Small Business Success: Tribe Dynamics

Tribe Dynamics founders Jon and Conor started working at SHARED with a team of four. When they moved-on, they were a team of fifteen. The first few years were challenging, as most early years of a small business are. But they found their footing and started to grow. Since leaving SHARED three years ago, they have had amazing growth and were just named one of San Francisco’s fastest-growing businesses by the San Francisco Business Times. Congratulations Jon and Conor!

From the early days of Tribe Dynamics (and SHARED) in 2013.

Jon stopping by with some of the growing team for a visit in 2016.


Holiday Sale: Gifts by Local Artisans

Come find unique gifts for your loved ones made by local artisans. Jewelry, prints, cards, handbags, clothing, and more.

Sunday, December 2nd, 11am-6pm


265 Design

Ali Phelps

Anne Poon

Baby Porcupine

Creative Logistics

Darling Marcelle

Deborah Caperton Jewelry


Harumo Sato

Jullia Kim

Kwento by Nica

Lalee Kids

Rachel Cox Ceramics

Rob Lovato

Silk Wing Studio

Tuvshuu Ganbold

Wawona Jewelry


2018 Open Studios October 12-14

Join us for Open Studios: Meet some Artists and Buy some Art!

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 7-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday – Sunday, October 13-14, 11am-6pm


SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Last year, 2017, marked the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios!  To create the best experience for everyone across the city, we have extended the event to five weekends and restructured the SF neighborhood map.  We invite you to explore our city and find amazing art at every turn. You’ll discover an authentic connection to your art community and artwork in myriad forms, from painting, photography, and printmaking to glass, metal sculpture, and more. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialog and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art. The SF Open Studios event is FREE for visitors.

Sushi Classes

Evan of Makaseru offers a range of workshops for both home cooks and professionals of any level interested in taking the first steps towards learning the fundamentals of making sushi and Japanese cooking. Classes range from the foundations such as making proper sushi rice and basic knife work, to forming nigiri and maki rolls, to more advanced and varied topics.

To sign up or for more information click here.

2017 Open Studios November 3-5

Join us for Open Studios: Meet some Artists and Buy some Art!

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 7-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday – Sunday, November 4-5, 11am-6pm

Ned Axthelm

Ned Axthelm

Marianne Bland

Marianne Bland

Beka Brayer

Beka Brayer

Beka Brayer

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Raymond L Haywood

Raymond L Haywood

Mark Martin

Mark Martin

Andrew Ogus

Andrew Ogus

Andrew Ogus

Kerri Warner

Kerri Warner

Jonathan Whitmore

Jonathan Whitmore

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

Artist in Residence @ SHARED

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at SHARED is seeking applications from artists/designers based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We encourage artists/designers working in all mediums to apply. However since work-space at SHARED is shared, it may not be appropriate for all projects. We recommend that you to take a tour of SHARED before submitting your application. Tours are offered Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Please email for an appointment.

The AIR will have full access to SHARED facilities and in-house expertise for six months. Additionally, the Residency provides opportunities for exhibition and/or related public programming.


Selection Criteria

What we look for in our application submissions:

  • Overall professional quality and aesthetic of work
  • Strength and reputation of work
  • Wide range of media represented among the artists/designers selected


Application Deadlines

July 31 deadline for September – February residencies

January 31 deadline for March – August residencies



Please email the following material to apply to

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume (Not to exceed four pages. Please include education background, teaching experience, awards, gallery showings and/or exhibitions, etc.)
  • Work samples: Email or link to a third-party site (i.e. Vimeo YouTube). Maximum 20 images or 10 minutes of video (10MB total if emailing)
  • Image list
  • Artistic Statement: (500 words maximum) Describe your practice, discussing your discipline(s), areas of interest, and how this residency fits into your career trajectory.
  • Project Proposal: (500 words maximum) Describe the project you want to work on or generate while in residence.

