Engage with the San Francisco Art Institute at CAA in

Engage with the San Francisco Art Institute at CAA in

San Francisco Art Institute

Maria-Theresa Barbist (MFA, 2014). Begegnung, 2013. Performance still. Photographed by Andrés Moya.
January 17, 2014
Engage with the San Francisco Art Institute at CAA in Chicago

Apply online: sfai.edu/admissions
Chicago alumni reception:RSVP online

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

[email protected]
T 1+ 800 345 SFAI | 415 749 4500


Engage with the San Francisco Art Institute at the 102nd annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA) in Chicago, February 12–15.

An educational experience for artists and scholars ready to become leaders in contemporary art, SFAI has been home to such world-renowned cultural figures as Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Pfeiffer, Kehinde Wiley, Catherine Opie, and Barry McGee. Today, SFAI continues to expand upon this legacy by fostering a learning environment centered on the creative pursuits of the individual.

Meet with Admissions Representatives at the CAA conference to learn more about SFAI’s interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs and to address application questions. Applications for the 2014 Summer and Fall semesters are currently being accepted across all programs and disciplines.

Alumni of the Institute can find SFAI at a special alumni reception on the evening of Thursday, February 13, coinciding with the CAA conference, which will offer the chance to reconnect with peers, learn about current SFAI news and events, and meet with esteemed leaders of the Institute: Charles Desmarais, President; Nicole Archer, Chair, Bachelor of Arts Department; Tony Labat, Chair, Master of Fine Arts Department; Jennifer Rissler, Associate Dean; and Rachel Schreiber, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. RSVP by January 31.

Visit the Office of Admissions online for more information about SFAI’s programs and initiatives, and to begin a personalized dialogue with an Admissions Counselor.

Alumni can reconnect with SFAI at any time by visiting SFAI’s new Alumni webpage, or by contacting Lindsey Lyons, Manager of Alumni Relations & Special Events, directly.

About the San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides its students with a rigorous education in the fine arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

SFAI strongly believes that a rigorous artistic and intellectual community is enriched by diversity and inclusion. SFAI promotes artistic and intellectual freedom by fostering environments that value our diverse students, faculty, and staff and provide all community members with a respectful and challenging space in which to address divergent opinions and ideas. The full SFAI Diversity Statement can be found at: sfai.edu/sfai-diversity-statement.

SFAI offers BFA and BA degrees, MFA (academic year and summer options) and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of continuing education and public programs. The institution enrolls approximately 680 students in the degree programs and employs 21 full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty, five emeriti faculty, and some 150 part-time faculty. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, and Kehinde Wiley.


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