About SFAC Galleries
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Galleries programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue.
The SFAC Galleries was founded in 1970 and is the exhibitions program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco.
The Arts Commission Galleries works with an active board of advisors.
Meg Shiffler, Galleries Director
Meg Shiffler assumed the role of Gallery Director for the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2005. She is also a visiting faculty member in the MA department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Prior to her tenure at the Arts Commission, Shiffler worked in New York as a freelance curator, researcher and consultant for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Andrea Rosen Gallery and the Ursula Meyer Art Conservancy. She co-founded the multidisciplinary art center Consolidated Works in Seattle, WA, and was the Gallery Director from 1998 to 2003; prior to that, she was the Director of 20th Century Masterworks at Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, and the Gallery Director for MIA Gallery, both located in Seattle. Meg attended the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York.
Aimee Le Duc, Galleries Manager
Aimee Le Duc received her MA in Visual Criticism from CCA in 2003 and her MFA degree in CCA's Creative Writing program in 2004. Before accepting the Gallery Manager position at the Arts Commission, Aimee was Associate Director of Southern Exposure. Her critical writing appears in publications including Sculpture, Contemporary Arts Quarterly, the Journal for Aesthetics and Protest, Artweek, and Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts.
Before attending CCA, she worked in Salt Lake City as the Assistant Visual Arts Coordinator for the Utah Arts Council, managing various statewide juried exhibitions and facilitating a career resource center for artists.
Mary Alyssa Block
Ellen Shershow-Pena, Co-Chair
Jenn Doyle Crane
Locations & Maps
There are three program sites:
- Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Avenue
- Window Installation Site, 155 Grove Street
- Art at City Hall, San Francisco City Hall
Main Gallery (401 Van Ness): Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5 pm
Window Installation Site (155 Grove St): Available for viewing 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Art at City Hall: Monday through Friday, 8 am–8 pm Closed on all legal Holidays
SFAC Gallery office hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm