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RAW Names Artist and Photographer of the Year  
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1/15/14 Posted 1/15/14

The 5th Annual RAWards, from RAW: natural born artists, hits L.A. this Sunday naming the best of the underground and unconventional. Already the largest indie arts awards show in the world, RAWards is honors artists and musicians as well as filmmakers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and accessory designers. We’re particularly excited to find out about their RAW Visual Artist of the Year, Jennifer Hansen from San Francisco and Photographer of the Year, Kait O’Brien from Minnesota.... [more]

20131023130947-me-invisible_grief__68x84__oil Cheryl Callery / Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery  
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Cheryl Calleri, Thekla Hammond at Vessel Gallery October 2nd, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 10/23/13

http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=1920 Author: DeWitt Cheng Curator: Lonnie Lee The mixed-media works of Cheryl Calleri and the oil paintings of Thekla Hammond, together exhibited under the unifying title "Coalesce," complement each other well enough. But the two artists went beyond that level of dialogue and coalesced — or, more prosaically, collaborated — on a joint project, a video installation, "Co-Motion," with music by Armando Mafu... [more]

20130430103000-othesleepingshow5 containment and escape  
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Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison, Anicka Yi at Altman Siegel Gallery April 18th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
Posted 4/23/13

O the sleeping bag contains the body but not the dreaming head on show at the Altman Siegel Gallery from April 18th to June 1st, features work by three artists; Alice Channer, Aaron Flint Jamison and Anicke Yi. The title is taken from a poem by Matthea Harvey, a dark meditation on containment, or it’s failure. This is the theme that unites the three artists, whose work at first seems unconnected in medium and subject. Alice Channer’s Body Fluids is the first to confront me as I enter the gallery- a large digital print that is draped over a steel bar hung near... [more]

2012 William H. Johnson Prize (deadline: Sept. 28, 2012)  
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8/24/12 Posted 8/24/12

(Excerpt from 'The 2012 William H. Johnson Prize' posted on The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts. Found on http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/application.html) Applications for the 2012 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online with a September 28, 2012 due date for all applications The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson... [more]

Showcase Winner: Steve E. Chapman  
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8/2/12 Posted 8/2/12

(Image: Steve E. Chapman,Trailer, 2012, Photography,11" x 14"; © Steve E. Chapman)   Steve E. Chapman (b. 1961, Honolulu) Steve Chapman is a photographer based in San Francisco.  Steve has been shooting for over 30 years and has travelled extensively around the world in pursuit of the perfect photograph.  He is passionate about finding form as the subject in architecture, landscape and urban streetscapes.  Steve takes the ordinary and presents it in a way that takes it out of its expected c... [more]

Call to Salvadorian Artists: Deadline May 31, 2012  
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5/15/12 Posted 5/15/12

(Excerpt from 'Call to Salvadorian Artists' posted on SOMArts.  Found on http://www.somarts.org/salvadorianartistcall) Founded in 1979, SOMArts promotes and nurtures art on the community level, and fosters an appreciation and respect for all cultures. February 1–28, 2013, SOMArts Cultural Center will present Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, an exhibition about Salvadoran immigrant community issues around the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords.  Artwork proposals from professiona... [more]

Michael Rauner: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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3/20/12 Posted 3/20/12

(Image: Michael Rauner, Labyrinth, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Oakland; © Michael Rauner) Michael Rauner (b. 1969) Michael Rauner is a San Francisco-based photographer, bookmaker and installation artist. His photographs have recently been published by Chronicle Books in The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape, a collaboration with author Erik Davis. He has shown his artwork at many venues, including Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art, George Eastman House,... [more]

Jeff Blucher: On Our Artist Watchlist  
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2/4/12 Posted 2/4/12

(Image: Jeff Blucher, Koi Pond No.1; © Jeff Blucher) Jeff Blucher (b. 1973, Saratoga Springs, NY) Jeff Blucher continues to define his artistic expression through his own balance of calculation and experimentation. He photographs the world around him with intention, creating images that have meaning, beauty, and thought behind them. He is primarily self-taught. His work has been featured in several exhibits, both local and national, including the 2011 Lensbaby Be Seen in DC exhibit. His pie... [more]

