happy holidaze

We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday ... and if you're in SF, be sure to make it to our first annual egg nog competition, the Nog-In, on Sunday the 27th from 5-7PM. Enjoy!


holiday benefit tonight!

Tonight you can give a little and get a little at Soul Cocina's "Outside In" event hosted by Little Skillet and 330 Ritch, 6PM until you can't give/get anymore. Celebrate the holidaze with many of our favorite food carts, DJS, and vendors while also benefiting Casa de las Madres and the St. Anthony Foundation. What better way to kick off the holiday week? See you there.


sample sale this saturday!

Come finish your holiday shopping this weekend during our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 19, from 1-5PM. In addition to the usual menagerie of art, t-shirts, and accessories available at fabric8, we'll be featuring more gifts and great deals from:

Erik Otto
Marco Huizar Jewelry
New Leaf Clothing
new skool

It's bound to be fun and frolic so come get holidazical with us!


fabric8 galleries pix

Here are a few gallery pix of our current show, End of the Naught, featuring works by Leon Loucheur, Martin Hsu, Micah Lebrun, Skriblz, and Telopa. You can view the individual pieces on our fabric8 Galleries blog, email us with any questions, and come see it in person.


little wonders art show

It's time again for our Little Wonders art show, featuring small affordable pieces by some of our favorite artists. Please join us this Saturday, December 12, 7-10PM for holiday shopping and festivities!


holidazical events @ fabric8

Thanks to everyone who came out for the End of the Naught opening! We're closing out the decade with a few more events and late-night holiday shopping opportunities so mark your calendars for the following::

Shop Local + Street Food Fridays @ fabric8, Friday December 11, 6-10PM:: The Mission's creative merchants stay open for your shopping pleasure this Friday night so head over for fun and unique gifts. Our weekly food cart extravaganza continues, so you can also indulge in the edible treats of the Creme Brulee Cart and more.

Opening Reception for Little Wonders @ fabric8, Saturday December 12, 7-10PM:: Our second annual group show of small, affordable pieces opens Saturday with a smattering of scintillating artwork by 11 of our favorite artists. Find those extra-special gifts for you or your loved ones at a nice price.

Holiday Sample Sale @ fabric8, Saturday December 19:: more details to come.

The Nog-In @ fabric8, Sunday December 27, 5-7PM:: We are egg-cited to present our first annual egg nog competition -- hopefully the beginning of a tradition! Email us if you've got the top nog and would like to be one of the contestants.


end of the naught

End of the Naught is our next group show, opening Friday, December 4 and featuring works by Leon Loucheur, Martin Hsu, Micah Lebrun, Skriblz, and Telopa. These five artists will exhibit their recent explorations in painting as we complete one decade and enter the next. Please join us for the opening reception from 7-10PM.


fabric8 galleries and residence soiree

Please join us at fabric8 this Thursday, November 19, 4-9PM for a tad to drink, a bit to eat, and a closer look at the Tri-Product art show featuring Brett Amory, Adam Caldwell, and David Choong Lee (now also online) plus the debut of our Gallery Residence. Cocktails will be served up by Sweet Leaf Tea. Start the holiday season right by being out and about on a school night.


fabric8 galleries pix

If you haven't yet been in to see Tri-Product, we highly recommend it to experience the painting mastery of Brett Amory, Adam Caldwell, and David Choong Lee. The show is on display and for sale through November 30. Pictures on the fabric8 Galleries blog forthcoming!


tabi tabi po

This Friday, November 13 from 7-10:30PM, 1AM Gallery and guest curator James "gaNyan" Garcia (Heavy Hitterz) present the opening "Tabi Tabi Po", a group art show about Filipino folklore creatures by contemporary Filipino artists. Co-sponsored by fabric8, Pablo Gallery (Manila), KULARTS, and Bindlestiff Studio, this month-long exhibition's roster features painters, illustrators, and artisans from the US, Philippines, and Norway.

