Introductions 2017

Event has passed (Sat Sep 9, 2017 - Sat Sep 9, 2017)
Root Division
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Root Division presents Introductions 2017, the 11th iteration of our annual juried exhibition. The Introductions exhibition showcases the talent of thirteen emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering exposure to the art community and beyond through public reception, and catalogue documentation.

Through a highly competitive review process this year's jurors -- Patricia Carino Valdez, Curator and Director of Public Programs, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Kira Lyons, Director, Gallery Wendi Norris, and Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute -- selected twelve finalists from over 200 submissions based on the conceptual and formal strength of the work. The resulting exhibition includes diverse range of media and subject matter featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and more.

The exhibition has become one of the keystones of Root Division's exhibition programming offering exposure to emerging artists and a chance for the public to view cutting edge local art production in the Bay Area.

Participating Artists:
Zulfikar Bhutto
Michelle Brandenmuhl
Natasha Carlos
Jamee Crusan
Heidi Holmes
Tania Houtzager
Alyssa Lempesis
Diana Li
Tana Quincy Arcega
Keyvan Shovir
Xiao Wang
Minoosh Zomorodinia

Introductions is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.


  1. Root Division 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA