December 24, 2010


75B, Vakantie (Holidays), 2000; coloring book; offset lithograph

Dear everyone, Open Space is going on holiday and will return to posting on January 3. Before I sign us off for a well-deserved winter rest, I want to take a moment to say thank you to the many, many people who contributed to Open Space in 2010. I am honored to be able to continue to work with so many brilliant, passionate, and articulate people.

To the 56 columnists, guest writers, Collection Rotation contributors,  SFMOMA curators, and SFMOMA staff who’ve written, produced, and labored on the front side of the blog:

Darrin Alfred • Brecht Andersch • Joseph Del Pesco • Chris Cobb •  Michelle Tea •  Renny Pritikin • Meg Shiffler • Scott Hewicker • Iain Boal • Brandon Brown • Brion Nuda Rosch • Eric Heiman • Kevin Killian •  Duane Deterville • Stephanie Syjuco • Rebar • Dodie Bellamy • Cedar Sigo • Margaret Tedesco • John Davis • Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young • Dana Ward • Tyler Green • Cindy Keefer  • Patricia Maloney • Lindsey Westbrook • Ariel Goldberg •  Tammy Rae Carland • Yedda Morrison • Lynne McCabe • Julian Myers • Anne McGuire • Caitlin Freeman • Jessica Tully • Allyssa Wolf •  Okwui Enwezor • W. J. T. Mitchell • Joshua Chuang • Sarah Miller • Brenden Fay • Sharon Lerner • Xiaoyu Weng • Joanna Szupinksa • Erin O’Toole •  Apsara DiQuinzio • Frank Smigiel •  Lisa Sutcliffe • Tanya Zimbardo • Alison Gass • Janet Bishop • Rudolf Frieling • Sandra Phillips • Henry Urbach • Anne Walsh

Special thanks also to more than a dozen others behind the scenes, who get no front-side glory and without whom Open Space couldn’t do all the things it does:

Anne Bast, our intellectual property associate, who vets every SFMOMA collection image we put up, easily hundreds this year • Ian Padgham, SFMOMA Facebook/Twitter man •  Dana Mitroff Silvers and Andrew Delaney, that is, our (entire) SFMOMA web team • Gilbert Guerrero and Jacqueline Waters, our freelance web developers/crisis managers • Kirsten Ericson, who’s answered a thousand frantic phone calls • Anne Ray, our proofreader • Stella Lochman •  Zmira Zilka • Chad Coerver • Dominic Willsdon •  Lauren Fliegelman, our first-ever Open Space intern • Thanks everyone on the headline news team • Christie Herring, and everyone post-production on 75 Reasons to Live • Tammy Fortin, Open Space emeritus • and of course, the tireless Megan Brian, education and public programs coordinator, who does everything, period

And to all of you who continue to read, respond, and to engage — our readership nearly doubled this year! locally, and far and wide — thank you.

Happy holidays, everyone. See you in the New Year.


Open Space is taking a break, but SFMOMA is open. Click here for holiday hours.

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