Art

Notable Passings 2012

Late Painter Kinkade’s Girlfriend Paying $11K Mansion Rent

Thomas Kinkade’s girlfriend is agreeing to pay $11,000 a month to rent the Bay Area mansion where she had lived with the late artist, but his paintings and possessions remain the focus of a bitter estate fight.

09/17/2012

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Best Contemporary Art Galleries In San Francisco

Visit these San Francisco galleries for a glimpse at the contemporary art scene, whether you are browsing or buying.

09/10/2012

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Police Arrest 19 At San Francisco De Young Museum Protest

Museum workers held a protest at San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Memorial Museum Friday night where 19 of those demonstrators were arrested at the Golden Gate Park art museum.

09/08/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Kinkade Estate Dispute To Remain Public

Hearings in the dispute between Thomas Kinkade’s widow and girlfriend over the late artist’s $66 million estate will not be conducted behind closed doors.

07/02/2012

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Jefferson Award Winner Brings Art Therapy To Bay Area Vets

After 23 years in the Air Force, flying 150 missions over Vietnam and earning 3 distinguished flying crosses, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is turning his talents to a mission on solid ground: creating a unique program for other Bay Area veterans.

05/30/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Kinkade Art Sales Surge, Santa Clara County Coroner Performs Autopsy

Galleries across the country that specialize in Kinkade’s work are reporting a surge in sales following the popular painter’s death at age 54.

04/09/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Artist Thomas Kinkade Dies In Los Gatos Home

Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday.

04/06/2012

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Get Crafty With Our Top Independent Craft Shops In San Francisco

San Francisco is a mecca for the creative, so it comes as no surprise that the city of color has a variety of craft stores for a community of all ages.

03/13/2012

"Star Wars" Designer Ralph McQuarrie Dead At 82

‘Star Wars’ Designer Ralph McQuarrie Dead At 82

Ralph McQuarrie, the artist whose conceptual paintings were instrumental in designing the landmark “Star Wars” films, has died at age 82…

03/04/2012

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Best Tattoo Parlors In San Francisco

San Francisco is among the nation’s top cities for tattoos, and with roughly seven parlors per 100,000 people, it’s no wonder. Don’t waste time wading through the options.

02/28/2012

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