• FESTAC 2018 Cultural Arts Festival - Oakland, CA

    FESTAC 2018 Cultural Arts Festival

    A celebration dedicated to artists: writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and performers. Together with other artistic communities of Oakland, we seek localized policies to protect, engage, and enhance art and cultural activities, with support for community and social equity.

    The event will have art exhibitions from prominent artists and meet & greet gatherings to discuss the preservation of rich culture in the face of gentrification that threatens to displace the very people and businesses that have made Oakland an incubator for diverse communities and livelihoods.

    FREE EVENT / ALL AGES

    FESTAC (A Festival of Art & Culture)

    Labor Day Weekend - September 1, 2018

    Saturday September 1st from 12 noon-10pm
    Old Oakland 9th & Washington Street Corridor

    Attend the additional fundraising events by registering with eventbrite
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festac-cultural-arts-festival-tickets-47484328906

  • The Black Woman is God

    The Black Woman is God

    SOMArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA

    Opening Reception August 30, 2018 6-10 pm

    Exhibition Dates - August 30 - October 2, 2018

  • The Written Word - work inspired by books & writing

    The Written Word - work inspired by books & writing

    August 2- 27th, 2018
    opening reception: Sunday, August 5th, 4-6 pm

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific (between Polk and Van Ness)
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    Hours:
    Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 am - 7 pm
    Saturday, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment

  • "Sing Her Name" - A Heart Offering for the Family of Nia Wilson

    "Sing Her Name" - A Heart Offering for the Family of Nia Wilson

    Saturday, July 28, 2018
    5 pm- 8 pm

    Red Bay Coffee
    Roastery/Coffee Bar 3098 E. 10th Street
    Coffee Box, 2327 Broadway
    Oakland, CA
    https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-nia-wilson
    www.redbaycoffee.com

    Nia Wilson was just 18 years old when she was killed in an unprovoked stabbing at MacArthur BART station in Oakland on her way home from a family event with her sister.

    I was asked to create a memorial piece for an altar that was on display at Red Bay Coffee for a special event to honor Nia and raise funds for her family.

  • ArtSpan's Selections Exhibition 2018 - 'Germinate'

    ArtSpan's Selections Exhibition 2018 - 'Germinate' Artist Reception
    Fri, July 20, 2018
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Heron Arts
    7 Heron Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Exhibition: July 20 - August 4, 2018

    Public Gallery Hours: July 21 - August 4, Wed-Sun, 12PM - 4PM

    ArtSpan's annual Selections Juried Exhibition, elevates artists to a visible place of honor. Success as a professional artist relies on opportunities to be recognized as exceptional, thus ArtSpan produces this exhibition as a vehicle to launch emerging artists' careers as well as nurture established artists by presenting their works to a distinguished panel of art professionals and collectors.

    Selections 2018 will take place at Heron Arts, July 20 - August 4, 2018. Heron Arts is a gallery, contemporary arts center, and event space that features local artists and globally relevant cultural productions. The gallery will be open to the public, Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm, during the exhibition dates. ArtSpan will host a public reception on Friday, July 20, 6-8pm, and a VIP event for ArtSpan supporters and Selections Artists on Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-9pm.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT -

    I had the honor of being interviewed for the Sounds of California Series.

    The Sounds of California initiative is an ongoing partnership between the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), Radio Bilingüe, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to explore how experiences of immigration are embedded and archived within music, sound, and social practice across our state. Through this project, they are creating a new public collection of recordings that document the histories and cultures of California’s communities. I shared my experiences of growing up in the Bayview district of San Francisco, my work as a visual artist and my hope for the future both with regard to my own career and life in the city of San Francisco. This film will become a part of the filmed archives collection at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

    This project was made possible through the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts and The James Irvine Foundation New California Arts Fund.

  • Particular Relativity - As the Universe, So The Soul

    Particular Relativity - As the Universe, So The Soul
    June 1 - August 3, 2018

    Ashara Ekundayo Gallery
    480 23rd Street - Oakland, CA

    Oakland Art Murmur Openings - June 1st 6-9 pm, August 3 -9 pm

    Featured Artists - Kristine Mays, Bre Gipson, Anita Bates, Ofmalia

  • Black Women Rock!

    Black Women Rock!
    They Say I'm Different Art Exhibition

    African American Art & Culture Complex
    762 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102
    May 9- June 6, 2018

    Opening Reception - Wednesday, May 9th 2018
    AAACC- Activism Alley, 3rd Floor
    www.aaacc.org

    Curated by Sabrina Nelson and AAACC

    Featured Artists --
    Sydney James, Marcia Jones, Asia Hamilton, Bree Grant, jessica Care moore, Sabrina Nelson, Ijania Cortez, Sydney Cain, Sasha Kelley, Tracy Brown, Angela Hennessey, Nicole Dixon, Kristine Mays, Nancy Cato, Bushmama Africa, Idris Hassan, Ain Bailey, Toshi Christal

  • stARTup art fair

    stARTup art fair
    April 27, 28, 29, 2018
    Location --Hotel Del Sol 3100 Webster Street, San Francisco

    Hours
    Opening Night Celebration
    Friday April 27, 7–10pm

    Public Days
    Friday April 27, 2–6pm
    Saturday April 28, 12–9pm
    Sunday April 29, 12–7pm

    I will be exhibiting work with the 3.9 Art Collective in room 216.

    Featured 3.9 Artists include William Rhodes, Mark Harris, Kija Lucas, Nina Fabumni, and Rhiannon MacFayden


    On Saturday April 28th the 3.9 Art Collective, cultural partners in the fair, will be holding an ART CONVERSATION as part of the fair's programming.

    Saturday April 28 1 - 2 pm - Room 225

    Completing the Story - The Value and Richness of Collecting African-American Art

    Moderator: Ashara Ekundayo, Independent Curator and Cultural Strategist

    American culture would not be what it is today without its strong African American influence. With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, much has changed to facilitate a solid properly- valued market for several categories of Black American art. For a long time many African American artists had not been included in the history of American art, and that's changing. The story of African-American life through visual arts gives a broader sense of culture with regard to American art in American history. This panel discussion will feature an art collector and a few artists who will discuss the relevance and richness of adding work from a different lens and perspective to your collection.

  • Paschal-Hunter Gallery

    Paschal-Hunter Gallery
    February - May 2018

    inside The Hair Gym, located inside the Howden Building
    329 17th Street, Oakland, CA.
    (between Webster and Harrison Streets)

    My artwork is showing with a variety of Bay Area artists including : Mark Harris, Kevin B. Jones, Raymond Haywood, Milton Bowens, Buggsy Malone, Derrick Bell, James Gayles, Keith Williams, Lorriane Bonner, Renata Gray, Valerie Brown- Troutt, Andreas Branch, Brette Sims, Craig Hackey, David Graves, Eric Jordon, Eesuu Orindude, Jeff Nemenzo, Karen Smith, Reign Campbell, Hasseem Asdallah, Bryon Malik, Dawn Rudd, Gene Dominique, Kaya Fortune, Olanda Uffre, Sawsan Jari, Theaurthur Wright, Craig C Theartist, JP Kim, Keith Mikell, and James Knox

  • Sculpture by Bay Area Women

    Sculpture by Bay Area Women
    February 15 - March 12, 2018
    Opening Reception - Sunday February 18 - 3-6 pm


    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    Monday, Thursday and Friday 11 - 7
    Saturday and Sunday 11 - 6
    Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

  • SF ArtSpan Open Studios

    Come and see our latest creations as we open the doors of the artist studio and allow you to look, buy and ask as many questions as you'd like! Food, drinks and lots of creative energy. It's a free event and open to the public.

