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On July 17, 2015, Chandran Gallery, Juxtapoz, UNIV ,and T.F.R. Gallery teamed up for the second annual Surf Craft benefit auction and one night only exhibition to benefit Waves for Water. Global nonprofit, Waves for Water works with local communities, leaders, and partners to find long-term solutions and facilitate access to clean water in impoverished areas. This year […]

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Although technology has connected artist communities across the world, enabling them to reach beyond their immediate locales for exhibitions and career opportunities, art making is arguably a pursuit that demands site-specificity,  requiring artists, particularly mural artists, to travel not only to execute and exhibit their work, but to gain more experience and build relationships. Rocha Art’s first annual Wander & Wayfare, comprised of a mural festival and […]

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California College of the Arts’ Graduate Program in Fine Arts 2015 MFA Thesis Show on view from May 14 through the 23rd in the Nave of its San Francisco campus was an exciting culmination of fifty candidates’ journeys to achieve a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from one of California’s most prestigious schools of higher education […]

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95 artists from San Francisco Art Institute’s Master of Fine Arts graduate program presented innovative thesis work in Edge Effect, the 2015 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition at Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason Center — incidentally, the reported proposed future home of SFAI’s MFA candidates studios. The final manifestation of an intense, 2-year period of professional and artistic development […]

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For any resident of the San Francisco East Bay GATS’ intricately-designed masks, with its somnolent eyes and flowing teeth/beard/tentacles, seem to be an omnipotent presence: slapped, painted, and sprayed upon everything from the tiny crevices and alleyways between dilapidated buildings to the grand, expansive walls of abandoned warehouses. The Oakland-based artist cultivates imagery for this iconic figure from personal reflections upon society and […]

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From the poetic musings of the flaneur, who wandered the streets of Paris to the quick-paced, gritty world of the metropolises depicted in the artworks of the Ashcan School artists, the dynamic urban life has fascinated artists for centuries. Luna Rienne Gallery’s current group show, City Minded celebrates the painting genre and its history within the frame of the picturesque […]

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The annual group show now in its fourth year, Moleskine Project co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff and gallery director Ken Harman goes down the street from its regular Spoke Art exhibition space to Harman’s new-ish, larger Hashimoto Contemporary. Over 70 artists from throughout the world participated in Moleskine Project this year. One of this exhibition’s aims is to honor the sketchbook as the […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights now on view at FFDG includes an all-new series of colorful and vibrant acrylic paintings by Mexico City-based artist Favio Martinez, perhaps better known as Curiot. The artist’s second show at FFDG is in many ways a continuing chapter a convoluted narrative that reveals a surreal world of the artist’s own inspired creation. In this solo show audiences […]

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Luna Rienne Gallery’s current exhibition of 10-inch square artworks officially launches its Affordable Art Series, which will offer modestly-priced artwork to both seasoned and burgeoning art collectors alike by a continuingly growing roster of local and national artists. With this new programming, Luna Rienne joins several other galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area that simplify the oft-described difficult, or seemingly daunting process of acquiring […]

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Root Division’s “Introductions 2014″ on view now through September 27 is the non-profit arts organization’s eighth iteration of this annual, juried exhibition. Created in order to offer exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, as well as exposure to the public of the contemporary issues and ideals expressed in art produced by an array of artists working in the San Francisco Bay Area and […]

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