LAST CALL FOR ARTISTS: HOLIDAY SHOW

Please email us ASAP for the show opening December 9

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SFSU Student Exhibition: Community Sandwich Dec 7, 2-6 pm

SFSU Student Exhibition
Community Sandwich:
Exhibition by the Art & Social Function Class

Reception Friday, December 7, 2-6 pm  
Advanced art students at San Francisco State University, led by Professor Mike Arcega, will install group projects in the sculpture gallery. In addition, they will exhibit individual artworks in the gallery and gardens.  Please join us for the exciting reveal of their semester of work focused on art and social function and their engagement with Hayes Valley Art Works.

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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