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MAKE: In Pursuit of Inspiration with Rae Dunn

Thu., April 18, 6-9:30 p.m.

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Stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and artist Rae Dunn to celebrate the pre-release of her new book, 'In Pursuit of Inspiration.' 415-773-0303

(Every) Now & Then | The Art & Music of Romanowski: (Every) Now & Then and The Art & Music of Romanowski

Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through April 26
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna, San Francisco South of Market


Recently featured in 48 Hills, (Every) Now & Then represents 30 years of art and music by San Francisco icon and Swiss-born artist, Roman Weingartner (aka Romanowski). The show highlights this artist's deep diversity in a wide range of mediums and practices, including assemblage, wood-work, stencils, sculpture, painting, photography, “mattress bombing,” music production, and turntablism. 415-974-1719

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change – Art Exhibition

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 1
Bay Model Visitors Center 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito Sausalito


Award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have spent 20 years capturing California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to their beauty as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. The exhibition emphasizes Marin’s landscapes but also includes diverse geographic regions of California. It is sponsored by the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with support from the Buck Family Fund and MMWD. Guest speakers on climate change issues and wildflower hikes in Marin will be scheduled during April and May. See www.cnpsmarin.org for full details. April 2-June 1, 2019 Exhibition Dates 415-332-3871

Epoch: Libby Black, Josephine Taylor, Taravat Talepasand

Fri., April 5, 6-9 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 31
Gallery 16 501 Third St., San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch


Gallery 16 is pleased to present Epoch featuring the work of Libby Black, Taravat Talepasand, and Josephine Taylor. 415-646-7495

Elena Dorfman | Still Lovers And Transmutations: Elena Dorfman and Still Lovers And Transmutations

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 10
Modernism 724 Ellis, San Francisco Downtown


As “Transmutations” explores the human need to find connection with nature, “Still Lovers,”—currently featured at the Fondazione Prada in Milan in the exhibition SURROGATI. UN AMORE IDEALE—seeks to examine the enduring subject of sexual desire, romantic love, and the human yearning to find the ideal partner—one made from flesh and blood or a silicone facsimile. 415-541-0461

True Blue Mirror

Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through May 4


True Blue Mirror stages a theatrical dialogue between two artists whose bodies of work "reflect" one another, featuring Ellen Berkenblit’s gestural, semi-abstract Pop Art paintings and the historic Constructivism of Sarah Braman’s blocky, quasi-mystical sculptures and environments.

Fool's Fire: Eli Thorne

Fri., April 5, 6-9 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 31
Gallery 16 501 Third St., San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch


Double Strength at Gallery 16 is pleased to present Fool's Fire, Eli Thorne's exploration of transgender identity through painted landscapes 415-646-7495

Epoch

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 31
Gallery 16 501 Third St., San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch


Gallery 16 is pleased to present Epoch featuring the work of Libby Black, Taravat Talepasand, and Josephine Taylor. In a society that demands a challenging and unforgiving work/life balance - especially as active and successful artists and mothers - these artists have ‘unapologetically persisted.’ Through various methods of appropriation, reauthoring and the shifting of perspectives, Black, Talepasand and Taylor explore ideas of domesticity and the presence of women in their work. Each of them displays an “extraordinary level of engagement with their craft, both in terms of technical skill and their ferociously smart, sometimes sneaky way of bringing viewers face to face with uncomfortable content. Strength is a common motif—physical, mental, spiritual—in work about politics, emotions, parenting, past traumas and present day-to-day life as a woman” (Maria Porges). 415-626-7495

Alec Soth

Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 11
Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary, San Francisco North Beach/ Chinatown


From March 23 through May 11, 2019, Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present new color photographs by Alec Soth, coinciding with the release of his book I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, published by MACK. The exhibition marks a shift towards a stripped down, connection-driven approach to photography that Soth began exploring during his 2017 FraenkelLAB residency. 415-981-2661

Bessma Khalaf: Torch Song

Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 27
Romer Young Gallery 1240 22nd St., San Francisco Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch


