Tour Guide Image & Publicity Information
Submit only digital images. Do not submit original material or slides.
Tour Guide image:
When choosing which image to submit for the printed Tour Guide, remember that its longest side will determine how it fills or doesn’t fill the space available, which is basically square (specs below). You don’t have to fill the space. However, images that are disproportionately tall or wide, will use only half and often less of the available space and be seen as small. Consider submitting a “detail” of your favorite piece and crop it to better fill your “real estate.”
The space for your image in the Guide is in inches, 1 7/8” wide x 2” high OR 1.88” wide x 2.00” high.
Note: Images taken from your website are low resolution (72-96dpi) and are not suitable for print publication. If you do submit an image @72dpi, it must be a minimum of 2346px wide x 2496px high so that a successful conversion to 300 dpi can be made by MOS Productions.
- Upload one image of your artwork to be included in the Tour Guide when you register for Marin Open Studios 2021 at marinopenstudios.org
- Artwork image should be jpeg format, 1,000 pixels tall or wide (whichever is larger).
- If you have problems uploading your image with your registration form (sometimes happens when images are very large), email your image as an attachment directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and artwork title.
Optional publicity images:
- Provide 5 high resolution, professionally photographed images of your artwork. High resolution means 300 dpi, at least 1 megapixel.
- Provide1 image of yourself working in your studio or talking with people in your studio – these are “action” images.
- Email your publicity images to email@example.com
- Publicity materials can come at any time, but are most useful if submitted by April 1, 2021.
Marin Open Studios publicity:
- If you have an idea for a feature story / publicity angle, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to determine which stories to pursue.
- Post the Marin Open Studios event on your own website.
- Send publicity postcards and multiple emails leading up to your Open Studio.
Publicity through social media:
- Facebook and Instagram
- “Like” the Marin Open Studios Facebook page if you haven’t already (facebook.com/marinopenstudios) Follow MOS on Facebook.
- You can (and should) post comments on our Facebook page. Let people know you’ve registered, attended an event, etc.
- Ask your contacts to “Like” and follow Marin Open Studios on Facebook
- Join Instagram and post at least once a week. Follow MOS on Instagram@marinopenstudio
- Place a link to the MOS website, marinopenstudios.org on your website. This will give you the benefit on more exposure.
- Videos are great to have for publicity. If you have a video or YouTube page, post it on the Marin Open Studios Facebook page and send it to email@example.com
- Patch.com – we use patch to post articles, announcements & blog posts. Again, send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include photos and videos.
- Nextdoor.com is a free, private social network for your neighborhood. Join Nextdoor.com and promote Marin Open Studios to everyone in your neighborhood (and adjoining neighborhoods!)
- Meetup.com is another great place to post your Open Studio