Stop Talking and Communicate by Rebecca Williams

Three Week Workshop Series
Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$10/workshop non-members | $8/workshop SHARED members

>>Are you so familiar with your business that you’ve forgotten how to keep your message simple?
>>Are you embarrassed by your website and what it communicates?
>>Do you get sick to your stomach at the thought of speaking about what you do on a stage?

Marketing doesn’t have to be painful, but too many of us try to do it alone, which often leads to confusing and weak communication. Are you ready to get clear on your business communication so you can attract more clients and GET PAID in 2017?

Join us for a three week entrepreneur series at SHARED co-working space in SF where we will hone your message, clean up your image, and give you the confidence you need to rock your own mic.


>>January 11
Market Like a 10 Year Old: How to Simplify Your Message to Attract Clients and Be Remembered
TAKEAWAY: Succinct and clear mission statement and tagline to describe what you do for web/print/in person conversations

>>January 18
What Your Website Says About You: 3 Keys to a Powerful Online Presence
TAKEAWAY: Web Content Review and guidance

>>January 25
How to Rock Your Own Mic: 3 Keys to Being a Magnetic Public Speaker
TAKEAWAY: Increased confidence in public speaking

**Each workshop will build on the last, but you are welcome to come to one, two, or all in the series.

About Rebecca Williams, marketing and communications coach for women entrepreneurs in San Francisco.


Rebecca works with women entrepreneurs to get clear in their message and express it in the most powerful, playful, and marketable way so they can attract their ideal clients, grow their businesses, and have fun doing it.

She uses her 18 years’ experience teaching in the communication arts and independent theater to create trainings, workshops, and events that teach how to get authentic with your message and bring it to a stage to sell, lead, and inspire.

2016 SF Open Studios: October 21-23

Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 7-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday – Sunday, October 22-23, 11am-6pm

Featured artists:

Lara Buelow



Beka Brayer



Robert Burns


Rachel Cox



James Derieg



Lucia Gonnella



Mark Harris



Linda Lingren



Andrew Ogus



Wenda Pyman



Jennifer Schlesinger


Jeff Snell



Jonathan Whitmore


SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

RISD Alumni Holiday Sale: Sunday, December 6, 10am-5pm

graphicJoin us for the 2015 RISD Alumni Holiday Sale at SHARED in SoMa. Shop for one of a kind gifts, enjoy some homemade baked goods and partake in activities, including our photo booth and card making station. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 6, 11am-6pm
Featured RISD Alumni:
Pamela Baron Illustration ’08
Talia Gavish, Interior Architecture ’03
Ritsuko Hirai Printmaking, Textiles ’02, ’08
Alex Kalomeris Illustration ’15
Kate Logue Printmaking ’15
Elsa Murray-Lafrenz Illustration ‘03
Owen and Samantha Troy Graphic Design ‘00
Jess Wainer Glass ’04


Collage: December 9, 6:30-9pm


Join our Monthly Collage Party 6:30-9pm

FREE (Suggested donation $2)

Need some art for your wall, a card for a wedding/birthday, a better bookmark? Why not collage one? We can help you get started.

We’re having a cut & paste party with Mike Sparkle Hogan. We’ll provide the basics: scissors, various magazines, cardboard backings to collage into, paste sticks, some basic wine and crackers, a little music and YOUR IMAGINATION. Feel free to BYO scissors and magazines too.

We will share unique techniques of collage art, utensil tips, theme ideas, and so on.

You do not need to be a member to attend this event. If you are a non-member, please RSVP to so we know to look out for you and let you in the building.

