In 2014 the organization Sixth Street Photography Workshop was given the opportunity to open a gallery in the historic Hotel Isabel, a Tenants and Owners Development Corporation (TODCO) residence. Now called 6th On 7th Gallery, the exhibition space displays work compiled since 1991 from our estimated 500 former and present photographers participating in our black and white film and digital photography workshops. The gallery also features monthly guest artists, artist talks, and participates in Artspan Open Studios.
Tenants and Owners Development Corporation (TODCO), our fiscal sponsor since 1992, is a leading nonprofit developer and operator of affordable housing in South of Market since 1978 with 950 apartments in its 8-senior/SRO housing properties. It provides a full range of resident services for 1,150 tenants, a dozen spaces for local nonprofit community programs, and civic advocacy for all SOMA residents. It's mission is "South of Market Neighborhood Builders."
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) Project of SF Veterans Administration.
Tom Ferentz – Artistic Director of Sixth Street Photography Workshop and of 6th On 7th Gallery, MFA, UCSD. Ferentz founded the Sixth Street Photography Workshop in 1991. He received six California Arts Council Artists in Residence awards for his work with SSPW and a Eureka Fellowship in Photography from the Fleishhaker Foundation. He taught photography at California State University East Bay and University of San Francisco and exhibited his work internationally. Click to see photography by Tom Ferentz: www.tomferentz.com
S. Renée Jones – Photography Instructor and Gallery Director. Jones has been a member of the Sixth Street Photography Workshop since 1995. She joined the project during a time when she was on the edge of homelessness. She is a self-taught photographer who also studied art therapy at San Francisco State University. She teaches the beginning photography class as well as instructs in advanced photography, studio lighting, portraiture and gallery show preparation. Click to see photography by S. Renée Jones: www.sreneejones.com