Set & Drift advocates regional and international artists through curated events, exhibitions, and art placement. We work closely with artists to develop art programming, place artwork, and produce commissions defined by each project's character and vision. We believe an art program is an opportunity for storytelling, to interact with and engage an audience.
Stacy Kelley directs Set & Drift, drawing upon 13 years of experience working alongside artists and designers in the context of the interior design and architecture industry of Southern California and San Francisco. Set & Drift was founded in 2009 by Stacy and her husband, Sean Kelley, with the intent to exhibit the work of artists and designers through experiential, multidisciplinary formats. Through these events, developed in collaboration with an array of talents - from cultural organizations to chefs, designers, and musicians - Set & Drift exhibited the work of acclaimed regional and international artists. Over the years, Set & Drift has emerged as an advisory which places and commissions works by an expanding network of artists. Stacy and Sean also run branding + design studio Mother Sponge. Through their design projects, they work alongside these artists to bring original art programming to hospitality and retail spaces.