Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ArtPadSF: Where You Smile at Art and Art Smiles Back

Matt's 16-foot aluminum sculpture, "Telophase" has a perfect poolside presence.

Weekend before last, The Phoenix Hotel, with its cool LA-in-the-50's vibe, hosted ArtPadSF for the third year. And each year hubby Matt has shown sculptures with the gallery marx & zavaterro. This year was just as fabulous as last year, but with even more art and visitors. Nearly 10,000 attended over the four days, looking hip as they cruised the thirty-five galleries, each in it's own motor lodge room. We went the opening VIP night (it's not often that artists are treated like VIPs; our cocktails were free and in glass, everyone else had to pay and got plastic!) Then we returned on Saturday for more schmoozing and viewing. What follows are some photos from both days featuring some flashes of style.

Looking super duper dapper and sharp as a tack! 

The darling photographer from 7x7 magazine. 

Proud gallerists with great color. 

Me wanty! Elegant lace-ups. The wearer generously shared the fact 
that she found these Ferragamos at Goodwill!

Uber fabulousness. Luke of the gallery Unspeakable Projects.

On Saturday, Luke made me think of Diana Vreeland's "Why Not." Why not tie a white chiffon scarf to create a statement-making bow? And gallery director Mauri Skinfill rocks rompers like nobody else. 

Handsome happy couple. They proudly told me that their son was one of the exhibiting artists. 

It's not often that one gets to lounge poolside in SF.
And one would almost think they were in Palm Springs, except for all the black!


  1. wow, can't believe it's already been a year since you first posted about attending this fab event! What did YOU wear??

  2. My thoughts exactly: Lovely blog but where are the photos of you and your artist hubby?