A Collective Popup Exhibition in San Francisco
Curated by Jen Tough
In the Dogpatch, San Francisco
Interested in being part of our curated exhibition in San Francisco?
Starting in 2019, Jen Tough Gallery will be producing popup shows around the Bay Area using our artist collective model of pooling funds to facilitate space rental and associated fees, including gallery staffing, event advertising, installation and curation. This approach allows independent artists exceptional exhibition opportunities in venues previously off limits to solo artists. We have done this model for art fairs (see a few of our reviews below), and now we’re moving into popups in gallery spaces, which offer a more accessible price point for participating artists and accessibility to local SF collectors.
Our first curated and invitational popup Wild Things will be February 8-10 in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood
Want to be a part of this curated exhibition?
Send an email to email@example.com with a subject line of WILD THINGS. Include a link to your website and 3 images attached to your email fitting the theme of “Wild Things”. Artists interested in being part are encouraged to apply soon for inclusion, as spaces fill quickly. This exhibition is juried and curated by Jen Tough, and artists must be invited to participate.
All inclusive fees for this popup are $1050 and include space rental for up to 2 chosen/curated pieces (some size restrictions), management, gallery staffing during show hours to facilitate sales and discuss your work, jurying and curation, credit card processing, labeling, installation, signage, permits, advertising, reception costs, fees, and insurance.
Artists keep 100% of sales profits and their rental fee may be tax deductible.
The payment gateway is password protected. Once you are selected for participation in WILD THINGS, we will email you the password
The gallery space we are renting is freestanding, easy access, ground floor, gallery/color correct lighting, polished concrete floors, pristine white walls, 2500 square feet, in SF’s artsiest neighborhood, the Dogpatch
Pics from our last popup, New Lands, October 2018, in the same gallery space
Why be a part of this collective model?
Gain crucial exhibition history and experience, meet fellow artists and network, build collector contacts, gain exposure in one of the world's most influential cities, invite friends and collectors to the event, and have your work professionally curated, exhibited and represented in a gorgeous gallery setting… in one of San Francisco’s most artistic neighborhoods.
When artists choose to participate in the collective exhibition model with us, they are sometimes granted other opportunities beyond that exhibition. For example, our collective artists have been included in a television interview, had work included in a live auction, had work used as inspiration for cake design, had radio promotion along with additional print advertising for fairs. And for our curated group shows at the gallery… we always pull from our collectives first.
What other artists have said…
FROM OUR COLLECTIVE MODEL AT ART FAIRS
" Being involved with the Opus Art Collective at Art Santa Fe 2018 was a wonderful experience! Jen's booth was the best & I received a lot of great interest, feedback & the best of all, I sold my work! What's not to like?" —Dan G
“Jen and her team are fantastic. Very responsive. I have exhibited in her gallery and with OPUS Artists Collective at Art Santa Fe. Jen is smart, and given her background, knows how to construct a narrative and mount a show. Her booth / space at Santa Fe was stunning. It had a gallery feel, curated, which I liked and appreciated. I believe that 2018 has been a difficult year for art sales in general. Both galleries in the Midwest that represent me have mentioned that it has been a tough year, including the one that also exhibits at the big fairs. While I did not sell my work, Jen provided meaningful feedback, I made good connections with other artists, my website saw a decent spike in traffic, and a good handful joined my email list. That being said, I would trust Jen and make the investment.” —Tom O
Talking with Jen about the artists was so interesting that I submitted my work. I was honored to be accepted and sent two pieces with Jen Tough to Santa Fe. The team at Opus was professional, responsive and fun to work with. My art was beautifully displayed and professionally lit and well received. I hope to be part of Opus again and would recommend (and have done so) the collective to emerging modern artists. Great experience, great community and the feedback and response continues long after the show. — Sheila D
Jen Tough's Opus Collective made my first fair experience a pleasant one. Her team provided beautiful curation and staffing and allowed me time to connect with other artists at the fair and engage with the crowd in ways that would not have been possible if I was manning my own booth and concentrating on sales. Overall it was a positive experience that provided a lot of exposure for my work and even though my work did not sell at the fair, I still consider the experience a success for my long term goals. —Amanda S
I cannot thank you enough for going above and beyond for all of us at Opus! You truly gave us such a rare opportunity and brought so much experience and finesse to it. Thank you also for this wrap up. It is soooo helpful and encouraging! I have been thinking about working larger and with other mediums, so that’s interesting. I will totally keep you posted! I really loved attending the Fair and it was so fun and inspiring. You are such a refreshing and rigorous voice in the art world and I am so grateful to have worked with you. Thank you so much for all your generosity and hospitality to me. It was so welcomed, needed, and received with such gratitude. — Skyler M
"Thank you for everything. I’m so glad I participated and glad I came to the fair. Great experience!" —Judy L
"I want to say how impressed I am with your professionalism and ability to pull together something which, at times, must have seemed like an absolute nightmare! Thank you so much for the feedback, it all makes sense. I now need to work out my painting response to it..." —Janet M
"It has been a fantastic learning experience as I continue to define what I want as an artist. I look forward to the New Mexico show so I can compare/contrast two different shows. I am hoping Miami will also be an option for me this year. The Opus artist's are a great group of talented and enthusiastic artists and I particularly enjoyed meeting them. I appreciate your professional approach to hanging and representing work. You rock." —Diane W