Interviews

Gross Magazine is an arts and culture magazine that is amping up all that a publication can be and do. Although, only a few years in the making, Gross is fast attracting attention and has already obtained national and international distribution. Having worked in artistic capacities themselves, founders Victor Gonzalez and Kevin Peth started Gross […]

Curated by Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, who are the founders of the Bay Area letterpress print shop, Western Editions, The Peep Show at Mule Gallery aims to raise funds for Planned Parenthood and raise awareness for women’s rights and women’s health issues. I spoke with Fong and Reid about the show, and how it came […]

The cacophony of the city of San Francisco and Sausalito gradually gave way to the hushed, rural landscape of Fort Barry and finally to Headlands Center for the Arts, where San Francisco Art Enthusiast met with current Tournesol awardee, Elizabeth Bowler. Her studio, a bisection of a larger room, was a hub of activity, which […]

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Ben Venom has lived in San Francisco for 10 years, 3 years specifically in the Haight/Ashbury apartment where he resides now with his wife. Her striking landscape photographs of upstate New York fill the apartment entrance where he leads us towards his workspace at the end of the hallway where he makes the extraordinary sewn textiles and large […]

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The Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster series has included a wealth of well-known local artists including Rigo 94, Margaret Kilgallen, Kara Maria, Jason Jagel, Kamau Amu Patton, and Elisheva Biernoff. This spring, Robert Minervini is among three artists in 2015 who will create and present six posters along Market Street between 8th and the […]

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In September San Francisco Art Enthusiast came across the Instagram of The Mobile Mill Project, a travelling hand papermaking studio, founded and operated by San Francisco artist Jillian Bruschera. We sat down with her to learn more about the project upon her return to the Bay Area after a cross-country road trip sharing the paper making arts with the public […]

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The Thing is well-known among arts enthusiasts of the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past seven years editors and co-founders Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan have invited artists from Miranda July to John Baldessari in to participate in the yearly subscription by creating a useful object that enigmatically wavers between utility and art form with a seemingly simple guideline that it […]

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San Francisco Art Enthusiast walks into Little Paper Planes’ store at 855 Valencia Street in the popular Mission neighborhood to meet with owner Kelly Lynn Jones and participate in COLOR BAR, current Artist resident, San Francisco-based Leah Rosenberg‘s experimental seven course artistic experience. While we wait for the 6 o’clock appointment made a few days […]

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Artist Ana Teresa Fernández is in in Sao Paulo, Brazil when San Francisco Art Enthusiast talks with her about her upcoming solo exhibition, Foreign Bodies at Gallery Wendi Norris in April. Invited by Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), the leading private art university in Brazil, and a performance group called Coletivo Pi, Fernández is creating independent work at […]

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s two programs that fold local artists within the museum programming, the year-long Artist Fellowship and month-long Artist-in-Residence, have fostered dynamic, innovative relationships between the museum institution and the San Francisco arts scene outside its walls. By encouraging artists to interact with the museums in other, and more powerful […]

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