EXHIBITION: March 4th - 20th.
Zhiyan "Zian" Wang - Paintings
RECEPTION: Friday, March 11th, 6 pm - 9 pm
Fine artist Zhiyan "Zian" Wang, contemporary realist Chinese painter, creates portrait and figurative oil paintings. The work included in "Soft Light" is characterized by soft brushwork and expressive use of color and light.
Art Auction to be held for Improvements
to the Market Street Gallery Exhibition Space,
April 1 Friday, 5pm Mailed artist entry form due
April 13-14, Wednesday and Thursday,
10am - 5pm Drop off dates
April 15 Friday, 6-9pm Silent auction begins
April 23 Saturday, 11am - 9pm Closing party
April 23-24 Saturday, after 9pm and Sunday 11am-5pm Successful bidders pick up art
April 23-25 Ongoing, starting 9pm Saturday Pick up unsold work
Market Street Gallery , a locally owned gallery that features the work of new and established Bay-area artists and hosts group exhibitions in conjunction with MesArt.com. The gallery is in need of several improvements to the space.
Improvements to the space will be ongoing and include the replacement of the current linoleum flooring with a new hardwood floor, fabrication and installation of moveable panel walls to increase exhibition area, upgrade of the current halogen lighting system and fabrication of new signage system for the public windows to announce and highlight current exhibitions.
Many in the local arts community are aware that Market Street Gallery is a boot-strapped operation that has carved out much needed space for the visual arts in San Francisco. The gallery has in the past shared space with a cash register business – Bob's A-1 Cash Register, which has been run from the same location for over 50 years.
Beginning in 2005, the front retail space of the business, located in the Hayes Valley area at 1554 Market ST., between Van Ness and Gough has been devoted exclusively to the exhibition of visual art exhibitions, to the confusion of many of Bob's old time customers.
As the new gallery seeks to establish this space as a vibrant space for the exhibition of visual arts, the conversion from cash register shop to an art gallery is underway in small but steady increments. In order to speed along the much-needed additions to the space, the directors of Market Street Gallery have organized this silent auction to raise funds for these improvements.
For further information, please contact Ronald Newman, gallery director, at 415-290-1441.