    Kristine Mays & William Rhodes
    Weekend # 3 - October 28 & 29, 2017
    11 am - 6 pm
    1491 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA

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  • tiny

    November 10th - December 23rd, 2017
    opening reception: Sunday, November 12th, 1-6 pm

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    Monday, Thursday and Friday 11 - 7
    Saturday and Sunday 11 - 6
    Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

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  • Art for AIDS (UCSF Alliance Health Project)

    Friday October 20, 2017

    CityView at Metreon

    135 Fourth Street
    San Francisco, CA

    For more Information see -- http://artforaids.org/

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  • life is living festival

    October 14, 2017

    DeFremery Park
    1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA

    The Life is Living Festival in Oakland, California, is a celebration of urban life packed with entertainment and informational attractions encouraging sustainable lifestyle practices and community well-being. The one-day engagement features theatrical performances, poetry readings, live hip hop and reggae music, a science and technology fair, DJ workshops, educational booths and a kids zone.

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  • ARTLAUNCH: SF Open Studios Exhibition

    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    6:30- 9 pm
    The SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center showcases over 400 artists' work each year during October and November, organized by SF Open Studios weekend and neighborhood. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you will discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends. Grab a Guide, mark your favorites artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure. Be the first to preview the art works, open bar, catered bites and a chance to win prizes from a drawing. ArtLaunch 2017 is a 21+ event and ticketed for the general public.
    Get tickets at -- www.artspansf.org

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  • Black Girl Beautiful ATL

    Hey Black girl!
    Black Girl Beautiful is coming to Atlanta, GA on September 16, 2017. This experience will feature a conversation series, curated black girl friendly marketplace, and our new art exhibit MONARCH featuring work by Nikk Rich photo and sculpture by yours truly Kristine Mays.
    Tickets are on sale now. Full details at blackgirlbeautiful.com

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  • Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow

    September 12 - January 6, 2018
    Zenith Gallery

    Downtown Location --
    1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004

    Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am -7 pm, Sat, 8 am - 4pm

    FEATURING: KRISTINE MAYS, Doba Afolabi, Akili Ron Anderson, Mason Archie, Anne Bouie, William Buchannan, Carolyn Goodridge, Bernie Houston, Hubert Jackson, Chris Malone, Ibou N'Diaye, Preston Sampson and Curtis Woody

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  • City Streets - urban views of the Bay Area

    STUDIO Gallery
    August 3rd - 28th, 2017
    opening reception: Sunday, August 6th, 3-6 pm

    1641 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Hours -- Mon, Thursday and Friday 11- 7
    Tues & Weds by appointment
    Sat & Sun 11-6

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  • The Black Woman Is God: Divine Revolution

    The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution is a group visual art exhibition with free admission celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new media, and photography create new myths to challenge Eurocentric notions of God.

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday - July 20, 2017 6-9 pm
    Live music and performances

    Exhibition on view July 20–August 26, 2017.
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm
    Where: SOMARTS 934 Brannan Street (between 8th & 9th), San Francisco, CA
    (Civic Center BART then Transfer to SF MUNI #19 Polk)

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  • RESIST - A Nationally Juried Show


    Zenith Gallery (along with BusBoys and Poets & Lake Research Partners)
    1429 Iris St., NW, Washington DC, 20012-1409

    Exhibition Dates - Thursday July 13, - September 1, 2017
    Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13, 5-8 pm at Zenith Gallery

    RESIST is in honor of the latest Resist movements captivating the globe. We invited professional artists to submit works that interpret and reflect the state of our world today. What is happening to our democracy and our government and the people in our city, nation and world? From climate change, health care, tax cuts, Muslim ban, women’s issues the March for Science, No DAPL, Education, Air Quality, GMOs, and our relationship with the rest of the world!

    Artists: Sandy Adams, Doba Afolabi, Suzanne Alessi, Elizabeth Ashe, Leda Black, Ivanete Blanco, Rachael Bohlander, Anne Bouie, William Buchanan, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Jessica Damen, Jeremy Darby, Diane Dompka, Thalia Doukas, Bulsby Duncan, Elizabeth Eby, Cheryl Edwards, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, Rene Fisher, Michelle D Flamer, Billy Forrest, Valerie Gladstone, Philip Hazard, Gregory Hein, David Jackson, Leonard Jewler, Mihira Karra, Sally Kauffman, Katherine Kendall, Anita Kunz, Joanie Landau, Marni Manning, KRISTINE MAYS, Craig Meklir, Jenae Michelle, Meredith Morris, Nancy Nesvet, Carol Newmyer, Keith Norval, Katharine Owens, Sandi Parker, Preston Sampson, Harriett Sosson, Robert Sulkin, Ann Marie Williams, Andrew Wohl, Curtis Woody

    BusBoys and Poets Locations:
    14th and K St.- 2201 14th St., NW WDC 20009, Takoma- 235 Carroll St., NW W.D.C., 20012
    Brookland -625 Monroe St NE, WDC 20017, Shaw, 1025 5th St., NW, WDC, 20001, Shirlington
    4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206, Hyattsville, 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD, 20781

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  • Finding My Freedom - an exploration of a personal sense of freedom

    June 9 - August 25, 2017
    Opening Reception - June 10, 2017

    3rd Street Village Gallery
    4716 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA 94124
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  • MoCADA Art Auction

    Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
    80 Hanson Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217
    Auction - Friday May 12, 2017
    Work on view May 12 - June 4, 2017
    MoCADA cordially invites you to the opening reception of My Collection, the museum's first public art auction exhibition! Join us on Friday, May 12th, for the premiere of an extraordinary collection of prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, and other mixed media works.
    On view from Friday, May 12th to June 4th, this exhibition will highlight both emerging and established artist of the African Diaspora, many of which have previously exhibited at MoCADA and supported MoCADA since its inception. This exhibition will also serve as an opportunity for patrons to support MoCADA's mission of using art to build community, by purchasing a piece of artwork.
    In collaboration with Richard Beavers Gallery, The Projects Gallery, and Joakim von Ditmar, the funds raised through the auction will directly support MoCADA's free programming, and its growth into a new building at Lafayette and Flatbush, slated to open in Fall 2018.
    My Collection will open to the public on Friday, May 12th, 2017, at MoCADA from 6-9pm. Bidding will be available online via Paddle 8 Auction House.
    MoCADA thrives because its artistic community continues to create and address the issues that are pressing within the global African Diaspora, and because of the support of its community.

    Artists - Charlotta Jansen, Tim Okamura, Kristine Mays, Amaju Kojo, Faith Ringold, David Salle, Kimberly Becoat and many others...
    http://mocada.org/
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  • The Princess Project Gala

    Thu, May 18, 2017
    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
    Location --
    The Chapel
    777 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    http://princessproject.org/

    One of my sculptures will be featured and auctioned off at this fundraising gala.
    The Princess Project promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Our effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor, and community support.
    By creating a positive environment that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, our work goes far beyond the dress to instill a sense of pride and confidence in the thousands of teens that we reach each prom season across California. We reach teens at a pivotal moment in their lives and give them an experience that they will forever cherish, as we celebrate with them their passage into adulthood.
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  • StARTup Art Fair

    the contemporary art fair for independent artists
    April 28-30, 2017
    Hotel Del Sol
    3300 Webster Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Imagine entering into a cute quaint hotel where every single room is filled with art and the doors are open for you to roam and explore! This year I was excited to be a part of the StartUp Art Fair -- a contemporary art fair presenting work by contemporary artists. My work was shown along with the 3.9 Art Collective, (The Three Point Nine Art Collective is comprised of African American artists of varying genres residing and working in San Francisco.) as we came together to exhibit a variety of work in different mediums.
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  • Mischief

    Mischief- characters & critters
    April 6th - May 1st, 2017
    opening reception: Sunday, April 9th, 3-6 pm

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific Avenue
    (between Polk & Van Ness)
    San Francisco, CA 94109 415-931-3130
    www.STUDIOGallerySF.com

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  • Spring Windows

    Love & Luxe
    April 5, 2017 - June 1, 2017
    1169 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    http://loveandluxesf.com/

    Love & Luxe is a jewelry atelier and gallery located in the Mission district of San Francisco featuring handcrafted wearable art, fine art, and accessories. I am honored that this gallery offers me the chance to be creative as I show my work in their windows. The current display was dreamed up after a brainstorming session with Betsy Barron, the owner of this unique place. It is a living dress. I created it over six months ago and yet it is just starting to grown and take on it's own shape. Go buy the gallery. The display can be seen day or night, although if you go when the place is open you will be excited. There is so many treasures within this space and jewelry that will make you drool!

