Introductions 2012

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Introductions 2012

1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
September 6th, 2012 - September 29th, 2012
Opening: September 8th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(415) 8633-7668
Wed-Sat 2-6 and by appointment
Suggested Sliding Scale Donation: $1-20


ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday September 2012


Introductions 2012

Second Saturday Reception: September 8, 7-10 pm


SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Root Division presents Introductions 2012, our annual juried exhibition of emerging Bay Area artists.


In its sixth year, the goal of Introductions 2012 is to showcase the talent of emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering them exposure to the art community and beyond. This exhibition is a keystone of our 2nd Saturday Series, giving the public a chance to view the cutting edge of local art production. Selected from over 230 submissions, this year's jurors -- Sergio De La Torre, Valerie Imus, and Kimberly Johannson -- chose 13 finalists for the conceptual & formal strength of the work presented. The exhibition includes an array of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and installation.


Juried by:

Sergio De La Torre, Artist; Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

Valerie Imus: Exhibitions Program Manager, Southern Exposure

Kimberly Johannson: Director/ Owner, Johansson Projects


Participating Artists:

Carlo Abruzzese

Katey Crews

Leeza Doreian

Adrienne Heloise

Amy M. Ho

Rhonda Holberton

Cathy Lu*

Kate Nartker

Daniel Nevers

Camilla Newhagen

Christine M. Peterson

Yulia Pinkusevich

Abel Rodriguez

* Root Division Affiliate Artist


Second Saturday Reception: September 8, 7-10pm

Exhibition Dates: September 6-29, 2012

Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment)

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Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

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