Repeat Performance SFS* Art Pop-Up
*San Francisco Symphony
Selected Works from Repeat Performance’s Art Inventory
and featuring William Ellingson (1933-1994)
Friday, May 3, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sweetie’s Art Bar
Black & White Gallery
475 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Founded in 1972, the San Francisco Symphony’s unique resale shop, Repeat Performance, on Fillmore Street, has been an important shop with a mission for outreach to the community as well as a go-to place for distinctive finds and special experiences.
Repeat Performance is located
at 2436 Fillmore Street in San Francisco.
About William Ellingson
William (Bill) Ellingson was born in Forrestburg, South Dakota, on March 29, 1933. After active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he earned a BFA degree in painting and drawing from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1960 and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1963. He had additional education from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the University of Minnesota. Ellingson taught printmaking in the Department of Art at St. Cloud State University from 1963 until his retirement. He died on February 13, 1994.
Ellingson had a very successful career, with his prints being featured in both national and international exhibitions. In addition, his work was selected for the “Arts in Embassies” program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
His art is in many permanent collections such as those of the University of Iowa, St. Cloud University, Luther College, Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, and the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota. He also sold many art works to private collectors in the US, Japan, Germany, Denmark and England.