Stephen Fox's Opening

Fox in the Box was the name of the show.

 Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

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Eye candy – but more than eye candy – everywhere you looked.

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Above: Fighting over Barbara’s wonderful food.

 

Yvonne Daley's Book Reading

Thank you, Yvonne, for reading to us from your new book, Going Up the Country – also from Octavia Boulevard – and for the thought-provoking conversation that followed.

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Happy Birthday, Anne

Love, laughter and good wishes for Anne.

 photo by Starr

photo by Starr

 
 Lots of laughs

Lots of laughs

 
 Jazz by Blue City Jazz

Jazz by Blue City Jazz

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 Singing Happy Birthday to Anne

Singing Happy Birthday to Anne

 Drooling over the cake

Drooling over the cake

 
 Finally! Anne cuts the cake.

Finally! Anne cuts the cake.

 

Farther Out: Anne Herbst's Opening

A bright and beautiful opening.

 Anne with  Sea Star

Anne with Sea Star

 
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We were all starstruck.

 
 a talk straight from the heart.

a talk straight from the heart.

 
 Anne must have answered twenty questions.

Anne must have answered twenty questions.

 
  Cliff Dwellers , revisited in 2018

Cliff Dwellers, revisited in 2018

 
 Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

 

Noah Phyllis Levin's Opening

Such a great group showed up for Noah’s pool party.

 Noah lounging by one of her pools:  Atherton Gardens

Noah lounging by one of her pools: Atherton Gardens

 
  photo by Alexa Jo Weiss

photo by Alexa Jo Weiss

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Autumnal Equinox Party

We celebrated! With FOG friends, old and new. We sang the new season in. We talked. We ate. We drank in the art along with the wine.

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Darryl Sapien's Opening

An arresting show. Fine art, fun folks, amazing food.

  Darryl Sapien beside MELENCOLIA.

Darryl Sapien beside MELENCOLIA.

 
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 WORN OUT WELCOME flew right off the wall.

WORN OUT WELCOME flew right off the wall.

See more of Darryl's work here. AND THEN COME IN AND SEE IT FACE TO FACE.

 COWGIRLS AND INDIANS AT THE OK CORRAL  (glass from pinball machine over photograph)

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS AT THE OK CORRAL  (glass from pinball machine over photograph)

 
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Carmen's 12th Birthday Party

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 photo: Jeanie Bertrand

photo: Jeanie Bertrand

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I will never forget my party.

 

 

 

I got so many presents!

 

Friends and family showed up, and everyone had a blast.

 

Paige Laverty's Opening

 Paige Laverty, better known as @thesaltylenz, in front of  Summer Days .

Paige Laverty, better known as @thesaltylenz, in front of Summer Days.

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ONE FUN PARTY!

A Delicious Book Signing

Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff has a new book out called Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Co-op Cookbook. This afternoon she read to us, and then gave a demonstration using herbs and spices, and explained their role in various cuisines. She taught us how to make chutney, and served Chai and crackers! We ate it up.

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Joseph Zirker's Opening

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And the gallery practically bursts with Zirker's joy.

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THIS SKIN I'M IN THAT HOLDS AN

ANCIENT ARTIST'S HEART AND SOUL

THINS AND STRETCHES COLD WITH

EACH SUNSET'S DARK. YET, ONCE

AWAKE, A HORIZONTAL DREAMER

DREAMS UPRIGHT,  BRIGHT LIGHT

SHINING COLOR, LINE AND FORM,

WIELDING BRUSH WITH CANVAS

TIGHT, SLOWLY MOVING, SHAPES

RELEASING FROM MY HAND AN

INNER JOY.

–Joseph Zirker   May 12, 2018

Art Market SF 2018

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 photo by Jeannie O'Connor

photo by Jeannie O'Connor

 photo by Jeannie O'Connor

photo by Jeannie O'Connor

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 photo by Kevin Fong

photo by Kevin Fong

We had a BLAST! Many thanks to our old friends – and all the new ones we made – for stopping by booth #523!

 

Andrew Ramer's Reading

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Andrew Ramer is one marvelous storyteller. He read from two of his books this afternoon: Deathless, and Torah Told Different. His version of the Torah is deep, original, and lots of fun! Both book covers are graced by our Anne's paintings.

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Richard Kamler's Opening

Richard Kamler (1935-2017) from his artist statement:

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I practice art to communicate, to be in the world..
I practice art because it is the most meaningful thing I can think of doing.
I practice art so that I can be at the table. .
I practice art to have fun.
I practice art to be part of the global community of artists and to participate in our common and creative struggle for freedom.
I practice art because I can sing while doing it.
I practice art to respect my grandfather’s request to show him the face I had before I was born.
I practice art to have ONE un-edited activity in which I can mess around.

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When my son was young, 2 or 3, and the socializing process of saying “no” was beginning to lock in (we all know that process; don’t touch this, you’ll burn yourself; don’t throw food; etc.) Well, I began to feel bad about this. I felt he would lose that wonderful sense of freedom we are born with, that sense of open-ness that we have in the beginning. And, yes, of course he did need to live in the world! Couldn’t throw food around or burn himself, but I felt a sense of loss. So one morning, on the ceiling of his room, as big as possible, I painted the word, YES. YES!!

So, that when he woke, the first thing he saw, was YES! YES! YES!

I practice art to say YES!       

Read Richard's Artist Statement in its entirety.

 

Connie Harris's Opening


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And suddenly the gallery was filled with people jostling to see Connie's amazing work.

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