The Book

The Gold Collective Book is a locally-printed annual publication that provides members with a physical platform to share their stories with the greater Bay Area community. An artful keepsake that goes beyond a member directory, the book includes thoughtful editorial and photography centered around the ethos and accomplishments of the Collective’s members.

Meet Our Featured Artists

With each issue, Founder Cherie Slane collaborates with a local artist on the cover art, highlighting some of the Bay Area’s compelling visual talent.

Featured Artist

Issue #5 ~ 2020

Caroline Pacula

Caroline Pacula Photographer, Caroline Pacula Prints

Dreamlike yet specific, Caroline Pacula’s print photography—which we proudly feature in this book—marries a painterly aesthetic with the soft view of memory. “I play with light, color, and scale to reveal an almost surreal quality,” she says of the editing process behind her images. About her love for the medium, she explains, “Photography is powerful because it both captures and transcends a moment in time.” The tranquil hues, ethereal light, and intriguing composition in Pacula’s work are what made the artist’s name, landing her among local design brand Serena & Lily’s print photographers. When not following her eye to misty coastlines or open fields, Pacula takes on commissions and art consultations.

Gold Collective Book: Issue #5 ~ 2020
Featured Artist

Issue #4 ~ Fall / Winter 2019

Kellie Menendez

Kellie Menendez Artist and Textile Designer, Half Full

Cute wild animals keep the internet alive, but who keeps the critters alive as their habitats change with the climate? People like Kellie Menendez, whose sophisticated line of wallcoverings and textiles, Half Full, helps preserve the fragile beauty it depicts. “I wanted to express my love of nature through pattern while doing something to give back to the planet,” says Menendez of the company’s model, which allocates a percentage of proceeds to wildlife conservation. Just like the upbeat approach that has brought the San Francisco–based artist success, her brand’s designs— inspired by flora and fauna and proudly featured in these pages—remind us that the environmental glass is still half full.

Gold Collective Book: Issue #4 ~ Fall / Winter 2019
Featured Artist

Issue #3 ~ Spring / Summer 2019

Serena Dugan

Serena Dugan Artist and Textile Designer, Serena Dugan Studio

Some artists can easily cite what moves them—nature, politics, mythology – but painter and textile designer Serena Dugan is inspired by the act of creation itself. “I’m just expressing my ideas as completely as possible,” she says of her luminous abstract works on canvas and original hand-painted patterns, which for more than a decade have fuelled the vision behind home furnishings brand Serena & Lily. Recently Dugan opened an independent studio in Sausalito, where she enjoys her own artistic outlet while preparing to launch her first solo fabric collection this fall. Proudly featured in these pages are the latest dispatches from her evolving creative journey.

Gold Collective Book: Issue #3 ~ Spring / Summer 2019
Featured Artist

Issue #2 ~ Fall / Winter 2018

Health Ceramics

Health Ceramics Tile Maker and Designer

Since its storied brand revival 15 years ago, Heath Ceramics has become a touchstone of the modern craft renaissance. The iconic California-based factory—known for tiles and tableware of timeless, organic beauty—has expanded to offer other products with the same sensibility, including flatware and the captivating wallpaper designs we proudly feature throughout this book.

Gold Collective Book: Issue #2 ~ Fall / Winter 2018
Featured Artist

Issue #1 ~ Spring / Summer 2018

Katja Ollendorff

Katja Ollendorff Pattern Designer

At once bold and lighthearted, Katja Ollendorff’s patterns have stylistic origins in Scandinavia. The San Francisco designer spent part of her childhood in Helsinki—birthplace of Marimekko, the design house famous for its fearless use of form and color. “I really responded to that kind of vibrancy and still do to this day,” says the artist, who started her career in advertising as a project manager, pivoting to art and design because she wanted to be “the person doing the creating.” Following the epiphany, Ollendorff became a student of the Institute of Textile Print Design in Berkeley, ensconcing herself in a supportive community of inspiring artists.

Gold Collective Book: Issue #1 ~ Spring / Summer 2018
The book is available at select events, venues, and newsstands to reach a discerning audience of Bay Area consumers seeking to support local businesses.
Events & Galas
  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase
  • The San Francisco Fall Art & Design Show
  • Various member-sponsored fundraisers
Select Member Locations
  • San Francisco Design Center (San Francisco)
  • Da Vinci Marble (Peninsula)
  • Erica Tanov (Marin and East Bay)
  • Citrine (Marin)
  • Ground (Marin)
Newsstands & Specialty Businesses
  • Curate Studio (Marin)
  • Marin Country Mart Post Office (Marin)
  • Smoke Signals (San Francisco)