Introductions 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 7-10 pm
Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 classroom
Exhibition dates: September 6-29th, 2012

In its sixth year, the goal of Introductions 2012 is to showcase the talent of emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering them exposure to the art community and beyond. This exhibition is a keystone of our 2nd Saturday Series, giving the public a chance to view the cutting edge of local art production. Selected from over 230 submissions, this year's jurors -- Sergio De La Torre, Valerie Imus, and Kimberly Johannson -- chose 13 finalists for the conceptual & formal strength of the work presented. The exhibition includes an array of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and installation.

Juried by:
Sergio De La Torre, Artist; Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
Valerie Imus: Exhibitions Program Manager, Southern Exposure
Kimberly Johannson: Director/ Owner, Johansson Projects

Participating Artists:
Carlo Abruzzese, Katey Crews, Leeza Doreian, Adrienne Heloise, Amy M. Ho, Rhonda Holberton, Cathy Lu*, Kate Nartker, Daniel Nevers, Camilla Newhagen, Christine M. Peterson, Yulia Pinkusevich & Abel Rodriguez
* Root Division Affiliate Artist

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Sponsored By:

Sponsored by Trumer International


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Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Voluntary Arts Contirbution Fund; Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Fleishhacker Foundation.

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