Saturday, November 1st, 1 pm: San Francisco Camerawork Benefit Auction. Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork’s mission is to encourage and support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they strive to create an engaging platform for artistic exploration as well as community involvement and inquiry. This annual benefit auction is a pivotal opportunity for the organization to raise critical dollars needed to support their dynamic programming. With over 100 photographs available to bid on there’s a great selection to choose from. Advance tickets for $20 are available for purchase here. The auction catalog may be viewed and downloaded electronically here. SF Camerawork is located at 1011 Market Street, 2nd floor.
Ongoing to January 25, 2015: Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Organized by YBCA, Kadist Art Foundation, and the Guangdong Times Museum, this exhibit considers how the intersection of nature and technology shapes our current understanding and experience of landscape and gardens. Twenty-one artists examine two very distinct geographic and cultural environments — the utopian frontier of California, and the Pearl River Delta region in China. Through photography, video, painting and installation, the exhibition questions whether human activities have altered the geological ecology so extensively that a new form of nature is being created, both physically and metaphorically. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission Street.
Sunday, November 16th: 1 pm – 6 pm: SFAI Concentrate Annual Art Sale + Festival. The San Francisco Art Institute opens its doors for an annual exhibition, sale, and festival, featuring art and craft by over 170 artists. The student art sale offers work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, editioned artworks, crafts, sculpture, mixed media, video performance, fiber, adventurous gifts, and unexpected projects. Come to the legendary Chestnut Street campus for artist-driven experiences, discussions, connections, and activities for all ages. The San Francisco Art Institute is located at 800 Chestnut Street.
Ongoing to December 13th: Pamela Jorden, Monte Vista to Central at Romer Young Gallery. This exhibit presents a new series of paintings that continue to engage in an experimental observation of the transitory nature of light and color. Jorden is interested in the movement of color, its optical phenomenon, and its transformative potential. In this new work, color is both material and physical. Using shaped canvases, she paints over raw linen surfaces, with pigment soaking into the weave of the fabric, resulting in beautiful almost sculptural paintings. Romer Young is located at 1240 22nd Street, gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11 am – 5 pm.
December 2nd – 7th, Miami Art Week: In December the art world descends on Miami with approximately twenty art fairs positioned in the area between Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Art Basel Miami Beach – held at the Miami Beach Convention Center is the largest fair of the week, featuring more than 250 top galleries from around the world. As flights and accommodations fill up fast, now is the time to plan your visit!