Fundraising Fashion Show a Success!

Thanks to everyone for supporting Liquid Spaces/Pathways to Children in our Fundraising Fashion Show on October 22nd! 

Our seleceted artist will be travelling to Serampore, India next month to help kick-start an art curriculum at the Pathways to Children Adopt-A-School.

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Liquid SPACES/Pathways to Children Fundraising Fashion Show

Fashion Show Oct. 22nd 2009

Liquid SPACES/Pathways to Children Fundraising Fashion Show
October 22nd, 2009 5:30-9:30pm


Arkitektura In Situ 560 9th St. San Francisco, CA 94103


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This is a fundraising fashion show to be held on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Arkitektura showroom in SOMA.  This fashion show is sponsored by Liquid SPACES, a non-profit organization that supports emerging artists.  Liquid SPACES is collaborating with Pathways to Children’s Adopt-A-School in Serampore, India (suburb of Calcutta) that gives children living in extreme poverty, the opportunity to get an education. Pathways to Children is currently funding the school’s operation budget and is in process of sending a school administrator from the United States there to develop curriculums and volunteer programs. The school is also doing a pilot program, bringing 6 to 8 children (ages 3-12) from the Red Light District, giving them housing (along with a counselor) and gradually integrating them with the slum children.

We are fundraising to support Liquid SPACES’ Artist trip to establish an art program for the school which would help these poverty stricken and troubled children heal. This would provide them an outlet to release their emotions and integrate themselves into society.  

Event Details:

Co-Hosted with Arkitektura In-Situ 560 Ninth St. San Francisco, CA (SOMA district)

Thursday October 22nd, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Suggested Donation

General tickets $20 (includes two drink tickets, complimentary appetizers, and one raffle ticket)

VIP $50 (includes exclusive seating area for guests, complimentary catered food, refreshments, and champagne, and one raffle ticket)


Silent Auction

A silent auction will be held throughout the evening to raise funds for the Artist trip.  Past Liquid SPACES’ artists and friends have generously donated artwork and other items.  We are still looking for donations for our silent auction.  If you are interested in donating, please contact


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Artists’ Reception at One Union

Nothing Out of the Ordinary
Works by Katja Leibenath and Heidi McDowell

Artists’ Reception:
Thursday, August 27th
One Union Street (Union @ Front)
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Our opening for Jonah Burlingame on March 19th was visited by and written up by Laura Chenault at

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1 Union Street, San Francisco, California 94111
Hours: by appointment M – F, 9am – 6pm
Contact: Colin Piper, 415.677.7300

10 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016
Hours: by appointment M – F, 9am – 6pm
Contact: Kirk Pacheco, 212.683.8872

June 1 – August 31, 2009

Liquid Spaces is pleased to announce our latest show featuring local artists Katja Leibenath and Heidi McDowell. The show, titled “Nothing Out of the Ordinary” highlights the two painters’ most recent works in oil.

Leibenath writes of her City Sky series:

My subject is what I am surrounded by- heavy sky against the silhouettes of the city. San Francisco can be easily lost under a haze of habit and drowned out by floods of spectacular sights. My paintings look for the noteworthy in the everyday, surprise and beauty in the seemingly mundane- an abundance of which is undeniably found here.

“We don’t need to see anything out of the ordinary- we already see so much.” – R. Walser


City Sky #20

Katja Leibenath - City Sky #20


Heidi McDowell:

Quiet and contemplative, my paintings do not seek to make grand statements.  Rather they convey a distinct sense of place, of deserted landscapes, dilapidated structures, and odd figures.  Careful attention to quality of light and texture fully immerse the viewer in a particular location or situation.  This specificity, achieved through a balance between rough painting and detailed rendering, suggests a narrative to be fleshed out by the observer.

The landscapes are large in scale and often physically immense, size serving to draw the viewer more completely into the scene.  Using sketches and photographs made during several visits to a particular site, I distill my memory of that place into a tangible experience as real as location that inspired it.  One could almost step into the painting.

Heidi McDowell - Central Valley

Heidi McDowell - Central Valley


February 21 – May 5, 2009

Jonah Burlingame
A Sophisticated Observer Corrupted By Sentimentality


Living and working in San Francisco, Burlingame uses the elements of both the linear and organic world that pervades his daily life to create his art. Born in San Francisco but raised in a small suburb in Ohio, Burlingame was encouraged toward creativity by his parents since he was a child.

The tranquil energy in his work comes from a need to show man and nature in harmony. His use of texture juxtaposed with strong graphic elements suggests a need to find balance. A struggle for balance of the organic and the architectural brought to life by layers of color.

Burlingame is also inspired by process. By applying his self-discovered process to inspirations he finds in the every day, using many non-traditional materials he is able to create abstractions that seek to transcend any intended meaning.

Burlingame also works in advertising and is father to a budding young artist.

Liquid SPACES Opening March 19th



July 10 – September 30, 2008

Liquid Spaces’ Exhibitions & Sherwood Design Engineers at 10 East 40th Street, is pleased to present “The Real New York”, a deep and interesting look into the City of New York and surrounding boroughs by artist Arthur Robins.

Artist Reception
July 10th, 2008

6:00 pm until 8:00 pm







Born in 1953 as a native of Brooklyn, Arthur Robins’ artistic ability is akin to another time and place. His work encapsulates on the urban nostalgia of an evolving metropolis and a nod to a time honored technique. Hauntingly nostalgic paintings brimming with New York symbolism, “The Real New York” is a collection of paintings that explore the residual relation between memory and space.


After attending Pratt Institute, Robins has exhibited his art in several galleries, museums, as well as the sidewalks of New York City. In 1993 he was a founding member of A.R.T.I.S.T., the political group that successfully litigated the landmark case that extended the First Amendment right of free speech to artists and fine art. He has sold original works of art to collectors from every state in the United States and in over fifty countries around the world.

Liquid SPACES Opening March 19th

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