ArtHaus - voted BEST ART GALLERY

ArtHaus Voted Best Art Gallery
ArtHaus - voted BEST ART GALLERY
In the Bay Area - 2014
ArtHaus Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz
Invite you to the opening for two very special exhibitions.
Opening Reception
Thursday Evening, July 10th, 2014
Rotating works in various media by Gallery and Guest Artists
Mirang Wonne, Dream - Butterfly - Poppy
Mirang Wonne, Dream - Butterfly - Poppy, 36"x48", mixed-media on panel
Featuring works by:
Andrea Arroyo, Deborah Brown, Gioi Tran, Donna McGinnis,
Brian Blood, Carol Massa, Chris Schiavo, Carolyn Meyer,
Franc D'Ambrosio, Maxine Solomon, Samuel Fleming Lewis,
Serena Bocchino, Mirang Wonne, Marc Lambrechts,
Riis Burwell, John Wood and Daniel Berman
In The Project Gallery
UP CLOSE and PERSONAL - New Paintings
Jhina Alvarado, Courtship
Jhina Alvarado, Courtship, 24"x30", oil and encaustic on panel
Fine Art of Design
Photo: Chris Stark
ArtHaus@CouparConsulting - San Francisco Design Center
A Rotating Exhibition featuring: Greg Drasler, Jhina Alvarado,
Carolyn Meyer, Serena Bocchino, Joanne Landis, Marc Lambrechts,
Brian Blood, Riis Burwell and Pamela Merory Dernham
411 Brannan Street
(between 3rd Street and 4th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 977 0223

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 11am to 6pm
Saturday, Noon to 5pm

California's Kids and Communities Boosted by State Assembly's Investment in the Arts

California’s Kids and Communities Boosted by State Assembly’s Investment in the Arts

New grant programs and arts education initiatives will touch 43 California counties

With a grant from the Arts Council, Kala Art Institute will bring together multiple community partners for Print Public, a new placemaking project along the San Pablo Avenue Transit Corridor in West Berkeley.
Less than one year ago, on July 15, 2013, the California Arts Council received $2 million in savings from the 2013 State Assembly operating budget. With this one-time support, the Council was able to fund 34 grant projects and two major arts education initiatives, reaching 43 counties across California.

The programs and initiatives supported by the Council reflect its longstanding commitment to arts education and California's young people, and a desire to stimulate economic development in communities around the state through the arts and creativity.

Speaker John A. Perez directed the one-time funds to support arts and arts education programs in California communities via grants or direct services only. Funds were not used for the Council’s administrative costs. The funds were encumbered during the 2013-14 fiscal year and are to be expended for activities completed by June 30, 2015.

“We are grateful to Speaker Emeritus Perez and the State Assembly for their belief in the power of the arts to transform our communities, grow our economy, support our young people, and improve our state,” said Wylie Aitken, Chair of the California Arts Council. “This investment has reinvigorated our arts community – and we know the impact of these projects will be significant and enduring.”

Aitken continued, “The momentum resulting from this vote of confidence has been remarkable. Our agency just received a one-time state general fund budget increase of $5 million for fiscal year 2014-15. With these new funds, the Council stands ready to address the pressing issues of the arts field and of the state in the year to come.”

Craig Watson, Director of the Arts Council remarked, “Over the next year, as these new projects and initiatives take place, there will be remarkable stories to tell of the great impact from these arts and culture investments. With their enthusiasm for these programs, our constituents have shown the critical need for the arts in California’s communities, and an ability to quickly and creatively act to engage in new opportunities.”

With the one-time Assembly funds, the Council aimed to support a limited number of exceptional projects in order to reach out to new communities, serve geographically diverse populations, build greater public awareness of the contributions of the arts, and encourage partnerships between arts organizations and local businesses and governments. Below is a summary of the supported initiatives and grant programs.

Arts Education Initiatives

The Council invested $300,000 in each of two arts education initiatives, partially resulting from two years of work by a statewide arts education coalition known as Core Reforms Engaging Arts To Educate (CREATE) CA . The California Arts Council is a founding organization of the CREATE CA coalition, which addresses the full inclusion of arts into the California public education system. The coalition has engaged in extensive discussions, planning, and collaboration with a variety of organizations, associations, and individual leaders.

The two high-impact, “shovel-ready” arts education investments include:
  • Turnaround Arts CA, a program using arts education strategies to significantly improve ten of California’s lowest performing elementary schools, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the California Department of Education.
  • Creativity at the Core, an innovative program of the County Superintendents Educational Services Association, which places arts at the forefront of Common Core adoption in California with support from professional arts organizations. This statewide initiative will help teachers and administrators navigate the new Common Core standards by using the arts in professional development training, leading to student success in Common Core and 21st Century learning.

