Our Current Board

David Prowler, President
Emily Dubin, Vice President
Cindy Morton, Secretary
John Jordan, Treasurer
Edward Baba
Ruth Berson
Clair Bright
Brit Epperson
Ilan Hornstein
Hannah Kahn
Jeannine Merritt-Elzey
Greg Price
Gargi Talukdar
Cheryl Ward


Administrative, Management & Support Staff

Amy Auerbach, Gallery and Exhibitions Manager
Shaelyn Hanes, Office Manager
Linda Johnson, Executive Director
Ann Kappes, Director of Licensing
E. Francis Kohler, CE2 Studio & Services Manager/Visual Arts Instructor
Ruth Marcus, Development Director
Paul Moshammer, Studio Director
Elena “Bety” Ortiz, Habilitation Aide
Ken Paul Rosenthal, Art & Exhibition Preparator
Jaime Wong, Gallery Associate


Michael Napper
Visual Arts Instructor

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael Napper is a painter and black and white film photographer. He also has kept visual journals since the early 1980s. He describes the journals as "an on-going, open-ended 'studio' in portable format, a place to collect, explore, experiment and refine one's ideas."

Michael has given art lectures and demonstrations at private and public schools, and nonprofit art organizations throughout the southern California area. He also has taught creative writing courses at Venice Arts.

Before being hired as a Visual Arts Instructor at Creativity Explored in 2017, Michael began as a guest artist teaching visual journal workshops for CE studio artists as well as for the public. He has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2012.

You can view Michael's paintings here and his photography here.

My time at Creativity Explored has been more rewarding than anything I have experienced in the art world. Working with the artists at Creativity Explored is inspiring because there is a simplicity and purity to their focus, and it is an on-going education for me, in my own art practice, and in life itself.

Teaching Artists

Victor Cartagena, Visual Arts Instructor
Suda Changkasiri, Visual Arts Instructor
Gilles Combet , Visual Arts Instructor
Leeza Doreian, Visual Arts Instructor
Carole Fitzgerald, CCSF Visual Arts Instructor
Andrew Gilson, Visual Arts Instructor
Veronica Graham, Visual Arts Instructor
Kelley Kerslake, Visual Arts Instructor
Judith LaRosa, Visual Arts Instructor
Eric Larson, Assistant Studio Manager & Visual Arts Instructor
Joseph McGovern, Visual Arts Instructor & Volunteer Coordinator
Geri Montano, Visual Arts Instructor
Larry Morace, Visual Arts Instructor
Michael Napper, Visual Arts Instructor
Pilar Olabarria, Visual Arts Instructor & Services Coordinator
Glenn Peckman, Visual Arts Instructor
Horace Washington, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Wright, Visual Arts Instructor

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Contact

Email
General Inquiries
info@creativityexplored.org
Executive Director
Linda Johnson
Gallery
Amy Auerbach
Development Director
Ruth Marcus
Marketing/Licensing
Ann Kappes
Volunteering
Joseph McGovern
Press
Ellen Dahlke

Studio / Gallery / Offices
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco CA 94103

(415) 863-2108 Phone
(415) 863-1655 Fax
gallery@creativityexplored.org

Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Or by appointment


 
Second Studio (CE2)
One Arkansas Street (at 16th Street), Studio E
San Francisco CA 94107

(415) 863-2946 Phone
(415) 863-2922 Fax
ce2@creativityexplored.org

CE2 Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

CE2 Public Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Or by appointment


 
Online Store
(415) 863-2108 Phone
store@creativityexplored.org