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.

 

Introducing SFAC Galleries 2014 Passport artist of the week Sirron Norris!

Sirron Norris graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and began his art career in San Francisco in 1997. His studio is located in the heart of the Mission District and his most notable mural, “Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission” located in San Francisco’s historic Balmy Alley has been featured in various media platforms including magazines, books, and advertisements. The Calumet Mural, located at 18th and Bryant in the Mission district, currently stands as his largest at 600 square feet. It was recently featured in an international Mitsubishi television commercial featuring the launch of their newest vehicle in 2014. His work as a muralist was also used as the platform to launch the new Ricoh Theta campaign in Japan and the US. Norris is also an accomplished artist across several mediums including multimedia, television, film, and illustration.

If you want as custom designed stamp by Sirron Norris, attend this years Passport Event on October 26th.

Introducing SFAC Galleries 2014 Passport artist of the week Kara Maria!

Kara Maria’s art is a visual dialogue between abstraction and representations in paintings, drawings and prints. Containing a wide variety of subjects - from personal to the political - influences. Maria’s pieces depict nonobjective elements commingle with figurative forms. 

If you want as custom designed stamp by Kara Maria, attend this years Passport Event on October 26th.

(Portrait of artists from SFMOMA)
(Portrait of artist from the Wendi Norris Gallery)

Introducing SFAC Galleries 2014 Passport artist of the week Val Britton!

Val Britton is a collage artist based in the Bay Area. Britton’s work is centered around the language of maps. Compiling inspiration from road maps, and routes Britton’s father often traveled, and an invented conglomeration and fragmentation of those passageways. Britton’s works on paper help the artist piece together the past and make up parts for the unknowns.

If you want as custom designed stamp by Val Britton, attend this years Passport Event on October 26th.

Introducing SFAC Galleries 2014 Passport artist of the week Juana Alicia!

Juana Alicia is a muralist, printmaker, educator, activist and painter who   loves to draw. Alicia is currently I am full-time faculty at Berkeley City College, where she direct a public art program called True Colors.The majority of Alicia’s public works are in the Bay Area, in addition to also painted murals Managua, Nicaragua. 

If you want as custom designed stamp by Alicia, attend this years Passport Event on October 26th.

Kick off your long weekend on an artistic note. Join SFAC Galleries at our Closing Sidewalk Chat with exhibiting artist Alexander Cheves, this Friday from 6-7:30pm
Free and open to the public. For more information click here

Kick off your long weekend on an artistic note. Join SFAC Galleries at our Closing Sidewalk Chat with exhibiting artist Alexander Cheves, this Friday from 6-7:30pm

Free and open to the public. 
For more information click here

Our Top Five Storytelling Contestants have been announced. Attended the closing Sidewalk Chat and hear their entries read aloud and meet Alex Cheves SFAC Galleries exhibiting artist!
August 29, 6:00 – 7:30pmFree and open to the publicLocation: SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site155 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Our Top Five Storytelling Contestants have been announced. Attended the closing Sidewalk Chat and hear their entries read aloud and meet Alex Cheves SFAC Galleries exhibiting artist!

August 29, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Free and open to the public
Location: SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site
155 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Take a look at some images from our recent Panel Discussion.  An evening of lively discussion with experienced and diverse photojournalists whose work is currently showing in, The Valley/El Valle: Photo-essays from California’s Heartland  (on view at SF City Hall, Monday - Friday through September 19, 2014).

Artists: Mimi Plumb , Sam ComenKathya LanderosKen & Melanie LightAntonio Zazueta Olmos

Moderator: Judy Walgren, Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle

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Follow us on Instagram @SFACGALLERIES 

Get sneak peaks of upcoming exhibitions before anyone else. Learn more about our exhibiting artist and get a behind the scenes look on how to run a gallery to putting together new exhibition.