2015 SF Open Studios: October 31 – November 1

Opening Reception: Friday, October 30, 7-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday – Sunday, October 31-November 1, 11am-6pm

Featured artists:

Lara Beulow
Beka Brayer
Mark Harris
Raymond L Haywood
Kevin B Jones
Amy Rose Moore
Andrew Ogus
Julia Parker
Deirdre Weinberg
Plutonium MOTO

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

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Amy Rose Moore

Amy Rose Moore

Amy Rose Moore



Andrew Ogus


Andrew Ogus


Beka Brayer



Deirdre Weinberg



Deirdre Weinberg


Julia Parker


Julia Parker


Kevin B Jones


Kevin B Jones

Kevin B Jones

Lara Buelow

Lara Buelow


Lara Buelow



Marilyn Yu


Marilyn Yu


Mark Harris


Mark Harris


Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Mark Harris


Raymond L Haywood


Sew Good: Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

IMG_4981_1Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm

$20 ($15/class for three or more classes)

$15 SHARED members

Stuck on a sewing project? Want to learn how to use your sewing machine?

Sew Good is an all-levels sewing class taught by award-winning fashion designer, Marilyn Yu. Come learn how to sew or improve your skills.

Email Marilyn to sign up:


  • Class size limited to four students.
  • 24-hour cancellation notice is required, or a $10 fee is levied.
  •  A confirmation email from Marilyn is a courtesy. The participant is responsible for keeping their reservation with or without a confirmation email.


Q: What do I bring to class?

A: Bring whatever you are working on and your sewing tools and equipment.


Q: What level is this class?

A: Sew Good is open to all levels. It is a self-directed class. I teach whatever you want to learn.


Q: I have never sewn before and want to learn how to use my sewing machine. What should I bring?

A: You should bring your sewing machine, a pair of fabric scissors, a pair of thread scissors, seam ripper, needle, thread, about half a yard of woven fabric, and something to fill fabric weights (at least 2 lbs of beans or rice are good). You will learn how to thread your machine, make a few different stitches, and sew some fabric weights and a pin cushion.


Q: I don’t have a sewing machine, but still want to learn how to use one. Do you have any to rent?

A: There’s a SHARED member who keeps his sewing machine (Singer) at SHARED and is willing to lend it to people for class for $5. You will need to bring your own needles, bobbins, and thread.


Q: What sewing machines do you recommend?

A: Older sewing machines are great (Flea markets, Craigslist, or eBay are good places to find used machines). They are better quality than new ones because they have more metal parts. This makes them a little heaver though.

Newer machines are lighter and easier to transport because they have lots of plastic parts. The parts may break more easily though. I would also recommend getting as simple a machine as possible. Many new machines have fancy electronics people don’t really need and are very expensive to fix when something breaks. You should spend $100-$200 on a new machine.


Q: I want to make something from a pattern. How do I buy a pattern?

A: Most fabric stores sell patterns. You will find a larger selection of patterns on-line though. Be sure to measure yourself (circumference of bust, waist, and hips). Each company does sizing differently, so you will need to figure out what size you are in their scale. 2) Look through the pattern books/catalog for a pattern that you like. Some will say how difficult they are. Pick one that is your skill-level. 3) The pattern will tell you how much fabric and what kind you will need. 4) Be sure to get the notions as well (i.e. zippers, buttons).


Screenwriting Workshop: November 15

Saturday, November 15, 9am – 6pm
$225 (Full Registration)
$50 (Regular), $40 (Regular SHARED member rate)


Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.

Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts.

Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.

Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.


Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.
Read more here.

Gordy Hoffman is a Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer.

Intro to Urban Bicycling: November 18

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-7:30

Bicycling is a great way to get around the city. Come learn how to do it safely. The SF Bicycle Coalition will tell you about some rules of the road, how to navigate the city, safe locking tips, and resources for people who bike in the city. This class is offered free and open to everybody. More information here.

Register here.


For or over 40 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

Intellectual Property Talk: November 19

Wednesday, November 19, 6:30-8pm

Want to learn more about the legal side of Intellectual Property? Stephen Shaw specializes in IP law and will give an overview of important issues. Bring your questions!


Stephen Shaw’s practice focuses on a variety of intellectual property areas, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, conducting due diligence searches, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, and providing litigation support.

