Established by Lisa Dolby Chadwick in San Francisco in 1997, the Dolby Chadwick Gallery represents an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists working in traditional and hybrid media, including oil painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. The gallery seeks to exhibit articulate, visceral and provocative new work, and to support its artists in the development of their creative process and vision. Embracing a range of styles and content, the gallery’s program focuses on works in which the artist’s dedication to craft, observation, and materials is evident. A common thread is work exploring and redefining the varieties of visual perception and optical effects— celebrating the unexpected surprise of sight and insight. Director Lisa Dolby Chadwick has over 23 years fine arts and gallery expertise, and has overseen more than 20 catalogues and monographs. She co-organized the Stephen DeStaebler career retrospective exhibition and monograph for San Francisco’s de Young Museum in 2012, a show cited by SF Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker as among the best of the year. Dolby Chadwick is a 15-year member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association where Lisa served as a board member for 2 years. She currently serves on the board at the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council at the de Young.