There is a good chance you will find many local art enthusiasts at ArtSpan’s Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition opening this Saturday. ArtSpan is a non-profit organization that has been supporting the local art community for over forty years. They curate a number of art exhibitions in San Francisco, host Artist Workshops, and are responsible for the massive city-wide SF Open Studios.

ArtSpan member artists will be featured in the Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition at The Midway SF, January 30 through February 28, 2016. This exhibition serves as a way to elevate ArtSpan member artists and offer them some additional exposure. The entries are presented to a panel of art professionals, Bay Area collectors, and curators, who must narrow down the selection to just ten artists.

The entries have been reviewed by some very noteworthy exhibition jurors, including Noah Antieau (owner of Red Truck Gallery & co-Curator of Heron Arts), Lisa Coscino, (Director of New Museum Los Gatos), Jack Fischer (owner of Jack Fischer Gallery), Lisa Hasenbalg (Senior Director, Arts & Culture Strategy, San Francisco Travel Association), Jilian Monribot (Co-Director of The Dryansky Gallery), Maria Naula (SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Accessions Department) and Rusty Rueff (Patron of visual and performing arts, collector, and President Obama appointee to the Kennedy Center Advisory Committee for the Arts).

artspanArtwork by Bonnie Levinson

Participating artists in this exhibition are Elizabeth Ashcroft, Jihoon Choi, Robin Denevan, Jane Grimm, Tanya Herrera, Audrey Heller, Michael Kerbow, Catherine Kiwala, Denise Laws, Bonnie Levinson, Alice Raymond, Rachel Sager, William Salit, Beth Waldman, & Ealish Wilson.

In case you are not familiar with The Midway Gallery, which is part of the The Midway Complex, it’s a fairly new venue in the Dog Patch neighborhood, and it is BIG (40,000 sq ft). It is in the process of growing into a multi-use space described as “equal parts creative laboratory and performance space…the space will serve as a performance venue, art gallery, an emerging technologies workshop, a teaching kitchen and cafe, and a nine studio artist in residency program”.

This exhibition opening is on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm, with light refreshments. It’s a short window of time, so don’t be too fashionably late.

+ The Midway Creative Complex – 900 Marin Street (enter on Michigan Street)
+ This is a free event, however, please RSVP to attend

bethwaldmanArtwork by Beth Waldman