to show your art, when to send your invitations, and how much food and snacks to provide, plus more.
Class cancelled, PA Art is closed the rest of March. Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 – Preparing Your Studio for SVOS – This class is identical to the one held on April 9th. Join us for one of these essential sessions if you are relatively new to SVOS.
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SVOS is pleased to announce the On-line Directory that is always updated with the latest changes and corrections.
Click this link to see the On-line Directory
Silicon Valley Open Studios is an event that encourages a close personal relationship between artists and art enthusiasts.
Our mission is to educate artists about the business of art, help promote their art business, provide guidance for emerging artists, and to create an easy, educational, and enjoyable art-buying experience for the art enthusiast.