Press Releases

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

Announcing San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries’ Spring Season


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Lisa Hanawalt. Birds Hungry for Worms. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Kate Patterson T: 415-252-2229 E: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org Meg Shiffler, SFAC Galleries Director T: 415-252-2234 E: Meg.Shiffler@sfgov.org ANNOUNCING SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERIES' SPRING SEASON Roy De Forest, BoJack Horseman, Boots Riley, Queercore, a Wunderkammer and Creativity Explored at the SFAC Galleries this spring SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 ... Read more

San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries Examines What It Means To Be A Sanctuary City


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Kate Patterson Tel: 415-252-2229 Email: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERIES EXAMINES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SANCTUARY CITY Announcing Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some, on view for a limited time at the SFAC Main Gallery March 25 - April 8, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 6 ... Read more

San Francisco Launches $2.7 million in Grants To Help Nonprofits Purchase Affordable and Permanent Space as part of Mayor Lee’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative


Funding for nonprofits has increased by more than $48 million (8%)— the largest increase in more than 10 years San Francisco, Wednesday, February 22, 2017—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Northern California Community Loan ... Read more

Summer of Love Comes to Life in New Market Street Poster Series


Deborah Aschheim's intricate drawings plumb the political and utopian movements of 1967 to create an authentic portrait of the time and to understand the era's hold on our collective consciousness 50 years later. On view through May 12 SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2017 – In conjunction with the regional 50th anniversary celebration ... Read more

2017 Annual Convention Scholarships Are Now Open


Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of full-ride and general scholarships to members interested in attending the 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco June 15-18, 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the San Francisco ... Read more

Large-Scale Sculptures Will Light Up Civic Center Plaza


Six illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau that commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be on view from January 30 – March 10 Dedication Ceremony and Lantern Lighting – January 30 at 4:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO, January 9, 2017 – ... Read more

San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases with One Million in funds


31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City San Francisco, CA, December 16, 2016 —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to ... Read more

A Look at the Summer of Love Through the Eyes of Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographer Jim Marshall


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media 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 A LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE THROUGH THE EYES OF LEGENDARY ROCK ‘N' ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER JIM MARSHALL The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries presentsJim Marshall's 1967 January 26 - June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, ... Read more

Temporary Sculptures Light Up Hayes Valley


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The San Francisco Arts Commission and Recreation & Park Department place two large-scale sculptures in Patricia's Green for one year SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2016 – The San Francisco Arts Commission in partnership with the Recreation & Park Department installs two temporary light sculptures in Patricia's Green, a small park located ... Read more

Utopian Market Street


In artist Tracey Snelling's Market Street Poster Series pulp fiction novel covers promote idealistic visions of Market Street SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2016 – Artist Tracey Snelling's Art on Market Street Poster Series, Best Sellers, is a response to the immense changes occurring in San Francisco's physical and cultural landscape. The ... Read more