Join us on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5pm-9pm for a wonderful roster of local artists! As usual, our wonderful artists will be seated around the gallery in the 2nd St room, painting, drawing, or whatever other medium they choose to employ. The difference for this Sketch Tuesday is that we will also be doing a little fundraiser for Amandalynn in the Zappa room. She recently had an accident that did considerable damage to her hip, so a bunch of artists are donating work for you to buy and support her in her recovery!Continue reading
Join us on Tuesday, April 4th, from 5pm to 9pm for another wonderful night of art making and ArtSpan’s fantastic collection as the backdrop. This Sketch Tuesday features 15 ArtSpan Auction Artists alongside some Minna staples, offering a unique opportunity to browse the Auction Collection in-person while the space is activated by art-making and with access to some of the artists who have work on the walls. Artist David Chong Lee will be DJ-ing for us while this roster of artists make some truly memorable pieces.
Check out the lots of the ArtSpan artists below:
ArtSpan’s Sketch Tuesday Artists
Jill Andre, Lot A206
Zoe Ani, Lot A105
Dan Bransfield, Lot A309
Kate Campbell, Lot A320
Dylan Clendenin, Lot A650
Josh Coffy, Lot A236
Risa Culbertson, Lot A202
Sarah Grimm, Lot A315
Alvar Jacomet, Lot A319
Steve Javiel, Lot A124
Quinn Keck, Lot A321
Nick Maltagliati, Lot A133
Shrey Purohit, Lot A332
Jun Yang, Lot A234
Rachel Znerold, Lot A244
Can’t join us on Tuesday? Join us for Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 5th, and Thursday, April 6th for some drinks and one of your last chances to see the ArtSpan show in person.
Browse the Auction Catalog to learn more about your favorite pieces and the contemporary artists behind them. The Auction Catalog features artist statements giving further insight about the works that have caught your eye. Bookmark your favorites to view at our upcoming in-person events or click the “Place Your Bid” button to lay claim to it now!
Bidding will close on Saturday, April 15 in sections:
Section 1 @ 7:30pm
Section 2 @ 7:45pm
Sections 3 & 4 @ 8pm
Join us in celebrating the closing event for the current art show! It’s been a fantastic run so far, so we’re excited to send off these amazing artists and their wondrous work in style. Be one with the tiger
and maybe, just maybe, become the rabbit.
When: Sunday, March 19th, 2023 from 5pm-9pm
Where: 111 Minna Gallery
What: Other than the fantastic artists, enjoy DJ Danny Gloverrr spinning some tracks
We are thrilled to be in synergistic partnership with ArtSpan, the nonprofit behind SF Open Studios, for their 2023 Juried Benefit Art Auction. Beginning March 30th with a swanky VIP Preview, we will be hosting ArtSpan’s Auction Collection featuring over 100 works of art by SF Bay Area artists. Bidding will remain open for two-weeks, with opportunities to visit the Collection in person during our open-hours (TBA). Important dates below.
VIP Preview | Thursday, March 30 | 6-8PM*
An exclusive opportunity for ArtSpan ArtLover Enthusiast Members and above—plus devoted patrons—to view and purchase Auction art at Buy-It-Now prices before anyone else. Enjoy leisurely viewing with drinks, appetizers, and entertainment.
*Ticketed event: $200; group packages available for parties of 6 or more >>Click Here to Purchase<<
ArtSpan ArtLover Members at the Enthusiast level and above will receive complimentary admission. Become an ArtLover today to join you in the festivities: artspan.org/artlover
Opening Celebration | Friday, March 31 | 6-8PM*
A spirited evening to view & bid on our Auction Collection in-person. Over 100 artworks, curated by a jury of Bay Area art professionals, feature a wide range of mediums by artists of various career levels. Our Opening Celebration will have our donor artists present, light bites, a partially hosted bar, and smooth beats by DJ 2shy-shy.
*Ticketed event: $65 advance | $90 door >>Click Here to Purchase<<
Online & Mobile Bidding Closes Saturday, April 15
*All Bidding will occur online via your smartphone, tablet, or computer*
ArtSpan’s 2023 Benefit Art Auction Jurors:
Michelle Delaney, Co-Owner of 111 Minna Gallery
Stephen Gilbert, Art Collector
DeeDee Hunt, Owner of Hunt & Gather Gallery
Roberto Martinez, Exhibitions Director at the Richmond Art Center
KT Seibot, Co-Founder of Moth Belly Gallery & Studios
Renee Villasenor, Programs Manager & Curatorial Associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art SF
Griff Williams, Founder of Gallery 16
For nearly 50 years, ArtSpan—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit—has kept artists firmly rooted in the ethos of the city through artful events directly connecting the public with local artists; by providing educational, career-strengthening workshops for creative professionals; and through the production of paid public art opportunities, exhibitions, and more. ArtSpan’s eagerly anticipated annual Juried Benefit Art Auction generates the vital funds needed to sustain the organization and to continue their artist-supporting work.
