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

Amy Auerbach
Gallery and Exhibitions Manager

Amy Auerbach is a photographer who received a BFA degree in Photography from San Francisco State University. Her photographs have been exhibited locally at SF Camerawork, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, and nationally in commercial and non-profit venues such as the Society for Contemporary Photography in Kansas City where she received a Fellowship award, Seattle’s Photographic Center Northwest, and at Galerie bmg in Woodstock, NY. Her work was included in In Passing- a Book About Death, published by The Dancing Tree, and a related exhibition at the SF Arts Commission Gallery. Amy joined the staff of Creativity Explored in 1999.

You can view Amy's website here.

Every day is different here, I never know what to expect. I enjoy watching the creativity of the members and staff unfold in surprising ways.

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

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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General Inquiries
Executive Director
Linda Johnson
Amy Auerbach
Development Director
Ruth Marcus
Ann Kappes
Joseph McGovern
Ellen Dahlke

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

(415) 863-2108 Phone
(415) 863-1655 Fax

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 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

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