David Michael Cabello Salgado

Died: October 20, 2018
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David Michael Cabello Salgado passed away on October 20, 2018 in South San Francisco at the age of 69.

He is survived by 1 brother, Oscar Salgado and 3 sisters, Norma Salgado-Pearman, Rosalie Salgado and Nancy Salgado; 8 nieces and nephews, Demian Salgado, Justin Orr, Simon Stewart, Seth Pearman, Hilary Orr, Maxine Zipran, Spencer Pearman and Flora Zipran; 1 grand-nephew, Jehni Stewart. Also survived by his dearest friend, Erb Bigelow.

A native and life-long resident of the Bay Area. He was an accomplished artist, having his own Fine Art Publishing Studio. He worked with many acclaimed artists, and was a very intelligent, creative visionary person who was well respected in the art community. He lived his life fully and will be dearly missed.

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Oakland. There will be a Vigil service Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm at Sunset View Mortuary, 101 Colusa Ave., El Cerrito.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Art for AIDS (www.artforaids.org) or Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (www.jsma.uoregon.edu).

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Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

St. Mary Magdalen Church


2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley, CA,

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Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Vigil Service

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

St. Mary Cemetery


4529 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611

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Died: October 20, 2018

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Noah Lang posted on 10/25/18

It’s with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we share with you the passing of David Salgado. I first met David as an 11-year-old when my dad was making prints at Trillium Graphics in South Park. 15 years later we became business partners and started Trillium Press. The mid-90’s we exciting times in digital printmaking. Shunned by most in the art world, the technology needed someone with perspective and vision to champion it and make sure it was’t “raised by wolves.” David was that caretaker. He taught me so much about art, making art, working with artists; about always being on the sharpest edge of creative; about zagging when he saw the art world zig. Too many lessons. We were partners for 10 important years and I worked with so many great artists together with him. For all of you who knew what a special chemistry Trillium was during those years, it was due, in very large part to the culture he fostered. In the end, Electric Works zigged and David zagged, but I’ll always honor the time together.


Nick Widman posted on 10/25/18

David was my first mentor for 3 years after art school and had a profound influence in what seems like a short time now. I learned so much from him about art and life while working under him, while he showed me his favorite little bay area spots as well. It was really a magical experience to watch him and Erb create editions while he floated paper on and off the litho press like a ballet. He was such a generous person who never had an issue stepping aside to encourage and push me toward an opportunity or printmaking idea. I will always remember his passionate approach to everything he pursued, his artistic vision and critique, and will cherish and honor his continued inspiration. Rest in peace dear friend.


KIM FROHSIN posted on 10/24/18

I loved you David in Life , and, now, as Spirit. We had some fun and creative times... from 1994 to a last project in early 2016. Extended "family" is the place I felt was Trillium... and for my two canines . Blessed experiences in art, life , innovation and love , you provided me. XO kimmie