ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors throughout the year.

 

ArtSpan Group Exhibition at stARTup Art Fair SF - Room #309

Hotel del Sol #309, 3100 Webster Street, SF
April 28-30, 2017

 

GET IT ALL WITH VIP TICKETS!

This ticket includes admission to all three days of the fair, an invitation to the "First Look" preview Friday 12-2pm, and several exclusive pre-fair events: kick-off party, art collector's home tour, artists studio visits, and private gallery artist talk. Buy VIP tickets here. General event information and tickets here

 

Featured ArtSpan Artists:

Amy AhlstromNed AxthelmKatie ChinMonica DenevanHunter FranksTaiko FujimuraDianne HoffmanPhillip HuaJ. L. KingSusan KirshenbaumPaul MadonnaLeslie MorganDennis ParlanteCarrie Ann Plank Megan PosasLucky RappGregory Vernitsky, & Nathalie Whisman


**View the Artwork Catalog Here**

 

Don't miss this unique contemporary art fair for independent artists featuring hotel rooms transformed into galleries, live entertainment, panel discussions, and more!


The Importance of Art in an Online World

Panel Discussion featuring Joen Madonna, ArtSpan ED
Art Conversation Room #224, Second Floor
Saturday, April 29, 4:00pm

 

Moderated by Alex Farkas, Co-Founder and Gallery Director, Ugallery.comJoin Joen Madonna, Executive Director ArtSpan, Nancy Toomey, Owner Nancy Toomey Fine ArtKerry Adams-Hapner, Director San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, and DeWitt Cheng freelance art writer and curator at Stanford Art Spaces, as they discuss how physical artwork is experienced and valued in an increasingly digital world. What changes? What stays the same? This group of leading Bay Area minds discuss the art scene.

 

 

Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions

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:

PIANO FIGHT - 144 TAYLOR STREET, SF, CA 94102

Featured Artists: Sugabus MediaTaca NationRick Hill & Erika Meriaux

EXHIBITION DATES: April 11, 2017 - July 11, 2017

HOTEL ADAGIO -  550 GEARY STREET, SF, CA 94102

Featured Artists: Ariel GoldVanessa NiderstrassereDarren Sears & Crystal Vielula

EXHIBITION DATES: March 14, 2017 - June 13, 2017

THE MARKER HOTEL - 501 GEARY STREET, SF, CA 94102

Featuring ArtSpan Artists:  Nash BellowsJemal DiamondAnna GelmanScott Idleman & Natalia Lvova.

EXHIBITION DATES: May 17th, 2017 - August 17th, 2017 

THE MOSSER HOTEL - 54 4TH STREET, SF, CA 94103

Featuring ArtSpan Artists:  Mary FinlaysonRaymond L HaywoodMatthew PriestJeffrey Tover & Jun Yang

EXHIBITION DATES:  March 9, 2017 - June 7, 2017

COUNTERPULSE - 80 TURK STREET, SF, CA 94102

Featuring ArtSpan Artist: Kat Geng

EXHIBITION DATES:  April 17, 2017 - May 23, 2017

FDR BREWERY - 2636 SAN BRUNO AVENUE, SF, CA 94102

Featuring ArtSpan Artist: Entropy Steve Sweetser

EXHIBITION DATES:  May 9, 2017 - August 8, 2017

MISSION BOWLING CLUB -  3176 17TH STREET, SF, CA 94110

Featured Artists: LE BohemianMuseCharlie FlowersRobert GieblerRobert Howard, & Matthew Priest

EXHIBITION DATES: March 14, 2017 - May 31, 2017

RITUAL COFFEE -  1026 VALENCIA STREET, SF, CA 94110 

Featured Artists: Clint ImbodenCrystal Vielula, & Darren Sears

EXHIBITION DATES: May 12, 2017 - August 14, 2017

SELECTIONS 2017 JURIED EXHIBITION

FEBRUARY 11 & 12 - HERON ARTS

7 Heron Street, SF, CA 94103

 

CARLO ABRUZZESE
RANDY BECKELHEIMER
BERNARD JOHN BOLTER IV
/EE.L.OS/
RODNEY EWING
LEA FEINSTEIN
VINCE KOLOSKI
KATJA LEIBENATH
CATHERINE MACKEY
RANSOM & MITCHELL
SAWYER ROSE
BRIAN SINGER
PAULA VALENZUELA

 

DESCRIPTION:

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. 

 

JURORS: 

 

ABOUT THE ARTSPAN GALA

The ArtSpan Gala is our annual celebration and fundraiser welcoming our Benefactors, donors and new supporters who are committed to preserving San Francisco’s creative culture. This year’s Art Deco Gala will feature cocktails, live & DJ music, roving performances, a sit-down dinner, and a private viewing of the Selections 2017 Juried Exhibition in the handsome environment of Heron Arts gallery. Attendance to the ArtSpan Gala is offered at three sponsorship levels: Gold $10,000, Silver $1500 and Bronze $300.

  • Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:30pm-11pm
  • Location: Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street, SF, CA 94103
  • Sponsorship & tickets: Click here

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST RECEPTION

The Selections 2017 Artist Reception will be open to the public with online RSVP (free admission) and includes light refreshments.

  • Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4pm-6pm
  • Location: Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street, SF, CA 94103

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.