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Opening Night: ArtPadSF in San Francisco

Hosted at the historic Phoenix Hotel, ArtPadSF kicked off last night with an opening reception and party benefitting the SFMOMA SECA Award. Each gallery was given a pool-side hotel room to transform into a pop-up gallery, and visitors walked from room to room to see what each art space had to offer. Read the highlights and check out our exclusive photos after the jump!

Hosted at the historic Phoenix Hotel, ArtPadSF kicked off last night with an opening reception and party benefitting the SFMOMA SECA Award. Each gallery was given a pool-side hotel room to transform into a pop-up gallery, and visitors walked from room to room to see what each art space had to offer.

Soon-to-be-opened San Francisco gallery Bash Contemporary made their debut at ArtPad this year, sampling paintings from David Stoupakis, Bob Dob and Lee Harvey Roswell, as well as impressively-delicate 3D printed sculptures by Joshua Harker. Street art organization WallSpaceSF invited Zio Ziegler to paint a mural on the outside of the Phoenix Hotel and had an exhibition room that displayed Ziegler’s bright, mural-scale canvases. Spoke Art returned for another year with new paintings from the cover artist of our current issue (HF Vol. 27), Erik Jones, and Charlie James Gallery from L.A. gave viewers a taste of their repertoire, from irreverent ceramic sculptures to pop culture-inspired collage. Take a look at some highlights from the opening reception below and stop by ArtPadSF this weekend, May 17-19.

Zio Ziegler in the WallSpaceSF room

Lee Harvey Roswell for Bash Contemporary

Ian Huebert for Bash Contemporary

Bob Dob for Bash Contemporary

3D printed sculptures by Joshua Harker for Bash Contemporary

Guests at the opening party

Erik Jones (HF Vol. 27 cover artist) for Spoke Art

Tatiana Suarez for Spoke Art (detail)

Carolyn Castaño for Walter Maciel Gallery

Synchronized swim team Tsunami Synchro performed for the guests

Sandra Chevrier for Mirus Gallery

Amanda Kirkhuff for 2nd Floor Projects

Federico Solmi for Luis de Jesus Los Angeles

Richard Ankrom for Charlie James Gallery

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