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  • observation

    Richard Beavers Gallery
    408 Marcus Garvey Blvd
    Brooklyn, NY
    Opening Reception - March 5, 2017 - 12 noon - 7 pm

    Exhibiting Artists -
    Marcus Jansen
    Jamel Shabazz
    Kristine Mays
    Sophia Dawson
    Frank Morrison
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  • Night Light: work inspired by the dark hours.

    Feb. 16th - Mar 13th, 2016

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    http://www.studiogallerysf.com/

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  • Art of the Game!

    Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2017
    Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet
    1201 Fannin, Suite 131
    Houston, TX 77002

    Join us for four days of art + design + live music showcases in our private VIP suite & art gallery!
    All tickets include access to our complimentary, gracious cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres VIP lounge, game-day brunch, as well as access to all live music and live-painting performances!

    Join musicians, visual artists, individual + corporate art collectors and music lovers, elected officials, and special celeb guests and invited press in our Esperson Gallery at GreenStreet in Houston, Texas.
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  • Sweet Art Invitational

    This special month long exhibition showcases original artworks inspired by our appetite’s objects of affection.
    February 1, 2017 - February 26, 2017
    Atrium Gallery
    Studios on the Park
    1130 Pine Street (between 11th and 12th)
    Paso Robles, CA 93446

    Opening Reception - Saturday Feb 4, 2017 6-9 pm
    Sweet confections from Sugar + Spoon, wine tasting by Felten Cellars, and a live performance by Girls & Boys, a California band that covers a variety of genres.


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  • Call for Beauty

    Root Division
    1131 Mission Street
    San Francisco
    Exhibition Dates: January 11 to February 18, 2017

    Call for Beauty challenges assumptions about the concept of beauty while honoring the historical and ongoing creative presence of black artists in the Bay Area. Curated by 3.9 Art Collective, Call for Beauty addresses traditional and emergent notions of beauty through the manipulation of materials, forms, and space.
    The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of black artists, curators, and art writers of African descent who live in San Francisco. Expanding beyond the reach of their group for this exhibition, the 3.9 Art Collective invited members of the black artist community from around the Bay Area to respond to the call to expand the dialogue around historical and contemporary notions of beauty. Featuring 33 artists working in a variety of media, Call for Beauty offers a wide range of definitions and approaches to the beautiful.
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  • "TINY" --STUDIO Gallery. San Francisco, CA

    TINY Art Exhibition
    November 11th - December 23rd, 2016
    Opening reception: Sunday, November 13th, 1 - 6 pm
    Lucky 13th Anniversary Party: Sunday, December 4th, 1 - 6 pm

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    Mon, Thu and Fri 11 - 7
    Sat and Sun 11 - 6
    Tue and Wed by appointment

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  • MoAD - Museum of African Diaspora presents --

    MoAD - Museum of African Diaspora presents --
    Celebrating Fifty Years of Black Art
    in Bayview & Hunters Point
    November 3, 2016
    7:00pm-9:00pm
    Bayview Opera House,
    4705 3rd St, San Francisco 94124


    MoAD celebrates and honors select artists with a reception and panel discussion. The community panel will cover a series of topics related to the history, culture and art movements of the African Diaspora in the greater Hunters Point area. All of the panelists are prominent contemporary artists who live and thrive within this community. They are and continue to be dedicated to service through artistic expression. The panel will be moderated by Tyra Fennell and includes Malik Seneferu, Thomas Tandy, Horace Washington, Ron Moultrie Saunders and Kristine Mays.

    Please note that this program takes place at the Bayview Opera House, located at 4705 Third Street, San Francisco.

  • ICONIC: Black Panthers Exhibition

    ICONIC: Black Panthers Exhibition Celebrating 50 Years.

    October 7 - November 6, 2016
    American Steel Studios
    1960 Mandela Parkway - Oakland, CA

    Fifty years of an iconic legacy in American history will be celebrated in the group art exhibit ICONIC Black Panther. The Black Panther Party was a catalyst for a nationwide ground swell in the 1960s in the African American neighborhoods to empower their community by creating free food programs, free clinics and more. The exhibit will feature over forty artists from the Bay Area and nationwide of all races. Oakland, California is the birthplace of the party and is the location of the inaugural exhibit. Confirmed artists include: Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Tarika Lewis, Bugsy Malone, Kristine Mays, Shepard Fairey, James Gayles, Karen Seneferu, Fab 5 Freddy and Pablo Cristi. Celebrity supporters include Sway Calloway, Danny Glover and Danny Simmons. The show is produced by SEPIA Art Collective. One of the curators of the successful group exhibit in 2014 in Los Angeles, Rosalind McGary describes the inspiration behind the show, "This is the right time, and maybe our last chance, to thank these men and women for their sacrifices, for the heavy burdens they took on in their youth, and for the lifetimes of service that often followed, for our sake." A portion of the proceeds go to the artists and Black Panther alumni in need and their families.

  • ART FOR AIDS 2016

    Art for AIDS
    Friday September 16, 2016
    City View at Metreon
    135 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA
    6 pm - 10 pm

    http://artforaids.org

    Benefitting : UCSF Alliance Health Project
    Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, the UCSF Alliance Health Project presents Art for AIDS to connect the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations.

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  • I AM SAN FRANCISCO: Black Past and Presence

    I AM SAN FRANCISCO: Black Past and Presence
    April 16 - November 2, 2016
    City College of SF --
    Rosenberg Library (3rd floor + Rm. 305)- 50 Phelan Ave

    I AM SAN FRANCISCO makes visible the existence, depth, and diversity of Black life and culture in San Francisco. The exhibition is created in response to the overwhelmingly widespread impression that black life in San Francisco has faded away. This belief only serves to perpetuate the lack of acknowledgement and cultural awareness in San Francisco that is affecting all of us.

    San Francisco has always been a city in transition, and it has also always been characterized by its commitment to cultural diversity and creative communities. The evolution of anything naturally involves the evolution of all its parts. We are doing our part to make sure we are not overlooked so that we can grow together with our city. In the words of James Baldwin “We are the San Francisco that no one talks about.” We are not here to fight, struggle, or prove anything. Our intent is to share our insight on our ever-changing city by recognizing the depth, beauty, complexity, and abundance prevalent within ‘Black life’ in San Francisco—culturally, communally, and individually.

    This exhibition is Part II, a sequel to Part I, curated by Kheven LaGrone, I Am San Francisco: (Re)collecting the Homes of Native Black San Franciscans ,featured earlier this year at the San Francisco Main Public Library. I am San Francisco is inspired by conversations regarding diversity within Blackness in the wake of Black Lives Matter.

    I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence features art from San Francisco natives and residents. We must remember that one story could not capture the magnitude of our presence, to quote Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

    Storytellers and artists represented in I Am San Francisco include:

    Aliyah Dunn-Salhuddin; Alma Robinson; Dr. Andrew Jolivette; Emory Douglas; Sophie Maxwell; Dr. Joseph Marshall; Thea Matthews; Virginia Jourdan; Kali O’Ray; Stewart Shaw; Blanche Brown; Bongo Sidibe; Ras K’dee; Carol Tatum; Edward Jackson; Isaih Ball; Joanna Haigood; Maya Rogers; Liz Jackson-Simpson; Marco Senghor; Megan Dickey; Sydney “Sage” Cain; Sabrina Lawrence; Dr. Toye Moses, Theo Ellington; Thomas Simpson; Wanda Holland-Greene; Jacqueline Francis; Wanda Sabir; William Rhodes; Michael Ross; Rhiannon MacFayden; Devorah Major; Gregory Harden; Xavier “Chavi Lopez” Schmidt; Tania Santiago; Samoel “Urubu Malandro” Domingos; Halima Marshall; Careem Conley; Mohammed Bilal; Kristine Mays; Michole “Micholiano” Forks; Jess Clarke; Christine Joy Ferrer; Kheven LaGrone; and the Three Point Nine Collective. The Collective is “an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers. Their work represents their creative contribution to the African American existence, enriching the greater San Francisco artistic community with their narratives and perspectives born from being members of a diasporic community.”

