Exhibitions and Events

Please Join Us for Open Studio!

Saturday November 4th from 11 AM - 7 PM

Stop by to see collections of images from veterans and adults living below poverty level as well as work by guest artist Vance Gellert

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for our upcoming Exhibition. Photographer Vance Gellert will be discussing his series Smoke and Mirrors, a Journey to Healing Knowledge Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5-8pm

Vance Gellert, Huasao, Peru, 2010, 17 x 22'' , Archival Inkjet

Vance Gellert, Huasao, Peru, 2010, 17 x 22'' , Archival Inkjet

Minneapolis artist Vance Gellert received a PhD in Pharmacology over forty years ago and decided to become a photographer instead. Interested in traditional plant-based medicines and healing practices –including the power of the “placebo effect”- he made “Smoke and Mirrors” over nine months in South America. Gellert has shown widely in museums and galleries, including Minnesota Historical Society, Duke Museum, and Tweed Museum of Art.

An informal question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The gallery will feature eight works on view by Vance Gellert through January 2017.

Vance Gellert, 2010, 17 x 22'' , Archival Inkjet

Vance Gellert, 2010, 17 x 22'' , Archival Inkjet


Join us for the upcoming exhibit Shooting the Messenger from photographer Todd Butillo on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 5-8 pm

A medic in the Iraq war, Todd Butillo returned to San Francisco a veteran. After three years working as a bicycle messenger, he became passionately involved with photography in Sixth Street Photography Workshop. He remained connected to the world of bicycle messengers and completed a portfolio of photographs of them. A genuine insider’s view, Butillo has produced a compelling document of a unique and lasting subculture.

 

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Todd Butillo, Send It, 2017


Join us for the upcoming 94103 Members Exhibition Opening Reception on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 6-8pm

The gallery will feature seven works on view by members through August 26, 2017

 

"Dave" from the project "Tapered Throne", 2012, GIF, 4" x 7", digital display by Brandon Tauszik

"Dave" from the project "Tapered Throne", 2012, GIF, 4" x 7", digital display by Brandon Tauszik

6th On 7th Gallery is pleased to announce our first Members Exhibition. It will be on view from July 8 - August 26, 2017 and there will be an opening reception on July 8 from 6-8pm. A call for submissions for this exhibition stipulated that artists should in some way be connected to the 94103 zip code. Artists could go to school in the area, print their photographs at Samy’s or RayKo, go on photo shoots in the 6th street corridor, or relate to the area in any way that they felt connected them to the zip code. Some artists live across the world and others have lived in the area for 30 years.

The exhibition ranges from emerging to established photographers, analog to digital, and from color and black and white images. The gallery is excited to continue to grow its community of photographs and photography enthusiasts with this exhibition and evolve our membership program. The exhibition will feature works from Brandon Tauszik, Judy Iranyi, Stella McCarty, Qinjian Meng, Christine Huhn, Ashlynn Danielsen and Lizzy Broooks.

For more information on the membership program of 6th On 7th Gallery please visit the membership page.

 

Overstimulation, 2016, digital print, 16" x 20" by Ashlynn Danielsen

Overstimulation, 2016, digital print, 16" x 20" by Ashlynn Danielsen

 

Join us for our upcoming
artist presentation on Friday,
May 12, 2017 from 3-5pm


Photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu will be discussing their project Chinatown Pretty


Informal question and answer session to follow the presentation


The gallery will feature three works on view by
Andria Lo and Valerie Luu through June 24, 2017

Andria Lo, The One, 2014, C-print, 30 x 45 inches

Andria Lo, The One, 2014, C-print, 30 x 45 inches

Chinatown Pretty captures the unique street-styles of Chinese seniors living (and grocery shopping) in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

The project is a collaboration between photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu --the photos and stories aim to celebrate the ingenuity, flair, and beauty of Chinatown and its longtime residents. You can find Andria and Valerie scouting the hills of SF Chinatown, stopping and chatting with seniors as they went about their daily routines.

