ArtSpan's Art Curious series aims to demystify the process of building an art collection, provide exposure to original art made here in San Francisco, and cultivate a space for learning and living with art. One part social, one part educational, all parts artful, Art Curious events are a central part of ArtSpan's mission to connect the public to visual arts in San Francisco.
SF Art Tasting
Artist & Juror Talk
Sat, Oct 8, 2016
5 PM-7 pm, SOMArts Cultural Center
Join us for a taste of art, games, wine, and stimulating discussion at the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Please your palette with wine tastings, while viewing over 400 works of art, sculpture, and jewelry by San Francisco artists. Activities include a gamified gallery scavenger hunt and facinating insights from the exhibition's jurors and artists.
Collecting - Prints, Editions, & Works on Paper
Wed, October 12, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, SOMArts Cultural Center
Join this panel discussion about the art of collecting editioned work, and get an insider’s perscpective about collecting books and all kinds of works on paper, including woodcuts, digital prints, lithographs, and more.
Learn where to find books to start collecting, and how to determine what you are looking for when just starting out.
As an art buyer, it can be confusing to differentiate between fine art prints, various types of digitally printed artworks, as well as drawings and watercolors.
Join moderator Matt McKinley for a conversation with Ann Jastrab, owner of Rayko Gallery and book collector; Anthony Ryan, artist and collector; and Dave Himmelblau, collector of all kinds of art on paper, as they discuss the art of collecting.
Learn about art collecting from local collectors in this one-of-a-kind open house tour. Gain a deeper understanding of collectors' inspirations, strategies, and their relationship with the artists they collect. In this unique event, local art collectors open thier homes to their favorite artists and to ArtSpan members for an Open Collection tour. RSVP available shortly.
Color radiates meaning, mood, and intrigue in art and in our daily lives. Have you ever wondered how designers, artists, and professionals choose the perfect palettes that attract and entice our eyes? Or how a slight change of hue can mean the difference between an energized or a relaxed space? Join ArtSpan and color experts Tesia Blackburn, Toni Lobsenz, and Julia Rowe, and learn about the ways in which color affects our taste in art, and the very essence of our emotions.
The Educated Bidder: Bay Area Art Now
Join us for a lively and informative evening as DeWitt Cheng, Maria Jenson, and other arts professionals discuss the art of the auction. Hear about the latest trends, techniques, and topics being investigated by Bay Area artists in the context of charity auctions. Find out what makes the Bay Area unique within the art world and how the history of art in San Francisco still has contemporary resonance. This auction primer will provide a deeper understanding of the art scene and essential insight into how to make a sucessful bid so you can enjoy the experience of collecting original art.