Big changes, good changes

Big changes for us!

After some long consideration, we have decided to close the gallery after the current exhibition by Dave Schubert ends on December 12th.

We reached this decision after looking at what it means to run a fine art press / multiple-making workshop AND a gallery at the same time. The time commitment was simply too much for us to do both things at the level we wanted to. We looked at both sides of the business and decided we had to stick with our roots in the printmaking and artist collaboration world.

With a lot of our friends and colleagues closing up shop for a variety of reasons, we wanted to let you know this is a choice we are making in order to focus on our first love: working with artists. We’re not the latest victim of commercial real estate rents skyrocketing, or of getting edged out of creative space. We have an opportunity to continue to work with artists and we are taking it.

We’d like to extend our thanks to the artists, collectors, curators, writers, and art lovers who have showered us with attention since we began this venture seven years ago. It’s been great working with all of you—and all of you will be included in our continuing activities on the printmaking and project front. Look for exciting updates.

So—what does all this good news mean? We’re having a party!

Please join us Friday, December 13th for our official gallery closing party!
4-8 PM
1360 Mission Street (between 9th and 10th)

We’ll have refreshments, holiday cheer and chances to pick up holiday treasures from our bookstore!

Kagel Kater and Nancy French in The Thrillpeddlers revival produ Kegel Kater and Nancy French
in The Thrillpeddlers revival production of the Cockettes’ –
Pearls Over Shanghai
Photograph by Daniel Nicoletta
December 4, 2009

Day of Giving

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All proceeds from the sale of Dave Eggers’ drawings will go to ScholarMatch, a 501(c)3 which connects under-resourced students with resources, schools, and donors to make college possible. We have just listed over 50 new drawings on our site—click here to view.

Walls full? Not ready for an art purchase? You can still help send a low-income student to college and follow your student’s educational journey by donating to ScholarMatch here: https://scholarmatch.org/donate/

In short, we are pleased to work with Dave, pleased to work with ScholarMatch—they do really important work that directly helps our neighbors and community members.

Drawings can be purchased by emailing Noah Lang, noah@sfelectricworks.com
and may be viewed here.