SF Open Studios preview

October 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nick Smith gets a preview of some of the best local artists participating in SF Open Studios.

For the next five weeks, we will be featuring one piece of artwork on our set. Each piece will be by a different san francisco open studios artist. Today's featured artwork is called "Ocean Walk" and the artist is Tjasa ) Owen. For more information on Tjasa and her artwork, visit www.tjasaowen.com . Her studio is at 1850 Union Street and it will be open "Weekend 2" which is October 11 & 12th.

ArtSpan's Private Preview Gala

ArtSpan's Private Preview Gala is an exclusive first chance to see and purchase more than 400 pieces of artwork from participating SF Open Studios artists. Each painting represents what you will see when you visit the artist studios over the next five weeks. Mingle with an eclectic crowd of artists and art enthusiasts, while enjoying an open bar, live jazz and artfully prepared catering by Thomas John Events. Proceeds directly benefit ArtSpan Programs, including SF Open Studios and Art for City Youth.

Private Preview Gala
Saturday, October 4th
VIP Reception 6:00 - 7:30pm ($100 in advance/$115 at door)
General Reception 7:30pm - 10pm ($50 in advance/$60 at door)
Live Auction 8:30pm
For tickets & information, go to www.artspan.org or privatepreviewgala2008.eventbrite.com or call 415.861.9838

SF Open Studios Facts/Info:

  • Nearly 850 artists will open their doors during the 2009 SF Open Studios
  • Started 33 years ago, SF Open Studios is the first and largest Open Studios program in the country
  • Each weekend will feature artists in different SF neighborhoods
  • Weekend One - SomArts Gallery
  • October 4th Private Preview Gala
  • October 5th Public Exhibition Opening (free)
  • Weekend Two - October 11th & 12th
  • Buena Vista, Diamond Heights, Fort Mason, Haight, Hayes Valley, Marina, Mount Davidson, Pacific Heights, Richmond, Sunset, Twin Peaks, West Portal
  • Weekend Three - October 11th & 12th
  • Bernal Heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, Portola
  • Weekend Four - October 25th & 26th
  • Financial District, North Beach, Portero Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA, Tenderloin, Bayview, Excelsior
  • Weekend Five - November 1st & 2nd
  • Hunters Point Shipyard

For more information, visit artspan.org/open_studios.php


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