Gung Hay Fat Choy

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Celebrating with Baba (above) and Jan (below).

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Hank Keneally's Opening

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Hank’s message: Take Time. Look Around. Listen.

 
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Hank asks us to slow down. Much of today's media forces us into "automatic mode,” where things move faster than we can absorb them. At this rate, much of what’s around us is lost and cannot be acknowledged. It’s easy to lose our sense of self in our own environment.

His photographs are combinations of images taken mostly in San Francisco. They are montages of pavement, walls, dumpsters, trucks, etc., combined with painterly techniques from Photoshop.

 
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These four took Hank’s message to heart. Drenched, they’re just back from stepping outside and seeing a rainbow.

 

Hanging Hank Keneally's Show

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Please join us for the Opening of Hank’s

SAN FRANCISCO WALL ESCAPES

MIXED MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHS

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1 - 5 pm

Artist’s Talk at 2 pm

Robin Stearns' Opening

A spectacular event. San Francisco lovers, art lovers: Don’t miss Robin Stearn’s inspiring show.

Robin Stearns  in front of  Ghostly .

Robin Stearns in front of Ghostly.

 
Bay Bridge  40x30 in oil on wood panel 2018

Bay Bridge 40x30 in oil on wood panel 2018

 

There are 18 breath-taking paintings of San Francisco on view.

 
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One of the most expressive and entertaining talks ever.

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And get a load of these cookies, would you?

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A Note of Thanks

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An end of the year note of thanks to all our Fog family and to our Taraval pals. We have forged a wonderful connection to the rich street life that we experience every time we open our doors: the amazing Jenny from the Sweet Passion Bakery, our lovely hair stylist Stacy two doors down, to the newest kids on the block, the After Hours crew, and Roberto at North Beach Pizza and Paul from the corner Sunsets Best Seafood. Our regular passersby who wave their hearty hellos: Esther from Walgreens, Gina next door, and of course, all our dog friends, who now perhaps are wondering where Carmen, the real boss at FOG, has gone. Anne and I feel so fortunate to be a part of this living, breathing community.  We wish you all a happy and healthy and artistic 2019.

 

A Sublime Solstice

A pretty wonderful event if we do say so ourselves. Thank you for coming!

The seasons go round and round…

The seasons go round and round…

 
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P.S. WE’ll be open on Monday, DECEMBER 24, for you TO SEE STEPHEN FOX’S WONDROUS SCULPTURES..

 
 
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News and Events

Linda Davick, our designer/media whiz/all around inspiration has just published a new book and it has already achieved high accolades. Congratulations, Linda, we are all so proud to have you in the FOG family.

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The sad part is that the Davicks (Tom is the architect of FOG) are moving to Albuquerque - so come and say goodbye if you get a chance.

Linda and Tom in New Mexico last winter

Linda and Tom in New Mexico last winter

 

Let it be known that FOG will be open on Monday, December 24th, for your shopping pleasure.

And don’t forget to come to the Winter Solstice celebration on the 21st.

 

Better Things to Come

The darkening days of December always portend better things to come, the first being our Winter Solstice celebration. This will be our 4th consecutive marking of the return of our sun.

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Join us on December 21st for seasonal song, libation (including Anchor Steam’s Christmas Ale), and John Campbell’s wondrous plum pudding. Though the actual time of the solstice is 2:23 pm, the festivities here at FOG will commence around 4:00 pm.

Our other seasonal tradition will be the offering of the 2019 Tidelog which is a must-have for all us OB worshipers.

In a related note, we sadly read Steve Rubenstein’s obituary of Carol Schuldt, a grand nature spirit soul, Earth Mother and eternal mermaid of Ocean Beach. “She loved the sun, so let’s welcome it back.”

 

Join us on December 21st for seasonal song, libation (including Anchor Steam’s Christmas Ale), and John Campbell’s wondrous plum pudding.

 
We all miss Carmen.

We all miss Carmen.

