SF Art News Picks


Ethereal Visions

at Sandra Lee Gallery, 251 Post St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thurs, July 9th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Group Exhibition: Jason Adkins, David Avery, and Corinne Whitaker

Smoke and Mirrors

at Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thurs, July 9th, 6-8 pm
SoloExhibition: Luka Fineisen

Monster Drawing Rally 2015

presented by Southern Exposure at The Verde Club,  2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Fri, July 10th, 6-11 pm

An incredible live drawing and fundraiser event where over 120 artists work side by side. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $75 a piece. All proceeds directly support Southern Exposure’s programs.

Participating Artists: Lauren Bartone, Ian Brownlee, John Casey, Courtney Cerruti, Megan Chunn, Gabriela Cobar, Holly Coley, Gins Contreras, Torreya Cummings, Christian Davies, Ryan De La Hoz, Alison Dubois, Marshall Elliott, Jackie Farkas, Jessica Flemming, Alison OK Frost, Danielle Gherardi, C.A. Greenlee, Michael Hall, Nolan Jankowski, Joshua Lee, Ellie Litzenberg, Kenneth Lo, Cathy Lu, Juan Luna-Avin, Paul Madonna, Phillip Maisel, luz marina, Vanessa Marsh, Yuki Maruyama, Michael McConnell, Em Meine, Sam Mell, Erin Mitchell, Kelley O’Leary, Mitsu Okubo, Nathaniel Parsons, Joshua Peder Stulen, George Pfau, Maria Porges, Carissa Potter, Genevieve Quick, Kathleen Quillian, Amanda Quiroz, Kate Rhoades, Stephanie Rohlfs, Simone Root, Jana Rumberger, James Sansing, Zachary Royer Scholz, Matt Shapiro, Sarah A. Smith, Hannah Stahulak, Kate Stirr, Nigel Sussman, Tim Svenonius, Emily Tareila, Kelly Tunstall, Brooke Westfall, Woodrow White and Lucia Znamirowski (as of June 10; updated weekly)

Introductions 2015

at Root Division, 1059 Market St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Sat, July 11th, 7-10 pm
Group Exhibition: Alexandra Bailliere, Michael Bartalos, Matthew Goldberg, Jon Gourley, Malena Lopez-Maggi, Heather Murphy, Courtney Sennish, Adam Thorman, Merav Tzur, Anja Ulfeldt, Matthew Usinowicz, Katherine Vetne Tali Weinberg

The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of thirteen emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering exposure to the art community and beyond through public reception, and catalog documentation. Through a highly competitive review process this year’s jurors — Catharine Clark (Director / Owner, Catharine Clark Gallery), Aimee Le Duc (Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center), and Steven Wolf (Director / Owner Steven Wolf Fine Arts) — selected twelve finalists from over 200 submissions based on the conceptual and formal strength of the work. The resulting exhibition includes diverse range of media and subject matter featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and more.

Scylia & Charbdis

at Mercury Twenty Gallery, 475 – 25th St., Oakland
Opening Reception: Sat, July 11th, 4-7 pm
Featured Artist: Chris Komater

Cadence & Rhythm

at Mercury Twenty Gallery, 475 – 25th St., Oakland
Opening Reception: Sat, July 11th, 4-7 pm
Featured Artist: Jan Nunn

Botanica: All Things Plant Life

at Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Center Dr., Walnut Creek
Opening Reception: Sun, July 12th, 6-9 pm
Group Exhibition including local artists: Adam Forfang, Casey Gray, Tracy Grubbs, Luke Heimbigner, Adrienne Heloise, Liz Hickok, Christine Hostetler, John Hundt, Josie Iselin, Jeremiah Jenkins, Maya Kabat, Sophie Knight , Paula Kravitz, Marcos LaFarga, Amy Nathan, Erik Parra, Joel Daniel Phillips, Marcia Stuermer, Anna Valdez, Anna Vaughan, Jan Watten, Rhonda Weppler, Amber Jean Young, Ying Zhu;  full list of all artists

The Way You Make Me Feel:  Curating Loss and Resilience as the City Goes “Boom!$$$$”

at a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thurs, July 16th, 6-9 pm
Group Exhibition: Heidi McDowell, Matt Frederick, Randy Beckelheimer, Katja Leibenath, Sarah Newton, Andrew McKinley


at Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco; in association with California Society of Printmakers
Opening Reception: Sat, Aug 1st, 7-9 pm
Group Exhibition: Susan Belau, Ellen Heck, Karen Kunc, Eileen Macdonald, Michelle Murillo, Jennifer Tancreto, Tracy Templeton








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