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We are building out a new, second gallery in the Mission
We are building out a new, second gallery in the Mission
109 backers pledged $9,157 to help bring this project to life.

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Eamon Ore-Giron & Spencer Lewis
Eamon Ore-Giron & Spencer Lewis

Et al. is a gallery program founded by Jackie Im, Aaron Harbour and Facundo Argañaraz in 2012. We are a commercial gallery program, kinda. Now run by Im and Harbour with various help, our focus is on bringing high-quality art exhibitions into existence at our Chinatown gallery, and soon, at our new second space on Mission Street near 24th Street.

With an eye on the conversation beyond the Bay Area, we work with a wide range of local and national/international artists both emerging and established. We work with curators and other gallerists to host their exhibition ideas – to date we’ve had shows curated by Keith J. Varadi, Jeanne Gerrity, Jackie Clay, and galleries Queer Thoughts, Cooper Cole, Document, Ed. Varie and more. Our new space will feature exhibitions curated by Margaret Tedesco ([ 2nd Floor projects ]), Kevin Kruger, and Casey O’Neal. 

Early peek at Et al. etc.
Early peek at Et al. etc.


Our new space is very exciting: a storefront on Mission Street. With 14ft ceilings, this will be a much more public space but the costs of getting it up and running have left us a bit overwhelmed (lighting and massive wall repair etc.).

Additionally, we are planning on renovations to our Chinatown space's walls, ceiling, floor, and electrical - we've one light fixture that has a personality of its own, turning on and off now and then. As much as we respect the light's whims, simpler, less bulky new lighting would be a great improvement to the space, as would hiding currently exposed conduits.

And - sooner than later if we can exceed our goal - we hope to design, have built, and share with the community an online repository of project space history. Alternative Venue will be a crowd-sourced archive of exhibitions, images, texts etc - think wiki, but more aesthetically pleasing.  

Early mockup of Alternative Venue
Early mockup of Alternative Venue

So, thank you for readin' and maybe helping us out. We're constantly excited about what can happen in our spaces and hope you can be a part of us continuing to grow.

Jackie and Aaron
Et al. 

Anthony Discenza at Et al.
Anthony Discenza at Et al.

 

 

Becca Albee at Et al.
Becca Albee at Et al.

 

Puppies Puppies in 'Aubergine' at Et al.
Puppies Puppies in 'Aubergine' at Et al.

UPDATE:
3 Original works by Cybele Lyle have been added as incentives!

 

Cybele Lyle work #2
Cybele Lyle work #2

 

Cybele Lyle work #1
Cybele Lyle work #1

 

Cybele Lyle work #3
Cybele Lyle work #3

 

Risks and challenges

Risks... so many! We're always skirting the edge of what is possible given our income and our interest in producing as many exhibitions of quality as we can in the hours allotted to us. We work full-time jobs to pay for the gallery's crazy existence and it can be overwhelming at times.

But we've got this... we're not from money, have no secret fund or savings etc. Instead we have a combination of hard work, good luck, and our community keeping us going.

More so, it's the incredible dedication of artists that keeps us going. We love art! We love the Bay! Bringing the best art in the world to the best place on earth is our motivation.

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    Thank you! VIP buddies

    A personal thank you and an invited to a VIP opening reception for the new space!

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    Double thank you! And a tote

    Sincere thanks, an invited to a VIP special event in the new space! our new tote bag - be warned: it'll be cute.

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    VIP Totebag and a book to put in it

    Sincere thanks, an invited to a VIP special event in the new space, our new tote bag (cute) and a book or two to put in it - expect the newest book by Aaron Harbour which is about to be self-published. It's about ghosts among other things. Spooky, jus' in time for Halloween

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    We help with your artist statement & VIP

    Artist statements are hard. Very hard. More often than not they let your work down, putting it in too tight a box or sounding too generic. We will work with what you have and help edit together a statement for all those grants and residencies you should be applying for. And we'll take a look at that bio...

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    VIP and big ol' bookbag & VIP

    A (super cute) tote bag, and 3+ books by us. Robots, ghosts, art criticism and more!

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    Poster by Anthony Discenza & VIP

    A limited edition poster by Anthony Discenza with the following text:

    A CERTAIN LIGHTNESS OF SPIRIT WAS IN THE AIR AS WE BID "ADIEU" TO OUR LONG AND TROUBLED DALLIANCE WITH THE FACTUAL

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    Let's go see some art & VIP

    Let's make a day of it - Let's go see some art! We'll travel around the city to galleries big and small and talk about what we see. It'll be Jackie and Aaron or maybe just Aaron but either way, we'll have opinions to share about it all and fun will be had.

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    Et al. art advisors & VIP

    Have a small collection and thinking of growing it? Let the directors of Et al. look at what you have, discuss what you like, and come up with some artists and works you can afford to collect today.

    These may come from our roster of artists we work with, but more likely they'll come from the hundreds of other artists and galleries we love.

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    Original painting by Aaron Harbour & VIP

    An original oil painting by Aaron Harbour. Continuing in a recent series of works inspired by details in Édouard Vuillard works and . 16 x 20", oil on canvas.

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    Dinner for four!

    Pledge 250 and I (Aaron Harbour) will personally cook you and three guests dinner either at your house or his. Anywhere on the spectrum from omnivorous to vegan, I will serve up a thoughtful, multicourse meal in line with what I've done at 'The Dinners' - events Et al. has held in the past to fundraise. I promise fun and good food.

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    Let Aaron make your artist website & VIP

    Been putting off building or updating an artist website? Aaron will help design and implement a website with you for your practice. You'll need to open your own account on a site like Squarespace (imagine it'll cost you 120ish a year) but we'll get a url and website built for you to share your practice with the world.

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    Original work by Cybele Lyle

    Ooh... something extra special... we have three original works by Cybele Lyle. Each is a print on dibond, signed and dated 2012, marked 1 of 3 but only a single example of each exists and no more will be made. Featured by us in a nook in our 2012 NADA Miami booth - our first art fair, five years ago! They're really good, subtle, almost black and white. Images will be added in the body of the 'story'; please contact me and specify which you would like :)

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    More art

    You: Tremendous help to making this crazy expansion a reality.
    Us: excited to give you a unique, amazing work of art. Which piece? Let's discuss!

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    Your name here

    All the thanks we can muster, plus some manner of plaque in the Et al. bathroom? Unsure - but we'll sort some kind of special recognition for you, a hero :)

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- (20 days)