December 7 – February 1, 2015 – The Jealous Curator: From Blog, To Book, To Gallery at The Bedford Gallery: The Jealous Curator is internationally renowned art blogger Danielle Krysa, and with this exhibition The Bedford Gallery brings her blogosphere into the gallery. The exhibition is designed to enlighten, inspire, and chase away creative blocks that inhibit the artist in all of us. The exhibition features art in a variety of media from artists across the U.S. and Canada as well as art-making stations designed by the artists. The opening reception is Sunday, December 7th from 3-5pm. The Bedford Gallery is located at 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
December 13 – January 24, 2015 – Andrew Schoultz: Blown to Bits at Hosfelt Gallery: This exhibition will transform Hosfelt Gallery with an installation of sculpture, paintings and works on paper. Schoultz combines familiar symbols from his visual language with conventions of formalism he’s taken from art history to express his dystopian vision. His new works feature borders of concentric lines that reference the margins of Persian miniature paintings and illuminated manuscripts or modern geometric abstraction. These borders frame and overlap Schuoltz’s exploding narrative imagery. The opening reception is Saturday December 13th, 4-6pm. Hosfelt Gallery is located at 260 Utah Street in San Francisco.
December 13 – 18 – Root Division’s Misfit Toy Factory: Founded in 2002, Root Division is a visual art non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. This event is an evening of lively art making featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and gift-ables onsite in Root Division’s gallery space. All items made that night are for sale for $40, any unsold pieces will be available through December 18th. Saturday, December 13th from 6 – 10:30pm. Root Division is located at 1059 Market Street in San Francisco.
Holiday Exhibitions at local Art Centers:
Ongoing to December 23rd – Deck The Walls 2 and The Holiday Lounge at NIAD Art Center: NIAD Art Center is pleased to present Deck The Walls 2: Our Super-Affordable Exhibition, a group show in their main gallery. The exhibit features hundreds of drawings from their artists, all for $40 each. Once again NIAD is filling their storefront space with seasonal items and unique gifts: quilts, jewelry, clothing, baskets, wall hangings, sculptures, dinnerware and more. The Holiday Lounge also features comfy chairs, hot chocolate and a record player spinning Christmas albums. NIAD Art Center is located at 551 23rd Street in Richmond. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday, from 9am – 4pm, Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.
December 5 – January 8, 2015 – Vice + Virtue at Creative Growth Art Center: Vice + Virtue is Creative Growth Art Center’s annual Holiday exhibition exploring the blurry line between good and evil. This studio sale and exhibition features 100 + artworks as well as one-of-a-kind textiles and hand-upholstered furniture, ceramics, rugs, mosaics, wood, drawings and paintings, prints and more. The opening reception is Friday December 5th from 5:30 – 9pm. Creative Growth Art Center is located at 355 24th Street in Oakland. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 4:30pm, Saturdays 10am – 3pm.
December 5 – 31 – Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored: This year Creativity Explored is giving 20% off all original artwork at their annual Holiday Art Sale. The studio is filled with original art prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 135 artists–including unique pieces saved for this very occasion. The opening reception is Friday, December 5th from 6 – 9pm. Holiday gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 3pm, Wednesday – Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Creativity Explored is located at 3245 16th Street in San Francisco.