"Gold Rush Marketplace" @ BellJar

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"Gold Rush Marketplace" @ BellJar
Curated by: Kylea Borges

3187 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
November 11th, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Opening: November 11th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

by appointment
photography, mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, modern, traditional, sculpture


BellJar presents “Gold Rush Marketplace” an artist pop-up shop.
Marketplace will be open for business November 11th - January 8th.
Opening party: November 11th, 7-10pm

For holiday 2011 San Francisco boutique, BellJar will transform its gallery space into a special market focused on one of a kind and small batch, artist produced merchandise.  The store, named “Gold Rush Marketplace”, will be a gold rush mining town theme with a modern, updated feel.  Gold Rush will feature the work of Bell Jar’s favorite artists and designers from the Bay Area and beyond! 

Artists have been hand selected for the shop and include San Francisco’s own Lisa Congdon, Hannah Stouffer, Sarah Applebaum, Alissa Anderson and many more! Chosen artists will be exhibiting an eclectic variety of products from prints to yarn ropes and jewelry.  Artists have been encouraged to play with the Gold Rush theme and, perhaps, explore outside of their comfort zone to produce something truly unique.  BellJar has also invited Oakland’s favorite online artist shop, Little Paper Planes to curate a selection of their artists to produce objects based on a theme of their choosing.

Little Paper Planes presents “Rock Collection” at Gold Rush Marketplace:

Little Paper Planes presents Rock Collection, inspired by the Bell Jar's "Gold Rush" theme.  Rocks unlike gold do not have an immediate and monetary value, though upon a closer look when discovering a rock, they have their own unique qualities.  Navigating through rough edges and dirt, a rock can emerge into a magical find representing a past life once lived or a road once traveled, among countless stories sealed up like a safe with no key.  Our rock collection will hold secrets around the magic of making.  We curated our collection by inviting 20 artists to create their own rocks.  We asked them to interpret this however they may whether its a painting on an existing rock, a paper rock, clay, wood, the ideas can go on forever.  In conjunction with the artists' created rocks, we will be releasing a series of prints by Cori Kindred highlighting her photographs of rock collections.   This curated faux rock collection will be available only at the Bell Jar in San Francisco.