Friday, April 2, 2010

A Wonferul Art Gallery of the People - City Art Gallery, San Francisco

Today is the first Friday of the month and many galleries have openings in the evening. One of these galleries in San Francisco is a very eclectic and extremely vibrant one - City Art Gallery.

City Art Gallery

City Art Gallery is a cooperative gallery, owned and operated by local artists. The idea of making artwork accessible and affordable to hundreds of potential art buyers each week attract numerous local talents. In addition to selling their art, these artists understand the importance of belonging to a network of peers who promote and support their creativity. City Art includes artists who have never before show their work in a gallery setting and members with established art careers. The gallery does not insist on exclusive contracts with the artists, and it boasts a wide range of artistic mediums and styles. Almost 200 local artists are members of City Art Cooperative Gallery.

City Art Gallery also have well curated theme shows several times a year. The past popular ones include "Naked August", "Sacred and Profane", "Erotic", "San Francisco", San Francisco Opening Studio, and "Holiday shows" in different months.

This month's show is "Green". Opening reception: 7-10 pm, 2 April 2010.
Location: 828 Valencia, Between 19th and 20th, San Francisco, next door to the famed 826 Valencia: The Writing Center.

One can also join the gallery on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

Below is a sampling of artwork by some of the artists who show at City Art:

Michael Barbee

Staci Batchelder

Michelle Blomstedt

Robin Bordow

Carol Nelson Ceres

Ryan Darcey

Alex Darocy

Angelo Di Pietrantonio

Michele de la Menardiere

Richard Dodds

'Spot' Scott Draves

Marisa Escolar

Tedda Hughes

Kytha Gernatt

Katie Gilmartin

Robert Grüttner

Joshua Aaron Guthals

dk haas

Niqui Hill

Glenn Hummel

Adam Krammer

Mike Kimball

Victoria Q. Legg

Maria Carmella Luna

Dan Lydersen

Celia Marais

Lorinda Menchavez

Leslie Morgan

Kevin Mosley

Hadley Northrop

Sandra O'Brien

Rebecca Peters

Camille Porter

Marina Vendrell Renaut

Brad Robinson

Heather Robinson

Will Russell

Hiroko Sakai

Lilia Scott

Betsy Sergeant

Colin Sjostedt

Lauren Shahroody

Matthew Felix Sun

Trish Tunney

Antonio Torrez-Solis

Delve Withrington

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