Rolodex Gallery is pleased to present “Softer Solstice,” a small works exhibition featuring work from 20 local and national artists. This exhibition will be on-view from December 4th through December 22nd, 2021. Artists and curators will be in attendance at the December 4th opening reception from 5pm to 10pm.
As the days get shorter and a year filled with new beginnings slows down, Rolodex Gallery’s “Softer Solstice” ushers us into the winter season with a cozy group exhibition of over 30 8″x10″ or smaller artworks, plus two pop-up events featuring Bay Area makers. The collection of works for this exhibition range from mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and painting from emerging and seasoned artists alike in the spirit of making art accessible to all.
Artists participating in “Softer Solstice” include:
BLANE ASRAT| SASHA B. | ARI BIRD | JON BLYTHE | DK BYRD | JOHN CASEY | DEB | RICARDO DISEÑO | GIRLONBUS | KIDTOFER | MADDIE LINER (LINER POSTER) | M.CHILADAS | MONI | AUSTIN ELFIO MONTANARI | MRFESTIN | DANIELLE O’MALLEY | DARYLL PEIRCE | R6D4 | BUD SNOW | JULIANNE MARELLA VILLEGA
“Softer Solstice” and it’s corresponding events will be free and open to the public beginning Saturday, December 4th from 5pm to 10pm and by appointment thereafter through December 22nd. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided during the opening reception. Masks and social distancing will be enforced throughout the opening event.
Rolodex Gallery is located at 1075 Dwight Way in West Berkeley, off San Pablo Avenue. To schedule an appointment or for additional information including purchasing and media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
Labyrinth of Dreams @ WOW x WOW
WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Labyrinth of Dreams. Opening on wowxwow.com at 7pm GMT on 3rd December and running until 24th December, the exhibition will feature incredible original artworks by more than 80 super talented international artists.
The creation of a work of art very rarely occurs in a straight line. The path is often a labyrinthine journey of tangled thoughts, decisions and emotions that frequently arrive at dead ends, leaving the creator with the only option of backing up and trying again. The final destination of the creative process is one that culminates in the creation of a piece, that the artist can call finished and be proud of. It must measure up to the internal image that projects itself on the mind’s eye, as clear and as vivid as those of our dreams. However, once fully realised and the artwork complete, taking pleasure from the journey and utilising what has been learned along the way, are equally important aspects of the endeavour as basking in the glory and satisfaction of reaching the finish line. There is wealth of riches to be earned from the trials and tribulations of navigating the ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’.
Outwit the Monster @ WOW x WOW
ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION 8TH – 29TH OCTOBER 2021
WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Outwit the Monster. One of the biggest fears and challenges that faces every creative at one time or another, is the creative block. Reasons for the rising of these barriers to inspiration are numerous and include the fear of imperfection; physical and mental exhaustion; the pressures of a deadline; an existential crisis; etc. Diagnosing the cause of a creative slump may make it easier to break through it, however, building up an arsenal of techniques to combat or prevent this dreaded condition is well worth the effort. What works best for each individual on each separate occasion is going to be entirely personal and tailored to the circumstances, although some tried and tested jump starts are, changing routines; getting outdoors; engaging in monotonous tasks; allowing yourself to fail; talking to other creatives; just turning up (in other words, not waiting for inspiration to strike before starting work). This exhibition is in honour of every creative who has battled with the wild beast and managed to ‘Outwit the Monster’.
Monster Drawing Rally 2021
LIVE DRAWING EVENT & FUNDRAISER Monster Drawing Rally 2021 Saturday, October 9, 2021, 2-6:30 PM OUTDOORS: Alabama Street between 19th Street and 20th Street in San Francisco
Combining the energy of a monster truck rally with the creativity and brilliance of the Bay Area art community, Southern Exposure’s annual Monster Drawing Rally is a can’t-miss event. And this year it’s back to being in person Saturday, October 9, 2-6:30 PM.
The Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible afternoon of artmaking and fundraising where over 100 artists create brand new work right before your eyes in a frantic race against the clock. As you spy on the creative process, you’ll see sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $100 each.
As part of our commitment to support artists during these challenging times, all participating artists have the option to receive up to a 50% commission of the sale, with remaining proceeds going directly to further our work at Southern Exposure.
Ethereal Folk @ RPS
October 1 – October 30, 2021
RPS Collective in Oakland, CA, is honored to host artists working to visually interpret depths of spooky folklore. Across the world stories are traded, fables shared and expanded, in myth, magic, mysticism, and ominous lore.
Art by: Allegra Rush, Aydan Donato, Chris Granillo, Daryll Peirce, Eduardo Valadez, Felicia Ann, Gata Lata, John Casey, Kristina Eng, Kristine Holohan, Liliana Herrera, LuxMan Jhula, Pancho Pescador, Peter Pendergrass, Sasha Laurel, Sloan Paige, Suzie Ferras, and Zachary Sweets.