The Eighth Annual Expo for the Artist & Musician

Address: SomArts, 934 Brannan St., SF

JOIN US! On September 15 the Expo celebrates eight years as a unique "Free Culture Fair" where the emphasis is NOT on selling, but making connections, sharing resources and creating culture and community. Admission is donation-based and no one is turned away.


The Expo is an all-day extravaganza featuring more than 100 Bay Area arts organizations, free workshops, performances, and hundreds of local artists and musicians. Attendees can browse tables staffed by local galleries, nonprofits, collectives and small businesses; present their portfolios; and join in workshops on grant proposals, censorship, arts marketing, underground art history, making a demo tape and more.

Stop by at the Expo and find MesArt table. We will be glad to see you and answer any of your questions. Don't miss your chance to win a free ticket to any MesArt workshop or seminar, and a free yearly subscription for Portfolio or Artist Studio packages! Hurry up on Saturday, September 15, 2007!

Workshop: Video as a Marketing Tool
by Edwin Rutsch

Sunday, September 23rd

1.00 pm-3.00 pm
Market Street Gallery: 1554 Market St., Map

Don't miss the opportunity!

Bring two to four artworks to make your own video presentation, which you can then put on YouTube and on your website, to have more Internet exposure!

Marketing with video | Video and Internet

  • What sort of videos would you like to put out there and why?
  • Telling your story

More Info | Register

Become a Prosperous Artist
by Debra Russell

6-Session Series

32-hour Live Workshops:

9/26/07 - Business Management for the Creative Mind -You CAN be good at business
10/24/07 - Multiple Streams of Art Income - Make a prosperous living doing what you love.
12/5/07 - Systems Creation - Work Smarter, Not Harder - Automate and systematize!

31-hour Group Telecalls
(meetings by telephone):
Dates for the phone calls are 10/3/07, 11/14/07 and 11/28/07, all sessions start at 6:30PM.

More Info | Pre-register


DUALITY. Photography & Etching.
EXHIBITION: September 7th - 29th

RECEPTION: Friday, September 21st,
6 pm-9 pm

Market Street Gallery: 1554 Market Street, SF
(between Van Ness&Franklin) Map

Oleg Malov: "I'm finding interesting what using different media and tools in distinctly deferent times and places my visual language and questions still the same. It's about duality of life, about black and white, life and death, love and hatred..."

Brad Knipstein: "As a photographer I am always trying to figure out the natural world visually. By that I mean that some subjects I try to deconstruct visually the way that a chemist would break down a compound into bare elements. To perhaps see something important that one can't find on the surface. Other subjects need only to be appreciated for what they are. Bearing them in the right light is all one needs to view them wholly."

RECEPTION: September 27th, 7 pm-10 pm

Exhibition: July 25th - August 28th
Address: 2134 Polk St., San Francisco

BackStage Salon is pleased to announce a two artists show by Ronald Newman (painting) and Maria Mayr (monoprint).

Workshop: The Essential First Thirty
Instructor: Matt McKinley

Two sessions: Monday, November 5th, and 12th 6.30 pm-8.00 pm

Market Street Gallery: 1554 Market St., Map

Learn strategies to develop an effective, concise 30 second synopsis of what is unique about you and your artwork.

Over the course of this interactive two part workshop you will develop and present your written artist statement and practice your own 30 second pitch with peer review and instructor feedback.

For the second session you will need to bring a finished piece of artwork 36 x 36 or smaller.

More Info | Pre-register

Workshop: Big Legal Issues of a Small Business by Matt Kumin

Monday, October 17th, 6.30-8.30

Small businesses issues and civil rights

In this class you will learn:

  • What to watch out in a contract
  • How can I protect my rights
  • Can my landlord raise the rent
  • Do I need to be incorporated

More Info| Pre-register

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