Thursday, September 29, 2011

Relaunched! (Part I)

Thank you so very much to all of our wonderful artists and friends who made it out to the party last Saturday night for our reopening/reception for Relaunch Part I.  A lot of love---and a lot of champagne---flowed throughout the night.  It was like a family reunion after our hiatus from the old digs.  Thomas and his staff aboard the TomKat Asian street food truck provided some seriously delicious food for the Relaunch Part I party.  Thank you TomKat!

The 21 artists in this first of two relaunch exhibits filled the gallery with a rich collection of paintings and drawings, and pulled out all the stops with fabulous new artwork.  We're incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so much talent.  We still have stars in our eyes.  We hope that everyone who came to the party will return for more leisurely chatting so we can catch up for more than the night allowed.This show is up until November 5th, so if you couldn't make it to the opening, there's still time to stop on by.

Special thanks to artist Dylan Sisson for lending us the Monster Photobooth.  We'll be uploading photos snapped by the booth on its very own Facebook page soon.  We also have his wonderful prints available on the Emporium section of our website, and at the gallery too.

Relaunch Part II follows the current exhibit with another large group show, but this time it'll be sculpture.  Please save the date for the reception:  Saturday November 12, 4-8pm.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here Comes the Monster Photo Booth

Dylan Sisson's Monster Photobooth
Oooh, we just got a first look at the Monster Photo Booth, and it's on its way to the gallery, yay!

Relaunch Part I artist Dylan Sisson created the Monster Photo Booth for the self picture-taking satisfaction of anyone with button-pushing capability.  It is a thing of beauty in itself!  

We're so excited that the booth will be here in time for our first opening reception Saturday September 24, 4-8pm for our Relaunch Part I exhibition of twenty-one artists working in 2D.  

The Monster Photo Booth will be here to snap away at everyone who attends the show reception. This monster doesn't bite, so mark your calendar.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Once more with feeling...

Varnish Fine Art at 16 Jessie Street downtown SF

It's nearly ten years since September 11, 2001, and I've been thinking about it all day.  Each one of us was changed forever in some way by the tragic losses and the life-altering path of such a time in our lives.  We've seen the ability of people to bravely continue after a tragedy and to try living better lives.  Bold steps taken in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 account for the lot in life of a lot of folks, including me.  We are lucky if we can say that we've tried to bring something positive into the world out of so much suffering, because we at least have had that chance.

So many of us were reminded to live the lives we hoped for right now as a way to respect the value of life and to honor those who lost their lives.  The tragedy ten years ago sparked people to come together all over the country---even in New York---for a while at least.  

It was soon after 9/11 that Kerri and I decided that we'd live our dream, and after a lot planning and building we first opened Varnish Fine Art in 2003.  Today is our first day open at our new space at 16 Jessie Street, and we're very grateful to be here.  We're also very grateful for you.  Take care everybody!