New Works by James Bacchi #inthesky San Francisco shelter-in-place
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Karyn Mannix Contemporary PRESENTS #inthesky – shelter-in-place” – New Works by James Bacchi

New Works by

James Bacchi

#inthesky San Francisco


#inthesky is a black and white Mobile Photography Essay inaugurated in 2015.  An obsession to capture and illustrate ‘tension’ from the ground up continues to be my intent. 

On March 17, 2020 a “shelter-in-place” Order went into effect throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Suddenly, everything changed.

In admirable battle against this raging pandemic, San Francisco has visually taken on a “stay home” persona. With each passing week, and quiet as it may seem, the overall sensibility of this brave city continues to intensify.  Skies have been ranging from milky greys to cerulean blues, sometimes clear though more often filled with billowing masses of clouds. The sun looks brighter.  Buildings look taller and streets seem wider as this state of eerie emptiness visually inspires hope and reflects a resilient San Francisco. Keep safe and keep well.

 A percentage of all sales from this series will be donated to Project Open Hand.    

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James Bacchi, “shelter-in-place”,
22”x17”, mobile photographs
Archival pigment print, Edition of 7
$750 each (unframed)

About the Artist


James Bacchi, iPhoneographer

#inthesky is an ongoing mobile photography project intending to capture tension from the ground up. Muses include; San Francisco, New York, Palm Springs, Budapest, Rome, Venice and Paris.

Gallery Representation:

 karyn mannix contemporary, East Hampton, NY

 Artful Galleries, Austin, TX

 Museum Exhibitions/Collections:

 2019:  Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco

             Acquisition – Permanent Collection 

Group Exhibitions:             

2020:  Dart For Art 2020

              Benefiting the Lymelight Foundation, Burlingame, CA 

2020:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             SNAP (juried) 

2019:  Art For AIDS

             Juried Exhibition/Auction benefiting the UCSF Alliance Health Project 

2019:  Cirque Magnifique/Auction benefiting Ecole Notre Dame des Victories 

2019:  The Dirty Dozen

             Lone Star Saloon – Benefiting UCSF Alliance Health Project

2019:  The Midway, San Francisco

             Juried exhibition and auction benefiting Hospitality House 

2019:  Artful Galleries, Houston, TX

            Mixed Emotions – Benefiting Music Doing Good 

2019:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            SNAP (juried) 

2019:  Dart For Art 2019

             Benefiting the LymeLight Foundation, Burlingame, CA 

2018:  RED DOT Miami Art Fair, Winwood Arts District. Miami, FL

            karyn mannix contemporary – Booth #618

            Installation:  16 selected works from #inthesky San Francisco 

2018:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2018:  Art For AIDS, San Francisco, CA

            Juried Exhibition/Auction benefitting UCSF Alliance Health Project 

2018:  STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2018:  Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY    

             LOVE & PASSION/size matters – Curated by:  Karyn Mannix 

2018:  Dart For Art 2018

             Benefiting the LymeLight Foundation, Burlingame, CA  

 2017:  Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Corporate Collections 

  • El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA
  • 4 photographs – placed by:  Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco
  • UBS Financial Services, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  •  University High School Corporate Offices, San Francisco, CA
  •  Curator/Juror/Panelist


2020:  ArtSpan San Francisco, CA

             Juror, Benefit Art Auction 

2019:  SOMA Arts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

             Juror:  2019 SF Open Studios AMPLIFY ART AWARDS 

2019:  Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

             “Navigating Through The San Francisco Art Scene”, Panelist

2019:  Karyn Mannix Contemporary, East Hampton, NY

             Juror:  Love & Passion

2019:  Mobile Photo Awards/ Architecture Category, Juror

2018:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Juror – Dreams

2018:  Mobile Photo Awards

             Juror – Architecture/Design Category, Juror

2018:  Manhattan Arts International

            New Beginnings

2016:  Mobile Photo Awards


2014:  Mobile Photo Awards

            Juror – Architecture 

2013:  Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Juror -Structure 

2007-2018:  Art For AIDS, San Francisco, CA



2020:  SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, Feature James Bacchi in SNAP at Arc Gallery

2019:  BNW Magazine, Feature “A Weekend In Paris”

2019:  The San Francisco Decorator Showcase Book (cover)

2019:  VOGUE (Spain), Interview by Nuala Philips 

2018:  Manhattan Arts International, Interview,

            “Sky Has No Limit for ArtHaus Gallerist and Iphoneographer”

            Interview by:  Renee Phillips, Editor

2018:  BBC CULTURE Magazine, Interview, “The Stunning Architecture                      

             Photos taken with a Smartphone by Joanne Carter

2018:  Only Mobile Art Magazine, photo essay, #inthesky

2018:  The Design Connector, #inthesky review

2018:  Professional Artist Magazine, “Artists Who Are Making A Positive   

            Humanitarian Difference

2017:  Bay Area Art Scope, feature, #inthesky

2017:  YOUTUBE.COM, Photographers and Digital Artists/Manhattan Arts


2017:  Manhattan Arts International, Interview, James Bacchi #inthesky



2018:  4-Squared – Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018:  ART for AIDS

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