Building 101's old auditorium has been renovated into a brilliantly designed gallery space with movable art panels. The majority of participating Open Studios artists have donated some of their best work to support our effort to outfit the barren gallery space into a functional multi- purposes room for future exhibits, art classes, artist talks and intimate performances. We need a projector, a sound system, tables and comfortable chairs, appliances for the adjacent kitchenette, and a sound attenuation system to make the room more acoustically pleasant to be in. There is an estimated cost of over $100,000, and we hope to raise a good chunk of that at this year's Shipyard Open Studios event.
Please consider bidding in the auction for your favorite artists' work. There is also the opoprtunity to make a cash donation to support particular gallery equipment needs, or make a general contribution.
You can browse the auction catalog at your leisure, then sign up to bid when you are ready. Pick-up or shipping of auction purchases must be arranged with STAR (firstname.lastname@example.org). The purchaser will be responsible for shipping charges, if any.
All donated auction art will be displayed in our new art gallery in Building 101, Room 1212, during Shipyard Open Studios, October 22-23, 2022
A brilliant design of movable panels transforms the new clean multi-purpose room into an art gallery. There are also a storage space and kitchenette to support a variety of activities. This transformation, new ADA-compliant bathrooms, and several fire safety upgrades were paid for by a grant the City of San Francisco, obtained for the artists by the Office of Infrastructure and Community Investment (OCII), successor agency of the former Redevelopment Agency.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work that both OCII and the Department of Public Works (DPW) did to make the new gallery a reality, along with lots of safety upgrades to building 101. In particular, we thank project architect Rafael Guiterrez (DPW), who watched over the design and superior implementation of the entire project, project managers Nikki Henry and Jonathan Plowman (OCII), senior staff Lila Hussain and former senior staff Amabel Akwa-Asare (also a STAR Advisory Board Member) and Executive Director Thor Kaslofsky. Last, but not least, we thank Leslie Terzian and Ryan Terzian from The Point (Bldg 101 property manager) and their entire staff for patiently facilitating the implementation and providing valuable input for the functionality.
Now it is up to us to outfit the space with furniture and equipment to make it fully functional. Please help us make that happen by donating and bidding generously!
Many Shipyard artists have donated excellent work for our silent auction. The proceeds will help bring us closer to our fundraising goal to purchase the gear we need.
Planned uses of this space include art classes, artist talks, exhibits and tours, installations, films and musical presentations. We are excited to have a venue that will allow our artists to connect with the public outside the twice-yearly Open Studios events.
Now it is up to the artists to outfit the space with furniture and equipment to make it fully functional. And we need your help!