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April 25-28, 2019

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

San Francisco, CA

Creativity Explored is excited to partner with Art Market San Francisco again this year as a cultural partner. A selection of Creativity Explored art products will be available at the Open-Editions pop-up shop during the fair.

Art Market San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier art fair. Now going into its ninth edition, Art Market San Francisco will feature seventy-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Following record-breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 28,000 visitors in 2018, the 2019 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

As a cultural partner, Creativity Explored is thrilled to offer Complimentary 1-Day Passes to our supporters! The Complimentary 1-Day Pass provides entry to the fair for one day during public fair hours (see below for hours).

Download your Complimentary 1-Day Pass here.

To learn more or purchase additional tickets, visit artmarketsf.com


VIP Preview

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Public Hours
Friday, April 26, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 — 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123

Small Works Big Ideas Panel Discussion

April 24, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Creativity Explored

3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Artwork: Twin Castle Express by Isaac Haney-Owens, 2015 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media diorama, 36 x 25 x 4 inches

Even the smallest artwork can evoke big concepts. Creativity Explored, in partnership with In/Visible Talks, invites you to explore the process of working on a small scale with three contemporary artists who maximize the miniature.

Join CE artist Isaac Haney-Owens and visiting artists Lisa Swerling and Amy M. Ho as they discuss what it means to work on an intimate scale with big ideas. Moderated by Dava Guthmiller, co-founder of In/Visible Talks, the panel will examine the artists’ unique practice of working small drawing on their recent projects. Read more about the panelists and their work below.

As part of her Glass Cathedrals project, Lisa Swerling recently collaborated with CE artist José Nuñez to create a diorama featuring Nuñez’s artistic world -- a world he both creates and imagines. The box featuring Nuñez’s art, including a miniature of Nuñez himself, will be on display during the event.

After the discussion, stick around and enjoy Five and Two Others in the CE gallery, curated by Mildred Howard -- a show dedicated to small artworks that make a big impact.

The event is free and open to the public.


Isaac Haney-Owens
CE Artist & Panelist

Born in 1991 in Oakland, CA and raised in Emeryville, Isaac Haney-Owens doesn’t recall how he initially became interested in photography, but he does remember he’s been taking pictures since early childhood. Haney-Owens used a film camera for his first photographic practices, but has since switched over to a digital format because he enjoys the immediacy of seeing his images instantaneously.

Haney-Owens currently lives in San Francisco and enjoys photographing structures and vistas in his environments such as the Golden Gate Bridge, landscapes, buildings and neighborhoods. His artwork depicting San Francisco icons is featured by Recchiuti Confections on their signature Burnt Caramel Truffles -- get your box here. One of his most well-known projects involves recreating old signs as miniature dioramas. Read more about that ongoing project here.

Amy M. Ho

Visiting artist & Panelist

Amy M. Ho builds video and spatial installations that bring attention to our existence as both physical and psychological beings. Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Art Practice at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College.

In 2017, she was selected as a KQED Woman to Watch. Amy received a Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts Grant in 2016, a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant in 2013 and was included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7 in 2014. Amy was a 2013 fellowship artist at the Kala Art Institute and has been in shows at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, The San Diego State University Downtown Art Gallery, and at the Walter and McBean Galleries at SFAI in San Francisco.

She is currently the studio director at Real Time and Space, an art instructor at San Quentin State Prison and a public education instructor at San Francisco Art Institute. 

Lisa Swerling

Visiting artist & Panelist

Born and raised in Cape Town, Lisa Swerling moved to London as a teenager. She studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University (1991-4), followed by Art at Central St. Martins (1995) in London.

In 2003 Lisa started the Glass Cathedrals concept was born. Glass Cathedrals are a series of miniature scenes in boxes -- each one containing a sparkling parallel world, reflecting the poignancy, absurdity and beauty of our own.

The ideas behind Glass Cathedrals are based on thoughts Lisa has had since she was a child: “What exists beyond the stars?  Can glitter be as precious as gold?  Is a zebra more magical than a unicorn?  How can I feel so huge and so small at the same time?”

Since 2010, and several hundred Glass Cathedrals later, Lisa lives with her husband and two daughters in San Anselmo Marin, Northern California.

Glass Cathedral Projects were exhibited at: Mixx Gallery, Telluride CO, Rare Device, San Francisco CA, Anthropologie Gallery, Kings Rd, London, Headlands Center for the Arts Auction or Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, CA

Dava Guthmiller

Co-founder In/Visible Talks & Panel moderator

Dava is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Noise 13, a branding and design agency that focuses on lifestyle brands. She has over 20 years experience leading strategy and design projects with clients such as Uber, Tile, Planet, Twitter, Pacific Catch, World Wrapps and Paso Wine.