Clothes can tell a story -- and in the case of Chinatown, it’s a story about a generation of men and women who immigrated from China to Chinatown, and their fashion philosophy (staying warm) and economic ideals (making their own clothes or preserving the ones they already have). Interviews, conducted with the help of Cantonese-speaking translators, are displayed next to photos. Many of the looks combine urban utilitarianism with unexpected sartorial choices: customizing pants with interior hand-stitched pockets to hide grocery money or layering eight different shirts and sweaters to stay warm - each layer with its own fabric and color. Floral is also a common motif -- it is found on canes, baseball caps, patterned outdoor pajama sets and embroidered on Mandarin collars. Regardless of why they dress the way they do, the outcome is undeniable: the seniors' fashion sense is unexpected, economical, functional and not just pretty, but Chinatown Pretty.

Chinatown pretty can be found online at:

chinatownpretty.com

Instagram: @chinatownpretty

And on Facebook: facebook.com/chinatownpretty

Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, Three Silks, 2014, C-prints, 30 x 45 inches

Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, Three Silks, 2014, C-prints, 30 x 45 inches

Andria Lo is a freelance documentary and editorial photographer whose work can be found in Lucky Peach, SF Chronicle and San Francisco Magazine. She is the former photo director of Hyphen Magazine, the Asian American arts and culture publication. She received a public art grant to feature her collaboration with the San Francisco Botanical Garden on Muni buses.

Valerie Luu writes about San Francisco. Past projects include Sublet SF, where she subletted in eight neighborhoods in two years (including a six-month stint in Chinatown.) She’s currently working on Social Studies, a civic group, and #100drinksdivis, a series of Instagram portraits where she has a drink with 100 different neighbors around Divisadero. She is also 1/2 of Rice Paper Scissors, a Vietnamese pop-up restaurant, which is opening their first restaurant in the Mission in 2018.

 


Join us for our upcoming
artist presentation on Friday,
March 17, 2017 from 3-5pm


Photographer and educator Janet Delaney
will be speaking about her artistic practice

Informal question and answer session to follow the presentation

 

The gallery will feature three works on view by Janet Delaney through April 27, 2017

Janet Delaney, 211 Main Street, 2014, archival pigment print, 26 x 21 inches

Janet Delaney, 211 Main Street, 2014, archival pigment print, 26 x 21 inches

It has been more than 35 years since Janet Delaney finished her original project about gentrification in the South of Market district of San Francisco.  Looking out on the new landscape the multiple forces that shape urban ecology can be clearly traced.  The impact of the 1989 earthquake, the dotcom boom, bust and rebirth as well as revised approaches to urban planning may have slowed the original intentions of the “City Fathers” of the 1950s, but as the South of Market skyline begins to bulge with new buildings it is clear that the final phase of the 20th century redevelopment plan is firmly in place.  Few of the earlier residents still live in SoMa.  A formerly working class neighborhood is now home to some of the wealthiest and poorest San Franciscans.
 
There is a great economic vitality here that was not present in the waning days of industrialism.  The tech industry is defining our sense of place while making it a challenge for those whose income is not linked to the new paradigm.  As Delaney revisits this neighborhood with her camera, she can see the future she had only vaguely imagined. These photographs begin to bear witness to how we are navigating this most recent transformation of our home.
 

Janet Delaney, Planting Bouganvilla, Yerba Buena Gardens, 2013, archival pigment print, 26 x 21 inches

Janet Delaney, Planting Bouganvilla, Yerba Buena Gardens, 2013, archival pigment print, 26 x 21 inches

Janet Delaney is a fine art photographer who focuses her attention on urban issues. She is currently documenting the rapid transformation of the SoMa district of San Francisco. This area was the focus of her earlier project, South of Market 1978-1986.
 
