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Barbara Goldstein is an independent consultant focusing on public art planning and creative placemaking. She is the former Public Art Director for the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and editor of Public Art by the Book, a primer published by Americans for the Arts and the University of Washington Press. Ms.

Blog: Gallery 85

Hello art lovers, It’s been a while! Sorry for not blogging in quite some time, but I’ve been busy doing what I love! In addition to working on some new pieces (which includes a couple commissions), I’m excited to announce that two of my paintings are up in San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon

San Francisco 49ers’ Vernon Davis is also an art gallery owner

As one of the leading tight ends in the National Football League, the San Francisco 49ers’ Vernon Davis will be one to watch during Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens. Last month, the 28-year-old Davis added another responsibility to his resume: art gallery owner. The football player opened a space called Gallery

Vernon Davis Opens Gallery 85

Silicon Valley CEOs, elected officials and 49ers were among those who came to San Jose for the opening of Vernon Davis’ Gallery 85 on Monday night in an evening of art and charitable fundraising. The 49er’s tight-end hosted the Santana Row, invite-only event where he sold art to benefit his namesake organization, The Vernon


The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts presents: Celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Gallery 85 April 20 – May 1 2013 Featuring AchieveKids Student Artwork and the exhibition FAITH Special Event: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Donation: $25 Where: 1180 Olsen Drive, Santana Row, San Jose CA Light refreshments and

Reason to Celebrate: Life Is Art Beyond The Superbowl

The Superbowl is over and although it may have been a disappointment for 49er fans, for one player, there is plenty to celebrate. Most professional football players are not opening art galleries and funding arts scholarships but then again, most professional NFL players, are not Vernon Davis. An artist in his free time, the

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