Chico's Zoning Administrator approved our Conditional Use Permit! Thank you to everyone who sent letters of support—they definitely made an impact. The process isn't over yet, but we are one big step closer to bringing 1710 Park Ave. back to life!
Conditional Use Permit approved!
We're seeking letters of support for the Conditional Use Permit that we've applied for with the City of Chico. If granted, the permit will allow us to have amplified music performances in our new space at 1710 Park Avenue (with certain restrictions that will be specified in the permit).
Letters of support can be emailed to:
City of Chico
411 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928
Letter-writers should say they are writing in support of the approval a Conditional Use Permit for 1078 Gallery at 1710 Park Avenue. Letters from nearby residents and business owners would be especially good to have.
Please cc the gallery (email@example.com / 722 Flume Street Chico 95928) for our records.
MONCA pop-up opens January 11
Best hope for Chico's arts future
Thanks to the Chico News & Review editors for naming 1078 Gallery "Best hope for Chico's arts future" in their 2017 Best of Chico issue!
Gallery space update
We've found a new gallery space!
1078 Gallery is pleased to announce that we are close to signing a 5-year lease on the building at 1710 Park Avenue (the old Sierra Market). We're excited and think the space has lots of potential!
Once we sign a lease, we'll begin the process of applying for a costly Use Permit with the City of Chico (required for this location, based on recent changes to city code, in order to have amplified music,) and transferring our beer license to this new address.
In addition to the $5,646 Use Permit required by the city, we're going to have construction costs for building out the space, finishing the walls, adding gallery lighting, and sprucing up the exterior of the building.
All of these expenses are going to add up quickly! We are estimating that successfully establishing ourselves in this new space could cost as much as $30,000.
We're going to need your help to make this transition happenâ€”we'll be planning some serious fundraising for early 2018, and we may need letters in support of the Use Permit to present to the Chico city council. Of course if you just can't wait to help us out, you can always make a fast and easy donation on our website.
1078 Gallery at The Butcher Shop
We've got two pop-up shows this weekend, both on view during The Butcher Shop theatre festival!
The FREE festival takes place at 2500 Estes Road in Chico. Visit the shows before the play starts at 8pm (grounds open at 5:30pm with food trucks, live music and bar). Parking is $5. Biking and walking encouraged. See the Facebook event page or slowtheatre.com for more info.
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing centers on the theme of lies and deception, features large scale works by nine artists, including Expedient Liars by Lauren Ruth, seen above.
Portraits of Desmond
Also on view at The Butcher Shop is our pop-up exhibition in remembrance of Desmond Phillips, the 25-year-old African American man killed in his home in March by Chico Police. Artists from the community submitted works in a variety of media for the show.
At 7:30pm both nights Cory Himp Hunt will perform his spoken-word poem Peace for Desmond at the exhibition.Find the show to the left of the stage, across the grass from the food trucks.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or leads to share!
NEW—The 1078 Gallery Booking Collective
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!
We're broke. Help us fix it!
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.