RISD Alumni Holiday Sale: Sunday, December 7, 10am-5pm


Join us for the 2014 RISD Alumni Holiday Sale and shop for one of a kind gifts: jewelry, prints, cards, handbags, glass objects, wearable art, and more!

After you find the perfect gift, create a custom greeting at our card-making station. Or if you like surprises, donate to support our RISD Alumni Chapter and select a mystery item from our Gift Grab Bag!

Featured RISD Alumni:
Betsy Barron Jewellery and Love & Luxe
Pamela Baron Illustration ’08
Katie Bertsche Illustration ’11
Raissa Bump Jewelry & Knitwear Jewelry ’03
Deborah Caperton Jewelry ’89
Robin Dahlberg Jewelry ’93
Ritsuko Hirai Printmaking, Textiles ’02, ’08
Chamisa Kellogg Illustration ’11
Marina Loeb Illustration ’12
Cristian Petschen Architecture ’95
Eliza Reisfeld Illustration ’11
Jess Wainer Glass ’04

This year’s sale has been organized and juried by:
Marilyn Yu BFA Sculpture‘97, Founder and Director of SHARED
Melissa Small MFA Graphic Design‘09, Design Director of The Bold Italic
Heather Phillips MFA Graphic Design‘10, Head of RISD NorCal Chapter


Melissa Small (Graphic Design ’09) putting some finishing touches on our chalkboard sign.


This year’s RISD Alumni Holiday Sale was organized by Marilyn Yu (Sculpture ’97), Heather Phillips (Graphic Design ’10) and Melissa Small (Graphic Design ’09).


Pile of postcards advertising this year’s Holiday Sale (designed by Heather Phillips & Melissa Small).


We used the leftover postcards to make ribbons for all the participating artists to wear the day of the sale.


A sampling of some of the works for sale — Ritsuko Hirai, Raissa Bump, Betsy Barron, Katie Bertsche, Chamisa Kellogg, Pamela Baron and Jess Wainer Glass.


Various goodies from the RISD Store were given as thank you gifts for donations to the support the RISD Northern California Alumni Chapter.


Eliza Reisfeld (Illustration ’11) arranging her booth right before the sale opens for business.


Melissa Small opening up the doors to SHARED for our 10am start time.


Marcos Ojeda (Graphic Design ’10) having a tough time selecting his favorite sweater-wearing animal by Ritsuko Hirai (Printmaking ’02 & Textiles ’08).


Ritsuko Hirai (Printmaking ’02 & Textiles ’08) in front of her wall of t-shirts, alongside her partner and fellow alumni Michael Szabo (Sculpture ’02).


So many animals in tiny sweaters!


Michael Szabo (Sculpture ’02) modeling some of Ritsuko’s works.


More works by Ritsuko, including a giant sweater-clad lobster!


And a reindeer. ‘Tis the season.


Showing off her new cat shirt, Heather Phillips.


Pamela Baron (Illustration ’08) with her lovely display, including watercolor prints, stickers, books and more!


Pamela Baron


Pamela showing off a petite portrait of everyone’s favorite internet celebrity, Grumpy Cat.


Jess Wainer Glass (’04) in front of her booth, proudly displaying her newly acquired felt nudibranch by Katie Bertsche.


A bowl full of multi-colored glass ornaments by Jess Wainer.


Betsy Barron displaying her one of kind jewelry, as well as the work of other RISD Alumni she carries in her San Francisco-based store Love & Luxe.


More work from Love & Luxe.


Raissa Bump (Jewelry ’03) standing alongside some of her textiles.


Jewelry by Raissa Bump (Jewelry ’03)


Some shoppers perusing prints by Katie Bertsche (Illustration ’11).


Katie Bertsche (Illustration ’11) making one of the first sales of the day!


Katie Bertsche


Some incredible portraits of the one and only Queen Bey by Eliza Reisfeld (Illustration ’11).


