Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Galleries programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue.

The SFAC Galleries was founded in 1970 and is the exhibitions program of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco.

The Arts Commission Galleries works with an active board of advisors.

 

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CALLING ALL WRITERS Are you a writer? Do you love contemporary art? This is your chance to be heard and enjoy some prizes. Enter your piece in our Storytelling Contest!
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CALLING ALL WRITERS Are you a writer? Do you love contemporary art? This is your chance to be heard and enjoy some prizes. Enter your piece in our Storytelling Contest!

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Newly found '75 Cesar Chavez photo highlights heartland show

sfacgalleries:

CALLING ALL WRITERS Are you a writer? Do you love contemporary art? This is your chance to be heard and enjoy some prizes. Enter your piece in our Storytelling Contest!
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sfacgalleries:

CALLING ALL WRITERS Are you a writer? Do you love contemporary art? This is your chance to be heard and enjoy some prizes. Enter your piece in our Storytelling Contest!

For more information click here

SFAC Galleries Exhibiting Artists of the week Lou Dematteis!

San Francisco based photographer and filmmaker Lou Dematteis covers issues of social, political and environmental importance in the U.S and abroad. A former staff photographer for Reuters News Pictures and stringer for Time and Newsweek magazines, Dematteis was based in Managua, Nicaragua, from 1985-90 during the height of the U.S.-backed Contra war. In 1986, his photographs of downed U.S. soldier-of-fortune Eugene Hasenfus received international recognition including a citation from World Press Photo. He has exhibited extensively, including three shows at the Rayko Gallery curated by Ann Jastrab, and is the author of three photo books: “Nicaragua: A Decade of Revolution” (W.W. Norton), “A Portrait of Viet Nam” (W.W. Norton) and “Crude Reflections: Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest” (City Lights Books). His latest feature film project is “The Other Barrio”, a Noir murder mystery about greed, corruption, gentrification and justice, shot primarily in San Francisco’s Mission District scheduled for release in the Fall of 2014. He is represented by Redux Pictures in New York and his work can be seen at www.loudematteis.com.

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries presents

The Valley/El Valle: Photo-essays from California’s Heartland
San Francisco City Hall On view Now-September 19, 2014