Kim Frohsin - 48 Pillars

48 Pillars was inspired by a chance encounter at Flax with a close-out sale of deep vertical panels, 48” x 12” x 1 5/8”. 24 local Bay Area artists will produce two pieces each on these identically sized panels that will exactly ring the gallery – 48 works total.

is is the second exhibition at Arc Gallery that is essentially a “structural con- straint” show. e other exhibition is our iconic annual, end of summer exhibi- tion, FourSquared. In both exhibitions, the artists are unconstrained in subject matter except to the extent that works need to be a series; but they are constrained in format. It should be visually stunning.

Michael Yochum, Curator 

Framed Portugal - A Photography Presentation by Rico Schwartzberg

The Luso-American Education Foundation is presenting the  photography of Rico Schwartzberg from his several trips to Portugal over the past few years. The images will be concentrating on the urban landscape with emphasis on street art as well as the transformative architecture of recent years.

The presentation is titled Framed Portugal at San Jose State University, on Saturday, March 11 at the Compean Student Union Building, Rooms 2A and 2B, 3:30 - 4:30PM. Rico will be co-presenting with Valerie Mendoza (Director of the Photography Program at SJSU).

Daniel Phill at SFMOMA Artists Gallery

"Oriel" acrylic on canvas, 50" x 45" 2015 Daniel Phill at SFMOMA Artists Gallery Fort Mason Center

September 12 - October 22, 2015 Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 16, 5:00-7:00pm

My work in the show will include about 16 recent paintings and works on paper. It would be great to see you there at the reception on September 16th. Kind regards, Daniel

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason Center,  2 Marina Blvd. Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123

SF Open Studios 2014 at the Noonan Building

open_studio_poster_2014Noonan Building artists are opening their studios to the general public this year as part of San Francisco’s annual Open Studio event. Our building always seems to be one of the standout locations during Open Studios. The waterfront location and quality of our artists make it a great visit for art lovers and art buyers looking for a unique San Francisco art experience. The Noonan Building will be open during Weekend 2 of this year’s event, Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, from 11am to 6pm. Many of the artists participating in this year’s event are listed in the poster above. The organizers of the event, Artspan, have a web site where you can get more information (click here). To get directions to the Noonan Building, visit our contact page and click on the red marker in the center of the map.

We invite everyone who has an interest in keeping San Francisco’s art scene vibrant and engaging to visit the Noonan Building this year during our Open Studios weekend!

Daniel Phill Solo Show in Santa Fe, NM

"GAMBREL"  48x72" acrylic on canvas, Daniel Phill 2014

"CROSS SPRINGER"  50x45"  acrylic on canvas, Daniel Phill 2014

Noonan Building artist Daniel Phill is having a solo exhibition titled "Grand Cru Color" at Karan Ruhlen Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The show is up from September 26 through October 9, 2014. With an artist reception on Friday, September 26th from 5 - 7 pm.
More information can be found on the Karan Ruhlen Gallery web site.  
Daniel Phill's work is also included in a 3 person show called "Contemporary Organic" at The Studio Shop Art Gallery in Burlingame, CA.
This show also includes the paintings of Dominique Caron and Mirang Wonne.
The show runs from September 12 - 28, 2014. With an artist reception on Friday, September 12 at 6 pm.
For more information, go to The Studio Shop Art Gallery web site:            

Pier 70 in 7x7 Magazine

photo: Andrew Paynter Pier 70 Could Become SF's Next Artist Neighborhood

Once the birthplace of hulking World War II ships and endless miles of steel tubes used for BART infrastructure, modern-day Pier 70—with its ghostly tumbledown warehouses, buckling ship slips, and fields of wild fennel—is a forsaken landscape on the brink of a metamorphosis. Legislation to transform a 28-acre section of Pier 70 into a mixed-use waterfront for housing, artist studios, retail shops, and new parks is on the November ballot. If approved, the measure will increase the pier’s height limit from 40 feet to 90 feet, a tactic to preserve the tallest existing historic structure on-site, and to green-light an environmental review to satisfy California’s strict requirements. The blueprints for the new Pier 70 are impressively crowdsourced: The developer, Forest City Enterprises, has powwowed with more than 10,000 enthusiastic residents through on-site focus groups and such lively neighborhood events as open markets and movie nights. “This project is truly community driven,” says Alexa Arena, senior vice president at Forest City. “For the first time in a long time, a development project is actually noncontroversial.”