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
Chris Ospital
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


Victor Cartagena
Visual Arts Instructor

Salvadoran-born Victor Cartagena has been making art in the Bay Area since the late 80s. The work that he produced in the early to mid-1990’s battled with memories of the violence in El Salvador and the pain and separation he experienced in relocating to the US. Cartagena’s work in the past decade moved beyond solely articulating the immigrant experience to address other sociopolitical issues. His artistic practice ranges from printmaking, drawing and painting, to sculpture, audio and video installation.

In the San Francisco-Bay Area, Cartagena has exhibited at the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley, Galeria de la Raza, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, the Mission Cultural Center, the Oakland Museum, and the African American Museum and Library. Cartagena has exhibited in Central and South America, as well as Europe.

As an educator, Cartagena has served as Artist-in-Residence at ZEUM,Southern Exposure, and SF Art Commission’s WritersCorps, and has given numerous workshops at SFMOMA. He was on the faculty of Arrowsmith Academy from 1998 to 2006, where he taught printmaking, mixed media, experimental video and sculpture. Cartagena joined Creativity Explored’s teaching staff in 2008.

You can view Victor's website here

Creativity Explored is an open space, a safe place where one does not have to “watch his/her back.” It’s an art workshop full of tenderness, creativity, love, friendship, understanding, and above all a laboratory of art distinguished by authentic artists.

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
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