Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, the nation’s leading public research university. One of the largest university art museums in the United States in both size and attendance, BAM/PFA aims to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through contemporary and historical art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAM/PFA presents fifteen art exhibitions, 380 film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours. The museum’s collection of more than 30,000 works ranges from Neolithic Chinese pottery to contemporary video art. Among the collection’s exceptional strengths are Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese painting, Italian Baroque painting, Old Master works on paper, early American painting, mid-twentieth-century abstract painting—including important works by Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Eva Hesse, and Mark Rothko—Japanese cinema, Soviet silent film, West Coast avant-garde video and film, animation, and international classic films.
California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,740 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit cca.edu.
Center for Asian American Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.
CAAM’s Digital and Interactive Media program, initiated in 2006, produces and showcases new media projects that educate and engage users through social media, mobile phone aps, and game development.
CAAM presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) every March. The SFIAAFF is the nation¹s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.
CAAM provides funding and support for provocative and engaging Asian American film and media projects from independent producers. CAAM awards production and completion funds for projects intended for public television broadcast. Since 1990, 150 projects have been awarded more than $3 million.
Gallery Wendi Norris
In 2003 Raman Frey and Wendi Norris set out to create a compelling program of exhibitions with a strong focus on the global arts market. Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern has introduced major artists from abroad through their first exhibitions in the United States – conversely the gallery facilitates its American artists’ visibility within the United States and overseas. Thoughtful collectors from around the world turn to Frey Norris as a partner in the selective building of their art collections. These collections combine the clients’ tastes and curatorial aims with Frey Norris’ savvy and connoisseurship, the gallery’s ability to identify high quality and rare contemporary and modern works of art.
Emblematic of the gallery’s trans-cultural nature are both the artists themselves and the content of their work. From its original Geary Street location to the current 5,100 square foot Gensler-designed space near SFMOMA, Frey Norris integrates its contemporary and modern artists into the global community of art professionals, institutions and collectors. Frey Norris works with artists on gallery exhibitions, facilitates museum exhibitions around the world, project manages the fabrication and placement of public art, develops projects in cooperation with arts non-profits, publishes exhibition catalogues, facilitates the creation of artist monographs, spearheads media outreach and exhibits at prominent international art fairs.
With professional backgrounds in art and antiquities, executive management and economics, coupled with similar ethics and ambitions, the Frey Norris partnership was inspired from the outset. Integral to the gallery’s success is the sense of teamwork Frey and Norris have created, based on their mutual commitment to the pursuit of art as an intellectual endeavor, as well as a belief in art as a vehicle for the healthy exchange of ideas. The partners allocate a large portion of their time and energy staying informed of global art trends and ideas, aiming to connect these to the local and national picture – a rare, ambitious and broad awareness that Frey Norris is committed to maintaining.
Established in 1987, Haines Gallery has consistently maintained a dynamic position within an ever evolving contemporary art discourse. Dedicated to identifying and providing a platform for both emerging and internationally established artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the exhibition program encourages diverse practices with a predisposition toward sculpture installation, and new media. A strong sub-current is a conceptual engagement with the descriptors of place.
Employing a highly individualistic curatorial stance, Haines Gallery has often been early to identify and support artists who have achieved critical acclaim over time. The most noteworthy examples of this vision are our significant, and in some cases first, US representation of artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Shirin Neshat, Kota Ezawa, Ai Weiwei, Monir Farmanfarmaian and Liza Lou.
A strong commitment to a long-standing and unwavering vision has resulted in lengthy and highly rewarding collaborations with our represented artists in addition to numerous exhibitions and acquisitions of their works by major institutions internationally.
Our ability to function as a commissioning agent on large scale, complex public art projects has resulted in numerous commissions for artists in wide-ranging locations such as the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, the Albright Knox Art Gallery, the de Young Museum, The Aspen Institute, San Francisco City Hall, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and, most remarkably, The Presidio, a historic National Park in San Francisco.
