FOG: Design + Art

Stanlee Gatti’s “21 Pop” entry sculpture, an ode to Arion Press at FOG Design + Art Preview Gala (Photo – Drew Altizer)
The fair gets underway (photo: Nikki Richter)
View from above (photo: Nikki Richter)

After last year’s pandemic-inspired hiatus, FOG Design + Art at Fort Mason roared back to life as a benefit for educational programs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Event co-chairs Wayee Chu and Ethan Beard (Photo – Drew Altizer)
Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger and Kaitlyn Krieger (Photo – Drew Altizer)
Gaurav Garg, Komal Shah and Bijoy Garg (Photo – Drew Altizer)
Mauro Zanetti, Maria Manetti Shrem and Eva Zanetti CA (Photo – Drew Altizer)
SFMOMA Executive Director Neal Benezra with steering committee members Allison Speer,
Susan Swig, Stanlee Gatti, Douglas Durkin, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, and Katie Paige (Photo – Drew Altizer)
Museum of the African Diaspora Executive Director Monetta White and Lisa Jackson (Photo – Drew Altizer)
Dr. Inder Dhillon and Ken McNeely (Photo – Drew Altizer)

New blood is joining the old guard, from opening night co-chairs Wayee Chu, a philanthropist, and Ethan Beard, former Facebook and Google exec, to patrons such as Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger and his wife, Kaitlyn, and Komal Shah and her husband, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Gaurav Garg.

A patron taking a closer look (Photo – Drew Altizer Photography)

Guests browsed 45 galleries, wowed by a variety of art that ranged from a house made of wooden letters to a silk-screened ping pong table that guests were allowed to play on.

AT&T’s Ken McNeely especially appreciated the works of social realism by fellow North Carolinian Romare Bearden. “After two years of near cultural isolation,” McNeely said, “I couldn’t think of a better way to open the art season.”