ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors throughout the year.
The Art-In-Neighborhoods program strives to create visibility and accessibility for local art by connecting communities with local artists and activating vacant spaces with vibrant artwork. We partner with neighborhood businesses and building owners to bring pop-up art exhibitions and art events to dormant storefronts, empty spaces for lease, and businesses seeking artwork for their walls. Local artists who are ArtSpan members are given the opportunity to display, promote and sell their artwork in these diverse venues. The Art-in-Neighborhoods program allow otherwise unused properties/spaces to become creative arenas for celebrating local arts. Learn more about the program on our Art-in-Neighborhoods page and see below for current Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS: Click HERE to VISIT THE Art-In-NEIGHBORHOODS PAGE
SELECTIONS 2017 JURIED EXHIBITION
FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 2017 - HERON ARTS
7 Heron Street, SF, CA 94103
BERNARD JOHN BOLTER IV
RANSOM & MITCHELL
ArtSpan's annual Selections Juried Exhibition, elevates artists into a more visible place of honor. Success as a professional artist relies on opportunities to be recognized as exceptional, thus ArtSpan produces this exhibition as a vehicle to launch emerging artists’ careers as well as nurture established artists by presenting their work to a distinguished panel of art professionals. The exhibition launches with the annual ArtSpan Gala, where our biggest supporters will feast and celebrate with the selected artists and jurors.
Selections 2017 will take place at Heron Arts, February 11 & 12, with participating artists invited to the ArtSpan Gala on Saturday, February 11, and a public Artist Reception on February 12. Heron Arts Center is a gallery and contemporary art center located at 7 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103.
THEME: ART BUILDS BRIDGES
By definition, the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement are regarded collectively as culture. The culture of San Francisco is rich with working artists, innovation, diversity, and triumph in the face of adversity. As we move forward into a new chapter of American history, we must build bridges that connect the cultural fabric of the past with our collective growth in the near future.
- Julie Phelps, Artistic Director at CounterPulse
- Jessica Shaefer, Project Director at Site Unseen
- Meg Shiffler, Director, SFAC Galleries
- Elizabeth "Bettie June" Scarborough, Independent Curator and Executive Director of She's Got Wings
- Noah Antieau, Co-Director at Heron Arts
- Maria Jenson, Executive Director at SOMArts Cultural Center
- More to be announced!
SF Open Studios Exhibition:
The SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center showcases over 400 artists' work each year during October and November, organized by SF Open Studios weekend and neighborhood. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you will discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends. Grab a Guide, mark your favorites artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure. Find more information about SF Open Studios here.
SF OPEN STUDIOS HUB EXHIBITIONS:
Since 2013, ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition program has made art a daily experience. This program connects SF Open Studios Artists with local, art-friendly businesses to put their artwork on display across the city. Click here for 2016 SF Open Studios Hub Exhibition venues.