Competitive Grant Programs

The Council created three competitive grant programs that were administered through an open call for applications, advisory panel review, and Council review and approval. These programs resulted from identified state and Council priorities, a strategic plan listening tour conducted across California, and a survey to the field. In a very short period of time, the Council developed grant guidelines, conducted multiple advisory panel review sessions, reviewed individual applications, and voted to award funds. These grants are the largest awards provided by the Arts Council in many years.

The three competitive grant programs are:
  • JUMP StArts (Juveniles Utilizing Massive Potential Starting with Arts) supports high-quality arts education and artists-in-residence programs for at-risk youth – youth within the jurisdiction of California's juvenile justice system – in classroom, after-school, or incarceration settings. The Council received 37 applications for this program, and was able to award a total of $209,000 to seven organizations in diverse settings across California at a public meeting on April 23, 2014 in San Jose.
  • Arts on the Air supports the creation, broadcast, and distribution of original public media content designed to expose Californians to powerful stories about the arts and their value. At a public meeting on June 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, the Council awarded a total of $200,000 to three public television and radio stations, resulting in a 37-county reach and the creation of multicultural and Spanish-language programming. Fifteen organizations applied to this program.
  • Creative California Communities (CCC) supports projects representing a wide range of arts disciplines, which aim to revitalize neighborhoods through the arts, foster new arts engagement, stimulate tourism, create jobs for artists, invest in young people, and build relationships between local arts, business, and government, and non-arts entities. CCC is the largest of these one-time competitive grant programs created by the Council. At its inception, the Council anticipated spending $700,000 to fund seven to fifteen projects, but the field’s response to this call for applications was overwhelming. The Council received 157 applications for this highly competitive program, and upon reviewing the applications, awarded 24 grants totaling $1,042,477 at a public meeting on June 18, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Examples of Funded Grant Projects (in alphabetical order)

A Reason to Survive, San Diego County: ARTS Enterprises will expand their already-successful artistic and community opportunities for at-risk youth, artists and businesses, all based on the creation of artfully designed goods and services by youth artists. $50,000 CCC grant.

AmadorArts, Amador County: “River Reflections” will harness the arts over a six-month period to build awareness and appreciation of the Mokelumne River among the 1.4 million people who depend on its water, from the Sierra foothills to the East Bay Area. $40,000 CCC grant.

Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles County: The Armory Center for the Arts will provide standards-based arts education through Learning Works at Homeboy Industries, led by Master Armory Teaching Artists who have a passion for educating and mentoring at-risk and in-crisis youth. $22,500 JUMP StArts grant.

First Voice, San Francisco County: First Voice will curate Suite J-Town, a multicultural, inter-generational series of events, performances and exhibits created to revitalize the San Francisco Japantown neighborhood, celebrate its 100-year history, and commission young artists to contribute their voice for future generations. $50,000 CCC grant.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: The first California tour of It Gets Better, a new stage work blending music, theater and multimedia, will travel to underserved communities across the state with a message of hope and tolerance. Each performance will cap a week of community dialogue and art-making addressing prevention of high-school bullying. $50,000 CCC grant.

KQED, Northern California: KQED will pilot a new multimedia thematic collection exploring the intersection of art and social issues in California through the eyes of artists from diverse backgrounds. Distribution of “SPARK: Arts and Social Issues” is expected to reach 28 California counties via television, radio, interactive and education platforms. $75,000 Arts on the Air grant.

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County:  Marin Shakespeare Company will build on its eleven years of success bringing Shakespeare to San Quentin Prison, to combine drama therapy, study and performance, and autobiographical writing to the youth at Marin Community School. The focus will be on Romeo and Juliet and its themes of love and hate, peer groups, authority figures, decision-making and self-destruction. $31,500 JUMP StArts grant.

Peralta Hacienda, Alameda County: Peralta Hacienda will design an interactive outdoor “museum without walls” called the Urban Book, creating an arts and performance gathering place in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. $50,000 CCC grant.

Plumas County Arts Commission, Plumas County: “Plumas Artisan Made” will provide branding support with business and marketing training for local artist entrepreneurs in the far north of California, to develop, execute and promote a new economic strategy for this rural area. $40,000 CCC grant.

Radio Bilingüe, Central Valley: Radio Bilingüe will produce and broadcast eight short-form features and eight call-in interview/talk shows called “Raices – Los Maestros,” highlighting innovative Latino artists who are ensuring that younger generations know and experience art and what it can offer their lives and communities. All productions will be broadcast in 23 California counties, streamed live, and archived for public use. $50,000 Arts on the Air grant.

