2017 Open Studios: Show at SHARED (Nov 4-5)

Want to participate in SF Open Studios 2017 and need a space to show your work? Apply here to show at SHARED.

Once accepted to show at SHARED you will need to register with ArtSpan.

What we look for in our application submissions:

  • Overall work is cohesive and consistent.
  • Works are artfully and professionally represented on your website.
  • Work is well-differentiated and unique from that of other artists participating in Open Studios at SHARED.

Spaces available and fees. Fee includes a group half-page ad in the Open Studios Guide.

Nine spaces 9’x9′ in the shared work-space with no walls – $200 for the weekend.

Amy Rose Moore

Amy Rose Moore

Two spaces 10’x10′ in the meeting room – $250 for the weekend.

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.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-talking-communicate-entrepreneur-workshop-series-tickets-30474103865

>>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.

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: marilyn@shared-sf.com


  • Class size limited to three 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).