We are a small and passionate group that's focused on working with local artists, galleries, and small business owners. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


To support emerging artists in local communities by increasing access to their work through live events and our web services.

Why ArtSlooth?

Research has proven that local Artists are finding it more difficult to effectively sell, exhibit, and market their art. In addition, the cost of living in many metro areas has significantly increased. This increase has put significant pressure on artists and makes it harder to live. To combat this our organization strives to strengthen ties between the general public and local artists. We do this through awareness, event promotion, and our web services.

As a registered 501c3 our main goal is to help artists, not for making profits. There are other online marketplaces and ways to connect artists with the public, but many want a large piece of the pie or hefty commission. We don’t operate like that. That approach only compounds the greater issue.

See the KQED article and series below to learn more about this issue and how you can help.

Our Team

Matthew McGowan

Board Member - President

Matthew has over 15 years of web development & design experience with a marketing background that spans enterprise, startup, nonprofit, government, and educational organizations. He’s spent time volunteering and lending web development and marketing expertise for local San Francisco nonprofit organizations such as Blue Bear School of Music and the Cole Valley Fair. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and a Masters degree in Digital Media from Northeastern University.

McKenzie Coonce

Board Member - Outreach & Events

McKenzie is a local artist and active member of the Bay Area art community. She is a current member of Art Explosion studios in San Francisco and is largely involved in ArtSlooth Artist & Partner adoption, event planning, and social media marketing. McKenzie holds a degree in Studio & Fine Arts from San Diego State University.

Marisa McCarthy

Board Member - Evangelist

Marisa is a Marketing & Advertising professional with experience in nonprofit arts organizations. She has served on the board of directors at the Root Division in San Francisco and has curated over 20 Bay Area artists at individually promoted exhibitions and pop-up shows. Marisa holds a M.A. in Modern Art from Hunter College in New York City as well as a B.A. in Art History & Marketing from the College of William & Mary.

Roy Brubaker

Design & Marketing - Volunteer

For more than 15 years Roy has been involved in an array of creative efforts from print to digital product design. With a Fine Arts degree and a natural penchant for creating art with his hands, ArtSlooth is a natural fit. Roy has helped promote ArtSlooth events and has experienced them first hand as an attendee. He's happy to apply his years of experience in creative marketing towards ArtSlooth, both for the San Francisco art community and beyond.