San Benito County Arts Council, San Benito County: “Activate Downtown,” in partnership with the Hollister Downtown Association, will harness the arts as a catalyst for economic growth, neighborhood revitalization and community engagement in Hollister, through coordinated events and site-specific projects. $42,500 CCC grant.

View a full list of funded grant projects at the links below:


Alliance Health Project: Growing Beyond Disparity An LGBTQ Mental Health Symposium

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Connecting, Caring, and Collaborating
James Dilley, MD Executive Director
Lori Thoemmes, LMFT
Space is limited.
Coffee, bagels, and lunch are provided by AHP and the Michael Frigo Endowment Fund.
Email DK Haas with questions

Alliance Health Project
1930 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tax ID 94-6036493

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Presents a 30th Anniversary Event
Growing Beyond Disparity
An LGBTQ Mental Health Symposium 

A Day-Long Exploration of LGBTQ Mental Health Disparities and Solutions with Leading Researchers in this Expanding Field

Saturday, August 2, 2014 * 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 
UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall 
600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

Coffee and Bagels at 8:30 am, Program begins at 9:00 am *
Lunch included * Admission is free *

Featured Presenters and Topics

Population Health Perspective on Sexual Orientation, Mental Health, and Substance Use

Being Gay is Just One Part of the Story: The Role of Multiple Identities
From Psychological Deviance to Gay-Affirming Therapy Development to a Broader Investigation of Needs

Is Sexual Minority Stress Theory the Answer?

Comparing LGBT and Heterosexual/Cisgender Siblings: Are There Mental Health Disparities?
Mental Health Challenges of Transgender People
Where Do We Go From Here? A future Research Agneda

A Panel Discussion
Moderated by the Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ Research Committee, UCSF Leadership Collaborative; James Dilley, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital; Executive Director, UCSF Alliance Health Project; Steve Morin, PhD, Director, AIDS Policy Research Center, UCSF

This FREE event focuses on mental health practice and is open to the public.
Six BBS and BRN continuing education hours available for $30.
The Alliance Health Project is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number CEP 8671), and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider Number PCE 1190) for six contact hours of continuing education credit for RNs, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs. There is no pre-registration for continuing education hours. To register, please bring your license number and check or cash to the symposium. There are no refunds. To receive credit, registrants must remain for all sessions of the conference.  


June 28, 2014

Dark Matters Show Extended to July 3rd!

A three-person show featuring new works from Dave Correia, Caitlin Hackett and Robert Bowen.

A collection of new paintings and drawings chronicling 3 different nightmarish worlds seamlessly interacting with one another amongst their cold colors, distorted anatomy, expressive brush strokes and grotesquely accurate details.

With their inhabitants ranging from demonic and supernatural to mechanic and animalistic, these haunting worlds are created by Dave Correia, Robert Bowen and Caitlin Hackett.

In The Garden, collaborative work by Caitlin Hackett, Dave Correia & Robert Bowen, acrylic on panel, 2014
"Red Tide"
July Show
New solo and collaborative paintings featuring Martin Stensaas and the Oyster Pirates group (Sri Whipple, Jason Wheatley/TiKu, and Christian Michael), as well as new collaborative paintings with Sunny Strasburgand Benjamin Wiemeyer.
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Chimera Progenitor, 2014
These works explore a mythic zone populated by dreamlike animals and figures. The mashup of styles by these artists working together in tag-team fashion evokes a thick, sensual, and morphing atmosphere. Vivid otherworldly colors and glazed luminous shapes congeal into the forms of mythic flora and fauna.

Browse our gallery:
210 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Sat 12PM-5PM
First Thursdays until 9PM     

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Artwalk July 10th
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In honor of the Independence Day Holiday the LowerPolk/TL Art Walk will not be on July's 1st Thursday, insead we look forward to seeing you on "2nd Thursday", July 10th from 6-9PM.

Goodbye Dear Friend
Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends ofyellow rose Shell Thomas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Thank you SF Art Enthusiast!

Big thank you to SF Art Enthusiast's Monique Delaunay for the awesome write up!

"An unmerciful world filled with anatomically distorted creatures fashioned with surreal coloring in astonishingly accurate detail: “Dark Matters” now on view at Bash Contemporary includes new paintings and drawings depicting three unique views of equally horrifying worlds by Bay Area artists Dave Correia, Caitlin Hackett and Robert Bowen. Ranging from demonic and supernatural to the macabre and mechanical articulated creatures, the artworks’ haunting worlds, terrifying creatures made of complete fantasy and myth surprisingly reveal much about our own world and portray a metaphorical means in which many people live and the convoluted relationships with nature exist in the contemporary age." - Monique


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