With Liberty and Justice for Some
September 23 - October 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 23, 6 - 8 pm
Co-curated by artist Monica Lundy and gallerist Walter Maciel, this exhibition features portraits of immigrants to the United States by artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Back when Donald Trump was still the President-elect, long before his executive order became a flashpoint for pro-immigrant rallies at airports across the nation, Lundy, like many in her artistic community, felt both helpless and determined to do something. In response to this need, Lundy and Maciel invited artists from across the country to make 8 x 8-inch portraits of individuals who came to the United States as immigrants including historic subjects, personal friends, relatives, strangers, and self-portraits. The exhibition launched in Los Angleles, then traveled to the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and will be exhibited at Berkeley Arts Center from September 23 to October 8, 2017.
The work includes many different mediums such as acrylic and oil paint on canvas, mixed media and collage on panel, photography, drawings and other works on paper. The culmination of specifically selected portraits will be assembled in an installation depicting the American Flag while others are grouped together to celebrate the diversity of our country.
Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Thursday, September 7, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition surveys new work from the 18 recipients of the competitive Jack K and Gertrude Murphy Award and the Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships. The awards are designed to further the development of Bay Area MFA students and foster the exploration of their artistic potential in hybrid practice, installation, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.
The Jack K and Gertrude Murphy Award of $40,000 is given to an MFA student of unusual caliber with great artistic promise. Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan both experienced financial challenges as art students and understood the great difference scholarships can make in the early phase of an artist’s career. The winners of the Cadogan Scholarships receive $6,500 each to support their MFA studies. All the students benefit from participation in a professionally curated exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center.
The opening reception, exhibition, and all accompanying events are free to attend and take place at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco, CA.
2017 AWARDEES & EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Emily Budd, California College of the Arts
Rafael Bustillos, San Francisco Art Institute
Amy Cella, San Francisco State University
Troy Chew, California College of the Arts
Kira Dominguez Hultgren, California College of the Arts
Abigail Gregg, San Francisco Art Institute
Keyvan Heydari Shovir, California College of the Arts
Amber Imrie-Situnayake, Stanford University
Christopher Marin, California College of the Arts
Nick Mittelstead, San Francisco Art Institute
Natani Notah, Stanford University
Gianna Paniagua, California College of the Arts
Hannah Perrine Mode, Mills College
Nancy Sayavong, UC Berkeley
Keith Secola, California College of the Arts
Lauren Szabo, San Francisco Art Institute
Victor Yañez-Lazcano, Stanford University
Sherwin Rio, San Francisco Art Institute
The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition
September 7–29, 2017
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm & Saturday, 12–5pm
Advancing Equity in Arts Education Summit
An afternoon of artist-led creative workshops, panel presentations and performances to advance equity in arts education.
Saturday, September 16, 1–4pm
Free with RSVP: artsequitysummit.eventbrite.com
Collect! Exhibition and Art Auction
Exhibition: September 2 - 16, 2017
Stop by BAC to preview donated artwork, Wed - Sun, 11am - 5 pm
Art Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, September 16, 6 - 9 pm
Tickets: $50 / $45 BAC Members
Raise a glass to our generous local artist community at COLLECT! the BAC’s largest annual event. Works from some of the Bay Area’s most exciting artists will be exhibited and up for auction, enjoyed with a glass of wine and delicious food. Bring home your favorite piece and support artists in the community!
Opening Reception Tuesday, August 29, 6pm
Three person show with David Fagan and Emily Miesler at the Diego Rivera Gallery located at the historic Chestnut Street campus at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Juried and curated by Ebitenyefa Baralaye, AICAD Teaching Fellow at SFAI.