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  • JOURDAN & MAYS - Spring Open Studios Event

    Two local artists.
    Paintings, drawings, sculpture.
    Works full of stories and experiences.

    Saturday and Sunday
    April 30 & May 1, 2015
    11 am - 5 pm
    399 San Fernando Way (at St. Francis Episcopal Church)
    San Francisco, CA 94127
    ENTRANCE ON OCEAN AVENUE

    See lots of art. Invite your friends and family. Yes, your children are welcome too if you think they have the patience to explore! This is a great adventure! It's FREE and there is so much inspiration to be found! Check out Virginia Jourdan's paintings and clay work. See Kristine's newest work, which includes a collaboration with Baltimore artist, Tony McKissic. Hear stories behind the works. Talk, wander, imagine, eat and engage. An assortment of refreshments will be provided by Kristine's mom Kathleen Richards.

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  • PUBLIC WORKS -Window Displays

    Three windows in the financial district hold my work, offering passers by a chance to look, to dream - a moment to be transported into a different place in the midst of their busy work day.

    275 Sacramento Street - San Francisco, CA
    (Front & Sacramento Streets near the Embarcadero Center - San Francisco)

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  • I AM SAN FRANCISCO

    I AM SAN FRANCISCO: (Re) Collecting the Home of Native Black San Franciscans

    Sat. December 12, 2015 - Thurs. March 10, 2016
    SF Main Library - African American Center
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Created and curated by Kheven LaGrone, this exhibit captures the home and soul of native Black San Francisco. I AM SAN FRANCISCO collects the personal stories of several African Americans from San Francisco. Those stories were assigned to various artists, from various places, to interpret using various media. “An African American born in San Francisco? I’ve never met one before. You must have been one of the few,” a native Black San Franciscan often hears today. For many, the questions conjure up the feelings of marginalization and the loss of home. They remind us that African Americans are being written out of San Francisco’s past and present.

    RECEPTION: On Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 2 pm to 4pm, there will be an artist talk at the Library in the African American Center.
    For more information, please go to the link - http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1019936901

  • SFMOMA's OPEN SPACE MAGAZINE

    SFMOMA’s Open Space is a vibrant forum for critical and personal engagements with art, visual culture, and issues specific to Northern California. Since 2008, we’ve been celebrating and giving voice to the artist communities of our dynamic region and beyond, with a distinctly West Coast perspective. Named after a small but influential Bay Area poetry publication from the 1960s, Open Space supports experimental approaches to writing and media in response to art, recognizing the long history of literary and technological innovation in our region. We advocate for the continued vitality of the greater Bay Area’s diverse mix of artistic expression.
    See myself and fellow members of the 3.9 Art Collective by going to the link below --
    http://sfmomaopenspace.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/14134829/OpenSpace-3.9Collective-On-Ownership-and-SF.pdf


    See the whole online magazine at -
    http://openspace.sfmoma.org/

  • FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE DEYOUNG MUSEUM

    40 Years of Persistence in the San Francisco Arts Community
    October 9, 2015 - 5:00pm
    WILSEY COURT

    Join ArtSpan at this special Friday Nights at the de Young with live art performances, video art, and an intriguing panel discussion that features several generations of San Francisco artists who persist in this changing city. From the disco days to the technology craze, we will celebrate 40 years of SF Open Studios and the artists who live and work in San Francisco.

    I will be a part of a panel discussion at the Koret Auditorium along with artists: Katlin Trataris, Phillip Hua, Sandra Yagi, Henry Jackson, Rachel Znerold, Danielle Satinover, and Kimberly Rowe

    Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm. Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators play active roles in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience.

    Ticket Information
    Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. A discounted $15 ticket is required to visit the special exhibition galleries.

  • UCSF ART FOR AIDS AUCTION

    Friday October 9, 2015

    City View at the Metreon
    135 Fourth Street San Francisco, CA
    6-10 pm

    Benefitting : UCSF Alliance Health Project
    Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, the UCSF Alliance Health Project presents Art for AIDS to connect the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations.

  • WITHOUT PLACE

    McDonogh School

    8600 McDonogh Road

    Owings Mills, Maryland 21117-0380

    Tuttle Gallery, 3rd floor

    St. John Student Center


    Exhibition dates

    Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 to Oct. 9, 2015

    Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 2015 3:30-5pm

    Exhibiting Artists: William Rhodes, Mark Harris, Michael Ross, Nina Fabunmi, Melonie Green, Ramekon O'Arwisters, Virginia Jourdan, and Kristine Mays.

  • BODY AS AGENT: Changing Fashion Art

    Opening reception : Saturday Sept 12, 2015 6-9 pm

    Richmond Art Center
    2540 Barrett Avenue
    Richmond, California 94804
    510.620.6772

    Hours
    Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
    Sun, noon – 5 pm (During Exhibitions)
    Closed Mondays & Major Holidays.
    Gallery admission is free.

    Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art is an exhibition in response to the 1983 landmark showing of wearable art the Richmond Art Center, Poetry for the Body: Clothing for the Spirit. Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art updates that exhibition, displaying many of the original artists and adding new artists and new notions, with more than 30 artists participating.

    The field of wearable art has expanded and grown. Wearable art still features chic clothing and accessories but has the added vibrations of upcycling – the use of castoff or reused elements and materials – enhancing the visual vocabulary of the artists. This exhibition of California artists further expands notions of clothing to include works of art with garment forms serving as metaphors for social, political and cultural issues as found in painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. An accompanying catalog will be produced for the exhibition.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: A Public Dialogue with Kristine Mays

    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
    Part of Community Voices: A Public Dialogue

    Every Thursday evening during "Portraits and Other Likenesses" from SFMOMA, join us in the MoAD galleries for Community Voices: A Public Dialogue. Hear a creative thinker from the Bay Area cultural community reflect on the exhibition's themes of identity, representation, space, and diaspora, and how these themes inspire the speaker's own practice.

  • DELICIOUS - work inspired by food & drink

    August 27th - September 14th, 2015

    opening reception:
    Sunday, August 30th, 1-6 pm

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific
    (between Polk and Van Ness)
    San Francisco, CA 94109

  • INAUGURAL OPEN STUDIOS AT THE BRITISH GROCERY STUDIOS

    Thursday - July 23, 2015
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    British Grocery
    726 15th St, San Francisco, California 94103

    What do you get when you combine clay, wire, malt, wood, paint, glaze, hops, nails, film, and a whole bunch of other media?
    The British Grocery Studios, a collective of 7 artists in wide ranging disciplines, from woodworking, to pottery, to brewing.

    Join us at our Inaugural Open Studio to celebrate our eclectic spot. Drink beers from Comrades Brewing, while you check out pieces from, and mingle with, all our resident artists:
    Kristine Mays
    Ilana Crispi
    Daniel Dallabrida
    Richard Laing
    Britt Gerhard
    Kyle McConnell
    Jason Beck


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  • HUMANITY: LITERATURE & ART COME TOGETHER

    Saturday July 11, 2015
    3 pm - 7 pm
    1491 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Come and enjoy the words, thoughts, and feelings of Kinara Sankofa as he unveils his latest book of poetry, "Humanity". Experience the work of Kristine Mays and William Rhodes.

    Experience spoken word, see a variety of artwork, have some delicious food, and engage in great conversation. It's FREE and there is so much inspiration to be found! Bring family and friends!
    Talk, wander, imagine, eat and engage.
    Take home a book, a CD, and some artwork. Let the experience transform you!

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  • PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A MURAL UNVEILING AND PARTY!

    PLEASE COME
    Music, complementary cocktails, artists, mingling, fun....

