Make Art Your Business: Artist Website Basics Workshop

What: Make Art Your Business: Artist Website Basics

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6–7:30pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free for SF Open Studios artists, ArtSpan members and SOMArts artists. $10 suggested donation from the general public, no one turned away, click here to register

Your artist website. It’s that thing on your to-do list that you keep pushing off because you don’t know where to start. In this workshop we’ll cover the basics of creating a clean, clear online presence for your artwork, including what content to include and a demo of building a free website on We’ll also talk about creating images for the web, including differences between file types, image copywriting, watermarks, how to resize images using free online photo editor, and other online resources.

About the Presenter:
Holly Coley is a visual artist and educator based in San Francisco. She has spent countless hours helping clients build websites from scratch through her positon at and has a special interest in empowering artists to create and maintain their own sites. Holly’s visual art practice addresses themes of natural disasters and climate change through fictitious fashion illustrations.

About the Workshop Series:
ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

The Make Art Your Business series is presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to nonprofit organizations. For more information visit our rentals page.