Parallel to this gallery program, Cheryl Haines established a non-profit artist-in-residency and education program. The FOR-SITE Foundation, established in 2003, is dedicated to the creation and understanding of art about place.
Hosfelt Gallery was founded in San Francisco in 1996 by Todd Hosfelt to exhibit primarily emerging artists. In the succeeding years, many of the artists we represent have received significant critical and curatorial acclaim and today our roster ranges from emerging to internationally renowned. In 2006 we opened a 7,500 sq. ft. gallery in New York City. Our program is built around artwork with a refined level of execution that addresses critical inquiries in relation to the history of art, culture, politics, and intellectual discourse.
Hosfelt Gallery represents internationally established artists including Liliana Porter (Argentina), Russell Crotty (USA), Jim Campbell (USA), Marco Maggi (Uruguay), Stefan Kürten (Germany), Lordy Rodriguez (Philippines) and Michael Light (USA), as well as emerging artists such as Baseera Khan (USA), Gideon Rubin (Israel/UK), Jutta Haeckel (Germany), Chris Ballantyne (USA), Julie Chang (USA), Driss Ouadahi (Algeria/Germany), Crystal Liu (Canada/USA), Nicole Phungrasamee Fein (USA), Nelleke Beljtens (Netherlands) and Anoka Faruqee (USA).
The Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI
The Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute is part of the Exhibitions and Public Programs department led by Director Hou Hanru. Since its founding in 1871, SFAI has sought to educate artists within an environment that presents the most advanced and experimental forms of contemporary art. SFAI’s exhibitions, lectures, symposia, films, and interdisciplinary events provide direct access to major practitioners and theorists of contemporary global culture, and connect students to the larger community of art and ideas.
San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art reflects the diverse cultures and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley. Through its exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and collections. SJMA connects the present and the past, and the art of the West Coast and the world. The Museum fosters awareness of artists’ broad contributions to society: it engages audiences with the art of our time and the vitality of the creative process.
Taipei Design Center U.S.
Taipei Design Center U.S. (TDCUS) is a non-profit organization serving the design industry. Located in San Francisco, it is the bridge for promoting business and cultural exchange between Taiwan and America. Operating since 1999, we have promoted collaborations between companies, communities and disciplines with four service offerings: Seminars and Cultural Tours, Media & Business Development, Designer Internship Program, and Strategic Partner.
We are a small business unit, where we find our strength in. Communication is straightforward as we are not only concerned about, but also focused on your specific needs. Service is flexible in that we are open to new ideas, have broad area of interests, and offers great mobility. We specialize in industrial design, and are involved in experience design and service design. We are actively interested in entrepreneurship, culture, design and arts that support the creative economy movement. Our mission is to eliminate geological and language barrier between communities, to help establish a better creative world.
YBCA | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), located in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district, is one of the nation’s leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts centers. With a belief that contemporary art is at the heart of community life, YBCA brings audiences and artists of all backgrounds together to express and experience creativity. The organization is known for nurturing emerging artists at the forefront of their fields and presenting works that blend art forms and explore the events and ideas of our time. As part of its commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area, YBCA supports the local arts community and reflects the region’s diversity of people and thought through its arts and public programming.
Each year, YBCA selects four Big Ideas around which to organize its wide-ranging programs. This year’s Big Ideas are: ENCOUNTER: Engaging the social context; SOAR: The search for meaning; REFLECT: Considering the personal; and DARE: Innovations in art, action, audience. These ideas, which encompass art from all disciplines, are designed to focus an investigation of contemporary art and its relationship to the larger world. Using the Big Ideas as portals, YBCA has established a framework of thought that invites exploration and risk-taking, quiet reflection and active engagement.
Performing arts, visual arts and film/video programs are curated thematically around Big Ideas which illustrate the connections and associations between the works. Public programs and Big Idea Nights, YBCA’s popular free open house series, are dedicated to establishing a deeper understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. YBCA presents programming year-round in the Forum, Screening Room, Galleries and Novellus Theater. For tickets and information, call 415.978.ARTS (2787) or visit ybca.org.