Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be among the 40+ featured exhibitors at ArtPadSF. We are looking forward to this spectacular annual event, and we hope you can join us this year!


Emerging and Contemporary Art
Special Exhibitions + Panels + Performances
Authentically San Francisco

From May 17 to May 20, over 10,000 art enthusiasts and collectors will return to the iconic Phoenix Hotel for the second edition of ArtPadSF, San Francisco’s only hotel-based art fair. Referred to by art community insiders as “a touch of Art Basel Miami in San Francisco,” ArtPadSF convenes exhibitors from across the United States, with an eye toward the San Francisco collector. True to form, ArtPadSF promises a break from the traditional booth fair, featuring full immersion arts programming and notable exhibitors in distinct spaces.

Organized by a team based in the Bay Area year-round, ArtPadSF is the only local art fair with San Francisco roots. With a keen understanding of the Bay Area market, the ArtPadSF Advisory Board has thoughtfully curated over 40 notable contemporary and emerging galleries.

On May 17, ArtPadSF will launch with an exclusive preview show benefiting the 2012/13 SECA Art Award. Since 1967, SFMOMA’s SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) has honored more than 70 Bay Area artists of exceptional promise with this biennial award. ArtPadSF co-founders, Chip Conley (also founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels) and Maria Jenson, have partnered with SECA to shine a light on this important award program that has drawn recognition to many Bay Area artists, including D-L Alvarez, Tauba Auerbach, Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Kota Ezawa, Colter Jacobsen, Chris Johanson, Ruth Laskey, Barry McGee, and Laurie Reid, among many others.

For more information about ArtPadSF’s special exhibitions, panels and performances, please visit http://artpadsf.com. You can also stay current on updates via Facebook and Twitter.


Thursday, May 17
4:00PM - 6:00PM     Press Preview
6:00PM - 8:00PM     VIP Preview
8:00PM - 10:00PM   Opening Night Preview benefiting
SFMOMA's 2012/13 SECA Art Award

Friday, May 18
12:00PM - 8:00PM   General Admission
6:00PM - 10:00PM   Black Rock Arts Foundation Benefit Party*
*Separate ticket required for entry

Saturday, May 19
12:00PM - 8:00PM   General Admission

Sunday, May 20
12:00PM - 5:00PM   General Admission

  • Opening Night Party with live performances by choir-boy-turned-rocker, Martin Luther and San Francisco's own all-female a cappella group, The Loose Interpretations
  • Where Does Art Breathe?, a conversation with Meg Shiffler, Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, Lawrence R. Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Tomas McCabe, Executive Director of Black Rock Arts Foundation, and Abby Chen, Artistic Director of the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
  • Various performances curated by Bean Gilsdorf, a 2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California
  • A panel discussion on photography hosted by Artillery Magazine featuring San Francisco-based artist/writer DeWitt Cheng
  • Open-air video screening by Brent Hoff, Director of Wholphin (McSweeney's quarterly DVD)
  • The Urban Canvas: Art and Technology Take Over, a talk with The Bay Lights, Survival Research Labs (SRL), and ZERO1: The Art and Technology Network during which Mark Pauline, Founder and Director of SRL will present the Spine Robot for its San Francisco Debut
  • Closing Party with poolside performances hosted by the Bay Area's beloved Noise Pop

Please let us know if you are interested in attending, we have limited amount of passes. Email us : info@newimageartgallery.com
We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support!

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