Post Beat Generation

"Coit Tower" Copyright © Peter Onstad

July 9 – August 13

Opening Reception July 9, 2016

An Evening of Music, Poetry, Paintings and Photos Featuring:


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, and North Beach, in particular—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 movement.

But San Francisco’s bohemian tradition pre-dated the Beats, and continues with the next-generation artists who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and are continuing to make art informed by a certain bohemian sensibility. These artists have worked continually over half a century to push boundaries and embody the spirit of the post-beat era.

Join us for this unique exhibition that spotlights and celebrates the unique history of the arts in the bay area.



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


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: