After fifteen rewarding and challenging years, Togonon Gallery closed its exhibition gallery at 77 Geary on January 8, 2012.
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our supporters--artists, collectors, art professionals, colleagues, family, and friends. We look back with great fulfillment at the unique contribution the gallery made to the Bay Area art scene--exhibitions including contemporary art from Myanmar, parallel shows with the Asian Art Museum -Gold Standard- Asian-American and Asian artists from the mid-century show, a new-media show with Lynne Marie Kirby and Xaio Fei and Filipino American Art Now. We pioneered many group shows, the annual Counterpoint photography show, and biennial Crosscurrents exploring influences across continents. Lastly, we take enormous pride in our efforts to re-ignite the critical interest in the art of Leo Valledor, now showing as part of the 75th Anniversary Show at the San Francisco MOMA.
We plan to remain actively involved in the art community in the form of Julina Togonon Fine Arts: http://julinatogononfinearts.com/ and look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
We wish you all the best for 2012. Again, many thanks.
Julina Togonon and Rafael Musni
Togonon Gallery originally opened as the “Washington Square Gallery” in 1994 in the historic North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. The gallery started out in a 1,000 square-foot space primarily showcasing local artists. In January, 2006, the gallery expanded and relocated to a 3,000 sq. ft. space at 77 Geary, near Union Square in downtown San Francisco. The gallery presents 8-10 shows annually. National and international shows are presented 1-2 times per year. Togonon Gallery became a member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association in 2003.
Togonon Gallery works with emerging and established artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast, in all media. Many of our established artists were active in the major art movements of the twentieth century, including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalisim and the Bay area Figurative and Realist traditions. Their work as practitioners and teachers has paved the way for contemporary painters.
In addition to private collectors and first time buyers, the gallery has sold to many institutions, including the Smithsonian.