Khalaf’s sublime, black and white, natural world landscapes offer up beauty and uncertainty. Using various processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming) the artist re-imagines the natural world, taking the viewer beyond the nihilism of destruction, into the generative possibilities that are offered by voids and absences. Troubling, and all too relevant, the photographs include the destruction of nature in their process; in many of the works, the source of that violence is fire. Each photograph contains burned areas where Khalaf sets afire a section of the composition. Leaving part of the photo to burn away, she then extinguishes it and photographs whatever is left over, creating new images. While suggesting destruction, Khalaf’s unmaking doesn’t spiral entirely into nothingness, but leaves an absence as a relic of her action. Ultimately she demonstrates that it is still possible to discover unexpected beauty in destruction and, in so doing, opens up the viewer’s sense of the sublime. 415-550-7483

The Body Electric

Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through May 19


@ 41 Ross Alley between Jackson & Washington St., 41 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Body Electric is an exhibition curated by re.riddle developed in collaboration with 41 Ross Alley and The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for their series Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance, which brings together projects that reflect on the complexities, gravity, and responsibility of remembering. The Body Electric, a group exhibition that interprets the task of remembrance by spotlighting the corporeality of memory. The exhibition aims to examine the ways in which the human body functions as vessels for memory—and specifically, how memory impacts the flesh.

Show Me as I Want to Be Seen

Thu., Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 7
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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The CJM's original exhibition, "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen," presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore in dialogue with ten contemporary artists to examine the complex and empowered representation of fluid identity. 415-655-7800

A Fire Story

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 15


The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present an exhibition of original artwork from A Fire Story: A Graphic Memoir by Brian Fies, depicting the artist's firsthand account of the 2017 Northern California wildfires. 415-227-8666

Cut And Paste

Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through April 27
Luna Rienne Gallery 3318 22nd St., San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights


Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present Cut And Paste, a group show featuring collage artists Bill Zindel, David Ball, Jamie Pavlich Walker, John Vochatzer, and Maureen Shields. Cut And Paste examines contemporary collage from a diversity of artists with unique techniques and subject matter. The resulting works of colorful art cover the gamut of figurative, surreal, and abstract. 415-647-5888

William T. Wiley: SCULPTURE, EYES WEAR TUG ODD

Sat., March 23, 3-5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Continues through May 4
Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah, San Francisco South of Market

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For his third solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, William T. Wiley presents a range of sculpture works spanning the last six decades. 415-495-5454

The Erosion of Memory: Works by Anne Tait

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Tait's work is influenced by vernacular 19th-century memorials and the influence of industrialized printmaking on images of memory and domesticity. Prints, paintings, glass etchings, and embroidery pieces combine cemetery grave imagery with monograms. 510-849-8935

Jim Haynes: Scar

Ongoing, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Right Window Gallery 992 Valencia, San Francisco Mission/ Bernal Heights


An exhibition of corroded photographs from Jim Haynes, who has investigated the technique of augmenting silver gelatin prints with rust, copper, and various acidic patinas.

The Art Critique Comedy Show

Third Friday of every month, 8-10 p.m.
Art Attack SF 2358 Market, San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley

Buy Tickets$15

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We are proud to announce that {comedians roasting thrift store art} has a permanent 2018 home in the heart of the city every third Friday at Art Attack SF! The price of admission gets you into the show, pizza, beer, a chance to win raffle prizes from Artist & Craftsman Supply Co., and the ESTEEMED PRIVILEGE to bid on any of the five pieces of our curated, divine thrift finds in the auction following the 8PM comedy show. Find us at www.artcritiquesf.com or on social media @ArtCritiqueSF 415-741-4456

Rina Banerjee: Human Likeness

Sat., Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah, San Francisco South of Market


Rina Banerjee fills the gallery with fantastical sculptures & paintings in an exhibition describing the human experience in an era of migration. 415-495-5454

SFAI Spring Graduate Open Studios

Sat., April 20, 1-5 p.m.
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco Marina/ Cow Hollow


Meet the next generation of contemporary artists at San Francisco Art Institute's Spring Graduate Open Studios. This April, the only school of higher education in the United States solely dedicated to contemporary art, San Francisco Art Institute, will open its Graduate Studios to the public for one afternoon only. 415-771-7020

Toon Talk: Enemy of the People with Rob Rogers

Sat., April 20, 2-4 p.m.

