Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Shadow Views 30 Under Thirty

The Shadow has returned from blog vacation and we are back to report the world of art in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It is First Thursday in San Francisco. Tonight, The Shadow went to Varnish Fine Art Gallery for a reception for a new show from ArtSpan entitled "30 Under Thirty".

Participating artists in this show are:
  • Rita Alves
  • Ian Amberson
  • Seth Armstrong
  • Peter Belkin
  • Nancy Chan
  • Deanna Charles
  • Ariel Clute
  • Lauren Cohen
  • Demon Cutler
  • Joseph Findeiss
  • Julia Goodman
  • Joshua Hagler
  • Queena Hernandez
  • Josh Hershman
  • Jessica Laurent
  • Carol Anne McChrystal
  • Matt Momchilov
  • Argisti Musakhanyan
  • Kara Nelson
  • Ian Norstad
  • Kate Nichols
  • Ernesto Ortiz
  • Leah Rosenberg
  • Theo Rigby
  • Noah Sakamoto
  • Sam Snowden
  • Estee Stevens
  • Hilary Williams
  • Gavin Worth
  • Judy Wu

Participating artists at the reception include (top to bottom):
Gavin Worth
Jessica Laurent
Judy Wu
Kara Nelson
Noah Sakamoto
Queena Hernandez

All of the artists in this show are, yes under 30. They are also affiliated with either the California College of the Arts of ArtSpan.

Some of the works on display at the exhibit

The jurors for this exhibition were Kerri Stephens and Jennifer Rogers of Varnish Fine Art and Justin Giarla of Shooting Gallery.

More works from the reception

This collaboration celebrates the Y Generation of entrepreneurial artists, honoring them for their talent, drive, and bravery in a world where it is progressively getting harder to gain ground.

Scenes from the reception

This exhibit will continue through June 28, 2008 at Varnish Fine Art Gallery, 77 Natoma Street, in downtown San Francisco. More information on the exhibit, including viewing hours, is available on Varnish's website. The Shadow needs to note here that because Varnish has a permanent Wine Bar on the premises, no one under 21 will be admitted to the gallery.

ArtSpan Executive Director Therese Martin with The Shadow at the reception

More pictures from the reception are available here.


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