Receipt of Delivery: Hardly Strictly Richard Shaw

October 5, 2012  |  By

Receipt of Delivery is a weekly series featuring Bay Area exhibition mailers selected from the SFMOMA Research Library’s collection of artists’ ephemera.

Bay Area ceramicist Richard Shaw and his wife, painter Martha Shaw, have collaborated on music and art for many years; their renowned artistic family includes Alice Shaw and Virgil Shaw. This weekend an estimated 750,00 people will ‘walk in the park’ to attend the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, an annual free music concert in San Francisco.

Richard Shaw, December 7-January 18, 1969, Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco; record mailer, 7 1/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (18.42 cm x 18.42 cm) photo: Mike Orr, Sound: Kit Clark ; From left to right: John “Meatball” Butler on guitar, Martha Shaw on fiddle, Richard Shaw on banjo. Enclosed 7-inch record of _Walking in the Park_.


  1. Gerald Fleming Says:

    Amazing artists, amazing people. National treasures.

  2. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    National treasures indeed:

    This is one of my favorite hangouts!

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