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Join the Cartoon Art Museum and cartoonist Rob Rogers comes and talks about his new book Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist’s Journey in which Rob details his experience of being fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for making cartoons critical of President Trump. It chronicles his journey from a cartoon killing-spree to a social media buzz, from an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper. After his presentation Rob will be on hand to sign books and chat in the museum’s Bil Keane Family Lobby. This event is free and open to the public. 415-227-8666

Sketch Tuesdays

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna, San Francisco South of Market

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Sketch Tuesdays, founded in 2006, is a monthly event where 20 or so local artists hang out and make their art on a small scale. When the artwork is completed it becomes available to purchase by the audience mingling nearby -- and often for cheap! If you like the funky fresh art up on the wall just go find the artist seated at a cafeteria-style table and buy the art directly from the source. There is always a variety of artists using different techniques to create works, so chances are something will catch your eye. The event also serves as a get-together for the art community and a bonafide excuse to toss back a few cold ones on a Tuesday. For the aspiring art collector on a budget, this is a great way to get some high-quality art for a low price. The event itself is always free to attend and the venue has a full bar. Now if you appreciate other things, like being a creeper or hanging out under bridges, we imagine you would have a better time at something called "Sketchy Tuesdays," but we don't have any information on that non-existent event. 415-974-1719

Rashaad Newsome: Melange

Tue., April 23, 7-9 p.m.

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Newsome’s work is deeply invested in how images used in media and popular culture communicate distorted notions of power. He draws attention to the contributions that marginalized communities, whose culture is often absorbed and co-opted by mainstream advertising platforms, have made to Pop culture and society in general. During his talk, Newsome will discuss his use of the diasporic tradition of improvisation and collage as a tool to achieve abstraction. At the heart of his practice is the tenacity and resilience of marginalized communities to create globally celebrated cultural productions, despite 415-351-3512

Drop-in Drawing: Lines in the Cube

Tue., April 16, 1-3 p.m., Tue., April 23, 1-3 p.m. and Tue., April 30, 1-3 p.m.
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission, San Francisco South of Market

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Join teaching artist Jennifer Ewing for a no-cost, drop-in, guided drawing session. 415-655-7800

Metamorphosis By Okuda

Fri., April 26, 7-10 p.m.
Heron Arts 7 Heron, San Francisco South of Market

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Heron Arts is pleased to announce Okuda San Miguel’s first exhibition in San Francisco, a new and refreshing collection of work featuring collaborations with major international artists. The exhibition Metamorphosis by Okuda, curated by the Spanish artist, will be on view at Heron Arts until May 11, 2019. Visitors can enjoy a selection of Okuda’s work, alongside pieces from a carefully chosen and surprising line-up of artists. The opening of Metamorphosis will be on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 7pm and is free and open to the public. 224-875-0626

Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance

Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Task of Remembrance explores the ways artists and their communities build and engage with memory, history and responsibility of remembering. 415-986-1822

F213 Exhibition Curatorial Tour

Sat., April 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market


Lead Curator Prof. Tanya Augsburg leads a tour of the artwork in the F213 exhibition. Learn about the show and contemporary feminist protest art. 415-806-2458

F213 Curatorial Tour

Sat., April 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom, San Francisco South of Market

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Lead F213 curator Tanya Augsburg, PhD will lead a gallery tour of the artwork selected for F213. This is your opportunity to get insights into contemporary feminist protest art and the diversity of artists and writers represented in this exhibition. About F213: F213 is short for Fahrenheit 213, one degree above the boiling point of blood. This exhibition brings together nearly 100 national and Bay Area feminist artists and writers who are incensed about what is currently happening in the United States. 415-806-2458

Queer Comics Exop 2019

April 27-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Buy Tickets$4-$10

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Rainbows will follow rainstorms at the Queer Comics Expo on April 27-28 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Cartoon Art Museum’s new home in Fisherman’s Wharf at 781 Beach Street. The expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet artists, mingle, watch demonstrations, join conversations, and learn about the fierce LGBTQAI+ world of comics and cartoons. This year the Queer Comics Expo is proud to feature the Bay Area’s emerging cartoonist, Maia Kobabe as the special guest. 415-227-8666

10th Annual Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through June 1
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 500 Palm Drive, Novato Novato

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The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s most popular art show featuring 180 original book art objects, crafted by artists who combine compelling messages with creative technique. We invite the public to view and bid on their favorite works during the silent auction from April 27 - June 1. All proceeds from the auction support our exceptional exhibition and educational programs. Art Talk with Mary Austin and Donna Seager April 27, 4pm - 5pm, Hamilton Community Center (next door to MarinMOCA) 503 South Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949. Followed by the Opening Reception from 5pm - 7pm. 415-506-0137

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