Friday, September 11, 2009

blankspace news, open calls and indie biz


It's Gonna be Awesome
New work by Narangkar Glover

September 10 - October 11

*Sunday Tea: September 20th 3-6pm
First Friday reception: October 2nd, 7-10pm

*sponsored by NUMI Tea of Oakland

It's Gonna To Be Awesome features large scale oil paintings, one large scale (40 x 60 inch) embroidered painting, and a number of smaller studies. In this body of work Glover deals with personal space and individuality. The curvilinear shape depicted in her paintings is the homemade concrete skate bowl in her back yard. This is a landscape built for a single leisurely and social activity: skateboarding. The paintings serve as homage to the individualistic lifestyle around it, and the efforts made by individuals to sustain it.go to for more info.GALLERY HOURS: THURS-SUN 12-6pm

image: Today, oil on canvas, 2009
60" x 72"

PS- there are 2 other opening receptions happening next door at The Compound and Swee[t]art galleries during the same hours 6-9pm on Saturday Sept. 12th....3 great reasons to come to the Golden Gate Gallery District!!


Things over here at the Blankspace camp have been very busy. So I apologize for slacking on the Indie Biz of the Week section of the blog.

Sadly I have to report that Magnet, one of my favorite boutiques on the East Bay is closing their doors next week. It is not all doom and gloom, Camille jsut had a baby and the decision to close came more from starting a new chapter in her life and not from the messy economy. Sad for me, but I wish her many happy days with her new baby. I have feeling we will be seeing other projects from her in the future.

I have not been out of my Blankspace bubble in the pasr few weeks, so I have not much to report, but I did go to Slash jeans today and they have tons of great new jeans in stock.

Open Calls

Pro Arts has a new open call:

Juried Annual 2010

Selections by Sherman Sam, Independent Curator, London

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2009, 6 pm

Exhibition Dates: November 24, 2009 - January 15, 2010

more info and to register online go to

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the Artadia Awards 2009
from all visual artists living and working in the 5-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any point in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected in the fall of 2009 through Artadia’s two-tiered jury process. This is Artadia’s seventh awards cycle in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For eligibility requirements and to access the web-based application, please visit: