ArtPad SF 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended the fabulous second installment of ArtPadSF on May 18th. It was an exceptional night celebrating the wealth of our artistic community in the Bay Area. Attendance and spirits were high as patrons explored the converted rooms of the Phoenix Hotel.

Photo by Philippe Glade.  More after the jump: 

“ArtPadSF at the iconic Phoenix Hotel is a provocative 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. Partnered with San Francisco’s world-renowned arts institutions, galleries, and artists, ArtPadSF is a crossroads for the creative and an unparalleled marketplace for art.” From

Gallery Mingling

The Black Rock Arts Foundation hosted a gallery featuring artists in our extended community, including art by BRAF Board Members Crimson Rose and Will Rogers, and by BRAF artists like Michelle Palmer of the Flaming Lotus Girls and by Marco Cochrane, artist of Bliss Dance.

Triskelus by Michelle Palmer, photo by Josie Schimke

During the event, Marco Cochrane live sculpted artist Laura Kimpton! It was incredible to watch. In just a few hours, Marco created an exceptional likeness of our beloved Laura.

The opening gala also featured epic performances by some of the formost musicians and performers in our community.  The evening’s performances were sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co.

Many thanks to Chip Conley, Founder and Executive Chairman of Joie De Vivre Hotels, and ArtPadSF director, Maria Jenson, for inviting us to participate in this unique and fun event. We’re thrilled to be a part of the emergence of ArtPadSF!

For more impressions of the event, check out this lovely write up in SFWire.

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