rated g :: november 9

Sunday, November 9, from 1-4PM we're hosting Rated G -- a hip hop party for kids!

DJs Similak Chyld and Mike Boo will be busting out the kid-friendly jams and there will be art, clothing by labels like New Skool and Invisible Stripes, refreshments, and fun. Our neighbors Kid Tech, an educational toy store, is also hosting an event so it will be a cutie block party!

Whether you have a kid, know of one you want to impress, or still happen to be one, come on down!


brian barneclo open studio sunday

JUST ANNOUNCED:: Painter and muralist Brian Barneclo will open his studio doors THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, from 11AM-4PM. You can view and purchase recent works by the artist and see where all the magic happens. This coincides with this weekend's Open Studios in the neighborhood.

Brian Barneclo's studio can be accessed from 586 Stevenson Street between 6th and 7th Streets one block south of Market. Parking is available in lots near 7th and Mission Streets. If you've been wanting to invest in a piece of his, Sunday is the time to do it.


open studios this weekend

We are pleased to present Open Studios with Ursula Young in our backyard-come-gallery, which we've dubbed the "Fairy Garden". Visit us to see all available artwork by Ursula Young in one place ... this weekend only, 11-6 @ fabric8.

For a full list of Open Studios, visit the ArtSpan website.


new from erik otto

Erik Otto keeps it coming with his unique style that creates art from recycled materials. These lovey new 8x8s feature a combination of collage, painting, illustration, and construction that comes together quite gracefully. Hot off the easel, these can be yours for US$ 200 each. Email us for more info.


chris granillo

Chris Granillo is an Oakland-based artist who just completed a solo show at Pueblo Nuevo Gallery in Berkeley called "A Bird's Eye View." A painter and sculptor with various styles, he has of late been using birds to personify society and its struggles.

The hummingbirds in these 8in. x 8in. pieces, priced at US$ 125 each, are disguised as bees in an attempt to get some honey. In this day and age, how can you blame them?


more johnny siu

It's been a bit since the last shipment of Johnny Siu illustrations so we're happy to see these new dark darlings. "Tweety's Head" is a framed 5in. x 6.5in. drawing for US$60 while "Jayden" and "Alden" both measure 7in. x 6in. and cost US$100. Nice prices!


party arty time

We've got a three fun events coming up in the next two weeks involving the visual, musical, and literary arts so get out your party calendar and write in these dates::Open Studios with Ursula Young @ fabric8, October 18-19, 11AM-6PM: Explore recent paintings and illustrations by Ursula Young, meet the artist, and enjoy our backyard!

Summer Joint @ Jelly's, Monday October 13, 12PM-6PM: Celebrate the only (un)official Indian Summer holiday -- Columbus Day (ironic, isn't it?) -- with sun, fun, the Bay, and top SF DJs Similak Chyld, Toph, J-Boogie, and Sake-1 plus New York's one and only Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson). Brought to you by Red Wine, fabric8, FTC, OM Records, and Local 1200. Only $5!
LitCrawl with the West Marin Review @ fabric8, THIS SATURDAY October 11, 8:30PM-9:30PM: Enjoy poetry and prose from West Marin's new arts publication during the Mission's annual evening of literati-run-amock.


axis mundi by ian scalzo

Here is Axis Mundi by Ian Scalzo for your viewing pleasure, on exhibit at fabric8 through October 18. Please email us with any questions and requests for more/larger images.
Ian Scalzo "Eye On You", acrylic on maple, 8in. x 8in. US$ 150
Ian Scalzo "Narrow Escape", acrylic on maple, 9in. x 12in. US$ 225
Ian Scalzo "In The Clear", acrylic on maple, 7in. x 5in. US$ 150
Ian Scalzo "The Gate", acrylic on maple, 12in. x 9in. US$ 225
Ian Scalzo "Flower Power", acrylic on maple, 12in. x 9in. US$ 300
Ian Scalzo "The Journey Inward #1", acrylic on maple, 6in. x 6in. US$ 125
Ian Scalzo "The Journey Inward #2", acrylic on maple, 8in. x 8in. US$ 150
Ian Scalzo "Almost Caught", acrylic on maple, 12in. x 9in. US$ 300
Ian Scalzo "Transmission", acrylic on maple, 12in. x 16in. US$ 325
Ian Scalzo "The Vision", acrylic on maple, 12in. x 9in. US$ 350

axis mundi opening pix

artist Ian Scalzo and guest bartender Buffalo
Kemrexx and Anthony (fabric8)
Alan (artbusiness.com) and friend
Mango, Honey, Erica, and Byron Brown
artists Ben Collison and Joshua Ellingson
Vince and Berit
Erica and Ron Turner (Last Gasp)
Christina and Theresa


more daniel fleres

Daniel Fleres has been busting them out as of late and yet the quality continues. He brought by these two adorable 8x8s a few days ago, just in time to fill the space left by "Daily Ditcher", which went home with the legendary Ron Turner of Last Gasp. These funnily-eared fellows are priced at US$ 150 each. Email us for more info.

new from brett amory

Hot off the heels of his four-man show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, Brett Amory brings this little oil painting (8in. x 8in.) that averages about 1/5 the size of the pieces in the exhibit ... and, accordingly, 1/5 the price (US$ 125). Nonetheless it's full of talent and character and adds a bit of glamour to the notion of the morning commute.