Artist you should know

24 Apr 2020

Bay Area Artists: Sources for Emergency Grants

Most grant giving organizations are overwhelmed right now.  Many have already given away all their money and are looking for more donors to second or third rounds of grants & loans.  So, artists, realize that some of these organizations may be maxed out, and all will have different timelines, guidelines

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23 Feb 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Restless Revolutionary of Prose, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti — the poet, the publisher, the painter, the activist, the man who propelled the Beat Movement and brought City Lights to San Francisco — has died at the age of 101. According to his daughter, Julie Sasser, the lifelong provocateur lost his battle Monday with interstitial lung disease.

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18 Feb 2021

The Bold, Abstract, Portraits of Messy Beck in SF

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place. Exploring the human figure, sexuality and identity, with a bold, earthy palette and a cubist touch, Messy Beck

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18 Feb 2021

Massive Greta Mural Looks Over San Francisco

The massive portrait of climate activist Greta Thunberg, just off of San Francisco’s Union Square was commissioned in 2019 by SF not-for-profit One Atmosphere..  The artist is Andrés Pereoselli who is Argentinian and  known as @CobreArt.  He’s done massive portraits like this all over the world. The artist wrote about

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11 Feb 2021

San Francisco’s Most Breathtaking Flowers are by Nora Bruhn

they have such incredible painted light that they create their own ambiance, and change the way a street corner feels.  Everybody may like flowers, but I dare say everybody loves Nora’s murals.  So meet Nora Bruhn, a midwestern girl who came to San Francisco to be an artist, something our city needs more of these days.

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04 Feb 2021

Painting Nature on San Francisco Walls : Lindsey Millikan

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Most San Franciscans will recognize her work in an instant.  Her large scale murals are on major streets

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28 Jan 2021

Color That Lights Up SF Streets : Kate Tova Artist You Should Know

To escape the gray skies, the soviet facades, and 6-month long Russian winters, she painted with bright, intensely warm colors.   The type of color palette that can light up a dark street corner.

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14 Jan 2021

San Francisco’s Prolific Street Artist : Calamity Fair

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  If you’ve walked the streets of San Francisco this decade, you most likely will recognize this work.

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