Bay Area Currents is a critically acclaimed juried exhibition showcasing the region's top emerging artists. Each year a small number of artists are selected by a nationally recognized curator to represent a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today. Juror Michael Schwager met with 15 artists – representing eleven different Bay Area cities – during studio visits to select work for the exhibition.
Featured Artists: Chandra Baerg, Elizabeth Bennett, Jennifer Brandon, Madelyn Covey, Katie Dorame, Rodney Ewing, Julie Garner, John Hundt, Monica Lundy, Chelsea Pegram, Anna Simson, Patricia Thomas, Chris Thorson, Stephen Whisler, Shannon Wright
About the Juror: Michael Schwager is Professor of Art History and Museum Studies and Director of the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University. He was Curator of the di Rosa museum in Napa from 2003 to 2009. Prior to joining the Sonoma State faculty in 1991, Michael held positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Richmond Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.