The SFOS Exhibition provides a premier survey of the diverse artistic mediums and styles characterizing the San Francisco Bay Area art scene today. This is one of the largest exhibitions of its kind featuring hundreds of artworks, each no greater than 20 x 20 inches, by artists participating in the annual SF Open Studios program. As part of the Exhibition, ArtSpan invites prominent Bay Area arts and culture luminaries to each select one artwork to receive their AMPLIFY: Juror's Choice Awards. Through these recognitions, jurors amplify the reach of artists distinguished for the visual impact of their submitted work. Winning artworks can be identified by the blue ribbons displayed alongside them. The jurors also pick an additional five artists as their top 5 picks.


Joseph Abbati
- selected by James Miille

Andrew DeWitt
- selected by Jonathan Carver Moore

Uma Rani Iyli
- selected by Michael Arcega

Bussie Parker Kehoe
- selected by TaVee Lee

Bianca Levan
- selected by Valerie Imus


Fuzz E. Grant, Scott Idleman, Tsungwei Moo, Elizabeth Addison, Lisa Kairos
- selected by James Miille

Rachel Cox, Uma Rani Iyli, Edin Carungay, Pollux, Niloofar Asadi
- selected by Jonathan Carver Moore

Jean Brodie, Sarah Newton, Kate Razo, Don Hershman, Andrew DeWitt
- selected by TaVee Lee

Mark Chester, Melanie Piech, Linda Belden, Jenny Phillips, Anya Dinovich
- selected by Michael Arcega

Cecilia Lusven, Simo Neri, Sarah Newton, Cass Frayer, Bussie Parker Kehoe
- selected by Valerie Imus


James Miille, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Superfine Art Fair

Jonathan Carver Moore, Founding Director of Jonathan Carver Moore

TaVee Lee, Manager of Transmission Gallery

Michael Arcega, Associate Professor of Art at San Francisco State University 

Valerie Imus, Artistic Director & Co-Director, Southern Exposure


Amber Gruhlkey selected by:

Sarah Choe

Debra Dee selected by:

Raul D'Mauries & Felicia Ann

Michelle A. Delaney

Dr. Martina Ayala

Bradley Platz


Marilyn Ines Rodriguez, Jane Alexander-Perry, Amanda Klimek, Bao-khang Luu, Kim Smith
selected by Sarah Choe

Ramiro Cairo, Bussie Parker Kehoe, Mague Calanche, Holly Wong, Megan Levine
selected by Raul D'Mauries & Felicia Ann

J.L. King, Dolores R. Gray, Amanda Klimek, Linda Larson, Ransom & Mitchell
- selected by Michelle A. Delaney

Vince Kolosky, J.L. King, Mague Calanche, Reddy Lieb, Dennis Hearne
- selected by Dr. Martina Ayala

Linda Larson, J.L. King, Joshua Coffy, Phillip Hua, Ransom & Mitchell
- selected by Bradley Platz


Sarah Choe, Co-owner & Director of Soft Times Gallery

Raul D'Mauries & Felicia Ann, Cofounders and Managing Partners of Helvella Gallery

Michelle A. Delaney, Manager & Owner of 111 Minna Gallery

Dr. Martina Ayala, Executive Director of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Bradley Platz, Cofounder & Managing Partner of Modern Eden Gallery

Amplify: Juror's Choice award winners

Uma Rani Iyli
- selected by Kelsey Issel

Uma Rani Iyli
- selected by Justin Hoover

Geneviève L'Heureux
- selected by Annette Schutz

Mike Sanchez
- selected by Eric Murphy

Artemis Laura Schatzkin
- selected by Randolph Belle


Fuzz E. Grant, Sheng Lor, Catherine Sherman, P.G. Originals, Lorraine Woodruff-Long
- selected by Kelsey Issel

Amber Crabbe, Anthony Carmona, Kristian Kabuay, Holly Wong, Paul Madonna
- selected by Justin Hoover

Phyllis Lasche, Ramiro Cairo, William Salit, G Dan Mitchell, Delfina Piretti
- selected by Annette Schutz

Uma Rani Iyli, Ramiro Cairo, Jeffrey Nemeroff, Nina Fabunmi, Audrey Heller
- selected by Eric Murphy

Norm Quiros, Beryl Landis, Ramiro Cairo, Blanca Estela Rodriguez, Kuntal
- selected by Randolph Belle


Kelsey Issel, Arts Program Consultant & Co-owner of She Bends

Justin Hoover, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America

Annette Schutz, Owner ArtHaus Consulting

Eric Murphy, Curator for Joyce Gordon Gallery

Randolph Belle, Principal of RBA Creative


Joseph Abbati
- selected by Ashley L. Voss

Nina Fabunmi
- selected by Eden Stein

Nina Fabunmi
- selected by Marsha Connell

Roberta Ahrens
- selected by Matt McKinley

Geneviève L'Heureux
- selected by Philip Bewley


William Rhodes, Aynur Girgin Westen, Leslie Morgan, Philip Hua, Soad A Kader
- selected by Ashley L. Voss

