Information For Artists

We invite artists from all cities in greater Stanislaus County and surrounds to open their studios to the public. The public can view and buy original works of art and see artists in action in the places where they create. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and your art to the community, and SELL your work at affordable prices with NO gallery commissions.


Registration Fee: $75

Early Bird Registration: $65 until Oct. 31, 2017

Deadline: December 1, 2017 for those interested in participating in the purchase prize competition, or January 15th, 2018 for all applicants.

Registration is available either by mail or online. Whichever way you choose, the required essentials include:

  • Registration Form
  • Photo Release
  • High-resolution (300dpi) image files of the works you would like us to feature
  • Fee
  • If you would like to participate in the purchase prize competition, you must also submit a high-resolution image of the specific artwork you are asking AOS to purchase.

Download the 2018 Artist Registration here. You can also pick up print applications from the following locations in Modesto and Turlock: Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Crow Trading in Modesto, & Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.

Online registration is available at


In March 2018, attend an informational meeting to pick up tour guides, posters and other
publicity materials.

Invite friends and clients to visit your studio and purchase a tour guide.

Share event information with galleries, organizations or groups to which you belong.

Present your studio in a professional and safe manner

Post a yard sign in a highly visible location.


A photo listing in the professionally designed tour booklet with your contact information that can be a useful resource long after the actual event. Each artist will receive 6 tour booklets to sell, give away or keep.

Free publicity through advertising, news media, posters, postcards and promotional events.

Promotion of your studio through the AOS website and Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Opportunity to share, sell and promote your art to the community.


2 thoughts on “Information For Artists

  1. Hi. I’m not sure how else to contact you, so I’m trying this. I read in the Scene section of the Bee today about the Open Studio Tour and was greatly disappointed to realize that once again I can’t attend because I will be out of town. When the Bee only advertises it one week in advance, my calendar is booked for the next week. Is there a way to get on an email list that would give me the dates as soon as the artist’s get them, so that I may attend? I have attended the one in Chico and loved it. Yet, I haven’t been able to attend this one in my own backyard. If I were to know a couple months in advance, I would leave that weekend open for sure. I’ll bet I’m not the only one who this is happening to. Maybe on the map there could be an email where people could go to in order to sign up to be on an email list for advance notice. Thanks so much, Barbara Swier

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