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Holiday Art Shop Opening Celebration

November 29, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


This season shop with heart, give more art!

Our beloved Holiday Art Shop returns for your gift-giving pleasure! The salon-style pop-up shop will offer giftable and affordable works of art curated just for you by the CE team. From ceramics and sculpture to paintings and digital prints, you won’t want to miss out on the most unique Holiday gifts San Francisco has to offer.

Plus, shop our selection of original and limited-edition gift products, including trendy enamel pins, artistic apparel, wrapping paper and our ever-popular notecards to accompany all of your holiday purchases.

Get creative this season and give artful gifts that give back. Remember, 50% of the proceeds from any art sale go directly to the artist.



Join us to celebrate the season in the CE tradition at the opening celebration of the Holiday Art Shop! Get the first pick of the salon-style pop-up and take care of your seasonal shopping before the crowds. Enjoy mulled wine and holiday-themed nibbles as you explore the studio for one-of-a-kind gifts and mingle with the artists and community. Dress to impress for our Artsy Sweater Contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Plus, take selfies at the CE photobooth with artist Vincent Jackson and get crafty at our Ornament Crafting table. Groove to tunes all night long by DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco) and later dance your heart out for our Holiday Disco Dance Party power hour!

Can't make the celebration? Shop original art and products on our webstore!



Opening Celebration

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00pm to 10:00pm

VIP Donor Preview
6:00pm to 7:00pm
(Donors must RSVP via Eventbrite using your Donor Code to receive a special holiday gift from CE! For questions about the VIP Donor Preview please contact development@creativityexplored.org)

Artsy Sweater Contest
Starts at 8:00pm
Judged by a panel of CE artists and instructors
Winners will be announced in three categories:
Most Creative Sweater, Classic Ugly Sweater, Cutest Sweater

Holiday Art Shop Opening Reception Invitation

November 24, 2018
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Celebrate #SmallBizSaturday at the CE Small Art Pop-up Shop!

In honor of #SmallBizSaturday, Creativity Explored will be hosting a small artwork pop-up in the studio just in time for your holiday shopping.

Join us to shop our selection of affordable modestly-sized artwork including digital prints, ceramics, drawings, and paintings all fresh from the CE studio. While visiting, shop the gallery for even more original art, plus apparel, stationery, and accessories adorned with artwork from the studio. This season, shop with heart and remember 50% of proceeds from any art sale go directly to the artist!

#ShopSmall

November 15, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

CE artist Maria Berrios on a recent field trip to San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Join us at the Sixteenth Street studio with San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SF SNAD) as we celebrate the closing of our acclaimed fashion exhibition Fabulate! with an interactive workshop focused on one of the processes behind the magic--embellishment! Whether you're gearing up to "fabulate" your own holiday gifts or sprucing up your wardrobe, the art of embellishment is for everyone.

Get inspired by the garments in Fabulate! and learn hand embroidery and fashion embellishment techniques from the instructors of San Francisco School of Needlework and Design! Bring in your own clothing items or accessories such as hats or bags and learn how to embellish and make them unique using techniques such as embroidery and appliqué. If you don't bring your own items to embellish, you will be provided with plain fabric for stitching.

Our friendly instructors will take you through the whole process including how to transfer a design onto fabric and how to stitch it. You will have the option to work with designs by Creativity Explored artists or you may choose to come up with a design of your own.

About San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
San Francisco School of Needlework and Design provides heritage craft education in the needle arts. Our nonprofit school was founded in 2015 to promote and share the knowledge and history of hand embroidery and needlework. We serve students at all levels from beginner to professional, honoring imagination and inspiring others to create contemporary works, while preserving traditional methods.



Cost:
 $10 suggested donation
Tickets: RSVP to guarantee your spot via Eventbrite.
Drop-ins welcome as space allows. (25 attendees maximum)

RSVP via Eventbrite

Check out some examples of what you can create during the workshop below:

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November 10, 2018
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue
Root Division

Location
1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by Daniel Green, 2018, mixed media on cardboard, 19.75 x 26 inches

We are excited to announce that seven works by Daniel Green will be included in 140 Characters at Root Division.

Curated by Lauren Etchells and Margaret Timbrell, 140 Characters examines the role of text-based art within contemporary society and its relationship to continually changing technologies and forms of communication. Text-based art is inherently in contrast between the explicit and the ambiguous; text conveys specific ideas while the ambiguity of language often leaves itself open to interpretation.

Various social media platforms allow participants to craft personal brands and find 24-hour audiences, which significantly affect the way we choose to communicate and take in information. This group exhibition questions how new technologies and various social media influence creative production, as well as highlight the ways in which we connect and communicate with one another. The exhibition will feature 20 artists with a range of mediums and disciplines.

Participating artists include: Anh Bui, Julia Chamberlain, Jamee Crusan, Rodney Ewing, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Theresa Giammattei, Daniel Green, Porpentine Heartscape, Maya Kabat, John Lindsey, Shirin Makaremi, Jenna Meacham, Avital Meshi, Guo Mong, Rebecca Ora, Blanca Estela Rodríguez, Brian Singer, Sayaka Suzuki, Christopher Taylo, and Jake Weigel



Opening Reception
Saturday, November 10, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Free and open to the public

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