 

Stephen Fox's Opening

Fox in the Box was the name of the show. And was there ever a mad scramble. We’re talking a line at the register!

Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

 
Front window

Front window

 
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Standing room only for Stephen’s talk.

 

Eye candy everywhere.

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Inhaling Barbara’s food.

Inhaling Barbara’s food.

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Celebrating Carmen's Life

photo by Tim Thurman

photo by Tim Thurman

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Quite a few dogs attended.

Quite a few dogs attended.

Carmen’s toys in the window

Carmen’s toys in the window

Another toy in Anne’s pocket

Another toy in Anne’s pocket

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… And Closing Anne’s Show

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The warmest gathering of FOG friends and family ever.

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Please Join Us Sunday

our first date with Carmen, 12/1/2007 chez Davick

our first date with Carmen, 12/1/2007 chez Davick

Dear Friends of FOG,

We are going to celebrate the end of Anne’s Farther Out show this Sunday, November 25, along with a celebration of Carmen who peacefully died this morning on our bed at 7:30 - her big heart finally gave out. She has been our best friend for the past 11 years, so please join us.

3-6 pm

 

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 incredible conversation that followed.

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Anne's Birthday Party

photo by Starr

photo by Starr

 
Cards.

Cards.

Presents.

Presents.

Blue City Jazz

Blue City Jazz

Playing  For Frances and Valerie  from their new CD.

Playing For Frances and Valerie from their new CD.

Singing Happy Birthday to Anne…

Singing Happy Birthday to Anne…

And then it’s time for cake.

And then it’s time for cake.

I want the piece with all the icing. (This was before Jain appeared with the overflowing platter of phenomenal chocolate chip cookies.)

I want the piece with all the icing. (This was before Jain appeared with the overflowing platter of phenomenal chocolate chip cookies.)

 
Lots of laughs in the gallery this evening.

Lots of laughs in the gallery this evening.

 
 

40,000 Years Ago and Now

“Farther Out” is Anne’s 4th show at FOG, and presents her most fulfilling and satisfying work to date. With five of the pieces created in 2018, she has been refining and deepening her artistic vision to startling effect.

An illuminating article in the New York Times recently dated certain hand stencils and drawings of animals in mountain caves in Borneo to at least 40,000 years ago. The stencils and drawings remind me very much of Anne’s work, and connect her to this rich tradition of figurative art.

These early humans used art to communicate, build communities, teach and uplift, and remind us that artistic expression is the essential ingredient of what it means to be human.

So come on over to Anne’s “cave” and experience for yourself the genuine connection between her paintings today and theirs 40,000 years ago.

 
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If you come tomorrow, Friday, between 4 and 6, you can have some cake and wish Anne a happy birthday. Blue City Jazz will provide live music.

And don’t forget, on Saturday at 3 pm we have a wonderful book reading by Yvonne Daley.

Next week, we’ll be open on Thanksgiving Day.

–Peter

 

Anne's Talk

If you didn’t get a chance to hear Anne’s talk at her opening, watch it here! The password is Far Out

 
 

Video by Starr Sutherland

Farther Out: Anne Herbst's Opening

We were all starstruck by this bright and beautiful opening.

Anne with  Sea Star

Anne with Sea Star

 
Who bought the first painting? There’s a clue to your right.

Who bought the first painting? There’s a clue to your right.

Anne describes how  Nova  came to life…

Anne describes how Nova came to life…

The level of detail in Anne’s paintings

The level of detail in Anne’s paintings

Meanwhile, out back…

Meanwhile, out back…

A most heart-felt talk

A most heart-felt talk

Cliff Dwellers  revisited

Cliff Dwellers revisited

Anne reveals her painting process for  Starstruck .

Anne reveals her painting process for Starstruck.

Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

Hanging Anne's Show

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Our own Anne Herbst’s annual November show will open this Saturday the 3rd, from 1-5 pm.

Artist’s Talk at 2 pm