Author: John

SFMOMA Soapbox Derby

Sunday, April 10, 2022

I had so much fun at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Soapbox Derby event at McLaren Park in San Francisco on Sunday, 4/10. Many (57) amazing derby cars made by local Bay Area artists competed for trophies made by local artists. Thanks to my awesome pit crew Mary Kalin-Casey, John C. Rogers, Stephanie Silk, Brett Durrett, and Tangee Boyce! And of course all the awesome SFMOMA folks and volunteers who made it all come together. Thanks to my friends who came out to show support as well. I was so surprised and happy to get the Fastest Car trophy made by the legendary Wanxin Zhang!!

Familiar Strangers @ WOW x WOW

WOW x WOW is incredibly proud to present Familiar Strangers. Opening on at 7pm GMT on 4th March and running until 25th March, the exhibition will feature over 90 incredible original artworks by more than 80 super talented international artists.

Many of the works of art we appreciate, admire and connect with in our lifetimes are created by people we don’t know, and will never know personally. Some may have been created hundreds of years ago by artists long since passed away. Others might have been created recently by contemporary artists living on the other side of the world, who we will never have any interaction with. However, despite not knowing these creators personally, we develop profound and lasting connections with their creations, falling in love with the imagination, vision and humanity within. The artworks provide us with wonderful insights into aspects of the creator’s being that resonate with our own, helping us form deeply meaningful relationships with these ‘Familiar Strangers’.

Orphné Achéron | Aethereal Moods | Olympia Altimir | David ÁlvarezAdam Augustyn | Scott Balmer | Paul BarnesKaitlin Beckett | Cristina Bencina | Emma Black | Kseniia BokoJesús Inglés Canalejo | Martínez Cánovas | John Casey | Soojin ChaeAlina Chau| Rene Cuvos | Jennifer Dahbura | Fran De Anda | Kring DemetrioRobert Deutsch | Tripper Dungan | Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe | Garis Edelweiss | Theo Ellsworth | Alison Friend | Eva Gamayun | Mariajosé GallardoGloombrow | Cielle Graham | Naoto Hatttori | Cleonique HilsacaVeronica Jaeger | Máté Jakó | Savanna Judd | Song Kang | Boje Arndt KiesielCassandra Kim | Nom Kinnear King | Jolene Lai | Edith LebeauLuca Ledda | Amelia Leonards | Konan Lim | James Lipnickas | LTG (Ana Novaes) | Lihao Lu | Isaac Malakkai | Ashley Marie | Colete Martin | Gina MatarazzoMcMonster | Eli McMullen | Michele Melcher | Nicolás Menay | Zach Meyer | Marina Mika | Moki | David Molesky | Niky Motekallem | Reiko Murakami | Andreas Nagel | Johannah O’Donnell | Christian Orrillo and Cristopher Pérez | P54Silvia Parvarini | Diego Peñuela | Dasha Pliska | Marie-Eve ProteauAngelika Rasmus | Dusty Ray | Luke Rion | V. R. Rivera | Vasilisa RomanenkoOlivia Rose | Simona Ruscheva | Rustlehare | Eric Wolfe SahlstenJuliet Schreckinger | Brian Serway | Andrew Sides | Kristin Siegel-LeichtAndi Soto | Peter Striffolino | Jessica So Ren TangJames Thistlethwaite | Delphyne V. | Alexandra Verhoven | Jamie Wells | Alex Wezta

Untamed Splendor @ Antler

10th Anniversary Group Exhibition

February 27 – March 17, 2022

Antler Gallery is thrilled to share the online preview for this incredible exhibition with you! To view original works by 60+ internationally renowned artists please follow the link below:

Online Preview: Untamed Splendor

Group Exhibition Featuring:
Steve Martinez • Katy Harrald • Allison Sommers • Danny Samuels • Rialenga • Erika Sanada • Julian Callos • Jp Neang • Josh Keyes • Andie Taylor • Leon Keer • Regan Johnston/Christa Rijneveld • Nikoo Bafti • Amory Abbott • Michelle Melcher • Jeremy Nichols • Frau Isa • Matt Linares • Win Wallace • Rebecca Luncan • Matthew Rucker • Brad Woodfin • Morgaine Faye • Christina Mrozik • David Rice • Juliet Schreckinger • London James • Stacey Rozich • Alex Kuno • Vanessa Foley • Lindsey Carr • Justin Santora • JAW Cooper • Sean Mahan • Joseph Renda Jr • Stephanie Inagaki • Dominic De Venuta • Michael McConnell • Vasilisa Romanenko • 3rd Version • Tripper Dungan • Bagger43 • Amy Ruppel • Joe Vollan • Roos Van Der Vliet • Jessica So Ren Tang • Cayl Austin • Syd Bee • Dave Pollot • Ferris Plock • Alexis Trice • Kelly Tunstall • Brin Levinson • Keith Carter • John Casey • Jason Borders • VR Rivera • Peter Bakacs • Drew Leshko • Anthony Solano • Kristin Bell • Rachel Sabin • Zoe Keller • Neil Perry • Susannah Kelly • Josie Morway • Thomas Jackson • Rebecca Mason Adams • Brian Mashburn • Pizza In The Rain • Kane Kokaris • Lorren Lowrey • Crystal Morey

Cosmic Elixir @ WOW x WOW

WOW x WOW is incredibly proud to present Cosmic Elixir. Opening on at 7pm GMT on 7th January and running until 28th January, the exhibition will feature over 60 incredible original artworks by more than 50 super talented international artists.

Cosmic: [adjective] of or relating to the cosmos rather than to the earth alone.

Elixir: [noun] a substance, with a magical power to cure, improve, or preserve something.

During productive periods, the inspiration required for creativity is often in abundance, while at other, more challenging times, can be utterly elusive. It is of vital importance for an artist to engage in stimulating pursuits, the kind that encourage and develop inspiring thoughts and ideas. Imposing limitations on the creative process might suit some individuals, however, when it comes to setting oneself up for the reception of inspiration, it would be safe to say that limitations are barriers, not passageways. Therefore, we must remain open to everything the universe has to offer, and whenever possible, tap into the power and wonder of the ‘Cosmic Elixir’.

The entire exhibition can now be accessed via the link below. All sales will be on a first come, first served basis. Purchases can be made through the website, either with a debit/credit card or via PayPal. In the unlikely event that you encounter any issues, please email us at and we will be very happy to assist.

Ivardi Ahau | David Álvarez | Ana Bagayan | Paul Barnes | Kaitlin Beckett | Cristina Bencina | Michael Camarra | John Casey | Ken Cunningham | Fran De Anda | Kring Demetrio | Jasmin Dreyer | Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe | Garis Edelweiss | Theo Ellsworth | Anna Ezer | Alison Friend | Katie Gamb | Gloombrow | Nicole Gordon | Cleonique Hilsaca | Veronica Jaeger | Máté Jakó | Sorie Kim | Nom Kinnear King | Risa Kishida | Declan Lee | Likrot | Milka Lolo | Iain Macarthur | Isaac Malakkai | MalOjo | Ashley Marie | Colete Martin | Ryan Martin | Eli McMullen | Zach Mendoza | Andreas Nagel | Varvara Nedilska | Johannah O’Donnell | Profe | Angelika Rasmus | Nadia Rausa | Dusty Ray | Maga Rey | Luke Rion | V. R. Rivera | Olivia Rose | Vorja Sánchez | Serendipity | Brian Serway | Andrew Sides | Andi Soto | Tarntara Sudaduang | Thoth | Alexis Trice | Alexandra Verhoven | Dock Vincent | Leigh Whurr | Shiella Witanto

Softer Solstice @ Rolodex Gallery

December 4 – 22, 2021

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:


“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