A Trip To artMRKT 2011 in San Francisco

SF Bay Arts visited the artMRKT San Francisco last week-end, just for all you folks out there that couldn’t. It was a huge place, gigantic and copious amounts of art. A lot we really liked and a lot we didn’t- the perfect marriage. This is a week-end long event displaying a ton of galleries and their artists, the ambiance was like one big long opening reception, with bars serving drinks to boot. Nothing like a Sierra Nevada to sip on while you gaze.

From their website: “artMRKT is pleased to announce its inaugural show at the Concourse Exhibition Center in downtown San Francisco this May. With galleries representing both contemporary and historically significant work, artMRKT is proud to present a selection of highly relevant and engaging programs from the bay area and around the world.”

We spotted a Mark Ryden original…

There were so many good pieces that deserve being seen – they are posted here (below) for your enjoyment and perusal. We have included some detail shots when possible, as usual please – excuse the reflections…

First off when you walked in, were these huge killer figurative works that blew us away. They must have been 8 x 10 feet! They were by Ian Ingram and were mixed media with a lot of charcoal.

Next was a piece by the incredible Julie Heffernan…

The drawing (below) was really beautiful, sorry we didn’t catch the name of the artist …

The vintage cars by Cesar Galica…

This surreal landscape was optically a puzzle, incredible and mesmerizing…

The two Victorian ladies by Felandus Thames…

Chris Crites, known for his great mugshots painted on bags..

Loved the brushstroke and feeling in this piece by Alexander Genov …

The fabulous painter of books Mike Stilkey had a number of fun pieces here…

Finally – there were these fantastic four by Sean Cheetham, another favorite of ours…

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