With spring winding down and summer gearing up, we reflect on an eventful season of projects. The ground has settled at our new 1100 Sutter St location which housing both our design office and fine art gallery space.
April showers didn’t stop the gallery from hosting the opening of Diane Rosenbum’s large-scale conceptual paintings, Susie Hoimes’ MDVII Jewelry trunk show and the Spring 2018 collection by John Varvatos. From art to fashion, our creative mission is to bring like-minded people together.
2018 SF DECORATOR SHOWCASE
April 28- May 28
Spring was a time for transformation. The month of May bloomed some new relationships when we transformed the 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showcase kitchen, breakfast nook and living room as inspired by 1930s Romantic Screwball Comedies. This year’s house was located in the picturesque Marina District offering classic views of the San Francisco Bay and Marina Green. The three-level home built in 1930 was reimagined by 20 of the best Bay Area top interior designers. Ian Stallings Design was honored to be selected for the 3rd year in a row, go team!
In classic, Showcase fashion, the month-long event was an intersection for bringing people together-artists, trades-people, different design perspectives, realtors, real-estate developers….
Thank you to our friends and colleagues for the following press:
May + June
In celebration of Pride month, IS Fine Art opens its doors to “Queer Lens”, a group exhibition of artists that examine and celebrate queer persona, culture and identity. The show is anchored at the entrance with a commissioned portrait of SF’s iconic hostess/drag queen/chef/philanthropist/mother, Juanita More, painted by artist, Koak, recently featured in Juxtapoz magazine Summer 2018 issue.
Displayed in the gallery window is Juanita’s legendary queen bee look from last year’s Sunday Pride Party designed by the prolific Mr. David, a voluminous yellow multi-tiered netting ensemble edged in black topped with a chic rosey red floral faster and two feather antennas. You have to see it to believe it, girl!
“Queer Lens” benefits TRUTH, a youth-led program for the trans and gender non-conforming young people. The exhibition features both small and large-scaled works on paper by Davy Fiveash, David King, Steven Vasquez Lopez and Daniel Samaniego.
The opening party brought out our colorful community to congregate, laugh, reconnect, enjoy cocktails and celebrate our culture. It was fun kiki!
Stay tuned for another event during Pride weekend…