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Imago Dei Art Gallery & Social Space

Imago Dei ("in the image of God") is an art gallery and social space dedicated to community building, social connection, and celebration of local artists and artisans. The Gallery Hall accessible from street level offers magnificent lighting and space for art openings and receptions.

The space is available to host wine tastings, art exhibits, workshops, lectures, book and poetry readings and more. An on-site institutional kitchen is available for catering, chef's tasting evenings, and receptions.

Imago Gallery, in the Great Hall at 1668 Bush Street, hosted it’s first art opening in December 2017, featuring local San Francisco artist, Anthony Anchundo. It is now exhibiting its first group show, May 1st through June 15th, 2018, called Pre-Figured. 

In July, we will exhibit the works of Robert Amrhein, noted Bay Area artist and his stunning representations of nostalgic Americana for show titled "Elegy." 

Press Release - July 2018

What's an artist to do in the shrinking cultural landscape of the Bay Area? We decided to answer that question by opening an art gallery in our city landmark, Trinity Church at 1668 Bush St., at the corner of Gough. Our mission is for artists to show their work and for the community to gather in support. Open since November of 2017, the long, high ceilinged gallery has exhibited the works of various local artists, including Pinole's Bob Amrhein, whose oil paintings can be seen now until August 15th in a show entitled Elegy: American Nostalgia. 

The current show will be followed by an exhibition by four photographers next month, and then a group of artists during Open Studios in October. These artists include Wenda Pyman, Andrew Carson, Teresa Moore, Leon Sun and Richard Menendez. Each exhibition opens with a champagne reception and there is no cost to the artist or the public. Private gatherings in the space are also reservable.

The gallery's name, Imago Dei, refers to the idea that humankind is created in the image of the Creator. Therefore, human creativity can be understood as an expression of the divine. The gallery is part of the church's mission to support the Arts community in San Francisco. For more information and opening hours contact the church at admin@trinity-stpeters.org, (415) 775-1117. 


Exhibitions

Robert Amrhein & ELEGY: AMERICAN NOSTALGIA, July 1-August 15, 2018

Noted Bay Area artist Bob Amrhein will present a solo show of works combining noted Bay Area scenes in with a vintage Americana feel, vibrant colors, and a heartfelt look at older days. Bob has shown his work in Carmel, Danville, San Francisco, and Sausalito, CA.

The show will run from July 1st until August 15th at the Imago Dei Gallery and Social Space at 1668 Bush Street. The Opening Champagne Reception will be July 7th from 6pm-9pm

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Pre-Figured: Bay Area Figurative Artists, May 1-June 15, 2018

The Imago Dei Art Gallery will be open during the month of May and until June 15th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and on Wednesdays form 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Artists Diana Blackwell, Prabin Badhia, Michelle Mongan, and Teresa Moore show representative works from their painting and print-making collections in a show titled "Pre-Figured". A champagne reception will provide a chance to meet the artists! The Imago Dei Art Gallery and Social Space is located at 1668 Bush Street. Please invite your friends!

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 The opening reception for Pre-Figured: Bay Area Figurative Artists

The opening reception for Pre-Figured: Bay Area Figurative Artists

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Anthony Anchundo, December 1-April 15, 2018

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Anchundo began painting seriously in 1986 and immediately explored the possibilities of abstraction. He attended Chabot College where he met painting instructor Neill Studley, a student of Richard Diebenkorn. Neill and the school of California Abstract Expressionism became a larger influence on Anthony's work. He studied privately with Neill four years after Chabot, pushing the boundaries of form and composition. His website is www.anchundo.com where you can see his current body of work.

For inquiries, please call 415-775-1117.