Exclusive Holiday Receptions!  Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 1-4 pm

Join artist Barbara Oplinger this weekend for a special Holiday Reception for her exhibit, “Creatures: Paintings and Prints.”   Free refreshments, art and gifts for sale.

Exhibit extended by popular demand through December 4th. Holiday Reception Saturday December 1 and Sunday, December 2.

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Art in the Garden

Saturday, November 10, Noon – 4 pm

Hayes Valley artists will exhibit recent work in the “hidden” garden at Church of the Advent, 261 Fell Street, between Franklin and Gough Streets in San Francisco, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from noon till 4 p.m.  

Free admission, family friendly, and a great opportunity to meet friends and neighbors in beautiful Hayes Valley.  “Art In The Garden” is hosted by Hayes Valley Art Works and Church of the Advent.  For more information, contact: hvawsf@gmail.com.

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New Exhibition – Creatures: A Show of Paintings and Prints by Barbara Oplinger

Exhibition runs November 2-25, 2018  

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-8 pm.  

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Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Creatures: A Show of Paintings and Prints” by Barbara Oplinger in our gallery.

Bay Area artist Barbara Oplinger brings her love and sensitivity for all animals – and the necessity of dogs in her life – to the canvas in this exhibit of recent work.   Her colorful paintings express devotion to all kinds of creatures with whimsy and metaphor. Barbara earned her BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Her studies in painting, sculpture, stained glass and animation led to eclectic art commissions and a variety of employment, including mask maker for the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” clay sculptor for Grandmaster Flash’s “U Know What Time It Is” video claymation, and pictorial billboard painter. “Creatures” features images of animals she has known or admired.

An opening reception will be held Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm at HVAW Gallery, 295 Oak Street, San Francisco. The exhibition runs November 2 – 25, 2018. For more information, please visit www.hayesvalleyartworks.org or email hvawsf@gmail.com

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SFAC’s Passport 2018 comes to Hayes Valley Art Works

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Sunday, October 21, 12-4pm
Passport Artist: René Yañez
Please stop by Hayes Valley Art Works to get a unique stamp created by artist René Yañez.  HVAW is hosting artist René Yañez’s stamp as part of SFAC’s Passport 2018 series, now in its final year. 

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René Yañez was an artist, curator and producer who lived and worked in San Francisco. A founder and former Artistic Director of Galería de la Raza, Yañez was one of the first curators to introduce the contemporary concept of Mexico’s Day of the Dead to the United States. Active as both a visual and performing arts curator, he  curated numerous exhibitions including “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge.” Until his last day he remained a strong role model and vital cultural force in the San Francisco arts community.”

Rene’s stamp will be administered by his son and artist Rio Yanez. 

More about Passport 2018 from SFAC‘s website: 

Passport is SFAC Galleries’ signature event that puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! Local artists will be stationed in venues throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center and Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook.

Walking throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering small businesses in the neighborhood.   (continue reading about Passport here)

I want to go! How do I get a Passport?

Step 1: Purchase your passport for $25 here. Passports will also be available for purchase the day of the event at Passport Home Base (Patricia’s Green) and at Passport Outpost (SFAC Galleries). Only official Passport 2018 notebooks will be eligible to receive stamps.  passpowrt image

Step 2: Pick up your Passport and event map at Home Base/Will Call (Patricia’s Green) between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 come rain or shine.

Step 3: Follow the Passport map to local businesses where artists will be waiting to stamp your passport with an original artwork.

Step 4: Allow 3-4 hours to complete the route. Bring sunscreen and plan to shop and eat along the way!

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Coming Soon – HVAW Paint & Sip

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Mix together:  wine + paint + friends =  Paint and Sip Night! 
Join us for a delightful autumn evening of wine, paint, and friends at Hayes Valley Art Works!   We are in discussions with our merchant neighbor, San Francisco Wine and Cheese, to provide delicious wine.  We’ll provide the paint and supplies. You provide the fun and creativity and a memorable night!
We’re looking to start Wine and Sip on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings later in September …. date and time to be announced soon!  Let us know if you are interested in pre-registration for this event!

Global Climate Action Summit Event: Weds 9/12 3-5 pm “Transformation Station!”

Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event  

Wednesday, September 12, 3pm-5pm
HVAW’s “Transformation Station”

We’re hosting an affiliate event as part of @GCAS2018; find out about our Transformation Station. #GCAS2018 #StepUp2018

Participate in climate action through art at HVAW’s three Community Transformation Stations:

  1. Transform plastic water bottles into flowers, led by The Arc of San Francisco – bring a plastic water bottle to make into flowers that will become part of the “Recycle Tree” that The Arc of San Francisco will have on exhibit in the sculpture garden at HVAW, made entirely of recycled materials. Please bring empty plastic water bottles to the event to transform!
  2. Transform the Maker’s Shed into a community Portrait Gallery – Create portraits – of yourself, friends, neighbors, pets, or other community members – to transform the wooden Maker’s Shed on site into a community portrait gallery using reused and upcycled materials. Please bring any materials or recycled materials from the neighborhood to use in your portraits. All portraits will fit into approximately 3″ diameter roughly circular spaces on the exterior of the Portrait Gallery.
  3. Transform t-shirts into tote bags – Please bring an old t-shirt to transform. Inspired by The Wear Movement to reduce textile waste in SF.