Dominique Caron, Sandra Speidel, dk haas, Suzy Barnard, Jamie Pavlich-Walker
- selected by Eden Stein

Michelle Hoting, Linda Larson, Beth Fein, Carol Kummer, Gary Rocchio
- selected by Marsha Connell

Dolores R. Gray, Jamie L. Luoto, Holly Wong, Vadim Puyandaev, Kate Tova
- selected by Matt McKinley

Ronald Chase, Jamie L. Luoto, Jane B. Grimm, Howard Hersh, Henry Bortman
- selected by Philip Bewley


Philip Bewley, Gallery Director & Curator, DZINE Gallery

Marsha Connell Studio, Sonoma County Art Professor⁠

Matt McKinley, Owner, McKinley Art Solutions⁠

Eden Stein, Owner & Curator, Secession Art and Design

Ashley L. Voss, Owner & Director, Voss Gallery


AMPLIFY: Juror’s Choice Award Winners

Joshua Coffy
- selected by Irene Hernandez-Feiks

Aynur Girgin Westen
- selected by James Bacchi

Tanya Herrera
- selected by Patience Yi

Paul Madonna
- selected by Donna Seager

Mike Sanchez
- selected by Dylan Ozanich

Sandra Yagi
- selected by Alan Bamberger

Top 5 Picks

Gail Gurman, Dianne Hoffman, Shane IzykowskiNorm Quiros, Russell Ryan
- selected by Irene Hernandez-Feiks

Mike KimballPaul MadonnaCarrie Ann PlankRansom & MitchellAlexander von Wolff
- selected by James Bacchi

Ramiro CairoBianca LevanCarrie Ann PlankRansom & MitchellAnselm Yew
- selected by Alan Bamberger

David Avery, Mike Kimball, Bianca LevanGail Gurman, Jane R. Wilson
- selected by Donna Seager

Silvi Alcivar, Andrea BergenMaya KiniSheila Metcalf Tobin, Talavera-Ballon
- selected by Patience Yi

Carol Banfield, Kacy (Kuo-Chen) Jung, Paul MadonnaJenny M. Phillips, Lynn Rubenzer
- selected by Dylan Ozanich



Alan Bamberger, Art Consultant & Appraiser of

James Bacchi, Founding Partner of ArtHaus Gallery

Irene Hernandez-Feiks, Curator & Founder of WonderlandSF & Chillin Productions

Dylan Ozanich, Founding Partner of Scale Up Art

Donna Seager, Founding Partner of Seager Gray Gallery

Patience Yi, Executive Director of Code and Canvas


AMPLIFY: Juror’s Choice Award Winners

Tamara Avery

Cy de Groat

Camila Magrane

Lynn Rubenzer

Stevan Shapona



Elise Boivin, Founder & CEO at Artly Owl

Erica Garber, Director of Philanthropy at CatchLight

Amy Kisch, Founder & CEO of AKArt Advisory and Collect For Change™

Dasha Matsuura, Director of Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco

Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center



AMPLIFY: Juror’s Choice Award Winners

Ariel Gold

Jane B. Grimm

Michael Jang

William Rhodes

Cindy Shih

Beth Davila Waldman

Aynur Girgin Westin



Lisa Burger, Board President at Independent Arts & Media

Katie Conry, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Museum

Jennifer Farris, Owner of STUDIO Gallery

Amber Goldstein, Client Services Manager at Minnesota Street Project

Rachel Murray Meyer & Vince Meyer, Co-Owners of Avenue 12 Gallery

Natalia Mount, Executive Director of Pro Arts

Mark Sabb, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Museum of the African Diaspora


AMPLIFY: Juror’s Choice Award Winners

Paul Madonna

Robert Sakovich

Amy Ahlstrom

Catherine Mackey

Ramiro Cairo

Liz Hickok

Katja Leibenath​



Deborah Conrad, ArtSpan Board Member & Collector

Alfonso Cosio, Corporate Art Coordinator at SFMOMA

Maria Jensen, Executive Director of SOMArts

Jill Manton, Director of Public Art Trust & Special Initiatives at San Francisco Arts Commission

Michelle Mansour, Executive Director of Root Division

Jose Portillo, Special Events Coordinator at Art for AIDS

Mark Wolfe, Founder & Director of Mark Wolfe Contemporary


AMPLIFY Juror’s Choice Award Winners

Amy Ahlstrom

Kathy Aoki

Monica Denevan

Ivy Jacobsen

Nina Katz

Christine Meuris

Kim Smith

Maxine Solomon

Sandra Yagi



Jamie Alexander, Owner of Park Life

Betty Bigas, Curator of Public Works’ Roll Up Gallery

Melorra Green, Curator, Radio Show Host & Activist

Noah Lang, Co-Founder, Electric Works

Alex Mak, Editor of Arts, Culture, & Nightlife, Broke Ass Stuart

Kelsey Marie, Art Director at The Midway 

Olivia Ongping, Curator & Director, Luna Rienne Gallery

Maryanna Rogers, Social Scientist, Designer & Educator

Gabe Scott, Curator & Writer, Juxtapoz Magazine

Amy Spencer, Program Coordinator & Curator, Pro Arts