Check the cultural vibes from Ciriaco Sayoc, Andre Sibayan, gaNyan, GEM, Marikina, Peabe, Isabel Roxas, Stuter, Pancho Abalos, Dyno Angry Woebots, and more. There will also be a Bindlestiff Studio puppet show on December 5, and regular screenings of the "Tabi Tabi Po" documentary. A percentage of the art sales will be donated to the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through BAYAN Philippines and BALSA (Bayanihan Para Sa Sambayanan). Mabuhay!

ursula x young limited edition gelaskin

Thanks again to everyone who came to support Ursula X Young's fabulous solo show, "Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds". In case you missed it, you can view the images on our fabric8 Galleries blog as well as read about it in Ann Taylor's review for SF Station.

Also, pictured above is the limited edition Ursula X Young GelaSkin for iPhones that we produced to commemmorate the show. Only 50 were made, for sale exclusively via fabric8, and we're running out, so come get yours for only US $15!


tri-product: brett amory, adam caldwell, and david choong lee

Please join us next Friday, November 6, 7-10PM, for the opening of our latest exhibition, Tri-Product, a three-man show featuring the works of Brett Amory, Adam Caldwell, and David Choong Lee.

These traditionally-trained, abundantly-talented oil painters will be showcasing their individual styles of blurring abstraction and realism in what's guaranteed to be a mind-blowing collection.


brian barneclo open studios

This Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, from 11AM-6PM, come visit Brian Barneclo's world as part of ArtSpan's 2009 Open Studios. There will be new works, never-before-seen gems, prints, and even a raffle to win a masterpiece for the price of an appetizer. Cash and credit cards accepted. Don't miss it!

Brian's studio is located at 1067 Market Street, Suite 1006, between 6th and 7th Streets. You can also enter from 586 Stevenson Street, and there's plenty of parking around Mission (one block south). Give us a call if you need assistance:: 415.647.5888. Hope to see you there!


creme brulee cart's star arts fundraiser

This Sunday afternoon, October 18 from 2-4PM, we are hosting Creme Brulee Cart's fundraiser for Star Arts, a deeply under-funded creative program for grade school kids in the San Francisco Unified School District.

The Creme Brulee Cart is donating 65 delectable delights to the cause, and you can either buy one, with all profits going to Star Arts, or you can receive one free for bringing in any/all of the following much-needed items::

1. Thick Paper - Watercolor, tag board, mat board
2. Watercolor sets
3. Oil Pastels
4. Printmaking Ink
5. Brayers - Printmaking rollers
6. Styrofoam and paper plates
7. Pipe cleaners
8. Embroidery Thread
9. Embroidery Needles
10. Air Dry Clay
11. Feathers
12. Beads
13. Hot Glue Guns and Glue for guns
14. Scotch tape, double sided tape, masking tape
15. Paint brushes - gently used
16. Acrylic Paint
17. Yarn
18. Long Scissors
19. Glue Sticks, bottled glue
20. Sharpies
21. Tooling foil

Come support another wonderful Creme Brulee Cart campaign, and leave with a happy tummy to boot!


fabric8 galleries pix

Here are a few gallery shots featuring Ursula Xanthe Young's solo show, "Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds." Fabulous, as you can see, so be sure to make it for next weekend's festivities.


october events @ fabric8

We've got a jam-packed month of art and cultural events at fabric8, so here's a quick list of things to do in October. We hope to see you often!

Street Food Fridays @ fabric8, 6-8PM:: We've been hosting some of our favorite food carts in our backyard on Fridays, so we invite you to come and enjoy the delectable delights. In partnership with the famous Creme Brulee Cart and Gobba Gobba Hey, we have munched on goodies from the likes of Soul Cocina, Adobo Hobo, Amuse Bouche, and Toasty Melts. This Friday, October 2, look out for the Pizza Hacker, Creme Brulee Cart, and more.

Opening Reception for Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds: New Works by Ursula Xanthe Young @ fabric8, Friday October 9, 7-11PM:: Come celebrate the first solo exhibition at the new fabric8 Galleries with the ever-prolific Ursula X Young as she explores themes of other worldliness, altered states of consciousness and the dream sequence while simultaneously expanding her own artistic boundaries via different techniques of color, texture, and medium. Prepare to be wowed.

