Artist Opportunity Pop-Up Salon

POSTED ON 4.7.2017

Interested in participating in our next Pop-Up Artists Salon? Here's what you need to know:

Date: Saturday, May, 20th
Time: 12-5pm
Artist check-in and set up: 11:15am

The purpose of the event is to give artists a space to create and showcase their work, with an emphasis on CREATE. There are many artists here in town who do not have access to a working studio and/or do not hold open studios. This is an opportunity for artists to have a space to create and show off their process! 

- There is no fee to participate. However, by signing up for the event, participating artists agree to donate 20% of sales made during the event to Second Street gallery. 

- Artists are not required to bring work to sell in the gallery. 

If you are an artist interested in participating in the May 20th event, please send an e-mail to along with the following information: 

- Name
- Medium that you will be working in on the day of the event
- Special requirements you may have (i.e. you will need an outlet, how much space you need to work, will you need a table or will you bring your own easel, etc.) 
- Link to your website and/or up to 3 examples of your work (optional, but encourage) 

This is NOT a juried selection. 10 artists will be selected at random to participate. The list of artists will be announced on Wednesday, April 19th. You will not be notified if you are not selected.

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SEE/HEAR Torrey Pines Wednesday, November 16

POSTED ON 11.8.2016

See/Hear will feature Seattle-based artist/musician/filmmaker Clyde Petersen's feature length stop-motion animated film, Torrey Pines. This auto-biographical film is a coming of age story of growing up with an undiagnosed schizophrenic single mother in San Diego in the 1980s. Clyde's 3-piece band, Your Heart Breaks, will accompany the film. 

Doors at 6 PM
film/performance starts at 6:30 PM
Tickets Here

Trailer here: 

For more about Clyde Petersen and Torrey Pines via the following links and information below: 
* Huffington Post:
* OC87 Recovery Diaries -

Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen's life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Torrey Pines is both a complete feature film, and a touring theatrical show. The film has a soundtrack produced by Chris Walla, while the live theatrical version has a score performed by the band Your Heart Breaks and special guests, including Kimya Dawson, Lori Goldston, The Beaconettes (an amazing choir from Seattle, Washington), Corey J. Brewer, Chris Looney and Art Petersen.

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum. Boating with Clyde features artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of Seattle and can be seen online. Past projects also include the 90-minute multimedia show Gender Failure with Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote.

His work has been featured around the world at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, SXSW, the Henry Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Portland State University, Western Washington University, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and many more. His clients include The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, Laura Veirs, Earth, Minor Alps, Quasi, Deerhoof, Sean Nelson, The Portland Cello Project and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down to name a few. He has been awarded grants for filmmaking from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), The Neddy at Cornish, the City of Seattle, the Artist Trust Innovator Award, the Awesome Foundation and 4Culture.

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SSG42: Sustainablility

POSTED ON 8.13.2015

Season 42: Sustainablility is coming to Second Street Gallery. Look for a full season preview soon!

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April Events - SSG and Tom Tom Collaboration

POSTED ON 3.21.2015

Join us on Friday, April 3 for the opening of Meridians by Regina Miele and Praxinoscopes by Edward Thomas


Lamppost Banner Competition - on the downtown mall
Be on the lookout for Lamppost Banners from exhibiting artists Yeni Mao (past) and Amy Sherald (May) on the downtown mall and vote for your favorite.

Founders Summit - Friday, April 17: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

at the Paramount Theater with a day of talks, socializing, and ideas with the founders of reddit, Gizmodo, The Container Store, Maker Faire, and more will share their insider guidance on how to make startups grow. Each founder will tell his or her story, and then lead a panel of experts on topics like the role of corporations in society, commerce versus creativity, and how to build big ideas in small towns.

Luncheon at SSG - Virginia's National Art Identity - Friday, April 17: Noon - 2 p.m.

SSG is hosting a luncheon during the Founders Summit on the topic of Virginia’s National Art Identity with thought leaders from across the state. Seats are extremely limited; reserve your seat now at

Words and Music - Saturday, April 18:  Noon - 2 p.m.

Free performance by U.Va.’s Creative Writing and Music Departments marrying the art of writing, reading, and instrumentalist on Saturday, April 18 from Noon – 2pm

Yoga Art Grooves - April 11 and April 18

Two events of Yoga Art Grooves will be in April: on April 11 with Mary Lewis Meador and on April 18 with Lynsie McKeown from 3 - 4:15 pm. Each instructor will take inspiration from the exhibitions by Edward Thomas and Regina Miele. Sponsored by Opal Yoga Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Fielding Grasty, and Carpet Plus. $10 SSG members, $12 general sign-up here

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