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Enjoy the 2016 General Art Show – October 14 & 15

The community is invited to enjoy the final 2016 art gallery presentation of two dimensional fine art exhibits. This juried event highlights works of  art, in acrylics, watercolors, oils, and graphics, created by local and Bay Area artists. Selected works will be available for purchase. An extended exhibit of the award-winning art will be on display in the SSF Municipal Services Building atrium window in November.

The two-day event will take place Friday, October 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event location is the Betty Weber Gallery and Community room, at the SSF Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive, in South San Francisco. It is open to the public, and admission is free.

For detailed entry information and application, visit the Current Opportunities for Artists webpage or contact the South San Francisco Department of Parks & Recreation at (650) 829-3800.

The Cultural Arts Commission thanks the following donors for
their generous support of the 2016 Cultural Arts Summer Barbeque fundraiser

AGS Quality Linens, Margaret Barrett, Beach Blanket Babylon, Lynn Boldenweck, Bronstein Music, Kristy Camacho, Costco, CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point, DJ Troy, Rena Donati, Eastrend Enterprises, Inc., Four Star Automotive, Gallo Wines, Giannini Garden Ornaments, Gimbal's Fine Candies, Gunters Restaurant, Samantha Haimovitch, Rich & Jeannette Holt, Home (Nail Salon), J & J BBQ, Jo & Margie, Joanne’s Beauty, Kiwanis Club of SSF, Shane Looper, Luminous Day Spa, Lunardi's, Karyl Matsumoto, Mazzetti's Bakery, Molloy’s Tavern, Original Joe's of Westlake, SSF Parks & Recreation Staff, Gino & Jaquelyn Pettinari, Sanrio, Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), SSF Scavenger Company, School House Deli, South City Car Wash, Studio Nove, Subculture Deli, Sunshine Pharmacy, Richard Teames, Testarossa Winery, Torani, Trader Joe's, True Classics Tattoos, and the Verdi Club

Enjoy Photo Presentations of 2016 Art Gallery Exhibits

Select the links below to view photo slideshows of select South San Francisco 2016 art gallery exhibits. Photography and slideshow is courtesy of artist and Cultural Arts Commissioner PaulaClaudine Hobson-Coard. 
  Join us for the final 2016 art gallery event, a General Art Show, taking place Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15. Entry information is now available. Check the Current Opportunities for Artists webpage.
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Meet the 2016 Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship Finalists

The Cultural Arts Commission was pleased to award the 2016 Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship to Kristen Gibson of South San Francisco High School and Brandon Tam of El Camino High School.

Kristen Gibson enjoys working primarily in the medium of charcoal or graphite drawing. She has exhibited her work at the Cultural Arts Commission 2016 Youth Art Show. She has applied to Humboldt State University where she plans to study portrait drawing, life drawing, and painting. She is majoring in psychology but will study art to become a criminal sketch artist. She also enjoys listening to music, playing violin and reading.

Brandon Tam enjoys creating hand-drawn or digital art. He has been awarded 1st place in an art contest sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and has also exhibited at the 2015 Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Show. He has taken classes through Skyline Community College and has applied to a variety of state colleges including California State University Long Beach, San Jose State, San Diego State University, San Francisco State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He plans to study character design and animation, and aspires to attain a career with Disney. He also enjoys sports, hiking, going the beach and "living like it's the last day of your life".

Samples of their art were exhibited in the Municipal Services Building atrium display window in June.
The Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing eligible graduating seniors from the South San Francisco Unified School District continued education in the visual arts. The scholarship is financed exclusively by community donations and fundraising dollars.
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Color Our Streets EXTRAORDINARY!
2016 Utility Box Mural Project Guidelines Available
The Cultural Arts Commission invites artists and creative community members to Color Our Streets EXTRAORDINARY by transforming drab utility boxes into awe-inspiring works of art! Distinctive images that celebrate beauty, offer a positive outlook and create a sense of place are welcome. Designs that reflect the history, character or culture of South San Francisco are encouraged.

Complete project guidelines are now available online at the Current Opportunities for Artists webpage. Applications may also be obtained at the South San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department office, 33 Arroyo Drive, during business hours.

Visit the Public Art Collection webpage or contact the Parks & Recreation office at (650) 829-3800 for more information on this program.