Create & Critique: Lisa Ryan

POSTED ON 6.30.2020

Session 1: July 15, 4pm

Session 2: July 22, 4pm

RSVP required to This workshop has a fee of $10/$7 members (pay online here). 

Join SSG and artist Lisa A. Ryan for a virtual collage workshop! We'll learn more about Lisa's techniques and create our own collage compositions using found paper.

Lisa A. Ryan is an analog collage artist and illustrator who has created for VOGUE, Elle, YouTube, Esquire and Paste Quarterly magazine. Her paper collage and cut paper abstract work uses form and space to explore themes of polarity, rules and disruption within aesthetically minimal compositions.

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Watch the Video: Artist Talk

POSTED ON 6.29.2020

Watch our conversation with This Familiar Space artists Stacey Evans, Nina Frances Burke, and Gabriel Hopson, moderated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Kristen Chiacchia HERE. We learned more about how their connections developed and about collaboration in the arts.

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Call for Artists: ROYGBIV

POSTED ON 6.16.2020

EXHIBITION DATES: June 4 - July 23, 2021
SUBMISSIONS DUE: September 13, 2020
APPLICATION FEE: $25/$15 for members of Second Street Gallery


Apply through our online application form. Full application requirements and exhibition description HERE.

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Click here to pay application fees through our Square store. Note: if the application fee is a financial barrier, please reach out and we will try our best to accommodate you.

SSG aims to foster active and open appreciation for contemporary art, engaging directly with the issues surrounding the work itself. We embrace diversity of background, identity, and expression. We encourage artists from groups historically underrepresented in the art world to apply.

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Artist Talk

POSTED ON 6.10.2020

Thursday, June 25, at 12pm:

Join Second Street Gallery and artists Stacey Evans, Nina Burke, and Gabriel Hopson for a discussion and artist talk. The artists will reflect on their participation in the current virtual exhibition, "This Familiar Space", as well as their own artistic practices and the importance of collaboration in the arts.

Please note: This artist talk will take place virtually over Zoom. The talk is FREE, but registration is required.

Register here:

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