From the annual SF Open Studios event, original murals covering over 10,000 square feet of the Salesforce Transit Center, to the creation of below-market-rent artist studios, and numerous exhibitions throughout our city, ArtSpan ensures that San Francisco residents find art at every turn and sustains the local arts ecosystem year-round. ArtSpan’s future home—the Onondaga Community Art Center—is currently under construction to provide space for local creatives and foster direct connections with residents. With your support, ArtSpan can continue bolstering and advancing San Francisco’s arts scene through a variety of public programs.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
111 Minna Gallery is excited to invite you to our latest art exhibition curated by legendary owner and founder of Seventh Son Tattoo founder – Luke Stewart. Read his invite and show explanation below:
Seventh Son Tattoo is hosting ‘Year of the Tiger,’ a collective exhibit featuring tiger-themed artwork by prominent artists both locally and internationally opening at 111 Minna on the final day of the year of the tiger – January 21st 2023. 2022 was the year of the water tiger under the Chinese zodiac, an auspicious year that comes only every 60 years. The tiger image has long been a popular and iconic symbol in tattoo culture. Its meanings can vary greatly depending on the origin; it is often a symbol of strength, courage, and fearlessness, and when depicted alongside a dragon, the tiger embodies earth while the dragon symbolizes heaven —representing the binary of yin and yang, respectively. In Japanese lore, the white tiger specifically is a sacred animal known as Byakko, one of 4 beasts worshipped as divine guardians. Full of a rich history of mythology, lore and deeply rooted symbolism, the tiger has thus been a popular motif in flash designs for decades, and has become somewhat of a mascot for tattoo culture. ‘Year of the Tiger’ is a collection of the featured artists’ ideas and expressions of the ubiquitous tiger. By centering all of the works on such a familiar image, the artists have the opportunity to give it new life; whether it is translating it into tattoo designs, or creative interpretations of the tiger that are uniquely born from the imagination of each individual. This is the 3rd art exhibit curated by Seventh Son centered around an animal of the zodiac; coming off the coattails of the collective challenges of the last few years, from the pandemic to the divisive political climate both at home and abroad, we hope this show will bring members of the community together for a fun night of nothing…but…tigers!
Featuring art by:
Luke Stewart (Seventh Son Tattoo owner – show curator)
Victor J Webster
Kim Stace Thomas
Jordan Cole Wright
What: ‘Year of the Tiger’ by Seventh Son Tattoo
- Opening Reception Saturday 1/21/23 from 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
- Open By Appointment Friday 1/22/23 – 3/22/23 – reach out to:email@example.com
- Art Coming Down Thursday 3/23/23
Seventh Son Tattoo is one of San Francisco’s premiere custom tattoo shops, providing high quality tattooing in a relaxed atmosphere. Seventh Son has been a fixture of San Francisco’s vibrant SOMA district for over ten years, with a clientele made up of locals and international travelers alike. At Seventh Son we strive to provide a friendly, approachable, professional atmosphere to match the high level of tattooing that has become our signature.
Our artists are skilled in a variety of tattoo styles, specializing in traditional Japanese, black & grey, floral, bio-mechanical, ornamental and illustrative. The accomplished artists here at Seventh Son provide a personalized experience in a private yet welcoming environment. We have become known for our distinct approach to tattooing which elevates creative expression while simultaneously honoring tradition. In an ever-changing landscape of tattoo trends, we believe in pushing the envelope without sacrificing the importance of timeless, enduring tattoos.
Follow them on Instagram:@seventhsontattoo
Over its 28 years, 111 Minna Gallery has been recognized as: Winner: Best Art Gallery (2019 & 2018/SF Weekly), Winner of the Small Business of the Year Award (2018/SF Chamber of Commerce), and Winner of the 2018 Small Business of The Year Award at The Ebbies. 111 Minna continues to be a mainstay for art and culture in the bay area. After recent renovations, 111 Minna gallery is looking more beautiful than ever and we look forward to coming back after Covid. 111 Minna Gallery would like to thank all of its followers, supporters, and fans. You are all family to us and we are excited to bring you a solid lineup as we regather together at a San Francisco staple of community art and culture.
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The 111 Minna Gallery Staff