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 to be announced. 

RECENT EVENT: 
 

SF Art Tasting: Juror & Artist Talk 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6-8pm 

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street 

Join us for a taste of art, games, wine, and stimulating discussion at the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Please your palate with wine tasting and snacks, while viewing over 400 works of art by local artists! You'll have time to browse the gallery, and get a taste of the artworks on display. Jurors will present about how they selected the Juror's Choice Award-winning artwork, and you'll hear from the selected artists about their inspiration and process. 

Juror's Choice Awards:

ArtSpan has invited prominent professionals in San Francisco's art and culture industry to select one Juror's Choice Award artwork from the SF Open Studios Exhibition, plus their top five favorites to be announced via ArtSpan's newsletter, website, and social media. 

Elise Boivin, Founder & CEO at Artly Owl

JURORS CHOICE: 

Stevan Shapona, Artwork: Pandora, Oil on Panel, 2017

Weekend 3: Excelsior, Oct 27-28, Studio: 831 Avalon Avenue. 

TOP 5 STUDIOS TO VISIT: 

Lucky Rapp, Doug Rhodes, Camila Magrane, Sasinun, Mike Kimball

Erica Garber, Director of Philanthropy at CatchLight

JURORS CHOICE: 

Lynn Rubenzer, Artwork: Once Upon A Harvest Moon, Oil on Canvas, 2018

Weekend 2: Hunters Point, October 20-21, Studio: Hunters Point Shipyard, Bldg. 101, Room #2518

TOP 5 STUDIOS TO VISIT:

William Rhodes, Monica Denevan, Lutz Hornischer, Brian Singer, Larraine Seiden

Amy Kisch, Founder + CEO at AKArt Advisory & Collect For Change

JURORS CHOICE: 

Tamara Avery, Artwork: Red, Oil on Canvas, 2018

Weekend 3: Southeast, October 27-28, Studio: 1401 Griffith Street Room #C4

TOP 5 STUDIOS TO VISIT:

ArtSeed (Youth Open Studios), Brian Singer, William Rhodes, Margaret Timbrell, Jennifer Bloomer

Dasha Matsuura, San Francisco Director at Spoke Art Gallery

JURORS CHOICE: 

Cy de GroatArtwork: Phases, Watercolor, 2018

Weekend 1: October 13-14, Studio: Room & Board, 685 7th Street (one of two SFOS Studios) 

TOP 5 STUDIOS TO VISIT:

Manticore Press, Melissa Mohammadi, Brian Singer, Sasinun , David Avery

Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center

JURORS CHOICE: 

Camila MagraneArtwork: Autumn, Digital Photogram Collage, 2017

Weekend 1: SOMA, October 13-14, Studio: JAX Wine Tasting Room, 326 Brannan Street

TOP 5 STUDIOS TO VISIT:

Ned Axthelm, Phillip Hua, Blechmeki, Kate Razo, Kristine Mays

 

Admission:

$10 for General Public, includes wine tasting and light snacks.

Complimentary admission for current ArtSpan Artist Members & ArtLover Members (please check your email for ticket information).

Event Program:

6:00 pm - Enjoy wine and light snacks, mixing and mingling around 400+ pieces of art!

6:30 pm - Juror & Artist Talk - Jurors share their thoughts on selecting the pieces they considered "Best In Show." Selected artists speak about the artwork. 

7:30 pm - More mingling, art, and refreshments.

 

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PAST 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. 

Panelists: 
*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

panel discussion
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.