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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04 Aug 2022

Artist You Should Know: THAILAN WHEN

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.  BY NAVYA POTHAMSETTY If you’ve ever enjoyed coffee or a bike repair at Luckyduck Bicycle Cafe, you’ve probably noticed

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02 Aug 2022

Natalie Gabriel’s Aerosol-Pastel Landscapes are Like a Dream

It was another beautiful day in North Beach as I rounded the corner of Grant Ave. The music from The Saloon was live and happening as always, and the sun was bright and shining. I was meeting with Natalie Gabriel (@nattypaints) at her private studio for a photo shoot to

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21 Jul 2022

Back in Bernal: Eden Stein Secession Art & Design

Secession Art & Design in San Francisco was a locally loved gallery, boutique, and go-to for art, clothing, and jewelry for 15 years in Mission Bernal.  During that time Secession featured over 70 independent artists and designers. This year, like so many other Bay Area creatives, their business has been

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April Dawn Alison poses for a Polaroid.
20 Jul 2022

What Is Queer Pain? Understanding April Dawn Alison

Are we ready to take on queer pain? Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, Oakland artist and resident April Dawn Alison took a series of self-portraits on Polaroid film in voluminous cocoa wigs and rouge lips, in a PVC skirt and color-matched pumps, in bondage. The massive compilation

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12 Jul 2022

Decades of Subversive Art : Guy Colwell

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.  Artist Name: Guy Colwell  Born: Oakland CA, 1945 Exhibit: 111 Minna, Opening July 14 There’s a good chance

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A verb for keeping warm owners in their home garden
08 Jul 2022

Oakland’s Most Inspiring Natural Dye Duo

Sandwiched between a cafe and a cupcake shop on San Pablo is an unassuming shop called A Verb For Keeping Warm (“A Verb” or AVFKW for short). From the outside, it looks like your typical yarn and fabric shop but behind the doors resides two of the Bay Area’s most

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portrait of Bright Enright with his work
05 Jul 2022

Artist You Should Know: Brian Enright, Industrial Reuse Sculptor

Brian Enright is a working artist and sculptor who creates artwork out of unconventional recycled materials. He designs work that helps you see the connection between yourself and the natural world; objects that start a conversation. Through my interview with him, you’ll learn where he gets his materials (via an

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