We're looking for a new space!
The board of directors of 1078 Gallery announces that after almost 11 years in our current location at 820 Broadway Street in Chico, we will be leaving the space at the end of May 2017.
The gallery, now in its 36th year of operation, is searching for a new location to house our visual art, literary, music and theater programming. We will be closed temporarily while we conduct this search.
Our upcoming show Alma Mudder, a ceramics show featuring former CSU, Chico students, will be the final show in this location, running May 4-27, with the reception on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The current gallery facility is the third location in the gallery's history. The gallery was founded at 1078 Humboldt Avenue in 1981 and later moved to 5th Street before moving to the current location in 2006.
The public can stay informed about our move and upcoming fundraising efforts by signing up for our E-newsletter on our website at 1078gallery.org.
The board of directors wishes to express its appreciation to the many volunteers, contributors and community members who have supported the gallery during our time at this location.
Contact Erin Wade (email@example.com) if you have questions or leads to share!
1078 Gallery announces the creation of the 1078 Gallery Booking Collective, a new approach to event booking at 1078 Gallery.
Based on the model successfully employed for many years by the Chico Area Punks, the booking collective will be a group of volunteers who meet monthly to organize event programming for the gallery.
Our goal with this experiment (which we plan to try out in a trial period over the next few months) is several fold. We hope that this new arrangement will:
The first meeting of the new collective will take place on June 15. Stay tuned for more info!
Dear friends of 1078 Gallery,
According members of our board who have been around for a while, every so often over the years, the gallery has had times of crisis when funds were extremely tight.
We are now in one of those times—the gallery is currently broke. The ongoing challenge of operating with decreased city funding and increased operating costs has put us in a difficult position. While we have steadily grown our event programming over the past few years, we have also found that our membership dollars and donations through fundraising have declined, leaving us currently "in the hole."
We urgently need your financial support. In addition to continuing to encourage our supporters to contribute via the Annie B's Community Drive (until September 30,), we are also initiating a new fundraising campaign that we'll be working on over the next several months.
We are planning several fundraising events for the coming month (in addition to returning to music programming, which has been on hiatus for the past month to allow for the current installation show.)
You can also always make a donation here on our website!
Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info on these fun upcoming fundraising events!
(Please note, to reduce costs we will not be mailing a postcard announcement for the following events. Please spread the word and tell your friends!).
Saturday September 26 from 6-9pm
Fundraising Campaign Kick-off / Rent Party
Enjoy free live music and snacks while mingling amongst the current installation show. Buy some drinks and t-shirts and help us pay our October rent! Annie B's donations will also thankfully accepted at this event.
Thursday October 1, 5-8pm
We're extending our current show (Judith Leinen) to be open for Art Walk. Stop by and have a beer and see the show!
Friday October 9, 6-9pm
Artober Artstravaganza Salon Fundraiser Sale
Calling all artists and makers! This is an open-entry, first-come first-served chance to bring in your art to sell off the gallery walls (and make space for new art in your studio!). All media including local hand-made goods, sculpture, ceramics, prints, drawings, and everything in between. Show your support for the gallery, and make room in your studio for new, bad-ass art. 50/50 split artist/gallery. Bargain pricing encouraged. Salon-style, you install—up to a maximum of 36 square feet of wall space per person, or as space allows. Install work during gallery open hours on October 8 and 9. Additional details to be announced soon.
Friday October 23, 6-8pm
Face/Off—Open Entry Masquerade Fundraiser
Open-entry mask show. Create a unique mask to be offered for silent auction to raise money for the gallery. $10 gets you a mask blank and a place in the show. During the event your mask will be modeled by one of our hot house models, and buyers will be able to take their mask home with them the evening of the reception. Pick up a masks during gallery open hours beginning this Saturday, September 19. Work drop-off dates: October 16 and 17. More details available on our website soon.
Members of our Board of Directors were all smiles and thumbs-up on February 3rd after the City Council approved our application for a beer license.
It was a nail-biter, but in the end the Council voted 5-2 that “public convenience and necessity” would be served by allowing us to continue to sell alcohol at our events. Very soon, those 21 and over should once again be able to enjoy an adult beverage during art and music shows at the gallery.
Our online petition in support of our application received 362 signatures in about three weeks, and others wrote letters and attended the meeting to support us. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!
Have you ever wondered what goes into putting on a show like this?
Well, watch and see.