July 14, 2011 - San Francisco Art Institute - East Meets West Artadia Awardees 2009 Boston
July 14, 2011

East Meets West Artadia Awardees 2009 Boston

East Meets West Artadia Awardees 2009 Boston
July 15–September 10, 2011

Opening:
July 14, 5:30–7:30 pm

Walter and McBean Galleries
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tuesdays–Saturdays,
11:00 am–6:00 pm
www.sfai.edu
www.waltermcbean.com

Related Events:
• July 12, 10 am: Raul Gonzalez, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Gonzalez creates a site-specific mural with youth
• August 3, 6 pm: Eric Gottesman lecture
• September 7, 7:30 pm: Amie Siegel lecture

East Meets West brings together the seven Boston-based artists who received the Artadia Award 2009 Boston: Claire Beckett, Ambreen Butt, Caleb Cole, Raul Gonzalez, Eric Gottesman, Amie Siegel, and Joe Zane. The featured artists work in photography, video, printmaking, painting, and installation.

The show is part of the Artadia Exhibitions Exchange program, a groundbreaking initiative from the nonprofit organization Artadia to foster dialogue and exchange among artists, peer organizations, and arts communities around the country. By exhibiting awardees from one Artadia city in another—current partner cities are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and the San Francisco Bay Area—the program provides vital exposure for Artadia Awardees, promotes partner communities as cultural hubs, and opens new avenues for curatorial enrichment. The series of five shows in 2010–2011 includes an exhibition of Artadia Awardees 2009 San Francisco Bay Area at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center from July 15–September 18, 2011.

Curated by Mary Ellyn Johnson, East Meets West falls within the New Voices section of SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs department structure. The New Voices initiative and Artadia share the goal of encouraging young curators, artists, and activists by providing them with spaces and strategies to present their projects. Additionally, the Walter and McBean Galleries strive to present work by compelling artists who may be as-yet-unknown to local audiences.

SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs are made possible in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Artadia Exhibitions Exchange is made possible through lead funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by two anonymous family foundations, Judith Alexander Foundation, The Graue Family Foundation, Houston Endowment, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous individuals.

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue

Artadia’s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards and a national network of support. Founded in 1997 as the Art Council, Inc., Artadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 2009, Artadia has run a residency program that brings Artadia Awardees to New York for a three-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP). In 2010 Artadia inaugurated the Exhibitions Exchange program. This winter Artadia launched its first national publication featuring two years of Artadia Awardees alongside critical essays, guest edited by LACMA’s Franklin Sirmans. Artadia also presents over 50 events annually around the country. For more information, visit www.artadia.org.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community’s development and well-being. For more information, visit www.missionculturalcenter.org.

San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art in the US. Focusing on the interdependence of thinking, making, and learning, SFAI’s academic and public programs are dedicated to excellence and diversity.

For more information about this exhibition or other public programs at SFAI, please visit www.sfai.edu or call 415.749.4563.

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