    June 11, 2015
    6:30 PM
    1538 Fillmore Street
    San Francisco, California

    Please RSVP: SF@MURALUNVEILING.COM

    View the mural on the side wall of the Boom Boom Room at Fillmore Street and Geary Blvd. --
    1601 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA

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  • GO SEE MY NEWEST WINDOW DISPLAY!

    Love & Luxe
    1169 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    http://loveandluxesf.com/

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  • MY HEART IS ON DISPLAY!

    My heart is on display!
    See it at Post and Stockton Streets at San Francisco's Union Square.
    I'm not sure how long it will be there so go and check it out while you can!

    This heart was created for a fundraising event benefiting the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, providing life-saving care to anyone in need, regardless of the ability to pay. I am excited to have been chosen to participate in this event, creating lasting artwork that is a part of a legacy. As a native San Franciscan it feels good to give back in this way.

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  • RHODES & MAYS = ART & ARTIFACTS: SPRING OPEN STUDIOS EVENT

    Two dynamic sculptors come together for a SPRING OPEN STUDIOS event!
    Please join myself and William Rhodes as we show off some of our latest artwork and offer an assortment of vintage wares, artifacts from all over the world and an assortment of antique toys and treasures. Great food, good art and so many treasures to choose from! Come over and socialize, engage your senses and take home something great.

    Saturday & Sunday
    April 25 & 26th, 2015
    11 am - 5 pm
    1491 Dolores Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

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  • CITY STREETS - URBAN VIEWS OF THE BAY AREA

    April 16th - May 11th, 2015
    opening reception: Sunday, April 19th, 1-6 pm

    I will be pairing my swimsuit sculptures with paintings by Leslie Morgan. Leslie has created a series of bathing beauties posed in front of San Francisco landmarks like the Cliff House. This gallery provides a really refreshing collection of works from local artists. It is well worth visiting!

    STUDIO Gallery
    1641 Pacific (between Polk and Van Ness)
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    415.931.3130

    Hours:
    Monday, Thursday + Friday 11 am - 7 pm
    Saturday + Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
    Tuesday + Wednesday by appointment
    http://www.studiogallerysf.com/

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  • "BIRTHRIGHT?" - CELEBRATING THE MEDEA PROJECT'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    "BIRTHRIGHT?" celebrates THE MEDEA PROJECT: THEATER FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN’S 25th ANNIVERSARY!

    April 9- 19, 2015

    Brava Theater Center
    2781 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    415-641-7657

    Women’s health is at the center of a political maelstrom cloaked in religious ideology, abuse of power and a blatant disregard for the women and families impacted by the fall out. Rhodessa Jones and THE MEDEA PROJECT will unearth the questions, issues, and pros and cons of the debate surrounding women’s reproductive rights. To honor and 25th Anniversary of THE MEDEA PROJECT excerpts from past shows will also be interwoven throughout the evening paying homage to the innovative and empowering concept of “art as social activism”.

    My sculptures will be on display at this venue.
    http://www.brava.org/

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  • COME SEE MY NEWEST WORK IN NEW YORK CITY!

    "The body of the work I will exhibit at SCOPE NYC is called, "Pearls of My Experience." My work deals with the soul and yet in this case it also deals with identity -- the question of who we are and what we can do with our lives, the impact our lives have on the world."

    Represented by Rush Arts Gallery/Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (sponsored by Bombay Sapphire)

    SCOPE NYC
    March 6-8, 2015
    639 West 46th Street
    New York, NY

    Hours :
    Friday March 6 - 6 pm - 10 pm
    Saturday March 7 - 11 am - 8 pm
    Sunday March 8 - 11 am - 8 pm

    New York, NY: SCOPE’s flagship fair will commemorate its 15th anniversary in a new location: one block across from The Armory Show piers at Metropolitan Pavilion West. SCOPE New York’s convenient and well-appointed venue will host 60 international galleries.

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  • WINDOWS IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

    Three windows in the financial district hold my work, offering passers by a chance to look, to dream - a moment to be transported into a different place in the midst of their busy work day.

    275 Sacramento Street
    (Front & Sacramento Streets near the Embarcadero Center - San Francisco)
    February - April 2015

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  • HEROES & HEARTS

    I have been selected by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as one of 9 large heart artists for 2015! Hearts in San Francisco is an annual public art installation started in 2004 by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for the purpose of fundraising. San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s sole purpose is to fund San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center programs that enhance patient care and comfort.

    The project is inspired by the international CowParade exhibit, in which cow sculptures are painted by various artists and installed in various cities throughout the world. The choice of hearts is inspired by the Tony Bennett song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".

    Each year, uniform heart sculptures are painted by different artists and installed at locations throughout San Francisco, including Union Square. The heart sculptures are auctioned off at the end of each year's installation with the proceeds going to the foundation. Many of the previous years' sculptures are exhibited in various locations, including San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco General Hospital, AT&T Park (inside the Public House pub), Pier 39, the Lyon Street Steps, the Cartoon Art Museum, and several Wells Fargo branches. As of 2013, approximately $10 million had been raised for the foundation.

    Heroes & Hearts
    (a seated luncheon fundraiser)
    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    11:30am-1:30pm
    AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA

    - Celebrate the essential role The General plays in our City and its community impact
    - Continue the Hearts in San Francisco project
    - Honor local heroes whose actions improve our community
    - Raise funds to support the Foundation’s mission


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  • MY WORK IS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!

    This sculpture is now a part of the personal collection of Peggy Copper Cafritz. I am happy and honored to be a part of so many amazing pieces of art and such a legacy in the making. You'll see what I mean when you read the article. To get to the article see the web address below. Be sure to look at slideshow along with the article to see her amazing home.

    New York Times - Home & Garden Section
    Jan 14, 2015
    Peggy Copper Cafritz: Everything in a Big Way

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/garden/peggy-cooper-cafritz-everything-in-a-big-way.html?ref=garden&_r=1

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  • SCOPE ART FAIR - MIAMI BEACH 2014

    Miami, Florida
    December 2-7, 2014
    Oh my goodness! I'm going to Miami!
    I will be showing my sculpture "The Entanglement of Black Men in America" at SCOPE Miami Beach as one of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Artists in partnership with Rush Philanthropy! I will be representing the San Francisco Bay Area. Thank you SO much for your support!

    With over 65 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world, celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami Beach, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $800 million and attendance of over 1,000,000 visitors.

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  • PLACE/DISPLACED

    November 20–December 13, 2014

    SOMArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)
    San Francisco, CA
    Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm and Saturday, 12–5pm.

    Opening reception Thursday, November 20, 6–9pm.

    Bay Area artists consider strategies of resistance and healing for individuals and communities experiencing rapid loss of shelter, space and culture. Place/Displaced invites everyone to the table to explore the role we each play in a changing Bay Area in the present moment, marked by an unprecedented increase in Ellis Act evictions, Black flight and the outmigration caused by an affordability crisis. More than 40 participating artists and groups use their various creative practices to recall and record diasporic histories, reveal complex identities and address issues of cultural preservation. Included artworks and installations envision new possibilities for cities in transition, and the financial and spiritual well-being of their inhabitants.

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  • CAAM COURTYARD SERIES : FROM WOMEN'S HANDS

    California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

    CAAM Courtyard Series: From Women's Hands
    Featuring work by Kristine Mays, Michelle Robinson, Bre Gipson, Rasksha Parekh, and Castillo.

    November 6 , 2014 - May 3, 2015
    600 State Drive Exposition Park
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    Opening Reception November 7 2pm - 5 pm

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  • BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES EXHIBITION

    Betty Ono Gallery -- Oakland, CA
    November 5-15, 2014

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  • THE NEW ASTERISK MAGAZINE

    San Francisco, CA
    September Issue - article called "Wired Beauty"
    I will be featured in The New Asterisk Magazine! The issue hits the news stands on September 15, 2014!
    About the magazine:
    San Francisco inspires the new asterisk from cover to cover. Like the diverse districts of SF, the magazine represents a multicultural, dynamic community of writers, photographers, and storytellers, from locals in the Mission District to journalists from around the globe.
    We seek great experiences, we believe everyone has a fascinating story to tell, we adore art and design, we believe in building community, depth and meaning is important to us, and we believe that by positively contributing to the dialogue, we help shape a culture that is as sustainable, diverse, free-spirited, and as beautiful as San Francisco.

