West Coast Craft Fair Artist Commissions Project

Makers, artists, artisans, and buyers are eagerly awaiting West Coast Craft (WCC), San Francisco’s unique contemporary fine arts and crafts fair at Herbst Pavilion December 6 and 7. Co-founders Nick Sarno, Sergio Traverso, and Paulina Nassar, who also run Press: Works on Paper in San Francisco, have mixed things up a bit this year: in addition to […]

Photo Feature: Bass & Reiner Gallery, “Bang!” Group Show

12.15.2014
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The gallery inside artists cooperative STUDIO17 in San Francisco’s Mission district, now under management of curatorial group Bass & Reiner and directed by Mariel Bayona, Chris Grunder, Cléa Massiani, and Emily Reynolds, focuses its interests upon exhibits and projects that encourage meaningful collaborations between emerging artists and curators. Its debut exhibition, Bang! includes artwork by Nando Alvarez-Perez, John Ciamillo, Heather Engen, Angela […]

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West Coast Craft Fair Artist Commissions Project

12.02.2014
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Makers, artists, artisans, and buyers are eagerly awaiting West Coast Craft (WCC), San Francisco’s unique contemporary fine arts and crafts fair at Herbst Pavilion December 6 and 7. Co-founders Nick Sarno, Sergio Traverso, and Paulina Nassar, who also run Press: Works on Paper in San Francisco, have mixed things up a bit this year: in addition to […]

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Keith Haring: The Political Line at de Young Museum

11.23.2014
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Artist and activist Keith Haring and his artwork have been a part of San Francisco since before he began to rise to prominence in the burgeoning street art and public art scene, and later in galleries and museums around the world. Many of the artist’s works in San Francisco were intended for a wide variety of audiences: from murals […]

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Interview with Photographer John F. Martin of “In Character: Opera Portraiture”

11.07.2014
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m4s0n501 This month, photographer John F. Martin is celebrating the release of his first book, In Character: a stunning portrait series of the players in San Francisco Opera’s many productions — from the non-singing supernumeraries to the superstar prima donnas and primo uomos — in full costume and makeup as the characters they portrayed in […]

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Photo Feature: SF Arts Commission Passport 2014: Calle 24, Latino Cultural District

11.02.2014
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San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries’ Passport event, where participants create their own art book by collecting stamps in a customized limited edition “passport” journal from local artists stationed in small businesses along a designated route in a San Francisco neighborhood, took place this year in the Latino Cultural District of 24th street from York to Capp […]

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Photo Feature: “Honey I Shrunk The Streets!” at 1AMSF

10.22.2014
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For its current group show, “Honey, I Shrunk The Streets!” 1AM SF Gallery invited its large and diverse community of artists to paint upon the miniature, to-scale replicas of billboards, brick walls, trucks, and dumpsters generously provided by TYO toys. The Washington, D.C.-based company not only fabricates these blank canvas replicas for artists to decorate, but have also […]

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