Artist Workshop: Selling Art Online, July 30

What: Selling Art Online: Choosing an e-Commerce Platform

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 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

Want to start selling your artwork online but don’t know where to start? In this workshop presenter Jess Young will compare the pricing features of several e-Commerce platform options like Shopify, Etsy, and Goodsie. In addition, the workshop will cover presentation, online marketing, and time-saving order management tips for artists. Guest presenter Ethan Appleby will add additional perspective from his experience as co-founder of ARTtwo50.

Jess Young (pictured) coordinates outreach and serves as the social media voice of SOMArts Cultural Center in her role as Director of Communications & Community Engagement. Before transitioning to a career in the arts, she worked in e-Commerce at Apple Computer and The SAK/Elliott Lucca. She loves offering social media & marketing advice to artists, and is thrilled to share what she knows about running a successful web store with ArtSpan & SOMArts artists in July’s Make Art Your Business workshop.

Ethan Appleby is the founder of ARTtwo50 – the newly launched e-commerce app that makes discovering original art easy and enjoyable.  Before founding ARTtwo50 last Fall, Ethan lived abroad for four years teaching and integrating human-centered innovation throughout various countries. He is passionate about using human-centered innovation as a means of transforming culture in organizations worldwide.  When he is not burning the midnight oil with the ARTtwo50 team, Ethan enjoys skydiving, traveling, and  exploring San Francisco’s great restaurants.   Check out and let us know what you think.

ArtSpan produces monthly workshops and discussions to aid artists with the professional side of their art practice.  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.