Tuesday, September 29, 2009

news, opens calls, indie biz updates and more


It's Gonna be Awesome
New work by Narangkar Glover

September 10 - October 11

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 blankspacegallery.com for more info.


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 7-10pm on Friday....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.

So, as I mentioned last time I have been in my Blankspace bubble lately, but, I do want to mention a great restaurant that I have visited on more than one occasion and hope to return to soon.

Weird Fish is a small storefront restaurant on Mission St. in SF. This place is great for several reasons, the first being the affordable and extremely flavorful and well prepared dishes. I am not always comfortable ordering fish that is not Tuna or Salmon, but last time I was there I ordered the catfish served "buffalo wing" style. I swear that it was better than any buffalo style chicken wing I have every had. So good.

The food is tasty and affordable and more importantly the restaurant supports sustainable fishing practices and as their website states..."We serve locally grown vegetables, & prepare fish that is primarily farmed and sustainable. We are making conscious efforts to embody a green business practice at Weird Fish. All of our fish is farmed sustainably."

I have to also mention the french fries which are a delightful combo of yams and potatoes, yum.

Weird Fish

2193 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110


Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Sun - Thu: 5pm-10:30pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm-11:30pm

Closed on Tuesday

Open Calls

Pro Arts

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 proartsgallery.com

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:


Alternative Exposure Grant
Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant program seeks to fuel the energy of the local visual arts community by supporting the vibrant artistic activity that occurs on the ground level. Alternative Exposure grants provide direct support, up to $3,500, to individuals and groups working in the visual arts to create frameworks of support for other artists working and presenting work in our communities.

AltEx Round III Guidelines and Application lick here.

Application deadline: 6:00pm on November 6, 2009. See guidelines for specific information about how to submit a proposal.


Kerri Lee Johnson
Exhibition Closing Reception RESCHEDULED ONCE AGAIN for
SATURDAY, October 3RD, 3:30-5:30PM

Kerri Lee Johnson
New work at SFMOMA Artists Gallery
with Emily Payne and David Ian Clark

September 3- -October 8
SFMOMA Artists Gallery,
Building A Fort Mason Center,
SF, CA 94123
gallery hours: Tuesday- Saturday 11:30am - 5:30pm

Hi All,

The closing reception has been rescheduled AGAIN! BACK TO SATURDAY, October 3RD, 3:30-5:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience. For those of you who are still if planning on coming by on Saturday, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery the gallery is open regular hours 11:30am-5:30pm. The show runs thru October 8th.

I am unsure myself why the reception has flopped back and forth, but I apologize for all this confusion.!! My head is spinning, I understand if u all are equally confused!!

Included in the exhibition are multiple drawings, four scrimshaw pieces on faux whale bone and two limited edition hand-colored prints. Images of the work can be found on my website and on flickr.

For purchase inquiries please contact the SFMOMA Artists gallery at 415.441.4777 or email me directly at info@kerrileejohnson.com

Note: stay tuned for my new website set to launch in mid October.

Image shown: Offering (girl), 2009
gouache, ink and graphite on paper
8" x 10"