The new popUp Gallery @ in Alameda is making its debut with an opening reception Friday, July 6, from 6 to 9 .m. (And yes, the lower case "p" in popUp is deliberate.)
popUp Gallery’s inaugural exhibit, Still Life — A New Point of View, features the work of seven Bay Area artists who interpret the classic art of still life in fresh and unexpected ways that range from mysterious to flamboyant. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures in glass and metal.
The new popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Art, 1517 Park St., in Alameda, is a creative collaboration between Autobody’s executive director, Jacqueline Cooper, and popUp Gallery directors Gabriele Bungardt and Mi’Chelle Fredrick.
popUp Gallery’s mission is to provide free exhibition space for deserving artists who might otherwise remain anonymous. In exchange for this opportunity, artists who sell work through the gallery contribute 20 percent of the sales price to selected art-related non-profit organizations whose work benefits other Bay Area artists.
The public is invited to join the artists — Sue Averell, Gabriele Bungardt, Ken Draizen, Mi’Chelle Fredrick, Dan Granett, Chris Tedesco and Elizabeth Zanzinger — at the opening reception.
Opening reception: First Friday, July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Additional artist receptions July 13 and July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Open Gallery: Every Friday in July from 6 to 9 p.m. Every Saturday in July from 2 to 6 p.m. and by appointment
popUp gallery is located upstairs at 1517 Park St.