The San Francisco Arts Quarterly Release Symposium
Saturday. March 27th, 2010
The San Francisco Art Institute SFAI
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
San Francisco Arts Quarterly SFAQ MANIFESTO
The mission of the San Francisco Arts Quarterly is to provide the growing arts community of San Francisco with a free publication aimed at enabling galleries, artists, collectors, and the general public to connect and network, facilitating the expansion and flourishing of San Francisco's art driven economy. SFAQ is a newspaper and calendar that presents the public with a quarterly update on art community events and offer insight into the current and future state of a variety of arts throughout the city.
The SFAQ calendar is a user friendly guide that contains a pullout San Francisco MUNI map and a compilation of the various venues and spaces within San Francisco. The calendar will include a listing of openings, public events, performances, festivals, screenings and releases featured at various educational facilities, museums, established galleries, non-profit organizations, theaters, music halls, and more with an emphasis on alternative venues and up and coming spaces/galleries. SFAQ's calendar will expand individuals' artistic perspective in San Francisco and facilitate their connection to the various events that are happening throughout the city. We wish to provide every artist with the opportunity to make their exhibition, project, or performance more readily available to the public. This helps inspire and support the citizens of San Francisco to continue practicing their various artistic endeavors, further enveloping San Francisco with the gift of creativity.
The San Francisco Arts Quarterly will direct a dialogue with a highlighted neighborhood in San Francisco, rotating to different areas of the city with every issue. Each edition will consist of interviews with individuals and collectives who are showing an interest in the advancement of the San Francisco arts community and thus helping to further stimulate the city's progressive nature, opening a conversation between the district of focus and the rest of San Francisco. This will provide individuals with an in-depth look into the various districts of San Francisco's multi-faceted arts community. The publication is designed to inspire people to discover and explore areas of San Francisco that they do not typically experience, with the intention of unifying the varied areas of San Francisco into one comprehensive artistic whole extending throughout the city.
Event Begins: 6:00pm
Event Ends: 10:00pm
SFAQ Panel Discussion 7:00-8:30 pm
Live Music: 8:30-10:00pm
Film Screening: 8:30-10:00pm
Sponsored by: Blue Angel Vodka
Bear Flag Wine
The San Francisco Arts Quarterly (SFAQ) is pleased to present its premier issue’s release symposium at the San Francisco Art Institute. SFAQ is a free arts newspaper dedicated to the artistic community distributed throughout the bay area. The SFAQ symposium will feature a panel discussion including sought-after speakers, curators, educators, gallery owners, and art journalists from the low and high brow, to start an ongoing discussion about the state of the San Francisco art community. After the panel there will be live music by Honey Comb, and more TBA. SFAQ will also feature an outdoor screening of selected films from local and international artists. Free drinks provided by Blue Angle Vodka, Artesa Winery, Bear Flag Wines and free food provided by Georges restaurant.
SFAQ PANEL DISCUSSION
Panel Discussion Facilitator:
Jeannene Przyblyski is Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs as well as Chair of the History and Theory of Contemporary Art program in the School for Interdisciplinary Studies. A PhD in Art History from UC Berkeley, Przyblyski is an artist, historian, urban strategist, and instructor. Przyblyski has lectured frequently at arts and cultural institutions across the Bay Area, including the de Young, the Legion of Honor, SFMOMA, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. From 2004 to 2009, she served the City of San Francisco on the San Francisco Arts Commission, where she chaired the Visual Arts committee and was a member of both the Civic Design Review and the Executive committees.
Hou Hanru is Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and Chair of the Exhibitions and Museum Studies program. He is the French correspondent for Flash Art International and a regular contributor to several other journals on contemporary art including Frieze, Art Monthly, Third Text, Art and Asia Pacific, Domus, Atlantica, Texte Zur Kunst, and Tema Celeste. Most recently, Hou was appointed Curator of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial.
Marianna is an active member of SFMOMA’s SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) and ArtTable, the national leadership organization for women in the arts. She also spent two years on the board of ArtPoint, the young professionals’ auxiliary of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums. She also runs thestarkguide(dot)com, a resource for the budding and seasoned collector. Marianna is also the executive director of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association.
Eric Rodenbeck is Stamen's founder and creative director. He is a 14-year veteran of the interactive design field, and has spent this time working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization. He is a sought-after speaker and has lectured and spoken at Yale University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. In 2008 he was called one of Esquire Magazine's "Best and Brightest" new designers and thinkers, and one of ID Magazine's top 40 designers to watch. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
Justin Giarla has owned and run Shooting gallery in San Francisco for seven years and also owns White Walls Gallery next door. He participates in art fairs in Miami, New York, and London every year. He represents noted contemporary artists such as Sheppard Fairey, Ron English, Blek Le Rat, Robert Williams, Mike Giant, ESPO, HUSH, Greg Gossel, Cheryl Dunn, Shawn Barber Kris kuksi and Travis Louie. Justin has also produced a documentary on low brow and street art called NEW BROW.
Gabe Scott lives and works from undisclosed locations around the west coast. Most of his life has been spent in San Francisco, aside from stints in Washington state and Wisconsin. He graduated from San Francisco State university in 2001 with a fine arts degree in photography with a minor emphasis in art history. Gabe curated for the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco from 2002 - 2009, in addition to curating shows around the country. His writing has been featured in Art Ltd and Juxtapoz Magazine and his photography has appeared in Juxtapoz and Alarm Magazine.