Thanks to Pauline Scott — wonderful artist and Mercy High School art teacher — I will be taking part in something completely new to me, though a long-standing event here in San Francisco.
Under the umbrella of an organization called ArtSpan, individual and group studios all over the city open up to the public for five weekends every fall, with every neighborhood assigned a specific weekend. It is amazing to see in how many places — both the well-known and the tucked-away, the luxurious and the sort-of home-made — artists of all sorts are working. I’ve long been curious about what it would be like to participate as an artist rather than as a visitor, but shy to take the first step. This year Pauline’s generous invitation to share her studio-home space in Bernal Heights resounded with me.
You’ll get a “proper” invitation soon, but please mark Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 (11-6 each day), for a visit to Pauline and me at 401 Prentiss Street (at Jarboe). In the meantime, you can check us both out at www.ArtSpan.org. There is plenty of info there on all five weekends of the entire Open Studios event — click on “Artists” to find our profiles. (Note that, for some reason, the artists are listed in alphabetical order by FIRST name.)