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California Road Trip
Am I alone in finding the Pacific Ocean and coast of California one of the most magical places on this beautiful planet of ours? As I mentioned in my last posting I spent a few months last summer at the beach in Cayucos on the Central Coast  and  w hen I returned I was far more grounded in what I want to paint (at least for now).   I grew up on the southern coast of California and love all of those odd businesses that are on Highway 1/101.   I know them; I recognize them; I have driven bye on road trips since I was 16 and able to drive.  I suddenly r...
Lauren DiCioccio: Familiars
Familiars –  review of Lauren DiCiccio’s solo exhibition at Jack Fischer Gallery By Michal Gavish Three skirted cloth sculptures stand in the entrance to the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. Well-known Bay Area fabric artist Lauren DiCioccio stitches these large stuffed figures from scrap cloth. In an elaborate process she prepares their fabrics out […]
what happened in August
Remember how, a few months ago, Pinterest thought the only space in the city good enough for them would be the San Francisco Design Center, because it is so pretty and made of brick and just the only building pin-worthy in all the Bay Area? No other office space would do, even though there still seems to be plenty of it. The Design Center had to be converted from coveted PDR space into office space, just for them to be happy. And they are a big company after all. And the city said no. And the current tenants were so happy. And then the landlord raised their rents. Astronomically. In sh...
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Art Span’s Fall Open Studios 2014 | The Mission

11am - 6pm, November 1 and 2

This annual event invites art lovers & collectors into the working lives & studios of more than 100 artists. True to the neighborhood, the diversity of artwork is vast: painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, photography, charcoal, collage, digital & performance art… all available for enjoyment & purchase directly from the artist. Join us for a weekend of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission.

Preview Receptions

As preview receptions get scheduled, we’ll add them here.

Participating Group Studios

Participating Independent Artists