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Art Changes Lives 2014

May 1, 2014
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange

465 California Street, 15th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Dancing (detail) by Kate Thompson © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC. Mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 inches.

Join us for Art Changes Lives 2014!

Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Dinner & Live Auction 
7:15 pm to 10:00 pm

Beth Lisick

Josh Klipp and the Klipptones

Hamilton Brian Hayes

Complimentary beer, wine, and signature cocktails.

Creative cocktail attire is encouraged!

Featured LIVE Auction Items

Cakes (2006) by Evelyn Reyes
Oil pastel on paper, 15.25 x 21.5 inches (framed)
Artwork exhibited in Create at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. 

Elton John, Your Song (2013) by Daniel Green
Mixed media on wood, 10.5 x 13 inches
Artist featured in Create exhibition at the UC Berkeley Art Museum
Presidents (2011) by John Patrick McKenzie
Marker on offset map, 29 x 34 inches
Artwork included in Outsider Artists exhibit at the Oakland Airport. 

Blue Man 
(2013) by Vincent Jackson
Mixed media on paper, 79 x 60 inches
Artist celebrated 30 years working at CE in 2013 and has been featured in four CB2 products.

The Beautiful
 (2013) by Marilyn Wong
Mixed media on paper, 30 x 22.25 inches
Featured artist in the upcoming 
Bay Area Now 7 exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

(2013) by Kate Thompson
Mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 inches
Artist's work featured on a limited-edition pillow produced by CB2. 

Dinner for 12 cooked by Bi-Rite Market owner Sam Mogannam

Wine and dine with the owner of Bi-Rite Market at 18 Reasons, the company's community event space.

Art party for 10 at Creativity Explored

Get creative with your friends and learn the art of printmaking or collage with CE Visual Arts Instructor Pam Berry

Gialina Pizzeria pizza making lesson and dinner

Learn to toss and cook a gourmet pizza with Gialina Pizzeria Chef/Owner Sharon Ardiana in the private home of Edward Baba and George Bradley.

$2,500 gift certificate to MAC Modern Appealing Clothing
Revamp your wardrobe at this specialty clothing boutique featuring high-end, edgy, fashion-forward clothing for men and women from local and international designers.

Evening of dining and conversation with Mary Roach

Enjoy a unique dining event with “America’s funniest science writer."

Featured SILENT Auction Items

My City (2014) by Joseph Green
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Untitled (2012) by Marcus McClure
Acrylic on paper, 20 x 26 inches

Chickens (2014) by Andrew Li
Ink on linen board, 16 x 20 inches

Bicycle (2013) by Pablo Calderon
Acrylic on cardboard, 25 x 48 x 8 inches

Conservatory of Flowers (2013) by Lance Rivers
Ink and ballpoint pen on paper, 15 x 22 inches

Spirits of the Dark (2009) by Bertha Otoya
Ink on rice paper scroll, scroll: 12 x 540 inches, wood box: 12.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches

Swirly Cake (2013) by Camille Holvoet
Oil pastel on paper, 16 x 23 inches

Untitled (2013) by Charlie Barthelet
Fabric and yarn, 12 x 12 x 12 inches each

Jennifer Lopez Diamond Collection (2012) by Christina Fong
Collage and ink on paper, 38 x 25 inches

Native American
(2013) by Peter Cordova
Glazed ceramic, 12 x 8 x 7.5 inches

Untitled (2013) by Diane Scaccalosi
Mixed media on paper, 36 x 24 inches

The Planet of the Beautiful World Not Forgotten (2012) by Dan Michiels
Marker on matboard, 18 x 31.5 inches

Untitled 1 and 2 (2014) by Duc Nguyen
Chine colle on wallpaper, 26 x 21 inches

Ryan (2013) by Gerald Wiggins
Glazed ceramic / Digital print, ceramic: 9 x 3 x 3 inches

Beautiful Islands (2013) by Ian Adams
Acrylic on paper, 16 5/16 x 22 1/6 inches

Horses (2013) by Jose Nunez
Ink on paper, 49 x 49 inches

Six Legged Cat (2012) by Selene Perez
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches

Untitled (2013) by Hung Kei Shiu
Mixed media on paper, 14 x 18 inches

Golden Gate Bridge (2013) by James Miles
Ink on paper, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Polka Dot Piggy (2014) by Miyuki Tsurukawa
Glazed ceramic, 8 x 8 x 5 inches