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  • ART FOR AIDS 2014

    September 19, 2014

    City View at the Metreon
    135 Fourth Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Silent and Live Auctions 5:30 -10pm

    Art for AIDS benefits the UCSF Alliance Health Project.
    Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations.

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  • LOVE & LUXE GALLERY

    1169 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA

    August 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014
    http://loveandluxesf.com/

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  • FASHION ON THE SQUARE

    10th Annual Fashion on The Square

    Finale Runway Show
    July 27, 2014
    Intercontinental Hotel
    888 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been invited to create an exhibition of my work to be featured as part of the finale event. I'm excited to present a collection of my gowns for this will be an event to remember!
    Fashion On The Square (FOTS), will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style with “one week” of fashion and art events July 19 – 27, 2014. FOTS is the largest and longest running charity fashion shows on the West Coast and the most sought after fashion event in San Francisco.

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  • STOLEN LEGACY: THE NAPPY ROOTS OF AFRICA'S CONTRIBUTION TO CIVILIZATION

    July 10, 2014 - November 6, 2014

    African American Art & Culture Complex
    762 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Hall of Culture, 3rd Floor

    OPENING RECEPTION:
    Thursday, July 10, 2014 6-9PM

    Inspired by the book, Stolen Legacy - by George G.M. James, Ph D., this exhibition will explore the complex, initiation based learning model or “Mystery Systems" developed by classical African societies many millennia before the innovation of Greek cultural thieves.

    Using mixed media, murals, and information panels, this exhibition aims to enlighten visitors about the contributions Africa gave to civilization, draw distinctions and parallels between ancient mystery systems and what we know today, and dispel the myths and misrepresentation of Black Greek Letter Organizations - the Divine Nine.

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  • DOGPATCH CAFE

    May 2- June 2, 2014
    2295 3rd Street (between 19th & 20th)
    San Francisco, CA

    Cafe & Gallery Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily

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  • LAURA MARTIN BOVARD INTERIORS

    Laura Martin Bovard Interiors
    339 15th Street, Suite 301
    Oakland, CA
    and art exhibition by Slate Contemporary Gallery featuring work by artists Elise Morris and Kristine Mays

    May 2 - June 2, 2014
    Cinco de Mayo Art Reception
    Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6 - 9 pm

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  • UNDRESSED: AN EXPOSE OF CONCEPTUAL GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES

    Pajaro Valley Gallery - Watsonville, CA
    May 7- June 22, 2014

    An exhibit which explores the realm of apparel and goes beyond the conventional limitations of fabric, needle and thread.

    The Pajaro Valley Gallery
    37 Sudden Street
    Watsonville, California 95076
    831.722.3062

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  • SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR'S SHOWCASE

    SF Decorators Showcase
    April 26 - May 26 , 2014
    3660 Jackson Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Once again, my sculptures will be a part of the artwork featured in this event.

    The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier design showhouse event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School (UHS) Financial Aid Program.

    Take a tour of this extraordinary home! For more information go to the website.
    http://decoratorshowcase.org

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  • FEATURED ARTIST...

    Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
    Taube Koret Campus
    3921 Fabian Way
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Goldman Sport & Wellness Complex Lobby

    March 4–June 4, 2014

    Click Here for more info


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  • TIME IN PLACE

    “Time in Place”
    The Seed Gallery - Thoreau Center For Sustainability
    Presidio Building #1014
    Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94129

    February 13, 2014 - April 4, 2014
    Opening Reception February 13 5-8 pm

    The Seed Gallery of Art and Thoreau Center of Sustainability are pleased to present Time in Place, a group show exhibiting eight select Bay Area Artists, curated by Nicole Perroni, Juried by Ann Jastrab. Through expansive photographic mediums, intricate fabrication, and arresting measures of sculptural exploration, these artists lead us through various parts of the world, move through historical lineage, and delve into cultural integration.

    Exhibiting artists: Sara Chestnutt-Fry ,Hanna Quevedo, Kristine Mays, Anastasia Kuba, Ian Tuttle, Lucien Shapiro, Mark Pollard and Christine Zona.

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  • IN SEARCH OF SHEBA: BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS 2014

    Warehouse 416 Gallery
    416 26th Street
    Oakland, CA 

    February 1st, 2014 - March 22nd, 2014
    A multimedia art exhibition featuring the work of 12 talented Bay Area Black Women Artists; dedicated to the legendary Queen of Sheba, an African Queen from Ancient Times. This exhibit celebrates both Black History Month and Women's History Month.

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  • PUBLIC ART - WINDOW INSTALLATION

    Oakland Tribune Tower Window
    409 13th Street
    Oakland, CA

    January 23, 2014 - April 25, 2014

    Working in collaboration with Slate Art Consulting, my work is being shown in a window at the historic Oakland Tribune Building, in downtown Oakland California.

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  • MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL

    SMALL ART - BIG IMPACT

    An International Juried Online Exhibition
    December 18, 2013 - February 18, 2014

    Jurors - James Bacchi, Edward Rubin, Renee Phillips

    This exhibit, featuring 60 artists attracted excellent artists from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Turkey, and Japan.

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  • "STRUCTURE" - ARC GALLERY & STUDIOS

    "Structure" National Juried Exhibition - juried by James Bacchi
    Exhibition: November 9th - December 7th, 2013
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 7-10PM
    Artist Talk: December 7th, 12-3PM

    “One cannot help but be in awe when [one] contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.” – Albert Einstein

    Featured Gallery Artists: Nancy Bardach, Amanda Bulger, Natalya Burd, Mark Chen, Chad Colby, Emily Corbato, Lynn Dau, Ellen Freyer, Julie Garner, Irene Hendrick, Howard Hersh, Yao-pi Hsu, Kristine Mays, Chai Ng, Luna Ruth Paesch, Matthew Paskiet, Diane Pepe, Matt Pipes, Cheryl Polcaro, Mark D. Powers, David Preddy, Christopher Rabb, Seda Saar, Gail Smuda, Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, and Beth Waldman

    http://www.arc-sf.com/

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  • OASIS FOR GIRLS

    Tuesday November 12, 2013
    5:15- 6:30 pm
    1091 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    I will be a guest speaker along with independent film maker N'Jeri Eaton and Aimee Le Duc of the SF Arts Commission. We will be speaking about the life of an artist.

    For more about Oasis for Girls - www.sfoasis.org/‎

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  • FALL OPEN STUDIOS

    Hunter's Point Shipyard Studios
    Galvez Ave and Donahue St
    Building 101, Studio #2419 - NEW LOCATION!!
    November 9 and 10, 2013
    11 am - 6 pm
    for directions go to www.shipyardartists.com/

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  • SF OPEN STUDIOS EXHIBITION

    The SF Open Studios Exhibition showcases over 400 artworks by SF Open Studios artists.
    SOMArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan Street, SF
    Friday, October 11 through Sunday, November 10, 2013
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
    Admission: Free and open to the public.
    Pick up a free copy of the SF Open Studios Guide magazine and the SF Open Studios Map!

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  • UCSF - ART for AIDS ANNUAL AUCTION

    Friday, October 25, 2013
    City View at Metreon
    135 Fourth Street
    5:30 - 9:30 pm
    Art for AIDS benefits the UCSF Alliance Health Project. Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS prevention and care organizations.

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  • BAYVIEW MERCANTILE POP UP MARKET EVENT

    Sunday, October 20th, 2013
    11 am to 4 pm
    All Good Pizza, 1605 Jerrold Avenue (at 3rd Street), San Francisco, CA 94124.
    Plenty of street parking available.
    FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, ART!

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  • FEATURED!

    Who's in Art Ltd Magazine this month? Take a wild guess! ME! (Page 99)
    www.artltdmag.com

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  • NEW ORLEANS TRIP!

