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Bathtub: New Work by Emily Proud


We are so excited for our newest gallery show at Rare Device Divisadero: Bathtub by SF-based artist Emily Proud. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 5 from 6-9pm. We'd love to see you! Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be served. Show runs from June 2 to July 6.

About Bathtub:
An image that came to mind when thinking about what to paint was the bathtub and things floating listlessly in its dreamy froth. This led to other paintings of similar feel-good experiences. Like previous work, I strive to pare down images to their essential elements. I consider carefully color, atmosphere, negative space, composition, and also spend a lot of time studying the properties of watercolor. For this series, I experimented with materials and techniques that were new to me, and aspired to showcase this process in the work.
- Emily Proud

Moon by Emily Proud

Curtain by Emily Proud

Grass by Emily Proud

Photo by Monica Semergiu

Photo by Loren Crosier


My Yellow Balloon Book Reading at Rare Device Noe Valley


We are so excited to welcome Tiffany Papageorge to Rare Device Noe Valley (4071 24th Street) on Saturday, May 30 at 11am to share her wonderful book, My Yellow Ballon with the community. Please join us! RSVP here

About My Yellow Balloon:
It all started at the carnival, that’s where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey’s wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend?

Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader.

Photo by Derek Macario

Photo by Derek Macario

Last three photos provided by the author, Tiffany Papageorge.


This Is Oakland Book Signing + Afternoon Snack


This is Oakland: A Guide to the City's Most Interesting Places is a photo-driven travel/guide book that informs, entertains, and inspires. The book profiles 90 of the most interesting places to visit in Oakland - from cafes to boutiques - and the innovators who own them.

We are so excited to host author Melissa Davis and photographer Kristen Loken for a book signing at Rare Device Divisadero on Saturday, May 23! Please join us from 12-3pm -- we'll have an afternoon snack of fresh cold milk and Oakland's Beauty's Bagel Shop delicious freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. We'd love to see you! RSVP here

Photo by Lindsay of Growing East

Melissa and Kristen recently sat down with Growing East to talk about the process of making the book and their love of Oakland! Read the full interview here.

All photos other than the first one are by Kristen Loken.

Ampersand Pop-Up This Friday!


We are so excited to host our favorite local flower shop, Ampersand for a special Mother's Day weekend pop-up at Rare Device Divisadero (600 Divisadero Street). Stop by this Friday from 12-8pm to pick up a gorgeous bouquet made by shop owners Benjamin and Emerson. A variety of fresh, local flower bouquets will be available for $25 each. They were recently featured on Refinery 29 as one of the new shops in SF to love; be sure to stop by and check out their location on 80 Albion Street when you are in the Mission!


Photo by Ana Kamin


Photo by Lanny Nguyen

Photo by Lanny Nguyen


Golden Opening Reception


Golden by Sarah Deragon opened in our gallery last Friday night -- we happily celebrated with Sarah's friends, family and fans! Photographs of Frederick and friends from the exhibition will be on view all month long from May 1 - June 1. Also available are actual golden toy dinosaurs, magnets, mini-prints and greeting cards. View all products available here! Photos kindly taken by talented photographer, Erin Conger.

All printing done by the fine folks over at Social Print Studio.