rated g :: june 6

It's time again for Rated G, our hip hop party for kids, brought to you by fabric8, new skool Clothing, Papalote, and Similak Chyld.

It will feature fun, frolic, art, and kid-friendly music by DJs Similak Chyld, Sonny Phono, B-Cause, Rajah, and Dom Swinn.

The grill will be hot and ready for your edibles. We hope to see you kids here!


painted ladies opening tonight

We hope to see you tonight 7-10PM for the opening reception of Painted Ladies, a glamorous collection of paintings by NoMe Edonna, Ursula X Young, Adam Caldwell, Gianluca Franzese, and Telopa.

Feast your eyes on the fabulous art, and then feast your mouth on the culinary tastings of the Pizza Hacker, Evil Jerk Cart, Magic Curry Kart, and Lumpia Cart. Ooh la la!


sf weekly best of sf 2010

Be sure to pick up at least two copies of this week's SF Weekly, Best of SF 2010 Issue, because it features one cover by Brian Barneclo and another by Reuben Rude, plus commissioned or licensed pieces by Ursula X Young, Erik Otto, Brett Amory, Grant Gilliand, and plenty of other amazing SF artists old and new.


sunday afternoon party!

Don't forget to come by fabric8 Galleries tomorrow afternoon, 2-8PM, for Erik Otto's Open Studio Party/BBQ. View recent works in a spectacular new installation, purchase a sample from next season's New Leaf collection, snag a signed copy of Paper Fabric & Wood Volume 3, and indulge in the daytime festivities. Free postcards sets to the first 50 visitors. And to all you Bay to Breakers out there: two words -- disco nap. We hope to see you.


painted ladies

Mark your calendars on Saturday, May 22 7-10PM: the opening reception for our next gallery show Painted Ladies. A group exhibition celebrating San Francisco architecture and femininity, it will feature undoubtedly lovely paintings from artists Adam Caldwell, Gianluca Franzese, Nome Edonna, Telopa, and Ursula X Young. We hope to see you here!

Ursula X Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. She finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of the city and its surroundings, and is also highly influenced by her travels and the variety of beings that she encounters along the way. She holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in Illustration.

Nome Edonna is a self-taught artist born in California and residing in San Francisco since 1999. Known for his smooth-sided biomorphs that combine the animal and the mechanical, his recent forays into the glamour of the female form have been well-regarded.

Telopa studied painting under scholarship at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The son and father of artists, his elegant mannerist style of painting women brings a classic beauty to his simultaneously surreal subject matter.

Adam Caldwell’s work juxtaposes elements of abstract expressionism and classical figuration. While at the California College of Arts and Crafts, he created collage drawings that layered disparate images. He translated this method to oil painting, starting with an abstract background and then adding photorealistic details, allowing the work to dictate its own construction. The resulting palimpsest of figures and abstract shapes represents the conflicted and paradoxical emotions that underlie his work.

Gianluca Franzese studied painting at Pratt Institute before transferring to the Florence Academy of Art to learn the skill and technique of the Old Masters. Now based in San Francisco, he documents San Francisco’s unique architecture before it is forever destroyed.

Painted Ladies will be on exhibit from May 21 through June 28, 2010


erik otto open studios party

Sunday, May 16 2-8PM, come by fabric8 for Erik Otto's Open Studio Party. For four days only -- May 14-17 -- we'll be showing his recent works, including pieces from his recent residency at the SF Dump, as we gear up for our next group show, Painted Ladies (opening May 22), as well as his upcoming solo show in September.

In addition to Erik Otto's artwork, Sunday will see a daytime party featuring a special radio broadcast from Grown Kids Radio, live painting, a fun BBQ (bring your own), free iced coffee courtesy of Stiff Coffee, the ever-famous Creme Brulee Cart, and loads of fun.

supernatural gallery pix

If you haven't yet had a chance to SuperNatural, you can view it online or visit our galleries before May 10. Many thanks to our jurors, artists Leon Loucheur, Erik Otto, and Ursula X Young.