October 4 to December 15– Ad Minoliti, The Feminist School of Painting at KADIST: Culminating her residency at KADIST, Ad Minoliti will transform the galleries into an active classroom with new murals of vibrant silhouettes of animals, landscapes, and geometrical forms. Reimagining the structure of an art school, Minoliti will collaborate with Bay Area artists, scholars, writers, and teachers to lead free workshops every Saturday during the exhibition that are open to intergenerational artists and non-artists alike. Each workshop is centered around a traditional painting genre—landscape, portraiture, still life—and will combine discussion and studio painting instruction to reimagine historical narratives related to that week’s subject. By incorporating her collaborators’ diverse backgrounds in biology, science fiction, gender studies, technology, and more, the free workshops aim to promote accessibility and curiosity over any art-specific expertise. Rooted in Minoliti’s practice, The School will employ feminist queer theory and experimentation as a foundation for learning and critical thought. Kadist is located at 3295 20th Street.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6– 9pm.
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Friday, October 5, 6-10pm– Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally at Minnesota Street Project: Southern Exposure’s Monster Drawing Rally is an incredible live drawing and fundraiser event where over 100 artists create drawings on the spot. As spectators observe the creative process, sketches morph into incredible works of art. The drawings are immediately available for affordable prices. All proceeds directly support Southern Exposure’s programs. There will be DJs and Fort Point Brewing Company will be providing drinks. Minnesota Street Project is located at 1275 Minnesota Street.
Tickets available at the door.
Friday, October 12, 7:30pm– George Legrady Lecture at SFAI’s Osher Lecture Hall: Sponsored by PhotoAlliance’s lecture program, Multimedia artist and SFAI alum, George Legrady, will present a selection of his photographic-based works. The works have evolved from analog to digital and from the still-image to computational-generated interactive digital media installations. Legrady creates installations, photography, and data visualizations that manipulate technologies in order to examine our relationship with images and technology. Photographer, Bryant Austin will guide the conversation with George Legrady. Austin is known for his life-size, highly detailed portraits of whales. Austin’s current focus is with the sun, its relationship to Earth, and how photons fall on our planet. Similar to Legrady, every body of work Austin creates requires innovating new techniques and approaches to his subjects to create unique works. SFAI’s Osher Lecture Hall is located at 800 Chestnut Street.
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Ongoing to October 28– Site Walk Weekends at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art: On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at di Rosa, visitors will be able to self-guide through the galleries, Sculpture Meadow, Olive Grove and Courtyard. You’ll also be able to walk the scenic drive alongside Winery Lake and enjoy di Rosa’s beautiful grounds, all on your own. This is the first time di Rosa’s grounds will be open for visiting without a tour guide. The Site Walk Weekends signal a critical step toward expanding the organization’s approach to providing transformative encounters with contemporary art. This is included in the price of admission and there are no reservations required. di Rosa is located at 5200 Sonoma Highway in Napa.
Thursday, October 25, 6-10pm– 17th Annual Art Auction at Root Division: This event offers a chance to collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists at Root Division’s largest annual fundraising event. The auction will feature an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 130 established and emerging Bay Area artists. Proceeds benefit local artists, free art classes for Bay Area youth, and the continued success of Root Division’s model for keeping artists working in the heart of San Francisco. Root Division is located at 1131 Mission Street.
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Ongoing to January 19– No Time at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts: No Time explores human relationships to the natural world in the past, present, and future. The exhibition offers a playful speculation into our perceptions of what we call “nature” and our role in its transformation. In the context of current discussions around climate change, the works in No Time show how artists can reinterpret and reimagine the landscape. No Time builds an imaginary environment inspired by the Moss People sculptures of Finnish contemporary artist Kim Simonsson, complemented by dozens of artworks drawn from the McEvoy Family Collection. Predominant in No Time are historical, modern, and contemporary photographs spanning more than 130 years, including works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Binh Danh, Mitch Epstein, Rodney Graham, Mike and Doug Starn, Carleton Watkins, and Francesca Woodman. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is located at 1150 25th Street.
Ongoing to October 27– 38th Annual Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art: In its 38th year, the Connect & Collect Art Auction and Exhibition features more than 100 pieces by local, national and international artists. Whether you’ve never owned an original artwork or you’re a serious collector, Connect & Collect features work accessible to every collector. The event will offer incredible art, signature wines, beers and drinks, and gourmet bites made in the ICA’s pop-up kitchen by local chefs. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 560 South First Street in San Jose.
Brunch and Bid Party: Sunday, October 7, 11am– 1pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 7, 1– 4pm
Silent Auction & Party: Saturday, October 13, 5– 8pm
Live Auction Gala: Saturday, October 27, doors open at 5pm
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