My artwork references the human condition—the fact that we alter the surface of the planet in both strange and beautiful ways.
"The de Young Open" exhibition will be open to the public from October 10, 2020 – January 3, 2021.
On October 6, 2020, the de Young museum held a preview of the show for all the featured artists — and it was amazing! Works of art in The de Young Open exhibit are hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The show is housed in the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries, featuring 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists.
The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who will be able to offer their pieces for sale and retain 100% of the proceeds. Access The de Young Open Web Gallery to explore artworks in the exhibition. You will find instructions for purchase on this site. Tom Gehrig's work, Reconnoitering Deception Pass, is hung in Gallery 5 and is numerically catalogued, #404. Click here for a direct link to the piece, which is available for sale.
Event Photos: "The de Young Open" Artists' Preview, October 6, 2020
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's juried exhibit, The de Young Open, is part of the de Young Museum’s 125th anniversary celebration. This show continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists. The theme of the show is, “On the Edge”, which derives from both the Bay Area’s geographic location on the Pacific Rim, but also the region’s historical reputation for leading-edge, cutting-edge, or edgy culture and creativity.
The museum received an overwhelming response to the open call, with over 6,000 artists registered and over 11,500 works of art submitted. The jurors narrowed down the entries to 881 pieces that will be displayed in the museum’s 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries. Artists exhibiting work will be able to offer their pieces for sale and to retain 100 percent of the proceeds.
ABOUT THE JURORS: Timothy Anglin Burgard (Distinguished Senior Curator) and Ednah Root (Curator in Charge of American Art) led a curatorial jury that included; Claudia Schmuckli (Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming), Karin Breuer (Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and renowned Bay Area artists; Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu and Mildred Howard.
TOM GEHRIG fine art