Press Releases

Press releases from Public Art, Community Investments, SFAC Galleries and the SFAC main website.

SAN FRANCISCO’S FAVORITE DIY ART COLLECTING EVENT COMES TO CHINATOWN


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2016 Kate Patterson San Francisco Arts Commission T: 415-252-4638 E: Kate.patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director T: 415-252-2234 E: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO'S FAVORITE DIY ART COLLECTING EVENT COMES TO CHINATOWN For the eighth year in a row, the SFAC Galleries' popular PASSPORT event will feature ... Read more

New Peephole Cinema Delights Travelers at San Francisco International Airport


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San Francisco Arts Commission brings Laurie O'Brien's celebrated Peephole Cinema to SFO's Interim Boarding Area B Kota Ezawa: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocous (2016) SAN FRANCISCO: September 29 – Travelers passing through San Francisco International Airport's Interim Boarding Area B can view a series of silent film shorts inspired by travel and the writings of Danish ... Read more

New Temporary Mural by Maria Park in Chinatown


On view for one year, Sky is an approximately 150 ft. wide and 4 feet tall mural print by Maria Park for the construction fence in front of the new Chinatown Central Subway Station on Stockton Street at Washington. The mural features images of sky and clouds that were inspired by ... Read more

American Veterans’ Lives and Relationships Explored in New San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts: Kate Patterson Tel: 415-252-2229 Email: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director Tel: 415-252-2234 Email: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org AMERICAN VETERANS' LIVES AND RELATIONSHIPS EXPLORED IN NEW SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces features work by local and national artists and veteran artists November 9, ... Read more

ARTIST-MADE CLOUD SCULPTURES ROLL INTO CIVIC CENTER ART SPACE AS SUMMER FOG FINALLY LIFTS


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kate Patterson, Director of CommunicationsKate.Patterson@sfgov.org or 415-252-2229 Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries DirectorMeg.Shiffler@sfgov.org or 415-252-2234 ARTIST-MADE CLOUD SCULPTURES ROLL INTO CIVIC CENTER ART SPACE AS SUMMER FOG FINALLY LIFTS Bay Area artist Stephanie Robison's sprawling fabric sculpture stretches across the SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site Sidewalk Artist Talk Friday, September 23, ... Read more

Market Street Marquees Remembered in New Poster Series


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NOW ON VIEW: San Francisco-based artist Jeff Canham draws from his background as a vintage sign painter to recreate Market Street theater marquees from the distant and not so distant past. SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2016 – A resident of San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood, Jeff Canham honed his skills as ... Read more

San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Projects Recognized as Best in USA


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Photo by Bruce Damonte. Memorial to Fallen Police Officers and Glass Mural at SFO were Honored Today by Public Art Network Year in Review SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2016—Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honors 38 outstanding public arts projects created in ... Read more

Storm Drain Murals Unveiled


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Local Artist Jenifer Wofford Creates Vibrant Storm Drain Murals to Raise Awareness of Stormwater Pollution San Francisco, June 8, 2016 – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) unveiled a series of six colorful murals placed at storm drains in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Local ... Read more

Political Posters and Paper Made from Military Uniforms Engage Veterans, Artists, and Audience Members


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Media Contact: Kate Patterson, Director of CommunicationsKate.Patterson@sfgov.org or 415-252-2229 Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries DirectorMeg.Shiffler@sfgov.org or 415-252-2234 POLITICAL POSTERS AND PAPER MADE FROM MILITARY UNIFORMS ENGAGE VETERANS, ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS. SFAC teams up with Combat Paper, Warrior Writers and Justseeds. Workshop and Exhibition Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO, ... Read more