Gallery 1202 was established by Emily McEwan-Upright in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Fall of 2019. The gallery is in the small, suburban town of Gilroy, California. The gallery's mission is to be an inclusive, welcoming space for the community, and beyond, to experience both local and international art. We strive to support marginalized voices in the art-world, including women, BIPOC artists, and emerging artists with young families. We are interested in promoting works that are based in alternative mediums like fiber art, and paper on paper works; additionally, we support artists who explore taboo subject matters like birth and abortion.
Our physical gallery space is firmly tied in with our small town community, and we have opportunities for local and community artists to exhibit with us several times a year. Our shows vary throughout the year due to our connection with the community. We may have an internationally renowned artist for one exhibition, and a local artist widely known in our community for our next show. The space changes for each show, to accommodate the atmosphere we want for each show, to maintain an inviting environment and to keep our space accessible to our community and demographics.
We participate in several art fairs a year, often producing all-female booths with a variety of mediums to demonstrate the strength in collecting women artists. Look for our booths a LA Art Show, Art Market San Francisco, SuperFine! San Francisco, and other online and physical fairs.
You can find our artwork on several online platforms including Artsy, Artnet, Artland and 1stdibs.com