Art Shows Galore! Where To Go First?!

It is amazing how many art shows, craft fairs and open artist galleries there are in San Francisco every week. Along with running around checking these out Darcy Rowley and I ( Mark Bray ) also had work in the Pacific Coast Fog Fest this weekend.

The Fog Fest was really busy and fun this year. Brandi from Full Circle Creative Arts had a really nice booth and was nice enough to sell some of the Crystaleyezed Fine Arts art magnets at her table. She will do very colorful custom paintings of your family tree, your pet or just about anything you could request.
Full Circle Creative Arts
Full Circle Creative Arts

Crystaleyezed Fine Arts Art Magnets by Mark Bray

Darcy and I both had photos in the Pacific Coast Fog Fest Photo Contest

Fog Fest Photo Contest Booth
Sanchez Art Center Photo Contest Booth
Darcy standing with her flower photo at the Fog Fest Photo Contest
Darcy standing with her flower photo at the Fog Fest Photo Contest
Photo of Fog by Darcy Rowley in Fog Fest Photo Contest
Photo of Fog by Darcy Rowley in Fog Fest Photo Contest (upper middle)
Photo of Golden Gate Bridge by Mark Bray at the Fog Fest Photo Contest
Photo of Golden Gate Bridge by Mark Bray at the Fog Fest Photo Contest (middle left)
Photo of Shady by Mark Bray at the Fog Fest Photo Contest
Photo of Shady by Mark Bray at the Fog Fest Photo Contest (right middle with reflection so you can’t really see it)
Crow cruising the breeze by the ocean in Pacifica
Crow cruising the breeze by the ocean in Pacifica
Fog Cutter at the Fog Fest while watching The Reefriders
Fog Cutter

Had the classic drink of the Fog Fest, the Fog Cutter. We had one while watching the awesome surf band, The Reefriders.

The Reefriders at the Pacific Coast Fog Fest
The Reefriders

Then we took a short break to check in on Shady.

Shady proud to hang out now that we are back home.
Shady proud to hang out now that we are back home.

The next stop on our art show weekend was to the Art Explosion in San Francisco. It is a really big building full of artists that rent space and use the whole building to put on group shows. The amount of art was pretty mind blowing. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for their next show and maybe even getting a space there if you are living in SF and need a spot to paint.
Art Explosion building Sign in front of Art Explosion and poster for 2014 show

After the Art Explosion we started towards our next stop and ran into the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. They had mostly hand printed items printed using wood cuts and other similar techniques and printing presses with big rollers to transfer the image. They even had a big steam roller to press big prints. It was a very cool scene with great music and an inside area to show how to do book binding. This is definitely something I would like to be part of next year.
Banner for RoadWorks  Steamroller Printing Festival View of RoadWorks  Steamroller Printing Festival

Not far down the road and back in to Pier 70 there was the Art Beats show with a bunch of really awesome artists in a huge space. There were people outside doing live painting and DJs inside with booths by Zero Friends (Alex Pardee, Dave Correia, Ricky Watts – good to see you again Patrick), loakal Gallery ( LaurenYS), Rock Paper Scissors Collective and many more.
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And that concludes the tour of the weekend. Lots to finish up this week to prepare for the Oceana Gallery Craft Sale this Saturday from 1-5.
OceanaArtGalleryFallCraftSale

 

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Thanks for checking in,
Mark Bray

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