    September 6-18, 2013
    I'm taking Amtrak across the country to New Orleans! I will travel to New Orleans so I can capture the essence of the city's culture and 'breathe' it into wire.
    Read more about this project here - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375235276/breathing-life-into-wire-an-artistic-project

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  • GROUP SHOW

    August 15-August 30, 2013
    Radio Africa & Kitchen
    4800 Third Street San Francisco, CA

    ** The opening will be on August 15 from 6:30 - 8 pm as part of the 3rd on Third event.

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  • PUBLIC ART –

    In the windows!
    July 2013 – December 2013
    275 Sacramento Street
    (Front & Sacramento Streets across from the Embarcadero Center)

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  • PANELIST - SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION

    Community Arts & Education
    FY2013-2014 Community Arts in Bayview: Pilot Grants Program
    I will be serving on a review panel for a grants program which will benefit the Bayview area of San Francisco. This is a meeting that is open to the public.
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    25 Van Ness Avenue - Suite 70
    9-5 pm

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  • 3RD ON THIRD

    June 20, 2013
    5:30 pm - 9 pm
    Did you know there's an arts festival on THIRD STREET?
    San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5:30-9 pm every third Thursday of the month.
    The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s zone with free art-making activities, and the premiere of the “Stern Grove On The Road” stage featuring Bayview talent.
    **I will be there with the Shipyard Trust For the Arts (STAR). We will have a small pop up gallery. I'll be sharing info about the artist-in-residence program at the Hunters Point Shipyard Studios. Come and hang out with myself, Richard Bolingbroke, Stacey Carter, Brian Moore and Richard Petersen.

    We will be at 4634 Third Street. See you there!

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  • SPRING OPEN STUDIOS

    Hunter's Point Shipyard Studios
    Galvez Ave and Donahue St
    Building 110, Studio #204
    May 4 and 5, 2013
    11 am - 6 pm
    for directions go to www.shipyardartists.com/

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  • ARTSPAN BENEFIT ART AUCTION 2013

    Saturday, April 13, 2013
    SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
    VIP PREVIEW: 5:30-6:30pm
    Includes advance admission, complimentary valet parking, wine tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music & seating for live auction.
    $125 in advance; $150 at the door
    GENERAL ADMISSION: 6:30-9:30pm
    Includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar & wine tasting!
    $50 in advance; $65 at the door
    Bid on 100+ artworks by Bay Area artists in juried live and silent auctions.
    Proceeds benefit ArtSpan's mission to build community through year-round educational programs for working artists, underserved youth, and the public.

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  • "MAYHEM" - ARC GALLERY & STUDIOS

    National Juried Exhibition
    May 4th - 25th, 2013
    1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 4th 7-10PM
    ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 25th 12-2PM
    http://www.arc-sf.com/

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  • FALL OPEN STUDIOS

    Hunter's Point Shipyard Studios
    Galvez Ave and Donahue St
    Building 110, Studio #204
    November 3 and 4, 2012
    11 am - 6 pm
    for directions go to www.shipyardartists.com/

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  • UCSF - ART for AIDS ANNUAL AUCTION

    Friday, September 14, 2012
    City View at Metreon
    135 Fourth Street
    5:30 - 9:30 pm

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  • SPRING OPEN STUDIOS

    Hunter's Point Shipyard Studios
    Galvez Ave and Donahue St
    Building 110, Studio #204
    April 28 and 29, 2012
    11 am - 6 pm
    for directions go to www.shipyardartists.com/


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  • SF DECORATOR SHOWCASE HOUSE

    April 28 - May 28 , 2012
    Hellman Mansion
    2020 Jackson Street
    San Francisco, CA
    For ticket information visit http://decoratorshowcase.org/

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  • THE BARBER LOUNGE (an AVEDA Concept barbershop, salon and spa)

    5 year Anniversary Show
    854 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Show runs from April 20, 2012 through July 31, 2012
    Opening reception on April 21 from 8- 11 pm
    www.barberlounge.com/

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  • MARIN DESIGNERS SHOWCASE

    The Showcase at Villa Belvedere embodies elegant waterfront living with its stunning views from every room and wraparound decks. The Bay Area’s finest design firms and contemporary artists will be featured throughout this new state-of-the-art estate.
    Produced by and benefiting the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

    1542 Tiburon Blvd
    Tiburon, CA, US

    Daily Tours - February 1st – 26th | 10-3 | Sunday 10-4
    $30 general | $25 adults +62
    Open Thursday Nights 5-8
 Closed Mondays

    No street parking allowed near the Showcase Estate. Shuttle service and parking will be available from 1542 Tiburon Blvd between Mar West and Beach Road. Next to Chase Bank. Look for SHOWCASE signs. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes. Last shuttle leaves for Showcase 15 minutes prior to closing time.

    To buy tickets go here. –
    http://www.marinshowcase.org/


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  • MOVING INTO MY NEW STUDIO!

    I am pleased to announce that I have been selected by Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) and a Committee of artists and art professionals to be the 2011-2013 Artist in Residence at the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard! This program grants studio space for 18 months to artists living or involved with the Bayview-Hunters Point community.

    I will have this space from December 2011 -May 2013!

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  • THE GUERRILLA SHOW 2: Join the Revolution

    The term, Guerrilla, has come to refer to unconventional and unexpected techniques that small groups employ to shake things up, force you to take a second look, and change your preconceptions about the everyday world, often in a mobile and temporary manner. "The Guerrilla Show 2" is a short turn-around exhibition of affordable artwork by Bay Area and Northern California artists. Artwork will be sold off the wall, facilitating purchases of work by patrons. ALL ARTWORK $300 OR LESS

    Bay Area Juried Exhibition & Off-The-Wall Sale curated by Arc partners
    Thursday, Dec. 8th 6-9M - OPENING RECEPTION
    Friday, Dec. 9th 6-9PM - SECOND CHANCE SALE
    Friday, Jan. 6th 6-9PM - LAST CHANCE SALE
    show runs from December 8th - January 15th

    Arc Studios & Gallery
    1246 Folsom Street (between 8th & 9th Streets)
    San Francisco, CA

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  • WINTER WUNDERKAMMER HOLIDAY ART SALE

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    6-11 pm
    The sale also continues Saturday December 10 from 11 am - 4 pm
    Free Admission

    The Lab
    2948 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    A variety of artists, crafters, makers, writers, designers have created a set of small format multiples -- whether that be a series of hand-made objects, jewelry, zines, production run prints, or anything in-between.

    On December 9 and 10, The Lab will be opening their gallery as a cabinet of curiosities, inviting viewers and buyers to experience the richness of the local arts community. Guest DJs, warm spiced wine and yummy holiday treats will make this years showing and shopping experience festive and fun!

    Fixed-price work will be available for $1 to $50 (cash, checks, VISA or MasterCard accepted).

    Enjoy music by Special Guest DJs: DJ Diaboliqqque, Gina Basso, Phengren Oswald, George Chen, and DEEP SEA CYSTING IN ODIN'S EYE POCKET.
    Homemade treats by Delicatrocities, a nomadic offering of deliciously edible atrocities.

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  • MORE PUBLIC ART –

    In the windows!
    October 2011 – January 2012
    275 Sacramento Street
    (Front & Sacramento Streets across from the Embarcadero Center)
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  • 2011 SF OPEN STUDIOS

    Weekend 1: October 1 & 2, 2011
    11am to 6pm
    Developing Environments
    540 Alabama Street - 3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA

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  • ARTLAUNCH 2011

    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    SOMArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan Street
    San Francisco, CA

    gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 6-9 pm
    for more information go to - www.artspan.org

    I have a sculpture in this group show which showcases hundreds of artists who are participating in the annual SF Open Studios Event.

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  • UCSF ART FOR AIDS

    Friday September 23, 2011
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center
    101 Henry Adams Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Silent Auction & Reception - 6 pm
    Live Auction - 6:45 pm

    Special Performance - "Phantom of the Opera" star and donating artist, Franc D'Ambrosio will open the event
    Food and Drinks galore!

    for more information and a preview of the work go to :
    http://www.artforaids.org

    My work will be a part of the LIVE auction at this event!

