SAC OPEN STUDIOS 2021
Artist Registration Form
16th Annual Sac Open Studios Presented By
Virtual Conversations with Artists SeriesJuly - August 2021
In-Person Tour DatesSaturday-Sunday | September 11-12 & 18-19, 2021
We're excited to announce that 2021 Sac Open Studios will be a hybrid virtual and in-person program. Virtual artist interviews will take place Summer 2021 and the in-person open studios tour will be held during the middle two weekends of September. The registration deadline is May 16, 2021.
In efforts to accommodate all artists interested in participating, there's a limited number of scholarships available for artists with demonstrated financial need and a committed studio practice. To apply for a scholarship, fill out the scholarship application here by April 20, 2021. All scholarship recipients will be notified by April 27, 2021.
If you would like to donate the registration fee for an artist experiencing financial need, there is an option to do so when you pay your registration fee. You may also email Verge's Public Engagement and Outreach Manager, Justina Martino at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate funds to cover an artist's registration fee. Registration fee donors will be acknowledged in the 2021 Sac Open Studios Guide.
2021 Sac Open Studios Artist Participation includes:
Do you have questions about Sac Open Studios? We're happy to help!
Email questions to email@example.com.
Join the official Sac Open Studios Facebook Group to connect with Verge and the Sac Open Studios artist community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacopenstudios/
Please provide your contact information so we can keep you updated on how to have a successful Sac Open Studios experience. While the in-person tour takes place during September, Verge offers virtual Sac Open Studios programs, artist resources, workshops, and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of Sac Open Studios from June - October.
Please Note: To ensure you receive all Sac Open Studios correspondence add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts. Regularly check your Spam or Promotions folders to make sure you don't miss any important Sac Open Studios updates! Print a copy of the calendar on this registration form to stay up to date on the schedule. Starting in June 2021, we'll send at least two emails per month, so if you haven't heard from us, email us at email@example.com for assistance.
In efforts to accommodate all artists interested in participating, there's a limited number of scholarships available for artists with demonstrated financial need and a committed studio practice. To apply for a scholarship, fill out the scholarship application linked above. All scholarship recipients will be notified by April 27, 2021.
Join this virtual information session to meet Verge staff, learn more about the format of this year's program, and learn how to make the most of this year's Sac Open Studios artist opportunities such as the Conversations with Artists series and artist demos. We'll conclude with a Q&A session.
If you register by this date, the registration fee is $99 for Verge members and $150 for non-members. After this date, the registration fee is $175 for everyone.
This is your final chance to register for 2021 Sac Open Studios.
An Artist Ad is a great way to enhance your visibility in the Sac Open Studios Guide. Participating Sac Open Studios Artists receive 50% off regular ad rates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing an ad.
You will receive Google Forms to complete to opt into either of these opportunities. Find more information on these opportunities below.
Taught by artist and art business coach, Kate Farrall, register for this workshop to learn effective ways to promote your art and your participation in Sac Open Studios. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques to help you grow your audience, engage your current supporters, build your newsletter list, increase artwork sales, develop relationships with collectors and gallerists, and level up your virtual presence.
An artist demo is an educational artist demonstration presented at specific times during your assigned weekend. The demonstration should include step by step instructions to complete an artistic technique. Verge will send a Demo form to all registered artists. For the opportunity to have your demo included in the Sac Open Studios Guide, you must complete and submit the required form by June 14, 2021.
Complete this form to receive a 15-minute time slot during this live, virtual interview series. This form includes your artist biography and an option to select preferred interview questions. To participate, you must complete and submit the required form by June 14, 2021.
Time slots will be created according to artistic media or theme. Due to the large amount of participating artists, artists will not have the opportunity to choose their own time slot. However, artists will receive their assigned time at least two weeks in advance and participation in this series is optional.
Conversations with Artists is a series of live, virtual conversations between regional art professionals and Sac Open Studios artists. Interviews will be grouped by theme and recordings will be added to the Verge website for later viewing.
The 2021 Sac Open Studios Guide is released! Copies of the official 2021 Sac Open Studios Guide will be available at Verge Center for the Arts for artist pick up.
Located on vergeart.com, the Sac Open Studios Artist Directory features profiles for every current Sac Open Studios Artist. Profiles include artwork images, bios, contact information, and links to artist websites.
Artists will drop off one artwork to be featured in the 2021 Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition.
On view at Verge Center for the Arts, the Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition features artwork from participating Sac Open Studios artists. Attendees often start here to to plan their open studios tour.
The official kick-off event will celebrate the 16th annual Sac Open Studios.
Artists west of I-80/Hwy 99 open their studios from 10am-5pm.
Artists east of I-80/Hwy 99 open their studios from 10am - 5pm. (Weekend 2 includes Elk Grove and areas south of Elk Grove regardless of which side of the freeway artists are located.)
Artists collect any unsold artwork from the Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition at Verge Center for the Arts.
IMPORTANT: Please proofread your information carefully for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. The text you provide will be printed in the 2021 Sac Open Studios Guide. Make sure your studio address is accurate, that it includes your studio number if you have one, and that it is formatted correctly. Verge staff does not guarantee that incorrect content submitted will be caught and corrected before the guide is printed.
The Sac Open Studios tour is divided into two weekends.
Weekend 1: September 11-12 – Studios west of I-80/Hwy 99For example, West Sacramento, North Sacramento, Downtown, Midtown, Land Park, Curtis Park, Pocket-Greenhaven, etc.
Weekend 2: September 18-19 – Studios east of I-80/Hwy 99 plus all of Elk Grove and areas south of Elk Grove regardless of the which side of the freeway they are situated onFor example, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Arden-Arcade, College Park, East Sacramento, Oak Park, Tahoe Park, South Sacramento, Elk Grove, Herald, Galt, Walnut Grove, Isleton, etc.
Not sure which weekend you’re on? Send us an email email@example.com, we’re happy to help!
Name of your studio, gallery or exhibition space that you'll be showing in for Sac Open Studios
Upload one image of your artwork to be featured with your studio listing in the official Sac Open Studios guide. Choose an image that best represents your current artwork. This image must show only your artwork. Crop as needed. The image must be a minimum of 2.5 inches on the longest side and 300 dpi. Horizontal images work best with the format of the guide.
Unsure whether your image fits our requirements? Email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you know!
Join the official Sac Open Studios Facebook Group to stay up to date on Sac Open Studios artist resources, events, opportunities, and more. This is also a great place to share ideas and meet other artists!
Click here to join the group.
Verge members pay a discounted fee of $99. If you are interested in becoming a member, email email@example.com. You will receive a discount code after you become a member.