ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday September 2013- Introductions 2013

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ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday September 2013- Introductions 2013

1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
September 11th, 2013 - September 28th, 2013
Opening: September 14th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(415) 8633-7668
Wed-Sat 2-6 and by appointment
art-opening, modern, mixed-media



ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday September 2013


Introductions 2013

Second Saturday Reception: September 14, 7-10 pm


SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Root Division presents Introductions 2013, our annual juried exhibition of emerging Bay Area artists.


In its seventh year, the goal of Introductions 2013 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 190 submissions, this year's jurors -- Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Eli Ridgway & Justine Topfer -- chose 12 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:

Monica Ramirez-Montagut: Associate Director and Senior Curator at MACLA (Movimiento de Art y Cultura Latino Americana)

Eli Ridgway: Director, Eli Ridgway Gallery

Justine Topfer: Project Manager, Public Art Program / San Francisco Arts Commission


Participating Artists:

Ryan Carrington

Sara Dykstra

Yvonne Escalante

Laura Fischer

Blake Gibson*

Monique Lopez

Steven Vasquez Lopez

Shelley Monahan

Brittany M. Powell

Tim Power

Terry Powers

Kate Rhoades

* Root Division Affiliate Artist


Second Saturday Reception: September 14, 7-10pm

Exhibition Dates: September 11-28, 2012

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



3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)

San Francisco, CA 94110









Root Division is a visual arts 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 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Cultural Equity Grants, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Phyliis C. Wattis Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.


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