Aug 13, 2015

BigCrow Flies to Reno!

After 28 years, BigCrow Studio is leaving San Francisco. There are many reasons, well documented elsewhere, but the bottom line is nothing lasts forever and our time here has come to an end. The really good news is that we are moving to Reno, Nevada.

Reno was not even on our radar until earlier this year, when our good friend Kerry moved there. After visiting her in her new home, we were smitten with the Biggest Little City in the World. Unless you've spent some time there recently, it's probably not what you're thinking.

We have wandered around the Downtown, Midtown, and Old Southwest areas on foot, by bus, and by taxi. We've driven around some of the other areas by car. We talked to everyone who would talk to us (and that was everyone - so far, 100% of the people we encountered were friendly, low-key, happy to answer questions about Reno.)

The first thing that surprised me about Reno was the natural beauty: the river, the big trees, those purple flowering sage bushes, and the surrounding mountains. The next thing that I noticed was the high percentage of actively creative people (all kinds of artists) who were doing their thing in Reno. The city seems to support this activity and the artists all seemed very happy. The third thing that hit me was the cost of living: an artist can actually live and eat here (what a concept!) This was not strictly news - anywhere is cheaper than San Francisco and I'd heard from Kerry that Reno was affordable. But there's nothing like first-hand experience. In so many little ways, a dollar goes further in Reno. Which is no doubt responsible for observation number four: there is a sense of relaxed openness in the people we encountered in Reno - and most of them were working when we talked to them! There was none that anxious, closed-off, distracted affect that seems to be infecting so many of the citizens on San Francisco.

We found a place to live in Midtown, with room for our studios and a gallery. We're moving there over the next few months (before the end of 2015, for sure.) So stay tuned - I'm sure it's going to affect our work (no more shipspotting for me) and think it's going to be good.

Jun 13, 2015

Last Day for "Words

Today is the last day for the "Where the Words Are" show and artists are arriving to drop off work for the next show, "On the Street."

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Location:41st Ave,San Francisco,United States

Jun 12, 2015

Gallery closed Friday, 6/12

We're sorry for the short notice, but due to a medical emergency, we need to close the gallery today, Friday, 6/12. We still plan to open tomorrow, Saturday, 6/13, from noon to 6pm, so please come on by then.

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Location:41st Ave,San Francisco,United States

Apr 14, 2015

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Apr 10, 2015

Visit "Animal Spirits" Saturday

Just a reminder: we are closed today (Friday) as we are returning from LA. We WILL be open tomorrow, Saturday, April 11th, from noon to 6pm.

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Apr 3, 2015

Dogs, Cats, Monkeys, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Dragons

... and more: it's the "Animal Spirits" show. A lot of fun. Everyone who has seen it has been delighted.

We're open  for six (6) more days:

Saturday, April 4th, noon - 6pm

(CLOSED Friday April 10th)
Saturday, April 11th, noon - 6pm

Friday, April 17th, noon - 6pm
Saturday, April 18th, noon - 6pm

Friday, April 24th, noon - 6pm
Saturday, April 25th, noon - 6pm

Mar 20, 2015

Opening Tonight!

The "Animal Spirits" show opens tonight, March 20 and runs thru April 25, 2015. Come join us and meet the artists, 6-9pm this evening.

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Mar 6, 2015

New Painting, just came in!

The fireplace corner at BigCrow Exhibition Space.
The last two weekends to see Heather Robinson's "Hexagons" and Jonah Roll's "Whale and Squid." And your first chance to see "FatCat" (the painting in the fireplace) by Anna L. Conti.

Mar 3, 2015

Ama Wertz, weaver

"Drought Glamour" by Ama Wertz - woven especially for our current show, "Water." There's a great feature on her at Best Wishes Mag:

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Feb 21, 2015

Rusty Jaw

"Rusty Jaw" (AKA Sawtooth Girl) by Jonah Roll. About 30"X11" and made of found wood & metal. Come visit her and the other creatures & vessels bobbing on the Yellow Sea at BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space.

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Feb 14, 2015

Leo Germano

"Lake Outlet" by Leo Germano
Don't miss Leo Germano's photos - their quiet beauty can be overlooked in a gallery full of big, colorful paintings. The "Horizon Tanker" (below) is famed, and on the wall; plus an unframed copy is in the racks, along with "Lake Outlet (above) and a few other images.

"Horizon Tanker" by Leo Germano

Feb 7, 2015

See "Water" now, before the rain starts again!

... or come get out of the rain and hang with us.

Getting ready to turn on the lights and put out the sign. Come see work by Jonah Roll and 18 other local artists in the "Water" show - today, noon to 6pm. BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space, 1426 41st Ave. in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco.

Jan 28, 2015

"Water" opens this week!

The show is all hung and looks great! We can't wait to show it to all of you. (It opens this Friday, Jan. 30th at noon. The reception begins at 6pm.) Jonah Roll is our featured artist for the "Water" show - that's his work on the yellow wall. We also have about 20 other artists, photographers, jewelers, and a weaver! Come see us this Friday, or any weekend (Fridays & Saturdays, noon to 6pm.) The "Water" show will be up through March 14th.

Jan 9, 2015

Last weekend for "The Artist"

This is the last two days for "The Artist," a show of portraits by and about artists. Come by and see us today or tomorrow (Fri & Sat 12-6.)

The next show, "Water,"opens Friday, January 30th - reception 6-9pm.

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Location:41st Ave,San Francisco,United States

Jan 3, 2015

One more week of "The Artist."

Artists almost always have portraits of themselves and their friends (other artists) sitting around the studio. We love this genre and couldn't wait to put this show together. I only wish we had a bigger space, so we could show twice as many artists. There's some great stuff here and you only have one more week to see it - today, and next weekend. The show closes next Saturday, January 10th, at 6pm. 

Also, the sidewalk signs are finally getting finished. By next weekend, we plan to have them out around the neighborhood.