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VARNISH FINE ART presents DECADE-1, a group exhibition of fourteen artists to celebrate the gallery’s first ten years in the art scene. Founders Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens continue to direct the San Franciscobased gallery into the next decade after an exciting ten years presenting contemporary art in the US and Europe. In this exhibition, Varnish Fine Art brings together a diverse group of artists whose work is emblematic of the artistic values the gallery holds dear. Each of these artists infuses their works with meaningful messages while displaying their finely honed skills. Not afraid to walk the edge, these painters, sculptors, print makers and photo illustrators take the viewer on journeys of the mind and soul.

Paintings: Jennybird Alcantara, Robert Bowen, Victor Castillo, Chris Mars, Christian Rex van Minnen, Lee Harvey Roswell, and Isabel Samaras Sculpture: Ron Garrigues, Brian Goggin, Jessica Joslin, and Lucien Shapiro Photo Illustrations: Ransom & Mitchell Animated Collage: Rob Reger Screenprints: Chuck Sperry

Victor Castillo

Written Forgotten

Acrylic on Canvas 2011 36 x 36 inches $5,500

Christian Rex van Minnen

Tie-Died 1 Oil on Panel 2013 14 x 11 inches $3,600

Tie-Died 3 Oil on Panel 2013 14 x 11 inches $3,600

Tie-Died 2 Oil on Panel 2013 14 x 11 inches $3,600

Isabel Samaras

Love Is More Than Words Oil on Panel 2013 26.5 x 22.5 inches $3,000

Lucien Shapiro

Cohors Pollinctores Larva (Band of Buriers Mask) Mixed Media 2013 23 x 18 x 14 inches $1,500

Rubiginem Contrahere Vas Unum (The Rusted Vessel 1) Mixed Media 2013 29 x 19 x 19 inches $2,500

Jennybird Alcantara

Dissecting Girls Disguised As Butterflies Oil on Wood 2012 30.75 x 38 inches $9,500

Entertaining the Wise Counsel of Swan-Tipped Flowers Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 2012 29 x 34.5 inches $3,000

Ransom & Mitchell

Caged Photo Illustration, Archival Print on Paper 2013 42.5 x 30.5 inches $3,000

Gilded Promises Photo Illustration, Archival Print on Paper 2013 42.5 x 30.5 inches $3,000

Ron Garrigues

Transglobal Virus I Cast Bronze 1997 14 x 11 x 6 inches $25,000

Famine III

Cast Bronze 1996 8 x 8 x 16 inches $22,000

Jessica Joslin


Mixed Media 2013 10 x 8.75 x 10 inches $4,500


Mixed Media 2012 6.5 x 2 x 1.5 inches $2,200


Mixed Media 2013 17 x 8 x 15 inches $6,500


Mixed Media 2013 11 x 8.5 x 11 inches $4,500

Chris Mars

Level 5

Oil on Panel 2012 24 x 28 inches $20,000

In Defense of Darkness Scratchboard 2010 12 x 12 inches $4,500

Auto Intervention

Oil on Panel 2009 40 x 18 inches $24,000

Lee Harvey Roswell

(With or Without) Wings

Oil on Canvas 2012 8 x 8 inches $800


Oil on Canvas 2012 20 x 16 inches $3,200

Lucky Strike 15: Sting

Acrylic on Canvas 2012 12 x 24 inches $1,000

Lucky Strike 16: Internal Combustion

Acrylic on Panel 2012 12 x 12 inches $700

Robert Bowen

Brian Goggin Rob Reger

Born Again Again (All Together Now)

Body of Urban Myth Cast Bronze 20.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches $2,500

DVD Animation Installation animated by Jim Dirschberger 2011 9.5 x 13 inches $1,600

Chuck Sperry

Victory 7 Color Screenprint on Oak 2013 35 x 24 inches $700

For a decade now, Varnish Fine Art’s Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens have created a sense of community and family that embraces the Pop Surrealism/ New Classical/avant-garde world. Their gallery showcases strong & strange art. They are stand-up gallery owners with an appreciation of both art and the nature of work. Varnish’s presence in San Francisco and awareness of the artists they represent has expanded with Varnish’s participation in art fairs, and the gallery has worked to create a vital community and forge connections between artists. - Cartwheel


Š2013 Varnish Fine Art Directors: Jen Rogers & Kerri Stephens Layout/Design: Kerri Stephens

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DECADE-1: 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibit Catalog  

In 2013 Varnish Fine Art founders Jen Rogers & Kerri Stephens brought together a diverse group of artists whose work is emblematic of the ar...