Monday, June 23, 2008

Just say no to stuffy art shows

Saturday night we found ourselves at the new project space for McCaig Welles & Rosenthal, two gallery owners who recently merged their galleries. They were hosting a silkscreen party and Goldmine Shithouse were the artist collective to do the silkscreening. Bring your t-shirts and donate 5 bucks, and wella! You have a cool, brand new look. Also, there was free pizza and beer. I like things like this very much, especially on the Peninsula - these types of events are sorely needed here.

The Peninsula is an area of towns just south of San Francisco, and to give you an idea if you don't live here...most people in San Francisco don't want to leave San Francisco to come to the Peninsula. Even though it's beautiful and all that. There isn't the 'cool factor' here - but in actuality, there is a lot of cool stuff to be found.

At the show, Jay and I spoke with Melissa McCaig Welles for a bit. She was very mellow, just having moved here from Brooklyn and getting used to living in the Bay Area. We were told she was a genius when it came to framing. Jay made plans to meet her at the gallery, where he'll bring some of his work for her opinion on framing. Which brings me to my next non-stuffy art show.

Jay will be in a super cool group show on July 3rd at 111 Minna. The show? "Full Custom Living: The Art of Garage Magazine". If you've ever seen this fine publication, you know it's full of great photography and design. You may remember that I profiled a sneak peek into their offices earlier this year. And you can check out Jay's profile on Garage Magazine's blog today.

Hopefully by the end of this year, I'll have my own non-stuffy art show to report about. That's my goal anyway. In the meantime, I get lots of inspiration, even online.


Jessica said...

This post is just full of goodness. So did you make a tee? I hope I can make it to Jay's show, that is too cool for school.

sulu-design said...

Three cheers for non-stuffiness! And I hope that by the end of this year, we can read here about your show, too!

Ana said...

Yowza...what an awesome idea! Let me know the next time one of these happen! Is the white tee (with the print around the neck) yours?

Have a great day!

Patch said...

Hear hear. Pizza. Beer. Art. No can go wrong.