Chamisa Kellogg and Marina Loeb


Chamisa Kellogg (Illustration ’11) and Marina Loeb (Illustration ’12) sharing a booth.


Chamisa Kellogg and Marina Loeb


Cristian Petschen (Arch ’95) and his wife, posing in front of his photographic works.


Heather Phillips


Some homemade cookies fresh out the oven and ready to serve at the sale.


The card-making station is open for business.


Some visitors working on their own custom holiday cards.




Melissa Small working on a collection of paper snowflakes.




A group of kids at the card-making station writing letters to Santa.


A group of kids at the card-making station writing letters to Santa.




Derek is sad to part ways with Marcos (Graphic Design ’10) and his wife Kate after they finish their shopping for the day.


Deb Caperton (Jewelry ’89) breaking down her table after a long day at the holiday sale.

Drink + Draw: November 12

Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9pm

Come relax and draw with us. There will be beers for sale and some fun drawing prompts (Exquisite Corpse, etc) to kick things off. Hope to see you there!

Hosted by the RISD Northern California Almuni Chapter
(RISD = Rhode Island School of Design)




Joining Left and Right Brain Mastery for Business: Oct 20 – Nov 10

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Joining Left and Right Brain Mastery for Business
Unleashing Your Creativity for Greatness

Mondays 6:30-8pm
October 20, 27, November 3, 10

Enroll now. Class starts next week!


Creativity is essential to recognizing opportunities in the marketplace and understanding how and when to capitalize on them. It involves involves looking beyond the current and visualizing what the future can bring with your initiatives.

Education has traditionally focused on left brain skills. In order to promote innovation, both at the personal and organizational level, right brain/creative skills need to be cultivated and integrated into your business activities. This course will help you start to strengthen and train your right brain to work more effectively with your business.

This course is perfect for entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers who want to foster innovation and build sustainable businesses. Anthem and Marilyn will lead you through right-brain exercises and coach you in how to apply your new skills to your business.

Skills to Develop

  • Comfort with uncertainty and ability to conquer fear.
  • More refined skill to tell a compelling story both in print and in person.
  • Recognizing key relationships between people, moving parts and your environment.


Anthem and Marilyn are both successful entrepreneurs and accomplished artists who have mastered balancing both sides of the brain.

Anthem Salgado, Business Coach and Marketing Strategist


Salgado founded professional development program and consultancy, Art of Hustle, providing training and strategy for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. He focuses on marketing, helping maximize on referral building, social media, and income generation opportunities. His experience spans 15 years across industries that include arts, education, nightlife, cultural and community affairs, and more.

He has given lectures and workshops at Foundation Center, Network of Ensemble Theaters Summit, and UCLA. He has appeared on panels hosted by Social Media Week and Emerging Arts Professionals.

Awards include the Arts & Culture Fellowship to Rockwood Leadership Institute, Philippines Fulbright-Hays scholarship via Sonoma State University, Fellowship to Behance’s 99% Conference, and Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group.

Marilyn Yu, Owner of SHARED

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SHARED is a coworking + maker space in San Francisco, located in the heart of SoMa. It is a space for creative people to work and collaborate together. SHARED is based in the belief that together we can create greater things than we could individually or in isolation.

Yu is an award-winning author, artist, and clothing designer. For nearly twenty years she has interwoven media, ideas and people in her creations. She was a pioneer in introducing sustainability to high fashion with her award-winning, hemp-based clothing line Plutonium Clothing. She is a versatile management professional with a dozen years operational experience at mission-based organizations (including a few arts organizations).

In her latest works, Yu is creating a DIY religion based on a contemporary heroine named Eva. By challenging the stagnant ideas of the dominant belief systems, Yu aims to empower people to take control of their thoughts instead of letting thoughts control them. She introduced Eva in “Relations That Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries,” a piece of art in book form that bridges the worlds of fine art, fashion, and fiction. “La Femme Fatale” is a gateway work that invites readers to have an intimate interaction with the beautiful and profound.