Dava is also a board member for Slow Food California and advisor for Good Food Awards. She occasionally gets her hands on fine art, and lectures about brand for business. She has been featured in publications such as HOW, Communication Arts, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Print Magazine.

About In/Visible Talks

In/Visible Talks’ mission is to build community through conversation about the process, inspiration, and challenges behind the creative practice. Founded by Dava Guthmiller and CE Board Member Arianna Orland, In/Visible Talks celebrates the art of design and creativity. Learn more about In/Visible Talks here.


April 17, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:30 PM

InCommon at LinkedIn Headquarters

San Francisco, CA

Gallery pop-up shop at the InCommon Community Engagement Space

We are thrilled to be partnering with LinkedIn as a resident in their new InCommon Community Engagement Space. During our residency, we will be hosting a series of exhibitions of CE artwork for LinkedIn staff and the nonprofits that will utilize the space for meetings and special events.

We are excited to host a series of free artmaking pop-ups for the general public, giving you the chance to step into a satellite CE studio and create art with CE artists and teachers!

Join us for our first artmaking pop-up on Wednesday, April 17 starting at 12:00 pm. Drop in to participate in a surprise artmaking activity lead by CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and Gerald Wiggins with Visual Arts Instructor Enrique Quintero. The artmaking station will run until 2:00pm with a gallery pop-up shop featuring original art and products continuing until 5:30 pm.

While you're there enjoy an exhibition featuring the Steele Collection, CE's permanent collection of exceptional work, currently on view in the space. The space is currently open to the public during events only, so don't miss your chance to check out this incredible collaboration!


InCommon Community Engagement Space
at LinkedIn Headquarters
222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105


Schedule of Events
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up Shop
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Gallery Pop-up Shop
Free and open to the public -- Drop-ins welcome!

About the InCommon Community Engagement Space at LinkedIn
To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, LinkedIn has launched InCommon, a dedicated space in their San Francisco office for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at no cost! LinkedIn is featuring artwork from local nonprofit, Creativity Explored, with all of the proceeds going to their artists. This space serves as a vital connection point for Bay Area nonprofits to achieve their missions and better connect with LinkedIn and their Social Impact programs.

April 5, 2019
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

City View at METREON

135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (The Supremes) by Gerald Wiggins, 2018, acrylic and watercolor on paper, 44 x 30 inches

Join us at Art Changes Lives 2019, Creativity Explored's annual gala where we celebrate the power of art to change lives with dinner, drinks, and the exclusive opportunity to bid on some of the best works of art created by the talented artists working in CE's studios.

Tickets available now!

Online bidding on the Silent Auction is open to the public. Place your bids and preview Live Auction items. Silent Auction closes on April 5 at 7:00 pm.

Silent Auction Rules:

Art Changes Lives silent auction ends at April 5 at 7:00 pm. Most bidding will occur during the event Color Mixer from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (PST) on Friday, April 5, 2019.

All silent auction items can be picked up in person at the ACL Gala from 7-9PM on April 5th.

All unclaimed silent auction items will be available for pick up the next day (April 6th) starting at noon (12PM) at the Creativity Explored gallery.

Creativity Explored
3245 16th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103

All silent auction items should be picked up within the 60 days following the event. If you are requesting shipping, please contact the gallery (starting April 6th) directly at 415-863-2108 or gallery@creativityexplored.org. Shipping fees will be charged accordingly, working in collaboration with the buyer. Shipping fees start at $50 or up depending on sizes and weight of the artwork.

Friday, April 5, 2019
City View at Metreon
135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Color Mixer & Silent Auction
5:00 to 7:00 pm
This event features interactive art activities, a live band, curated silent auction, “Win a Wine Cellar” raffle, and complimentary drinks and bites.

Dinner & Live Auction
7:00 to 9:30 pm

Join us for dinner, cocktails, and art! Plus meet CE artists and get to know other friends of CE. Tickets include the Color Mixer.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you’re interested in securing an individual or corporate sponsorship, please contact development@creativityexplored.org or call (415) 863-2108. Deadline for sponsorship commitments is March 15, 2019. 

Check out photos from ACL 2018!


Event Partners:

Katherine Michiels School

LEAP of California

The Waitte Foundation


Family members and friends in memory of CE artist Dan Michiels


Event Supporters:

Suzanne Hockel


Webcor Builders


In-Kind Supporters:

Fort Point Beer Co.

McCarthy Ranch

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