The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries is hosting its signature fundraising event, Passport, on Sunday, October 13, 2013. This unique event allows the public a hands-on art collecting experience by bringing local artists to neighborhood venues where the buyers can “create” a limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized Moleskine “passport” notebook. Walking throughout the Divisadero corridor from noon to 4 p.m., hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from hot local artists including William T. Wiley while discovering the small businesses that line the neighborhood.



Coming and going the new Bay Bridge is a stunning achievement- not only in the sweep of its sleek skyway and the luminous vertical lines of suspension but also in the feeling of grandeur and openness it brings to the experience of making the crossing.

On Friday evening with artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather we will celebrate the opening of the Bay Bridge and this feat of engineering with a reception for Valediction.

In Valediction, Hughen/Starkweather create collaborative artworks that explore the layers, complexities, and patterns that comprise a specific place using both current and historic information, photographs, maps, and data to research a location. The resulting artworks map unique forms and patterns derived from built systems and natural movements of a place.


September 6 – October 19, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 PM

Arts Season

Although it is always the season for fine art, tradition has it that Fall is the beginning of the arts season. With the symphony and opera galas, art appreciators are decked out in force and so are the art galleries.

Not to be missed this season:

Talia Greene
New Media Combinations: Traditional-Digital
September 7-November 16
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8 pm
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA


Katherine Westerhout

Home – Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art
September 5- November 17
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6-8 pm
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA