In addition to four local bands, exclusive DJ sets and exciting giveaways, Regional Bias proudly features Bay Area artists as part of the celebration on Friday (7:30pm, $15). From sculpture and painting to screen printing and photography, local fine art in the $20-300 range will be available for the viewing and purchasing pleasure of our supporters.

Representing the CityArt Cooperative (located at 828 Valencia) is Hilary Williams, creator of delicate and elegant paintings, fabric sculptures and limited edition prints. She is a true Bay Arean — born and raised, then received her BA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in Oakland. While the themes of her work vary, the intersection of the natural and built environment is explored in a collage-like manner, often using local references. Can you catch this one?

San Francisco resident Jamie Banes takes a technocultural approach, constructing out of industrial products: sheet metal, wire and lots of electronics. It’s uncertain (but likely) he’ll bring something to the fundraiser that moves, but if not, many of his paintings feature these sculptures as subjects (see below). Banes’ portfolio reflects a pursuit of “exploring what it means to be a living organism,” with some intriguing videos on his website of his sculptures. If you’ve seen Patrick Dougherty’s “The Upper Crust” twiggy formation in the Civic Center Plaza, know that Baines was on the installation team for that project.

Jamie Banes

In addition to Williams and Baines, artwork from Charlie Homo, Ethan Jamison, Jason Trinidad, and more will adorn the perimeter of the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa). Regional Bias takes place this Friday from 7:30 pm to the mornin’.