Delaney has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and the Phelan Award. Her photographs are in collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the Pilara Foundation among others. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In 2013 She published South of Market with Mack of London. This series was exhibited in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2015. She is now working on her next book of images made in San Francisco circa 1985, to be published in Spring of 2018 by Mack.
 
Delaney held the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley for over 10 years and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the San Francisco Art Institute. This winter she is teaching a PhotoVoice course at Homeless Prenatal in the Mission District. Janet lives and works in Berkeley, California.
 


Works by Ron Moultrie Saunders

On view through February 27, 2017

 

 

 

Join us for our upcoming artist presentation on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 3 - 5pm

 

Photographer, landscape architect, and educator Ron Moultrie Saunders will be speaking about his artistic practice

 

Ash Seed by Ron Moultrie Saunders

Ash Seed by Ron Moultrie Saunders

Ron Moultrie Saunders creates photographs made without the use of a camera. The artist utilizes a 19th century process that has an immediacy, rawness, and truth that is not found in images created with a camera. Photographs made through this process are called photograms. To create them, Saunders layers natural and man-made elements such as water, plants and people on the surface of silver-based photographic paper. The paper is exposed to light from an enlarger to create a shadowy silhouette imag

 

Foxglove Petals by Ron Moultrie Saunders

Foxglove Petals by Ron Moultrie Saunders

Ron Moultrie Saunders is a San Francisco-based photographic artist, landscape architect and teacher who lives in the Bayview neighborhood. He is originally from Jamaica, Queens, New York.

His artwork is in the San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Art Collection for works he completed for the San Francisco Library, Linda Brooks-Burton Bayview Branch, Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and, Public Utilities Commission New Headquarters in San Francisco. He was commissioned to create works for VM Ware, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA and Dallas, TX in 2013 and, for The San Francisco Travel Association (formerly SF Convention and Visitors Bureau) new offices.

Saunders' work has been exhibited throughout the US including “The Secret Life of Plants”, solo shows (San Francisco International Airport, 2013 and CordenPotts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010), and group shows “Hiraeth” at Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco (2015), “Self:Scape” at Middlesex County College, New Jersey (2012), “Exposed: Today’s Photography/Yesterday’s Technology” (San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 2010), “Measure of Time”(Oakland Museum of California at City Center, 2009). His work is published in several books including 2016 INPHA 3 (International Photography Annual), Manifest Press, “Self Exposure: The Male Nude Self-Portrait” and “From Art to Landscape”. He was an artist-in-residence at STAR (Shipyard Trust for the Arts) in the Hunter’s Point Shipyard in San Francisco 2013-2014. His studio is at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco.
 


 

Please Note!

The gallery will be closed from

December 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017

 

The gallery will reopen on

January 2, 2017 at 5pm

 

 

*Wishing you and yours a happy new year!*

 

 

 

Announcing the 6th on 7th Gallery logo contest!

Open to local graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, artists of all kinds

$50 will go to the winner

Submissions due January 23, 2017 by 5pm

 
Photo by Sixth Street Photography, SF Barber College, 1992, gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches

Photo by Sixth Street Photography, SF Barber College, 1992, gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches

 

6th On 7th Gallery will feature the winning logo and an accreditation byline on the gallery letterhead, website, and promotional materials. 

 

Submission criteria: 

  • must be a black and white image

  • suitable for all audiences

  • representative of the organization based on our mission statement, background, and audience

  • clean and clear design

  • submitter must live in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • send an email to 6thon7th@gmail.com and include an attachment of a 150 dpi jpg of your logo

  • use the subject line "LOGO CONTEST - (your name)" in the submission email

Submissions due January 23, 2017 by 5pm

 


 

 

Join 6th On 7th Gallery in a new artist presentation series, beginning on November 18, 2016 from 6 - 8pm

 

Artist, activist, curator, and educator Richard Kamler will speak about his lifetime of work

 

6th On 7th Gallery

105 7th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Informal question and answer session to follow the presentation

