Premiere Jr. is a 6-by-12-foot billboard affixed to the back of a much larger billboard above 624 Irving Street in San Francisco that “opened” in January 2020. Bay Area artists are commissioned to create work for the billboard. Each show lasts approximately 2 months.
Premiere Jr. is best seen during daylight hours from the southwest corner of 7th Avenue and Irving Street, just outside the Fireside Bar.
Sarah Hotchkiss is a San Francisco artist and arts writer. Recent shows include exhibitions at San Francisco’s Friends Indeed and Guerrero Gallery, and New York’s Cheymore Gallery. She watches a lot of science fiction, which she reviews in the semi-regular publication Sci-Fi Sundays.
Zoë Taleporos is a curator, arts administrator, and writer based in Oakland. She currently works as a Public Art Project Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission where she is involved in commissioning a wide range of artworks for public spaces. Formerly, she was a co-director/curator of Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland and Queen’s Nails Projects in San Francisco. As an independent curator, she has implemented exhibitions and public programs for the California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito; Pro Arts, Oakland; Real Time and Space, Oakland; S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland; and Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco. Her writing has been published by KQED Arts, Art Practical, and MIT Press. She received her MA in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts.