VISUAL AID AT VARNISH - GALERIA DE LA RAZA
CLUB SIX - LIVE WORMS
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Artists: Jennybird Alcantara, Isabel Samaras, Ransom & Mitchell, Chuck Sperry, Mike Davis.
Comment by AB: Rousing fundraiser for Visual Aid, a longstanding San Francisco non-profit that encourages artists with life-threatening illnesses to keep making art. How? By providing art supplies, art related services, exhibition opportunities, show venues and much more. Varnish co-owner Jen Rogers tells me that the show is also a preview of the art and artists the gallery will be exhibiting this December in Miami. Stop on by.
Art by Chuck Sperry at Varnish Fine Art benefit for Visual Aid.
Art by Mike Davis.
Mike Davis art in above image closer at Varnish Fine Art.
Art by Jennybird Alcantara (left) - Isabel Samaras (right).
Isabel Samaras art closer at Varnish Fine Art benefit for Visual Aid.
Art by Jennybird Alcantara.
Photography by Ransom & Mitchell at Varnish Fine Art.
Demographics - group show benefit for Visual Aid at Varnish Fine Art.
Galeria de la Raza: Real N.D.N. - Native Diaspora Now.
Artists: Richard Blue Cloud Casteneda, Gonzalo de Sepulveda, Erick Andino, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Nizhoni Ellenwood, Anthony Sul, Geri Montano, Rye Purvis.
Comment by AB: Multimedia works of art by the Indigenous Arts Coalition, an organization of Bay Area Native American artists. Worth a look.
Art by Spencer Keeton Cunningham at Galeria de la Raza.
Art by Gonzalo de Sepulveda.
Art by Geri Montano at Galeria de la Raza.
Installation art by Erick Andino.
Art by Richard Blue Cloud Casteneda at Galeria de la Raza.
Art by Anthony Sul.
Art by Nizhoni Ellenwood.
Art by Gonzalo de Sepulveda - Indigenous Arts Coalition at Galeria de la Raza.
Plaudits and commendations - Indigenous Arts Coalition at Galeria de la Raza.
Club Six: So You Think You Can Paint.
Comment by AB: So here's the skinny. Stage a regular event where anyone can paint whatever they want with unlimited free art supplies courtesy of Club Six and what happens? All kinds of people come together in many different ways and for many different reasons. Why? Art. It's precisely that simple and no more complicated. Creator and producer Jay Frost tells me that 300-500 people participate in this weekly convocation. Release your inner artist now. It's all good here.
So You Think You Can Paint at Club Six - everyone's an artist.
Artists in action.
Art at So You Think You Can Paint - Club Six.
Finished art - So You Think You Can Paint at Club Six.
Naughty words are OK at So You Think You Can Paint - Club Six.
Painting away at So You Think You Can Paint.
Turnout - So You Think You Can Paint at Club Six.
Live Worms Gallery: The F-Stops HERE - The ART of Photography.
Photographers: Alan Geller, Alex Miloradovich, Gregg Schmaltz Martinez, James Cha, Jean Dierkes Carlisle, Judy On, Kate Boynton, Lynn Alcorn, rAmu Aki, Rebecca Peters, Romalyn Schmaltz Martinez, Ruby Ray, Sean O'Donnell, Tomaso Rush.
Comment by AB: Classic North Beach characters converge for this photographic free-for-all. The best part? Prices start at well under $50. That's one thing I love about these Live Worms shows-- no matter what your budget, you can always come away with something. And isn't that what making and sharing art is all about?
Photography by Sean O'Donnell at Live Worms Gallery.
Sean O'Donnell photograph in above image closer.
Noted punk era photographer Ruby Ray and her work at Live Worms Gallery.
Lynn Alcorn photographs (kinda like that one on the left).
Photos by James Cha and Jean Dierkes Carlisle at Live Worms Gallery.
Alex Miloradovich photography.
Photographs by Rebecca Peters at Live Worms Gallery.
Relative density - group photography show at Live Worms Gallery.