Author: Nora

Spotted in Sausalito: Van Boat

  If you’ve spent any time at all exploring Sausalito, you’ve run across the work of local legend, outsider artist and Arts Commission favorite Bo Van Bo. His work appears on buildings, in cafes, and even gets the occasional name-check in the town’s ever-amazing police log. Bo’s latest entry into the art-boat scene was has been spotted tooling around the bay for a few days now. Commissioner Nora was able to get a closer look when she found it tied up at the public docks by the Turney Street launch. Here’s to you, Bo Van Bo! Thanks for keeping the dreamscape...

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The Arts Commissioners Present: Dream Girls

Did you hear? Coastal Living has named Sausalito this month’s Dream Town! What does that mean for the “7,000 artists, writers and outdoor lovers, plus business and tech tycoons” who call Sausalito home? As the commissioners learn below, living in a dream town  can get mighty surreal! Will Commisioner Nora ever escape  middle school math? Is Commissioner Lauren destined for a hoppy ending? Stay...

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Bente Stachowske’s ‘Living On The Anchor’ wins PhotoVoice Award

  German photographer Bente Stachowske’s series, Living On The Anchor has won the grand prize in UK-based organization PhotoVoice’s quarterly photography show. Stachowske’s candid depictions of Sausalito’s anchor out community document the beauty and struggle of life at anchor. “Their boats differ from one another as much as the owners do from themselves. Some boats are so cluttered that there is hardly any space for living left, while others are tidied up and clean. The people who live on these boats live their very own version of the American dream of freedom. Some want to live close to nature, others do...

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Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency

Vancouver, BC’s Access Gallery has developed a unique artist’s residency, which takes place at sea, aboard cargo ships traveling from Vancouver to Shanghai. On their Kickstarter page, the gallery is currently soliciting donations to fund and sustain this unique residency project, which aims to send four artists each year from Vancouver to Shanghai aboard a cargo ship, funding their passage, the production of an art book documenting the voyage, and a show of the work inspired by the journey at the gallery. This Sausalito Arts Commission applauds Access Gallery’s innovative take on the traditional artist’s residency, and looks forward to witnessing...

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