I wrote Open Your Studio for all levels of artists from first time participants to experienced Open Studio veterans who desire to improve their event.

Open Your Studio shows you how to:

  • Select your best work
  • Price your work to sell
  • Attract more customers
  • Creatively stage and display your work
  • Throw a dynamic reception that inspires sales
  • Develop new ideas to get new clients
  • Increase your prices and delight your patrons
“Cootsona offers clear, concrete and credible advice that will help you stage your most successful Open Studio ever. She is incredibly generous in offering up the wisdom she has gained first-hand hosting her own wildly successful events over the years.” 

Jason Horejs – Owner Xanadu Gallery and Author of “Starving” to Success and How to Sell Art

Open Your Studio offers an encouraging alternative to the gallery scene, and shows artists a sound, professional way to market their own work.”  

Ian Roberts – Artist and Author of Creative Authenticity and Mastering Composition


Melinda Cootsona | A Sense of Place

A 20 page catalogue of Melinda’s work printed by Blurb Books.
Essay by Marianne Rogoff.