Pretty Pretty

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Dave Schubert’s deep commitment to documenting life on the street and his scholarship of the history of photography equal a powerful body of work. Often risking his own well-being Schubert makes images very few of us would dare to take, even if we were to witness them.

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Dave Schubert’s Suicide Days and Nights through April 1 at The Pretty Pretty Collective. PPC, gallery and salon, strives to enrich with inspiring art and a vibrant culture of talent.
3290 22nd Street at Valencia.

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.

Tract:

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Tract: Hughen/Starkweather presents in three exhibitions the solo work of Jennifer Starkweather and Amanda Hughen alongside the collaborative work of Hughen/Starkweather. Their work encompasses both the macro – a large extent of land, and the micro – a nerve system within a human body, transcending the idea of scale.

San Marco Gallery
Dominican University
San Rafael

Artist reception
Saturday November 16
4-6 PM

Tract:

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Work by Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather will be on display in Tract, November 7 through December 17 in San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue, San Rafael.

There will be an Artists Talk on Monday, November 11, from 6:30-7:30 PM and an Opening Reception for Tract on Saturday, November 16, from 4-6 PM in Alemany Library.

As collaborators, Hughen and Starkweather have explored a variety of systems and places, and the visual patterns created through the analysis of this data. This includes traffic at airports (vehicular, airplane, freight, people) and most recently in their Bay Bridge Project, the various usages of the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Their mixed-media artworks consider the architecture, engineering, weather, and traffic.

“Endangered Birds” at the library

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From October 5 to March 28, David Tomb’s Endangered Birds of the Philippines will grace the foyer of the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch Civic Center and the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center on the 5th floor.

On Oct.19th, 1:45pm-2:45pm, Koret Auditorium, David Tomb along with members of Jeepney Projects Worldwide will speak about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines. This presentation is one of the featured events in the 2nd Filipino American International Book Festival running from Oct. 18th through Oct. 20th.

Piecework

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Work by Candace Plummer Gaudiani is featured this fall at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. Selected from nearly 900 applicants, 30 artists are included in 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial: Piece Work. On view October 3, 2013 through January 5, 2014, the Biennial will feature more than 70 works, ranging in media from painting and drawing to photography and video.

Passport

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The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries is hosting its signature fundraising event, Passport, on Sunday, October 13, 2013. This unique event allows the public a hands-on art collecting experience by bringing local artists to neighborhood venues where the buyers can “create” a limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized Moleskine “passport” notebook. Walking throughout the Divisadero corridor from noon to 4 p.m., hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from hot local artists including William T. Wiley while discovering the small businesses that line the neighborhood.

Opening

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Coming and going the new Bay Bridge is a stunning achievement- not only in the sweep of its sleek skyway and the luminous vertical lines of suspension but also in the feeling of grandeur and openness it brings to the experience of making the crossing.

On Friday evening with artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather we will celebrate the opening of the Bay Bridge and this feat of engineering with a reception for Valediction.

In Valediction, Hughen/Starkweather create collaborative artworks that explore the layers, complexities, and patterns that comprise a specific place using both current and historic information, photographs, maps, and data to research a location. The resulting artworks map unique forms and patterns derived from built systems and natural movements of a place.

Valediction

September 6 – October 19, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 PM

Arts Season

Although it is always the season for fine art, tradition has it that Fall is the beginning of the arts season. With the symphony and opera galas, art appreciators are decked out in force and so are the art galleries.

Not to be missed this season:

Talia Greene
New Media Combinations: Traditional-Digital
September 7-November 16
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 pm
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA

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Katherine Westerhout

Home – Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art
September 5- November 17
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6-8 pm
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

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