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.
Art Curious 2019 events:
SF Art Tasting: AMPLIFY AWARDS
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6-8pm
SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street
Join us for an evening of art, wine, and stimulating discussion at ArtSpan's SF Open Studios Exhibition. You'll have time to browse the gallery, featuring over 400 works of art by local artists, and get a taste of what's on view during SF Open Studios (Oct 12 - Nov 3). Local art luminaries will discuss how they each selected their AMPLIFY: Juror's Choice Award-winning artworks. You'll also hear from winning artists about their inspiration sources and process.
AMPLIFY: Juror's Choice Awards
Every year ArtSpan invites prominent, San Francisco arts and culture professionals to each select one artwork from the SF Open Studios Exhibition to be their Amplify Award Winner, which will be announced via ArtSpan's newsletter, website, and social media.
2019 SF Open Studios Exhibition Jurors:
Alan Bamberger, Art Consultant & Appraiser with ArtBusiness.com
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
PAST Art curious EVENTS:
ARTSPAN ART CURIOUS TOUR: OPEN COLLECTIONS
Hosted at the homes of collectors who are also artists!
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 12PM-4PM, 2018
In this unique event, four local art collectors across San Francisco open their homes to ArtSpan ArtLover Members for a self-guided Open Collection tour. Think SF Open Studios, but instead of visiting artists' studios, we offer a sneak peek into collectors' homes to see how they live with and love their art. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of collectors' inspirations, strategies, and their relationship with the artists they collect. Visit one or visit them all from noon to 4pm, followed by an after-party gathering 4-5pm.
ARTSPAN COLLECTOR STUDIO TOUR: 1890 BRYANT STREET STUDIOS
HOSTED BY ARTSPAN'S OUTREACH COMMITTEE
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
6PM-8PM AT 1890 BRYANT STREET, SAN FRANCISCO
Join us for a guided tour of four featured artists' studios. Meet the artists and hear directly about their process in an intimate setting. Register early as there will be limited space to create the ideal environment. Free Admission. Wine & light refreshments will be served.
Art Curious: The Evolution of an art collector
cohosted by artspan and the pacific felt factory
tues, apriil 18, 2017
6 PM-8 PM at the Pacific felt factory studios
In the spirit of ArtSpan's 2017 Art Builds Bridges Campaign, we welcome you to join this experienced group of panelists to gain insight on how to make your first purchase, transition from sporadic purchases to developing an "eye", and ultimately build the art collection of your dreams. This workshop is the perfect opportunity for emerging collectors to connect directly with artists in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Resident studio artists from Pacific Felt Factory will have their studios open this special evening in order to facilitate conversations between artists and art lovers.
*Ray Beldner, Artist, Art Consultant and Co-Founder of the stART Up Art Fair
*Matt Gonzalez, Artist, Collector & Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
*Emilie van der Hoorn, Art & Archival Conservator
Pacific Felt Facory Resident Artists:
Cindy Shih, Brian Singer, Rodney Ewing, Sandra Yagi
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.