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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Art Opening: Protect & Resist: Art from The Arc of San Francisco

Art Opening: Protect & Resist: Art from The Arc of San Francisco
Friday, September 7, 12pm-2pm
Reception to meet the artists and view the new exhibition
“Two Sides of Life”
Ashley Chimienti, 
Acrylic on Canvas
Hayes Valley Art Works presents “Protect and Resist: Art from The Arc of San Francisco.” The exhibit is a group show featuring the work of artists from The Arc San Francisco’s ArtReach Studios. The artists consider what the words protect and resist mean personally, connecting the creative process to a social issue each individual feels passionate about. Protect and Resist reflects various historical lessons, discussions, and collaborations surrounding the themes of art and activism. This focus on the intersection of personal expression and personal politics gives each artist the opportunity to explore ways to communicate complex political and social issues through striking visual forms, from poster art to large-scale paintings to mixed-media sculpture.

The center of this exhibit is the “Recycle Tree,” a large mixed-media installation that was conceived and designed by ArtReach Studios artists. As a group, they collaborated on a single idea that would reflect everyone’s mutual passion for protecting the environment while also resisting against the pernicious forces that threaten its health and longevity. The installation was hand-built from all recyclable materials and is a physical reminder that everything we consume has a direct connection to the natural world.

About the Arc: The Arc San Francisco is a lifelong learning center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities serving over 700 clients in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties. Our two art programs, Howard Street and ArtReach Studios, promote the advancement of visual artists from The Arc SF through exploration, education, exhibitions and entrepreneurship. Our artists create fresh, powerful artwork that reveals not only innate ability, but also a point of view that is important and unique in our community. We believe it is important to connect with those who share our vision of promoting inclusion and diversity in our communities through art, and we hope you enjoy our work.

“Protect and Resist” will run September 7th through October 7th.  It is open to the public starting Friday, September 7 from 11am-5pm.   Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and by appointment.  For additional information, please contact hvawsf@gmail.com

More information on our Facebook Event page .

FREE EVENT: The Art of Ikebana: Celebration and Party – Free to all Sunday, July 1st, 1-3 pm

Please join us from 1-3 pm in the garden for a celebration of our one year anniversary at our site on Octavia.  Advanced floral designers Tisha Kenny, Kathy Chen, and Kazuko Yoshida will demonstrate artful arrangements, using plants from our garden.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Spring-Summer Pop Up Art Exhibit, with Rarely-Exhibited Todd Young piece

Gallery renovation is complete!   Please stop by to see our current show, featuring works by local artists Todd Young, David Duckworth, Rikki List, Stephen Santamaria, Daniel Farnan, Barbara Early, and other artists.

Todd Young’s piece (below) has not been exhibited publicly for many years – make sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view!

Other artists and work will rotate in and out until our next exhibit in August, so stop by often!

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