On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19, Simple Pleasures Coffee Roastery was transformed into a small pop-up Holiday Bazaar. There were 20 to 25 local artists from the Westside of San Francisco who participated in this event.
If you spend time on the Great Walkway, you may have seen me out there on a weekend, handing out flyers and stickers and asking if you’d like to help preserve the space’s future as a park.
Artist Judy Chicago created a visual spectacle with clouds of colored smoke in front of the de Young Museum on Saturday evening, Oct. 16, 2021.
The Art of Judy Chicago
Fiercely feminist artist and writer Judy Chicago walked into a room at San Francisco’s de Young Museum on the morning of Aug. 25 to deliver remarks at a press preview of her first-ever retrospective titled, “Judy Chicago: A Retrospective.”
Local artist, Dyanna Dimick, assembles sundry materials and mediums in fashioning her work. Her compositions are as unusual as her approach to art. Acrylic paint holds found materials and works as a complement to the elements, and “it’s an easy clean up.”
As the City meets vaccination goals and loosens restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, art galleries on the west side are celebrating with various exhibits and shows.
The Bay Area’s beloved floral fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, returned this June for its 37th year with fresh summer blooms to seed new life into the de Young’s permanent collection.
In October of 2015, Asima Arif ended an engineering project in Wyoming. Just two months later, she opened Earthfire Arts Studio on the corner of 10th Avenue and Judah Street in the Inner Sunset.
Much has changed this past year in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park, from statues coming down and museums closing then reopening, to a brightly lit observation wheel rising 150 feet into the sky.
“The B0ardside” (with a zero instead of the letter “o”) is a quarterly magazine produced entirely by local Sunset District and westside artists. The creators describes the zine as “Art and Culture from the Edge of the World.”
See selected works from the exhibit featuring artists Alexander Caldwell and Pablo Picasso at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, Feb. 27-May 23, 2021.
Jeffrey Nemeroff’s artwork is very well traveled. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East. For now, he’s showing the fruits of his creativity on San Francisco’s west side.
Visit Far Out Gallery on the Outer Edge of San Francisco. 3004 Taraval St., at 40th Avenue.
Lately, artist Anthony Ryan has been mailing drawings in colored pencil to friends. He has drawn such common objects, such as leaves, twigs, bottlecaps, clothespins and pinecones in actual size. On his website, he wrote: “It’s been a way to meditate on this year of loss and fear and connect with the people in my life.”