Saturday, February 28, 2009

2009 North Coast Open Studios Website Is Up!

The 2009 North Coast Open Studios Website is up and running!

Check it out today. It has lots of information on Open Studios, including:
Artist Application Form
Artist Information & Directions
What's New for 2009
Press Releases & Media Images
And much more...

Check it out here: You can also view the 2008 NCOS site.

Thank you so much to David Thewlis of DCTA, Inc for his time, energy and talent in doing our website!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Want to Blog About North Coast Open Studios?

Are you interested in sharing your Open Studios experience with other artists? We are looking for artists who want to blog on this site!

Blogs can be about anything you think other NCOS artists would be interested in: what you've learned from past Open Studios experiences, how preparations for this year are going, or anything else you want to share.

Email NCOS Coordinator Taffy Stockton at to find out more.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Calling All Fortuna Artists

Fortuna artists Susan Cooper & Kay Harden are hoping to coordinate with other Fortuna artists regarding opening on Weekend 1 (June 6-7) of NCOS.

Email from Susan Cooper:
Howdy All Fortuna Artists, Just wanted to let you know that Kay Harden and I are going to participate in Open Studios June 6-7, in Fortuna . I'll have my 15th Street studio open, and she'll have hers at her gallery on 14th Street. I don't have e-mails for a lot of the artists down in our neck o' the woods, so please pass this on if you do. It would be good if we can all coordinate timing to draw visitors. Thanks, Susan Cooper

Please email and I will send the email on to Susan. Any other areas interested in doing this? Pairing up with your neighboring artists will help increase turnout for everyone. If you are interested in communicating with other aritsts in your area, please let us know, and we will post it for you as well.

Taffy Stockton
NCOS Coordinator

North Coast Open Studios has joined Facebook

Open Studios now has a Facebook Group (named North Coast Open Studios, of course).

Join the group and keep up with everything that is going on with Open Studios. Not a facebook member? It's easy to join!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

North Coast Open Studios Gearing Up for 2009!

Welcome to the North Coast Open Studios blog! We are excited to be starting this blog, and plan on using it to keep everyone up to date on what's going on with 2009 Open Studios. Check back weekly for updates and information on NCOS happenings!

Just to start... the 11th Annual North Coast Open Studios will be Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7 & 13-14.

The volunteer steering committee has been hard at work planning this year's event, and is pleased to announce some new features for 2009:

Full Color Publication: This year’s guidebook will be a full color magazine size publication! We are working with the North Coast Journal on producing a high quality guidebook that will be easy to use and show each artists' work in beautiful color.

Artists Show & Reception:
We are proud to be hosting an Artists' Show and Reception during Arts! Arcata on Friday, May 8th, in the Plaza View Room. Check back for more information on what is sure to be a great show.

Artist Workshops:
Are you an artist who needs some help learning to market yourself? NCOS will be hosting Artist Workshops offering hands-on assistance in marketing your open studio!

Want to participate? Download our the 2009 Application & Directions here!

Want to find out more about Open Studios? View our website or call NCOS coordinator Taffy Stockton. Remember to check back often for more on whats going on with NCOS 2009!