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.

 

                              New Installation coming soon…

 I wouldn’t have called anyhow by Alexander Cheves
at the SFAC Galleries Window Installation Site
Exhibition Dates: May 9 – August 30, 2014

This installation consists of large-scale painted wood constructions that form a cast of abstract characters referencing iconic man-made and natural shapes such as swimming pools, farm houses, corner stores, empty fields and open skies. The forms are positioned to tell a story, which as the artist describes, “is a scene from a dream. It is a simple but personal narrative—an allegorical exercise in understanding fear.”

Cheves’ work explores relationships between shape and color that are directly informed by landscape experience: space, sky, horizon, vista, architecture and perspective. Using paint, wood, paper, plaster, concrete, and other building materials, I mine the contrast between bold colors, scale, and composition to encourage the observer towards an awareness of place and personal narrative, as well as imply aesthetic relationships between man-made, industrial structures and the landscape that absorbs them.

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Walking tour with SFAC Galleries exhibiting Photographer Mark Citret was a huge success! Here are some photo from the event.

All the black and white photographs above are taken by Mark Citret himself. The color images document Mark’s process.

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Join SPUR and SFAC Galleries exhibiting artist Janet Delaney along with Leo vanMunching discussion on how their recent work currently exhibited in City Hall, focused to define, or redefined iconic local San Francisco neighborhoods. Also hear from Lordy Rodriguez about his new Market Street poster series, Strangerhood.

Artists (Re)Defining San Francisco Neighborhoods
Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6-7:30 pm

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 The SFAC Galleries and YBCA  partnered to produce a special,  event celebrating the incredible dual accomplishments of Bay Area artist Cybele Lyle. A rainy April Fool’s day did not get in our way. Sporting our umbrellas and boots we set out on our picnic.

Michelle Tea, our mistress of ceremonies, will meet us in the garden and lead a discussion with the artist and guests about queering the urban environment, interior vs. exterior physical and emotional space, and identity as it relates to place.

After enjoying an intimate, light meal, we move next door to the SFAC Galleries Window Installation for a chat with the artist and SFAC Galleries Director, Meg Shiffler. From there we’ll hop on MUNI and head to YBCA where Cybele will talk with YBCA’s Public Programs Curator Katya Min.

Join SPUR and SFAC Galleries exhibiting artist Janet Delaney along with Leo vanMunching discussion on how their recent work currently exhibited in City Hall, focused to define, or redefined iconic local San Francisco neighborhoods. Also hear from Lordy Rodriguez about his new Market Street poster series, Strangerhood.

Artists (Re)Defining San Francisco Neighborhoods
Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6-7:30 pm

For more information click here 

Only 5 more spots available! Send in your RSVP if you want to take part in the Aprils Fool’s day fun. Join us for our next public program: Cybele Lyle’s April Fool’s Picnic Window Tour. Michelle Tea will be the hostess with the mostest. For more information click here

Only 5 more spots available! Send in your RSVP if you want to take part in the Aprils Fool’s day fun. 

Join us for our next public program: Cybele Lyle’s April Fool’s Picnic Window Tour. Michelle Tea will be the hostess with the mostest. For more information click here

Don’t forget SFAC Gallery artist Mark Citret’s Walking Photography Workshop is today from 3-5

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Artists (Re)Defining SF Neighborhoods | SFAC Galleries