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17 Dec

We have received a wonderful review in the Oakland Tribune and Alameda Journal:

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21 Mar

popUp Gallery at Autobody Fine Arts

was founded by Mi’Chelle Fredrick and Gabriele Bungardt to provide an opportunity for emerging and under represented artists whose work demonstrates artistic excellence and unique perspectives to present their work in a gallery setting.  It is our goal to seek out and recognize local and regional artists who have not yet achieved widespread exposure, but who deserve recognition for their work.

popUp Gallery is solely based on volunteer work by its founders. Exhibition space is free. popUp does not charge commissions. In exchange for this opportunity, artists who sell work through the gallery contribute 20% of the sales price to selected art-related non-profit organizations whose work benefits other Bay Area artists. Paying it back in this way ensures that artists will have a place to share their work with the community and their creative voices will find an audience.

Mi’Chelle Fredrick has exhibited widely throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the Midwest. She works primarily in graphite and watercolorand is also an accomplished photographer. “Having experienced the difficulty of breaking into the highly competitive Bay Area art scene, I am delighted to be able to provide new exhibition opportunities for artists as part of the popUp Gallery team.

Gabriele Bungardt is an accomplished realistic and abstract painter. She is best known for her larger than life close-ups of our four legged best friends. More recently she has created an extensive body of work on how light and shadow work to describe simple objects and their complex relationship to each other. In her latest figurative work, emotional interactions and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships are at the core. She has formed her own stories, but prefers to leave viewers just enough room to interpret the scenes from their point of view”.