All of the work, both in the store and gallery, is made by San Francisco Bay Area artists and makers. The gallery strives to exhibit local, emerging and underrepresented artists. Each show in the gallery starts by seeking out artists with a distinct voice, and who have something to say.
Abrams Claghorn has two distinct spaces: a curated gallery space where the exhibition features one or a group of artists, all displaying work under one show title, and an accompanying museum-style store, featuring a wide range of hand crafted items in many mediums such as ceramics, wood, metal, leather, silk and other fabrics, and glass. And, of course, we have a good selection of fine art originals and prints.
Abrams Claghorn is inspired by the wide range of nationalities, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds of the artists who live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We strive to include people of all gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, and religions in our gallery shows and in the shop.
The mission of Abrams Claghorn is to showcase artwork as the artist intends; the concept or statement is paramount, and we prefer to alter the gallery to fit the show.
The gallery will continues to change and evolve. Be sure to check back soon and often!
About Owner, Robert Abrams
Owner Robert Abrams has been a lifelong resident of the East Bay, minus a few formidable years spent working in his family’s business, Sam Ash Music, located in NY, NY. In 1993, while still in New York, Abrams began his art practice. He moved back to the Bay Area in 2000 and went on to earn Masters in Fine Art Sculpture in 2007 at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, having previously earned a Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology at UC Berkeley in 1986. He currently shows his artwork at Room Art Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Turtle & Hare in Downtown Oakland, CA and has exhibited often in a variety of solo and group shows in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to opening the Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Abrams curated the gallery at the Potter’s Studio, and currently sits as the president of the Studio’s board. You can see his artwork here.