HAPPY TRAILSAs we move into a new year, some big changes are taking place. After careful thought and consideration, Blankspace will be closing its doors as of March 15th, 2010.
Back in 2006 we (Jason Byers and Kerri Johnson) were given a great opportunity to take over the artist run building located at 6608 San Pablo Ave. & following in the foot steps of our predecessor Lucky Tackle Gallery, we were excited to open Blankspace on March 18th. It has been a great 4 years and we are proud to have produced many thought provoking, cutting edge exhibitions, but now the time has come to make changes. Though we will miss the actual gallery space, we will not miss the ever increasing rent, badly leaking roof, drafty walls and general disintegration of the building that has been the home of Blankspace and its founders.
We are extremely thankful to all of you for your support and to all of the amazing artists that we were able to work with over the last 4 years. We look forward to an equally exciting and venturesome future and hope that you will continue to follow and support us as we embark on these new projects.
Kerri & Jason
Kerri Johnson will be shifting her energies to working with BayVAN (Bay Area Visual Arts Network) and the BayVAN off site gallery's along with new partners Nicole Neditch and Brook Baird.
As partner in BayVAN and co-curator of their of site Nomadic Curatorial projects, Kerri will continue to exhibit strong, cutting edge art work from up and coming Bay Area artists and to cultivate relationships with rising talent. She will also continue to work with many of the great artists that she has exhibited while curating Blankspace.
Jason Byers will happily be focusing on his own art career and upcoming exhibits, and working on movie sets and commercials...making a ten second appearance in the movie MILK..don't blink you will miss him! www.jasonbyers.net
For those of you that love the Blankspace shop, fear not, Kerri has opened called Marion and Rose's Workshop in Old Oakland, CA. check it out..
The blankspacegallery.com website will remain active as a great archive to all the great exhibitions and events we have produced over the years.
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