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  • FALL BACK INTO FASHION

    Wednesday September 8, 2011

    Marin Country Mart
    2257 Larkspur Landing Circle
    Larkspur, CA

    My artwork will be featured in this event
    which includes:
    6 pm - nibbles and mingling in stores
    7 pm - fashion show
    7:30 pm - Bill Cunningham New York Film
    (a film about the infamous street style photographer)

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  • ONCE UPON AN OTHER TIME

    featuring Kristine Mays and Tanya Wilkinson

    August 31- September 28, 2011
    The Project Gallery at Arc
    1246 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA

    PREVIEW NIGHT: September 8 6-8:30 pm
    RECEPTION: September 10 4-7 pm
    ARTIST TALK: September 23 6:30-8:30 pm

    "Such stories... open a door on Other Time, and if we pass through, though only for a moment, we stand outside our own time, outside Time itself, maybe."
    — J.R.R. Tolkien (On Fairy-Stories)

    Fairy tales offer something to us all, opening the door to reflection upon our own reality yet from a fascinating place of storytelling. The imaginary worlds that open up with ‘once upon a time’ permeate our thoughts while at the same time offering us fragmented insights into the archetypal and personal myths that we wrestle with every day. Mixed media artist Tanya Wilkinson and sculptor Kristine Mays have created a pop-up exhibition inspired by classic tales that will take you on a journey to remember as they present work that wrestles with the practicality of life and the world of imagination.

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  • SERENITY WINTER 2011

    January 12- April 12, 2011
    UCSF Women's Health Center
    2356 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA
    (my work is on floors 4, 5, & 7)

    ARTIST RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY JAN 26, 2011 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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  • CLOSING RECEPTION FOR "DOLLHOUSE"

    Thursday January 13, 2011
    Arc Gallery
    1246 Folsom St.
    San Francisco, CA

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  • "DOLLHOUSE"

    December 4, 2010 - January 14, 2011
    Arc Gallery
    1246 Folsom St.
    San Francisco, CA

    with FEATURED ARTISTS: Richard Bolingbroke, Jan Brugger, Elizabeth Cayne, Taylor Crawley, Miles Epstein, Kat Flyn, Felicia Forte, Paul Gibson, Kevin Grady, Audrey Heller, Liesa Lietzke, Erin Malone, Stephani Martinez, Kristine Mays, Jessica McCoy, Kaitlin McSweeney, Beth Mullins, Camil...la Newhagen, Danielle O'Malley, Celena Peet, Archil Pichkhadze, Lucky Rapp, Anne Ross, Maja Ruznic, Tracy Sengillo, Kirsten Stolle, Yuriko Takata, Rusty Tea, Stephen C. Wagner, Linda Wallgren, Sharon Wickham, & Greg Wilson

    and JUROR: Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery, 49 Geary St., San Francisco

    Dolls are substitutes for humans, and are used in both childhood and adult play. A plastic doll, robot, sock monkey, paper doll, rag doll, nutcracker, marionette, soldier, voodoo effigy and blowup sex toy, they are all repositories of our fears, fantasies, and desires. We love them, we fear them; we cherish them, we tear them apart; we talk to them, they talk to us. We imbue them with our imaginary life and in return they transport us into their worlds. For the Holiday Season, Arc Gallery will be figuratively transformed into a giant dollhouse for one-of-a-kind dolls and dollhouses. Artists were invited to liberally interpret their concept of 'dolls' and 'dollhouses,' and bring to life a creature or world from their wildest imaginings.

    JUROR'S STATEMENT: "I once heard someone say ' there is nothing funny about a clown after midnight.' I think the corollary in this case would be: ' there is nothing cute or sweet about a doll after an artist has their way with it.' Try as i might to add to this statement of what the doll show is about and why I chose the way I did I am stymied by my inability to add to what the artists have already." - Jack Fischer

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  • 2010 SF Open Studios

    Weekend 1: October 9 & 10, 11am to 6pm
    Developing Environments
    540 Alabama Street San Francisco
    Come see my new series of work - Portrait of a Lady

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  • ArtLaunch 2010

    Celebrating 35 years of SF Open Studios
    Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
    934 Brannan Street San Francisco, 94103

    More than 400 works of art for sale by SF Open Studios Artists

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  • Art for AIDS Auction

    Benefiting the UCSF AIDS Health Project
    Friday, September 24, 2010
    The Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center

    Silent Auction & Reception: 5:30pm
    Live Auction: 6:45pm

    ** My work will be auctioned live!
    for more information see - http://www.artforaids.org/

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  • "ESCAPE INTO SUMMER"

    See my work and works from other San Francisco Bay Area artists as we celebrate summer in this theme show.

    The show will run throughout the month of July with an opening reception on Friday July 9th from 7-10PM

    Artist-Xchange
    3169 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-864-1490
    Hours: Mon-Sun: 1pm - 7pm

    This special exhibit includes works from the following artists:
    Christie La Russell, Talavera-Ballon, D. Chen, Idell Weiss, Julie Peisner, Jamie Poulsen, John Kraft, yours truly, Melissa Yarbrough, Nicholas DiBlasio, Matthew Felix Sun, Stephen Williams, Teresa Murphy, Zue Acker, Eugene Reshtov, Eko Jewelry Design

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  • TWO ARTISTS EXPLORING CHRIST

    Kristine Mays and Shane Grammer
    NOW through September 2010

    I love that I have had the chance to show my work in unexpected places. In this instance, the gallery is housed within Valley Springs Presbyterian Church. The show will run through the summer and will be a part of the L'Abri Conference California - a theological conference designed to affirm that Christianity is an intellectually reasonable, relevant world-view. At this conference individuals have the opportunity to seek answers to honest questions about God and the significance of human life.

    (see the series of new work on my website in the portfolio section under 'the human form')

    L. Frank James Gallery
    2401 Olympus Drive

    Roseville, California 95661


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  • PUBLIC WORKS/ WINDOW DISPLAYS

    275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
    (On the corner of Front and Sacramento streets, across the street from the Embarcadero Center)

    show runs: April - May 28, 2010

    My life-size wire sculptures can be seen in three windows on display 24/7 for the world to see!

    I once said I wanted to share art with people who might not necessarily go to openings and museums. I wanted to make art less intimidating, more accessible, a part of life. In the midst of busy schedules, everyday business, shopping, traffic, buses passing by, I have been offered an opportunity to present my wire sculpture for people of all walks of life to see. In the center of the hustle and bustle there stand my sculptures. I think that's pretty cool.

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  • SPRING OPEN STUDIOS

    Artists in the Mission district of San Francisco will be throwing open the doors of their studios and inviting the public to see their art.

    Come and visit me at:

    Developing Environments, 540 Alabama Street
    (at the corner of Alabama and Mariposa)
    Saturday and Sunday - April 24th & 25th, 2010 ---- 11am - 6 pm
    Over 100 artists in the area will be participating!

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  • ARTSPAN BENEFIT SHOW & AUCTION

    Saturday, March 27, 2010
    6:30-9:00pm (VIP Reception: 6:00-6:30pm)
    SOMArts Bay Gallery 934 Brannan, San Francisco

    Bid on over 150 original artworks by SF Open Studios artists at incredible prices!
    (bidding starts at 1/3 of the retail value)

    The VIP Reception, from 6:00 - 6:30pm, will feature
    champagne cocktails with Pernod Absinthe and Torani (R. Torre & Co.) Syrups and
    gourmet hors d'oeuvres, including crab cakes with sweet chili aioli,
    ahi tuna on wontons with wasabi,
    and polenta stars with caramelized shallots from Triptych Restaurant.
    Click here to view a complete list VIP ticket benefits.

    General Ticket, 6:30 - 9:00pm - $25 in advance / $30 at the door
    * Open bar and light hors d'oeuvres
    * Bidding starts at 1/3 of the retail value - an amazing deal on amazing art!
    * Creative Cocktail Attire Encouraged

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