BLUETS:To Fall Under A Spell

August 3 – 26, 2017 
Juror Jack Fischer

Opening Reception: 
Friday, August 4th from 6-9 pm

Diane Abt • Linda Belden • Ellen Bepp • Gina Borg • Kristen Brown • Patricia Bruning • Robert Cotham • Carol Dalton • Jean Davis • Lucia Dill • Deborah Benioff Friedman • Adam Forfang •  Shelley Gardner • Tali Grinshpan • Paul Goldman • Ann Holsberry • Judy Levit • Joh Lund • Lynlee Lyckberg • Kathleen McNutt-Hart • Mary Mocas • Jary Niebur • Janet Norris • Joshua Wilder Oakley • Yari Ostovany • Jane Peterman • Sara Post • Matthew Priest • Fernando Reyes • Nicole Rubio • Connie Ryan • Francesca Saveri • Robert Saywitz • Susan Silvester • Maryann Steinert-Foley • Jennifer Stuart • Michele Theberge • Bonnie Thomas • Keith Wilson

The works in BLUETS explore the theme inspired by the writer Maggie Nelson, who has written that to love the color blue was to fall “under a spell, a spell I fought to stay under and get out from under, in turns.” Blue is commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. References to the color include blue chip, blue collar, the wild blue yonder, having the blues, singing the blues, out of the blue, once in a blue moon. The color blue has been said to physically calm and sedate, cool, and aid intuition. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange”— Vincent Van Gogh. 

Bluets was juried by Jack Fischer, principal of Jack Fischer Gallery. Currently at 311 Potrero Avenue and 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco, Jack Fischer is devoted to the work of outsider, self-taught, intuitive artists and continues to exhibit work he characterizes as “from the heart and the gut.” 

GearBox Gallery’s special call for entries exhibitions are open to artists over the age of 18 and living or working in Northern California. 

Congrats to our 2017 Award Winners, Matthew Priest and Deborah Benioff Friedman. As the Juror’s award winner, Matthew Priest will have the opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit. The GearBox Gallery Award winner, Deborah Benioff Fredman will have the opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery in 2018.

The 2016 Juror’s Award winner, Leslie Smith, was featured in Biographies at GearBox Gallery, April 27 – May 27, 2017

The 2016 GearBox Gallery Award winner, Tamera Avery, will be featured in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery, August 31 – Sept 23, 2017

The 2015 Juror’s Award winner, Spencer Pittenger, was featured in Essential Elements and Other Mysteries of the Universe at GearBox Gallery, February 18 – March 19, 2016

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