Open Studios with Ursula Xanthe Young @ fabric8, Friday and Saturday October 10-11, 11AM-6PM:: In addition to her solo show, Ursula X Young will be selling all of her available artwork in our second annual garden gallery exhibition. Don't miss it!

Globetrotting Fun with Steven Smith @ fabric8, Friday October 16, 6-10PM:: View and purchase figure skater Steven Smith's colorful paintings and wearable art at this one-night-only event.

LitCrawl with PAWA & Arkipelago Bookstore @ fabric8, Saturday October 17, 8:30-9:30PM:: As part of LitQuake's annual Mission arts crawl PAWA (Phillipine American Writers and Author) presents Of History & Myths — Writings from Philippine-American Authors with Karen Llagas, Luis H. Francia, Aimee Suzara, Rona Fernandez, Jenesha “Jinky” de Rivera, Eileen Tabios, and Benito M. Vergara, Jr.

SFUSD Art Supply Drive with the Creme Brulee Cart @ fabric8, Sunday October 18, 1-3PM:: Famous street food vendor the Creme Brulee Cart doing his part to save art in schools via creme brulee! Donate art supplies for SF public schools for a free creme brulee or buy one, and all sales go to the same cause. In addition 10% of all fabric8 sales will also be donated.

Open Studios with Brian Barneclo @ 1067 Market Street, Friday and Saturday October 24-25, 11AM-6PM:: Visit muralist, painter, and illustrator Brian Barneclo in his SOMA studio and get your very own piece of San Francisco magic.


fabric8 galleries closing reception

Your presence is welcome next Saturday, September 26, 7-10PM for the closing reception of the fabric8 Galleries Grand Opening Show. Join us as we celebrate this premiere exhibition one more time.


altered states, dreamscapes and underworlds: new works by ursula xanthe young

We are pleased to present Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds, a solo show featuring new works by Ursula Xanthe Young.

In the first solo exhibition at the new fabric8 Galleries, Young explores themes of other worldliness, altered states of consciousness and the dream sequence while simultaneously expanding her own artistic boundaries via different techniques of color, texture, and medium.

Using her recognizable urban starlets as the subjects of the visual stories, this collection of new works focuses on the natural urge of the human psyche to seek other dimensions -- both natural and forced -- in search of answers to the greater existential questions of the human experience.

Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds will be on exhibit from September 28 through November 3 at fabric8 Galleries, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco, and open 7 days a week.

The opening reception for Altered States, Dreamscapes and Underworlds will be held on Friday, October 9, from 7-11PM.

Ursula X Young will also be holding SF Open Studios in the garden gallery at fabric8 on the weekend of October 10-11, 11AM-6PM, so be sure to mark your calendars for a visit to see EVERYTHING she has available!


rated g :: tomorrow!

Don't forget to bring your favorite little ones to Rated G at fabric8 tomorrow from 1-5PM. In addition to the usual fun and frolic, we will also be featuring::

++ art and coloring trains by new skool
++ free Wish Come True toy giveaways, courtesy of StrangeCo
++ kid-friendly hip hop by DJs Similak Chyld, Mr. E (Papalote), B-Cause, and Sonny Phono
++ kids hair parlor by It's A Piece of Cake
++ snacks and BBQ -- feel free to bring your own, too!

Come join in the all ages fun and experience our new and improved backyard. Holla!


street art x street food :: tomorrow

Come to fabric8 Galleries tomorrow, Friday September 4, from 6-8PM to experience the latest phenomenon in edible art -- San Francisco street food. Savory stylings by the Adobo Hobo and Soul Cocina will be available along with Gobba Gobba Hey, possibly the sweetest thing ever to come from Western Pennsylvania, and the man who has been there since day one, the Creme Brulee Cart.

Get your fill of street food while taking in street art -- our fabulous Grand Opening Show. You can read more about it at SFoodie, and come for a visit tomorrow.


rated g :: september 12

Saturday, September 12, marks the return of Rated G, our hip hop party for kids, brought to you by fabric8, new skool Clothing, Papalote, and Similak Chyld.

