It’s that time of year again…the art shows have come to San Francisco. If your walls are bare or even if you’re a seasoned collector, it’s fun to view breakthrough artists and grab a piece…or five!
Clients naively believe that my job as an interior designer is complete when all of the carpet, furniture, drapes, wallpaper, and lighting is installed. The final and most important part to any successfully designed space is the accessories and artwork. They present the room in a perfect package by tying the ceiling and floor together and all of the objects in between. They add an extra punch of color, design interest, and whimsy. Some of the pieces may be the most personal part of the room, as they can evoke special memories or inspirations. Whether you’re in the beginning, middle or end of your interior design process, don’t forget the accessories and artwork.
To help with your unadorned walls and shelves, check out these upcoming art shows:
SFMOMA ARTISTS GALLERY AT FORT MASON
21st Annual Artists Warehouse Sale
May 7 – 11, 2014
A huge selection of original artworks at a savings of up to 75 percent!
Opening night: Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Be among the first to shop this annual sale, now in its 21st year. With two venues of over 7,000 square feet filled with works by 300 participating artists, it’s your first chance to purchase at incredible savings. Opening night admission: $10 at the door; free for SFMOMA members. Free all other sale hours.
Additional sale hours:
Thursday, May 8 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 9 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, May 10 – 12:00pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 11 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard, Building A
San Francisco, CA 94123
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Benefit Preview Reception benefiting the de Young & Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Opening Night Party: 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Regular fair hours:
Friday, May 16 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 17 – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 18 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Festival Pavilion @ Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
One of my favorite galleries at this show is SB Fine Arts. I have worked with Stephanie on many custom pieces for clients and in my home. She represents an amazing collection of contemporary artists and creates artwork mockups so it’s easy to view the artwork in any space in your home. She is also currently representing artists at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase which is now open.
Have fun at the shows, even if you’re just browsing. Let me know if you need any assistance in selecting the perfect pieces to complete your home.