ProArts at BridgeMakerARTS


We will be open both Weekends: June 4-5 & 11-12

BBQ Reception: Sunday June 5th, 2016  2pm – 5pm

For the ProArts event we are hosting a selection of work from the Bridge Artspace artists who have studios located in the Bridge Space Community in which our gallery is located. The following artists represented in the gallery show in addition visitors will be able to access to all their studios:

Scotty Bakke, David Borengasser, Elder Brian, Suzanne Cerny, Tiffany Doesken, Jamie Erfurdt, Julia Gilden, Sharon Goods, Artrenia Harris, Steve Hurst, Patrick Jacobson, Anita NewbY, Kevin Richart, Mimi Vitetta, John Warhus, Rebecca Long, Bruce Wisner

We welcome you to join us, learn about the exhibition BridgeMakerARTS schedule program and the greater Bridge Space community!

Artist Studio maps will be available at the gallery for visitors…or you can print your own. Just click on the link below to open the map and print:


What Becomes Home: The G.L.U.E. Group

The G.L.U.E. Group: Sheila Ghidini, Bodil Fox, Elaine Michaud, Laurie Polster, Elizabeth Medrano, Leigh Barbier, Fiona Kerry Vander Meer, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, and Regina Gilligan

What Becomes Home May 7  – May 29

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Opening Reception May 7, 2-5pm

The G.L.U.E.  (Girls League of Urban Epistemology ) group exhibit is a visual meditation on “What becomes Home”.  Spaces, places and people inform our perception of what becomes home. A place, where one feels safe, feels at home. A place from which one’s strength of character is drawn, a place of making and doing, of memories, and loving feelings, the sensory experience of place, the smells, tastes…. that collectively tell us we’re home.

As long as we move away from home: because of economics, war, colonialism, or simply by choice – the strategies we possess to make and redefine home are imperative to our survival and vital in the shaping of our very identities.

The G.L.U.E. group have been meeting together for 20 years in a loosely defined schedule at each others studio to discuss work and occasionally working together sharing skills, collaborating.

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Richard Gilles – California Valley

April 9 –  April 24
Opening Reception April 9, 6-9pm

Photographer Richard Gilles presents a series of unforgettable photographs that explore the heart and soul of the promises of the California Valley.


“Beautiful California Valley in the bountiful heart of California, for only$10 down and $10 a month you can own a full 2 1/2 acre Rancho midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.” This is just part of the pitch made in a 1961 full-page LIFE magazine ad when a developer carved up a dusty alkaline desert into a grid of over 7200 parcels with nothing more than scraping out “roads” and adding some signs. Located 50 miles east of the California pacific coast, in the Carrizo Plain, California Valley is comprised of over 24,000 acres that were unsuitable for farming or ranching. This series of photographs picks up some 50 years later on that California dream.

Born in Brunswick, Georgia Gilles has displayed his work in across California and the US. His photographs have been widely published and he has won numerous awards. His art is in a variety of collections including: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida and the University of California Davis, Richard L. Nelson Gallery & Fine Arts Collection, Davis, California

He resides and works in Sacramento, California


The Post Beat Generation

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July 9 – August 13

Opening Reception July 9,

The Beats inspired a generation of visual artists, poets, and
musicians, and nowhere has their influence been felt more than in the
San Francisco Bay Area—the home of the Beat Generation. For more
than 50 years, artists who came of age during this era, have been
living and working under the long-tail influence of this cultural

Now many of these second-generation artists who came of age in the
1960s are continuing to make art well into their later years. Artist
Peter Onstad and poets A.D. Winans and Neeli Cherkovski, as well as
others have worked continually over half a century to push the
boundaries of their art in the post-beat era.

Celebrate their recent work, built on freedom of expression, with
paintings, poetry, jazz, photographs and a pop-up bookstore focusing
on San Francisco’s beat history.