With our larger space, expect even more fun, frolic, art, and music by kid-friendly DJs B-Cause, Mr. E, Similak Chyld, and Sonny Phono. The grill will be hot and ready for your edibles as well. Bring it, kiddies!


new fabric8 galleries blog

We've FINALLY posted images from the fabric8 Galleries Grand Opening Show on our new blog ... please visit! We appreciate your patience as we work to make it pretty.

The fabric8 Galleries blog will feature works from the shows in our larger gallery space, but this remains the place to see and hear about everything else.


fabric8 gallery pix

Here are a few pix of our new gallery space. Please come by to visit!

creature features

We are pleased to present our latest group art show in the fabric8 boutique, "Creature Features." We'll be uploading the images slowly but surely so keep checking back until all 31 are viewable. Please email us with any inquiries. Thanks!

Alice Koswara, "Bride of Frankenstein", acrylic on panel, 15in. x 13.5in. US$ 400
Johnny Siu, "Chisela", gouache on wood, 8.5in. x 5.75in, US$ 160


fabric8 galleries in the press

We are ecstatic about the recent press we've received about our new and improved space. Thanks to Fecal Face, Art Business, SF Weekly, Kill The Mic, Erik Otto, and the SF Bay Guardian!

Fecal Face
Art Business
SF Weekly
Kill The Mic
Erik Otto blog


fabric8 galleries grand opening extravaganza

Please join us Saturday, July 25 from 7-10PM for our Grand Opening Extravaganza, which includes a THIRD opening in the Washington DC area.


brian barneclo solo show @ district

In addition to contributing a piece to the fabric8 Galleries Grand Opening Show, Brian Barneclo is putting the finishing touches on a solo show which will be on display for three months at the swanky District wine bar and restaurant near Giants Ballpark.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 30, from 6-9PM, so please join us.

domesticates by grant gilliland

It's your last week to see Domesticates by Grant Gilliland in it's entirety, so come by fabric8 to have a look. Our apologies we haven't posted our own photos (the old remodelling excuse again) but the Gross Uncle has put some on his website, and you can check them out here. It's a wonderful collection indeed.


fabric8 galleries grand opening extravaganza

Saturday, July 25, you MUST come to the Grand Opening of the new fabric8 Galleries, located directly behind our existing boutique at 3318 22nd Street near Valencia in the Mission District of San Francisco. We will be having an opening reception from 7-10PM for, not just one, but TWO group shows.

The "fabric8 Galleries Grand Opening Show" is a group exhibition featuring large works from::

Adam Caldwell
Blaine Fontana
Brett Amory
Brian Barneclo
Damon Soule
David Choong Lee
Erik Otto
KeFe (Kelly Tunstall + Ferris Plock)
Leon Loucheur
Nome Edonna
Norm Maxwell
Reuben Rude
Sirron Norris
Ursula X Young

"Creature Features" is a group show, honoring monsters and other-worldly creatures we have and will come to love, in our existing boutique/gallery space with artists::

Alice Koswara
Andy Stattmiller
Ben Collison
Chris Granillo
Clee Sobieski
Dan Fleres
Johnny Siu
Santos Shelton

That's new work from over 30 artists! It's going to be a big one, so be there.

open call for artists, curators, and interns

We are currently seeking artists, curators, and interns as we expand fabric8 into two new traditional gallery spaces. If you are interested in contributing to our program, please send lo-resolution portfolios, proposals, and resumes to info@fabric8.com or via post: fabric8, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco CA 94110. No walk-ins, please, as we work ever-so-busily for the next two weeks. Thank you!


recent 8x8s

As you may have noticed, we've been somewhat slack on the art updates here at fabric8 because of our expansion, but the artists we work with have certainly not! We continue to get a steady stream of wonderful pieces -- here are just a few. Some have already found a home, so please email us for more info or to purchase.