Kirk Crippens: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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11/16/11 Posted 11/16/11

(Image: Kirk Crippens, Judgement Day 4:21 AM, photograph, 2011; © Kirk Crippens) Kirk Crippens Kirk Crippens had an early start with a camera, inspired by his grandfather, who kept a darkroom in his closet after retiring as a military photographer. As a college student Crippens ventured into photojournalism, interning with The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas; The Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan; and The Patuxent Publishing Company in Columbia, Maryland. Kirk's photography draws our att... [more]

20110327083435-morethingschange_aurbach Parable through parabola: other sides of postmodern design  
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at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art February 25th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011
Posted 10/7/11

An explanatory placard before the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s “ParaDesign” exhibition, penned by curator Henry Urbach, decodes “para” using the terms “beyond” and “abnormal” to describe pieces which fall outside the scope of conventional design.  But while Urbach alludes to the prefix’s multiple significations, he does not name them: alternate meanings include “at or to one side of, beside, side by side.” These are arguably more relevant interpretations, as “ParaDesign” functions as a... [more]

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories @ CJM (till Sept.6, 2011)  
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5/31/11 Posted 5/31/11

(Excerpt from 'Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories' posted on Contemporary Jewish Museum website. Found on http://www.thecjm.org/index.php?option=com_ccevents&scope=exbt&task=detail&oid=9) Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century, is perhaps most famous as a modern writer and the creator of such oft-repeated phrases as "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." Drawing upon a wealth of rarely seen artistic and archival materials, Seeing Gertru... [more]

David Maisel: On Our San Francisco Watchlist  
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4/29/11 Posted 4/29/11

(Image: David Maisel, History`s Shadow AV4,  40"x30", edition of seven; © David Maisel) David Maisel (b. 1961, New York, USA) David Maisel's large-scaled, otherworldly photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human intervention, piecing together the fractured logic that informs them both. Maisel's aerial images of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, frami... [more]

20110129112743-ronsaunders_web Karen Seneferu  
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Ron Moultrie Saunders, karen seneferu at Krowswork January 29th, 2011 - March 11th, 2011
Posted 3/1/11

Karen Seneferu transformed a small room for "Passage" at Krowswork in Oakland (Jan. 29 - March 11).  Carefully-placed handmade sculptures and relics stand on the ground and are arrayed on the partially exposed wooden walls. White drawings made directly on the bare floor seem to be remnants from a ritual. Video of large round rising suns and moons projects on the largest wall. This space feels charged. Three sculptures resembling human figures (approx. 4' - 5'... [more]

SFMOMA’s expansion and collections campaign  
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2/10/11 Posted 2/10/11

(Excerpt from 'San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Launches Collections Campaign' posted on Museum Publicity, Feb. 2011. Found on http://museumpublicity.com/2011/02/04/san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art-sfmoma-launches-collections-campaign/) Strategic Additions to SFMOMA’s Collection Support Plans to Expand the Museum and Transform the Visitor Experience. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced that it has received an unprecedented 195 promised gifts of art from... [more]

Chris McCaw's Solartography Project  
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1/6/11 Posted 1/6/11

(Excerpt from 'Bay Area artist launches solartography project in Santa Cruz' posted by Donna Hesterman on MercuryNews.com, Jan.2011. Found on http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17018516?nclick_check=1) Large-format cameras set up on West Cliff and trained on the sun moving across the sky and Monterey Bay in a sunup to sundown day-long exposure. With a 40-pound lens reclaimed from a World War II reconnaissance airplane camera, a photo printer based in San Francisco is using the Santa Cruz... [more]

Plastic Camera Best in Show: Closing Soon at RayKo Photo Center  
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4/9/10 Posted 4/9/10

(Excerpt from "Ciao, digital. Hello, unpredictable art" by Jesse Hamlin, published in San Francisco Chronicle, April 2010.  Found on http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/01/DDPM1CLU8I.DTL&type=art)   Plastic cameras are cheap, prone to light leaks and unpredictable. Which is why a lot of photographers are drawn to them in the digital age of pixel counts, precision focus and Photoshop. "You don't know how the image is going to turn out when you shoot with a plastic camera... [more]


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