After van Gogh's Wheatfields (2010) by Jason Monzon
Acrylic on canvas board, 24 x 36 inches

Ginger Crab (2011) by Ka Wai Shiu
Acrylic and ink on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Dancer (2013) by Steven Liu
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 34 x 54 inches

Elephant (2013) by Ricardo Estella
Glazed ceramic, 8 x 12 x 8 inches

Seagull at Ocean Beach (2014) by Kathy Wen
Colored pencil on paper, 14 x 16 inches

Abstract Rug (2012) by Marcus McClure
Hand-tufted 100% wool rug, 5 x 8 feet

Creativity Explored product package
Notebooks, totebags, recipe guide, books, and more!


Recchiuti Confections and Sutton Cellars pairing (for up to 20)

Creative chocolate truffle and fortified wine pairings at theLab, hosted by Michael Recchiuti of Recchiuti Confections and Carl Sutton of Sutton Cellars.

Legacy wine tasting experience & overnight stay in Healdsburg (for 4)
Spend a day and evening in beautiful Sonoma County featuring tastings from Foppoli Wines, Benevolo Wines, and Christopher Creek Winery, complete with food pairings and lodging at a private residence.

Admission to
 Yoga Journal LIVE: San Francisco 2015 
Main Weekend Pass (January 17 & 18, 2015).

San Francisco Giants package
Game tickets and gear.

The San Francisco Wine Trading Company
Private wine tasting for 25 including appetizers.

Check back for more auction items! 

Business Sponsors
gb l architecture + design
Katherine Michiels School
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Larry Nibbi & Sergio Nibbi
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Joan Avallone
Edward Baba & George Bradley
Margaret Barkley & Bud Martin / Sara Davis 
Mary & Barbara Dubin
Hannah Kahn / Cathy Norris
Don Lusty & Raymond Buscemi / Kate Morrison & Dave McElroy
Tim Lynn & Gary Sullivan
Christine Ospital / Claire Bright
Dave & Jean Rozzi
Sommers Family Fund
Meg Spriggs / Amy Eliot

Emily Dubin & Chris Russell
Jeff Spicer & Eric Mann

Questions? Contact Clare Armbruster at (415) 863-2108 or

April 24, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Creativity Explored Gallery and Studio

3245 Sixteenth Street (at Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Left to right: Figures #1 through #3 by Mirian Munguia, mixed media fabric, sizes vary; Heads #1 and #2 by Peter Cordova, glazed ceramic, sizes vary; Jardin and Jardin #2 by José Nuñez, mixed media, sizes vary.

A trio of artists finds creative connection and inspiration from their indigenous homelands and the natural world.

Peter Cordova
Mirian Munguia
José Nuñez

Three artists at Creativity Explored, blending their diverse cultural backgrounds and in collaboration with one of their Visual Arts Instructors, have created an atavistic, magical, and primal “back to the Garden” statement at Creativity Explored’s third exhibition of 2014, Elemental Renditions, opening April 24. Drawing, painting, textile, and ceramic artworks combine to forge a world of plants, animals, and people, set to the rhythm and patterns of everyday life. “The artworks are a beautiful expression of the artists’ respective roots in family, community and the natural world,” says Creativity Explored Visual Arts Instructor and curator Pilar Olabarria.

Many of artist José Nuñez’s figural works evoke a sense of iconic mysticism and communion with nature, rooted in childhood in his native El Salvador. InAnjeles Rosas, four robed angels with wings create a sacred atmosphere, as if they were performing a ritual. Honduran artist Mirian Munguia, in collaboration with Olabarria, designed the centerpiece of the exhibition, an elaborate, life-size Tree of Life tapestry installation made of layers of multicolored fabric leaves and flowers. Peter Cordova, originally from the Philippines, works in a bold, totemic style influenced by Native American art; his sculpture Head depicts the soulful expression of a man with oversized, thick features, oxblood skin, pale lips, and a silvery, mesh-like beard, embellished with carefully-incised circles on a hefty neck.

Don’t miss this captivating, folkloric-style exhibition reminiscent of Henri Rousseau, which harkens back to a simpler time when humans and animals lived more equally in the context of the natural world. 

Curated by Pilar Olabarria.

Opening Reception

April 24, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Douce Ambiance.

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

*FREE parking available at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


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