PREVIEW – Spoke Art Presents: “BAD DADS 5″

flyer image by Matt Chase

flyer image by Matt Chase

Well, it’s Halloween folks, which also means that it’s that time of year again when San Francisco‘s Spoke Art gallery presents it’s annual group art exhibit paying tribute to the work of celebrated filmmaker, Wes Anderson.  This year over 80 different visual artists working in various disciplines come together yet again to offer their own unique spins on the films of an auteur who has one of the most recognizable aesthetics of all time.  So far, we’re already seeing some pretty top notch contributions with a number of works paying tribute to Anderson‘s latest masterpiece, and one of the strongest films of his career to date, Grand Budapest Hotel.

As in previous years, the openings — there will be one on both Friday and Saturday nights — will feature a costume contest for those sporting costumes inspired by the director’s films.  More than a simple art exhibit, the opening is a celebration which is free to attend and a number of the artists will also be present, so if you’re in the area, try and make time to stop in.  Plus, Spoke Art has recently restocked this sweet collection of rings.


Here’s the full list of participating Artists:

Rebecca Adams, Paul Ainsworth, Glenn Arthur, Maxfield Bala, Derek Ballard, Chris Barrett, Oliver Barrett, Kesley Beckett, Jill Bencsits, Ryan Berkeley, Robert, Bowen, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenrostro, Sandi Calistro, Keith Carter, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Tracie Ching, Stanley Chow, Dan Christofferson, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Cdczmb, Jason D’Aquino, Max Dalton, Ken Davis, Vic De Leon, Bagger43, Tim Doyle, James Eads, Epyon5, Evanimal, Veronica Fish, Jayde Fish, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Dan Girssom, Dominic Guidote, Nicole Gustafsson, Justin Hager, Haari & Deepti, Maryanna Hoggatt, Christine Hostetler, Primary Hughes, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Aaron Jasinski, Tim Jordan, Joemur, Alex R Kirzhener, Kikyz1313, Bartosz Kosowoski, Conor Langton, Doug, LaRocca, Nan Lawson, Marty Machado, Noelle Maclanahan, Brian Methe, Scott Mitchell, Tessa Morrison, Danielle Murray, Matt Needle, Johannah O’Donnell, VanOrton Design, Ruel Pascual , Alex Pearson, Rich Pellegrino, Michael Ramstead, Fernando Reza, Matt Ritchie, Irma Rivera, Rebecca Rose, Ellen Schinderman, Cuyler Smith, Meghan Stratman, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, TLTV, Geoff Trapp, Justin VanGenderen, Chris Walker, Casey Weldon, Bruce White, Robert Wilson, Lauren YS

Check out a selection of preview images below the following event details…


Halloween costume party opening weekend –
5th annual BAD DADS Exhibit: an art show tribute to Wes Anderson


Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st
6pm-10pm (both nights)


Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94109


Opening is ALL AGES w/NO COVER
Complimentary refreshments served
Many artists will be in attendance
Show on view until November 22nd

Facebook Event Page

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Casey Weldon 'Margot, Margot, Margot'

Casey Weldon
‘Margot, Margot, Margot’

bruce white

Bruce White
“Monsieur Ivan”
acrylic on velvet, mounted on board

Nan Lawson "Papa Steve"

Nan Lawson
“Papa Steve”

Max Dalton

Max Dalton

Bartosz Kosowski "Agatha" 4 colour screen print printed on 230gr Stardream Opal metallic paper 18" x24"  Signed and numbered limited edition of 130

Bartosz Kosowski
4 colour screen print printed on 230gr Stardream Opal metallic paper
18″ x24″
Signed and numbered limited edition of 130

Danielle Murray "She Smokes" 10" x 12" oil on board

Danielle Murray
“She Smokes”
10″ x 12″
oil on board

Conor Langton "Moonrise Kingdom"

Conor Langton
“Moonrise Kingdom”

Ellen Schinderman "Boy With Lesbians"

Ellen Schinderman
“Boy With Lesbians”

Jayde Smith

Jayde Smith
10″ x 10″ acrylic on wood panel


Martin Machado ink painting

Martin Machado
ink painting

Alex Pearson

Alex Pearson
24″ x 36″


Nicole Gustafsson
“Rough Year”
8×10 inch – Signed/Open Edition Print
11×14 inch – Signed/Numbered Limited Edition Print of 40


Aaron Jasinski " Coach Dignan Chuck Eli Whitman Plimpton"

Aaron Jasinski
” Coach Dignan Chuck Eli Whitman Plimpton”

Glenn Arthur

Glenn Arthur

Stanley Chow "Grand Budapest Hotel"

Stanley Chow
“Grand Budapest Hotel”

James R

James R. Eads

Sam Gilbey 'You still consider me your father?' 18" x 24" giclée print limited edition of 100,

Sam Gilbey
‘You still consider me your father?’
18″ x 24″
giclée print
limited edition of 100

Monica Garwood

Monica Garwood

Maryanna Hoggatt

Maryanna Hoggatt
polymer and apoxie sculpt maquette sculpture


Alessandro Randi zissou 12

Alessandro Rand
“Steve Zissou”
airbrush/brush hand painted resin figure
19cm (7,5inches) tall
signed/numbered edition of 25

Click here for Rand’s work in progress images of his creation

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