The Bay Area art scene receives regular doses of vitality from Marrow Gallery in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood, where owner Marissa Patten curates an intelligent, welcoming program of contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper by noteworthy figures both local and international. “We’re a place for art lovers to gather and get to know work they won’t find anywhere else,” says the dealer. Her consultancy offers the total package—from hanging existing pieces to commissioning new ones—and brings focus to the process of collection building: “I develop relationships with clients and help them acquire work with meaning.”
"If a piece truly speaks to you, then take a chance. It’s going to bring you happiness."