Closing reception: September 16, 2011 6:30 - 9:30PM
SOMArts Cultural Center and The San Francisco Foundation present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape. Frontrunners is a survey of new work from the recipients of the competitive Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowships and the Edwin Anthony and Adelaine Bourdeaux Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts. The exhibition identifies young artists whose work connects directly to the pulse of emerging trends and showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines.
The exhibition will include an accompanying artist talk & social, Lesser But Vital Practices (August 30th, 5:30 – 7:00PM). Moderated by SOMArts Curator & Gallery Director Justin Hoover, exhibiting artists will discuss the evolution of their artistic practice through the exploration of individual and cultural identity. A selection of these talks will be released on the SOMArts YouTube channel in early September.
There is no opening reception, but the public is invited to celebrate with the Fellowship winners at a special closing reception (September 16th, 6:30 – 9:30PM) featuring food & DJs. During the awards ceremony at 7PM, $3,500 Fellowship tuition awards, plus one additional $3,500 Juror’s Choice tuition award, will be presented to all exhibiting artists.
SOMArts Main Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri, 12 - 7PM, Sat 12 - 5PM.
For more information and a list of exhibiting Frontrunners artists, please visit: http://www.somarts.org/frontrunners/