"Agent Mischief" by Tiago DeJerk, spray paint stencil on canvas, US$ 100

"Ray Gun" by Tiago DeJerk, spray paint stencil on canvas, US$ 100

"In The Pink" by Ursula Young, acrylic on canvas, US$ 150

"An Evening Light" by Ursula Young, acrylic on canvas, US$ 150

"Princess Perch" by Ninjagrl, ink and acrylic on canvas, US$ 100

"The Origin Of Friends" by Ninjagrl, ink and acrylic on canvas, US$ 100

"Where No Nets Are Cast" by Ninjagrl, ink and acrylic on canvas, US$ 100

"Heavy Breathing" by Phoneticontrol, acrylic on canvas, US$ 125

"Tighten Up" by Phoneticontrol, acrylic on canvas, US$ 125

"Still A Little Coffee" by Phoneticontrol, acrylic on canvas, US$ 125


upcoming fabric8 events

In addition to the opening for Domesticates on Saturday, here are two more fabric8-related events to attend in the next couple weeks::

Erik Otto Book Release Party @ fabric8, June 25, 6-8PM:: Help us celebrate the release of "Paper Fabric and Wood [V.2]", the second annual book documenting Erik Otto's recent work, and his super-cool limited edition gift set, with a short but sweet soiree that includes your chance to win one of these items in a raffle! Come on by.

Sisterz of the Underground 8th Anniversary Party @ Club Six, 60 6th Street, June 19, 10PM-3AM:: Props to Sisterz of the Underground, a collective of female hip hop artists, on 8 years of bringing the female funk! They're having a blow-out featuring an all-female DJ line up including Similak Chyld, Shredone, Lady Fingaz, Green B, Cellskiii and Deeandroid, Tyra from Saigon, and Jeanin de Feen PLUS amazing dance crews doing both performances and cyphers, an art show, and special give-aways.


domesticates : new work by grant gilliland

We are pleased to present Domesticates, a solo show featuring new works by San Francisco artist Grant Gilliland aka The Gross Uncle.

Domesticates will feature portraits of animals and their two-legged friends, more commonly referred to as human beings. It also marks Grant's first-ever solo show of new works. This painter and illustrator's cutely grotesque renderings in vibrant color combinations have graced our walls for a couple of years now so we're excited to have him put together an entire collection.

Domesticates will be on exhibit from June 20 through July 18. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 20, from 7pm-10pm, so please come on by!

erik otto gift set

Erik Otto fans: check out this very limited (as in, only 20!) edition gift set featuring a signed copy of his book Paper Fabric Wood [V.2], an original drawing on paper, five stickers, and one postcard in a customized wooden box. Priced at only US$ 90, it's a great compilation of his recent work, not to mention a very nice collectible. Email us for more info.

heavy hitterz maryland

If you're in the Washington DC area on July 25, Heavy Hitterz Maryland is a not-to-miss event. Presented by gaNyan, Art Whino Gallery, and fabric8, this third annual showcase of emerging artists will feature 60+ international painters and illustrators from around the globe including lots of fabric8 favorites.

gaNyan keeps it coming with his Heavy Hitterz group art show, which started in San Francisco in 2007 and made its way to Manila, Philippines last year. Heavy Hitterz Maryland's opening reception is on Saturday, July 25, from 7-10 at the Art Whino Gallery. The show will be on exhibit through August 15.


excuses, excuses

And, oh yes, our apologies for not keeping up with the blog lately. We're still continuing to receive, exhibit, and sell wonderful artwork but ... we are busy expanding! That's right, very soon, fabric8 will be THREE TIMES BIGGER. Stay tuned.

erik otto opening @ beta lounge, berkeley

Join us in Berkeley this Thursday, May 21, from 7:30-10PM for the opening of "Works", featuring artwork and installation by Erik Otto at the new wine bar called Beta Lounge, 2129 Durant Avenue near Shattuck. Erik is christening the walls of this lovely spot with a collection of new and recent works for your viewing and buying pleasure.

Come enjoy an impressive selection of wines, beers, sakes, and small plates plus be one of the first to check out Beta Lounge before its official opening on June 6. It's only a couple of blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station, so all you SFers should get adventurous and meet us there!


new daniel fleres

Here's a new one by Daniel Fleres, and an arrow through the heart just about explains it. This horned, eared, bowed, hatted, earringed, camouflaged, and hoofed thing is nothing but lovable. You can take bring it home for only US$ 150.