ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Taxes for Artists with Treehouse Taxes

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SOMArts Cultural Center
06:30 PM
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ArtSpan Artist Workshop

Tuesday, February 21, 6:30-8:00pm
atSOMArts Cultural Center934 Brannan St, 94103 

Get organized for tax season. The team from Treehouse Taxes will focus on tax issues for independent artists. They will answer the following questions and more: 

What is considered income?
Am I self employed?
What if I have a mix of w2 and 1099 income?
What expenses are deductible?
Are there other ways to reduce my tax bill?
What records do I need to keep?
Do I need to pay quarterly taxes?

About the Treehouse Taxes Team: Diana, Jamie, and Matt
Diana has spent the last 17 years juggling the life of a performing artist while developing and maintaining her left brain as the managing director of an arts organization, a waitress, an acrobatics instructor, an office manager, a massage therapist, a bookkeeper and finally a full-fledged tax nerd. Diana knows about cobbling together an income, tracking expenses, and pursuing a dream. Through it all she maintains that connection is the point of everything.
Jamie has been preparing taxes for clients since 1994 and is an attorney specializing in business and employment law. Before she could read or write, she would practice her multiplication tables for fun. At the ripe old age of seven, she "discovered" that all people were connected in this strange thing adults called reality. Since then, she's confirmed her theory with meditation and sky diving.
Matt has been practicing as a tax attorney for 13 years, specializing in federal and state taxation of individuals, small businesses, and non-profits. Plus he has been playing with his calculator since he was a kid, when he first discovered that 0.7734 looks like "hello" upside down. He is a nerd of many flavors, including a tax nerd. 


About ArtSpan Artist Workshops:
ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.
Workshops are free for all SF Open Studios Artists and Members, and SOMArts Artists. General Public $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
All events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, 94103, unless otherwise noted. 
ArtSpan participates in SOMArts’ Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. For more information visit


  1. SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA