All the Artsy Fairs, Parties, & Pop-ups this January

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If your January wasn’t as eventful as you had hoped it would be, here’s a list of the big fairs, launches, marches, fundis, parties and all around art happenings.  Start the weekend at one or two of the art fairs happening we’ve heard about in San Francisco, then make your way over to an exhibition opening in Oakland.  Who said the holiday season was over?  It seems like everyone in the arts scene is still celebrating!

FOG DESIGN + ART
San Francisco’s most popular art fair FOG returns for its fifth edition with 53 galleries that now include Perrotin and Hauser & Wirth.  On Friday, there will be a young Bay Area artists talk with Koak, Muzae and Sofie Ramos.  And on Saturday, Tom Sachs and Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) will be in conversation with an associate curator of the SFMOMA.
FOG DESIGN + ART FAIR
JANUARY 17 – 20
FORT MASON FESTIVAL PAVILION
INFO & TICKETS

UNTITLED ART FAIR

Fresh off their fair in Miami, Untitled SF is bringing more than 60 leading art exhibitors from 10 different countries, an art books exhibit (very cool), it’s own live Podcast (with lot’s artsy & interesting guests, and a lot diverse, emerging, artwork to SF’s Pier 35 waterfront.

This fair prides itself in displaying contemporary art from all disciplines, and often more emerging and mid-career artwork than the glossy FOG, which gives this art fair more of a, ‘what the future of art holds’ appeal, and makes it feel like more of a ‘fair’ than a ‘market’.  Curator Juana Berrío of Kiria Koula gallery in the Mission, and dope Bay Area-based nonprofits like 500 Capp Street Foundation, Artadia, Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive, Chinese Culture Center, and For-Site are collaborating.
UNTITLED SF
JANUARY 17 – 20
PIER 35
Tickets & INFO

ANXY CONVERSATION
Anxy is a magazine that explores personal narratives and mental health with a creative lens, and the latest issue is focused on masculinity.  Listen to contributors speak on a panel about the role we play in shaping the future of masculinity.
THE MASCULINITY ISSUE WITH ANXY MAGAZINE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 5 – 9PM
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
INFO & TICKETS

 

DESIGN15 LAUNCH PARTY
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Museum of Craft and Design and see its current exhibition by Gustavo Perez.  There will also be opportunities to try your hand at ceramics processes and techniques, drinks, and food.
MAKE: DESIGN15 LAUNCH PARTY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 6 – 9:30PM
MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
INFO & TICKETS

 

PUPPETS AGAINST THE PATRIARCHY OPENING
Join the opening party celebrating Puppets Against the Patriarchy this Friday! Every weekend this past month, artist Erica Gangsei held a series of drop-in puppet-making sessions leading up to the upcoming Womxn’sMarch on January 19, 2019.
This Friday, celebrate the protest puppets and signs created throughout these workshops at the opening, with a sign making station where you can make your own protest sign.
The Galallery, 180 Capp st. SF
Friday January 18, 7–Midnight: Opening + Sign Making Party
Saturday January 19, 1pm: Meet at The Galallery to the Womxn’s March
RSVP HERE

 

 

UNTITLED ART
Join the Berkeley Art Museum in making protest posters for the upcoming Women’s March with artist Masako Miki at its pop-up installation in Untitled, Art Fair.  There will be collage, rubber stamps, and drawing materials available for all attendees of the fair, which runs until the 20th.
WOMEN’S MARCH POSTER WORKSHOP WITH MASAKO MIKI
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1 – 3PM
UNTITLED ART, PIER 34
1451 THE EMBARCADERO
INFO & TICKETS

 

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY
Two artists explore the urban subconscious of Cairo through real and imagined walks in the second part of their performance.  A mix of images, video, and text will be used to share the personal and collective narratives of the city.
THIS STAYS BETWEEN US (PART II) PERFORMANCE AND TALK
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 7 – 9PM
PRO ARTS, 150 FRANK H OGAWA PLZ
INFO & TICKETS

 

E.M. WOLFMAN FUNDRAISER
This big fundraising party at E. M. Wolfman will have raffle and door prizes, music from DJ raaa, food from La Santa Torta.  Ticket proceeds will go towards the bookstore’s 2019 programming and artist stipends.
THE PAINTING SALON FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 6 – 9PM
E.M. WOLFMAN GENERAL INTEREST SMALL BOOKSTORE
410 13TH ST, OAKLAND
INFO

 

LISTEN UP SISTERS
This art exhibition opening features performances by Xina Xurner, Beast Nest, and interdisciplinary artist Star Amerasu (Ah Mer Ah Su), who created that catchy song about Meg Ryan.  Come, cum see, and be free.
OPENING: SHINING PALIMPSEST BY YOUNG JOON KWAK
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 8 – 11PM
CLOACA PROJECTS
INFO

 

SILENT WRITE
Enjoy writing in a fun, creative community ambiance.  Attendees are welcome to bring anything they wish to work on in silence.  Donations from the night will benefit 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with creative writing.
SILENT WRITING PARTY (FOR ADULTS) WITH DANIEL HANDLER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 6:30 – 8PM
826 VALENCIA
INFO & TICKETS

 

PARENTHOOD-INSPIRED ARTWORKS
This exhibition is full of artworks that were made by artists during their first few years of parenthood.  The show includes work by artists like Madeline Donahue and Leeza Meksin.
MAKING (IT) WORK OPENING RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 5:30 – 7:30PM
OLIVER ART CENTER
5212 BROADWAY, OAKLAND
INFO & TICKETS

 

SOMEHOW THIS RELATES TO LOVE
Bellini’s stolen Madonna and Child painting is re-visited in this performance piece organized by artist Lynn Marie Kirby.  Kirby has collaborated with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the women at La Casa de las Madres, a local organization that provides support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, in this event.
OPENING PERFORMANCE: SOMEHOW THIS RELATES TO LOVE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 6PM
MANRESA GALLERY, 650 PARKER AVE
INFO

 

EDGE OF SEE
Experience Vishal Dar’s new, augmented-reality sculptures in decommissioned military batteries on these special, artist-led walks in Sausalito.  The works provoke viewers to think about what is the edge of their sight while hiking the Marin Headlands.
ARTIST-LED WALKS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 5 – 7PM
HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
944 SIMMONDS ROAD, SAUSALITO
INFO & TICKETS

 

ARTIST RECEPTION
Recology’s current artists-in-residence Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Leah Rosenberg, and SFAI student artist Sophia Cook will open an exhibition.  The work in the show has been made from scavenged materials from the dump over the last four months.
WORK BY MARK BAUGH-SASAKI, LEAN ROSENBERG, & SOPHIA COOK
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 5PM
RECOLOGY
401 TUNNEL AVE
INFO

 

PROJECT SPACE TAKEOVER
Co-hosted by the Internet Archive and Creative Commons, celebrate the public domain with a day full of talks, demos, and multimedia displays.  There will be project stations from Wikipedia and other online organizations that attendees can try out.
A GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 10AM – 7:30PM
INTERNET ARCHIVE, 300 FUNSTON AVE
INFO & TICKETS

 

LOVE THE BULB
Extract ink from a landfill with designer and inkmaker Jason Logan during this workshop at the Albany Bulb.  Attendees will forage through the Bulb and collect materials before transforming them into art.
INKMAKING AND FORAGING WORKSHOP WITH JASON LOGAN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 9AM – 1PM
ALBANY BULB, 1 BUCHANAN ST
INFO & TICKETS

 

ARTS EDUCATION GATHERING
If you’re a parent, teacher, or do something related to teaching art, attend this gathering of arts education organizations in the Bay Area.  There will be resources for planning field trips and creating partnerships, becoming an art education advocate, and bringing more diversity to your classroom.
THE 2019 ARTS EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 4 – 6PM
ASIAN ART MUSEUM
INFO

 

X MATERIA ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Three artists featured in the exhibition X Materia at DZINE Gallery will speak about the inspiration for their work in the show.  They will also share the methods behind their work, which use techniques like earth-bound materials.
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: X MATERIA
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 5:30 – 7:30PM
DZINE, 128 UTAH ST
INFO & TICKETS

 

PROJECT SPACE TAKEOVER
“Substrate(s)” is a weeklong activation where artists will re-think translations and mean-making across materials, bodies, and time.  There will be a public screening of several video works at this event, with snacks and wine, and a Q&A and short texts curated by the artists offered as ephemeral takeaways.
PROJECT SPACE TAKEOVER #1: SUBSTRATE(S)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 5:30 – 7:30PM
131 HUBBELL ST
INFO & TICKETS

 

AN EVENING OF ART AND GLAMOUR
Wear your best metallics and sparklets for a party at the Legion of Honor Museum.  The museum’s current exhibition looks at the cultural and material exchanges between India and Europe.
GILD THE LILY: AN EAST-MEETS-WEST ARTPOINT COCKTAIL PARTY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 8 – 11PM
LEGION OF HONOR
INFO & TICKETS

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