Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

A stylish person who puts effort and thought into her attire should likewise think about her surrounds. To this end, I was delighted to attend the opening night of the SF Art Fair at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. This is the first major international fine art fair in the Bay Area in nearly a decade. The Fair, is a collaboration of the San Francisco Arts Commission and the SF Art Dealers Association and offers a broad spectrum – from paintings, drawings and photography to sculpture and more.

I was there for the art, but having been to several such events over the years, I know that art often appears on the guests and gallerists as well. Point in case, the woman at left whose necklace drew me in (Jack Fischer Gallery).

Had I not been so busy ogling the art and chatting with guests, I would have snapped more pics of the fabulous fashions that passed by. Next time!

But back to the art on exhibit … some standouts were a carbon pigment print by Courtney Johnson called “Embarcadero” at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery; an oil on linen by Jeffrey Keith (who happens to be an alum of the San Francisco Art Institute) called “Candide” at Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art; and a mixed media by Peter Clark called “Too-Too Wonderful” at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.

Bottom line, art is personal… which is what style is. With more than 80 galleries from around the world represented at the Fair, this is an excellent opportunity to see many points of view … from the galleries who curate to the artists who create.

For more information about the fair visit www.sffineartfair.com.


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