 
Table of Voices, 1996, lead, gold leaf, steel frames, glass, recorded voices on phones, 60  x 5 x 6' feet

Table of Voices, 1996, lead, gold leaf, steel frames, glass, recorded voices on phones, 60  x 5 x 6' feet

Long time artist/activist/curator/educator Richard Kamler

has been making socially-engaged art since 1976 when he made his first major installation, “Out of Holocaust,” a full size reconstructed section of one of the barracks from the Auschwitz Death Camp. Since that time his art and life has has dealt with a range of social, cultural, political and environmental considerations in national and international settings. Kamler approaches his practice from the premise that art is, and can be, a catalyst for social, cultural, educational, and environmental engagement and transformation.

 

Table of Voices, 1996, lead, gold leaf, steel frames, glass, recorded voices on phones, 60  x 5 x 6' feet

Table of Voices, 1996, lead, gold leaf, steel frames, glass, recorded voices on phones, 60  x 5 x 6' feet

 

In the early 90’s Kamler began to include a “dialogue” component in his work, a series of “Community Conversations.” It was influenced by the idea of “social sculpture,” from the German conceptualist Joseph Beuys. In this mindset, Kamler hosted a radio show on KUSF, ArtTalk, from 2007-2009, in which a series of conversations were generated from a range of artists, activists, educators, curators and critics. The show fleshed out Kamler’s premise of art being an engaged practice. In 2002 Kamler, conceptualized Seeing Peace; Artists Collaborate with the United Nations, a visionary international initiative that sought to bring the imagination of the artist to the table of the General Assembly of the UN. The most recent manifestation was Seeing Peace/the Billboard Project in 2008, where 10 artists from 10 different countries on 10 billboards in San Francisco made one piece of art reflecting their unique cultural perspective as to “what peace looks like.”

 

Kamler was Chair of the Fine Arts Dept. at USF from 2006-2009. His work has been exhibited in the Thacher Gallery, Alcatraz Island, SFMOMA, the East Jerusalem Cultural Center, McMullen Museum in Boston, SFAI, the San Francisco County Jail, the San Quentin Prison, Long Beach Museum of Art, Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Texas, Raw Space Gallery in Chicago, Art Space in New York, the Experimental Video Festival in the Netherlands, and many more. He has received numerous awards and grants for his work: a NEA fellowship, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Award, an Alaskan State Arts Council /NEA grant, several California Arts Council Artist in Residence awards, the Adaline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute, the California Arts Council Fellowship, the Artist Fellowship from George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Gunk Foundation for Public Art, Institute of Noetic Science, and Potrero Nuevo Fund.


Kamler holds a B.Arch. and a M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

A book on Kamler's work, Seeking Engagement: The Art of Richard Kamler, published by Common Ground Publishers now available. 

 


New mural photographs were just installed outside the gallery! 

 

 
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Join us for Weekend 2 of Artspan SF Open Studios: OCTOBER 22 & 23, 11AM TO 6PM

We will be featuring the work of our Sixth Street Photography Workshop participants.

The neighborhoods for Weekend 2 include Fort Mason, Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Downtown, Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Western Addition, NOPA, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Bayview

For more information of the events click here

For more information of the events click here


 

Join us for a reception: September 16th, 2016  |  4-8pm
Overview of the gallery and workshop:
Artistic Director Tom Ferentz
7pm

 

Hotel Isabel Project

Interiority Project

&

Selections from the collection

On view from September - October 2016

The reception will coincide with the 6th Annual Two Blocks of Art on 6th Street between Market and Howard. Snacks donated by The Hall. Be sure to pick up drink coupons from the gallery to be redeemed at The Hall and continue conversations after the event!

 
With generous support from The Hall: 1028 Market Street, San Francisco

With generous support from The Hall: 1028 Market Street, San Francisco

 
Thanks to SFAC, the Walter and Elise Hass Fund, and California Arts Council

Thanks to SFAC, the Walter and Elise Hass Fund, and California Arts Council