Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Open Studios 2016 this weekend

Open Studios at the Allied Box Factory next weekend, November 5 & 6 11am - 6pm!
2169 Folsom Street between 17th & 18th
Our beautiful complex will have five very varied artists:

Celine Germain
Tide and Tied jewelry

Miju E. Han
babysnake, ink and neural networks

Hadley Northrop

Jeff Petersen
paintings, prints and carvings

Sean Vallely 

Monday, October 3, 2016

In some shows again

Here's my wall at Blackbird Bar, where three artists are showing through San Francisco Open Studios this year.
I've also dropped off my painting at SOMArts Gallery for the ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition. That's work by hundreds of artists, and a good way to pick up a guide and figure out who you want to visit by seeing one piece in person by each participating artist. The show is open Tues. - Fri. noon - 7pm, Sat. 11am - 5pm, and Sun. 11am - 3pm through November 6. The Dia de los Muertos exhibition is concurrent with ArtSpan until November 5, right next door. See the link for information. I hope to see you next month!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


I'm really pleased to be included in this show at Blackbird, a beautiful bar on Market Street. You know I love my beautiful bars, especially if they have good snacks. A Hub Exhibition means it's a neighborhood space highlighting ArtSpan Open Studios artists, and will be up through Open Studios, so until about November 7. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

A Painting a Day (sort of)

I finally did it and started an Instagram for my paintings. I put out a painting a day, and in return I get to see beautiful photos of delicious food in fancy restaurants, or that one of the coolest couples in rock and roll was in my neighborhood and I just missed them. Please follow me at https://www.instagram.com/hadley_northrop_art/

Friday, August 5, 2016


Countdown to Open Studios! Less than three months to go, if you can believe it. Postcard done (thanks to the Modern Postcard summer sale), ArtSpan guide ad sent in (no Velvet Underground style this time), and now to do the online banner ad and our Christmas card. Then maybe, if there's time before November, a magnet! None of this would be possible without Sean's incredible graphic design and Mac skills, because I'm stuck in the 19th Century. What's a computer?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Work in Progress 30 x 30 in.
I took some time off from the studio because I got a puppy! She came in with me a few times because I had to finish a project, but mostly we stayed at home and took naps on the floor. My long walks, daily work momentum and energy level have been seriously disrupted. Today it felt great to begin a large new painting with a thick brush and new Gamsol thinners.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Made in USA

There's nothing like getting a new container to organize your stuff! I deserved this - I kept my paints in the same Plano tackle box since college. It finally gave out and I got a nice, clean new one. It was made in the USA, too.