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 membership@SHARED-SF.com:

  • 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.

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 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).