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2013 Annual Holiday Art Sale

December 6-30, 2013

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 Sixteenth Street


The 2013 Annual Holiday Art Sale at Creativity Explored is an art lover’s shopping extravaganza.

This year we’re giving 30% off all original artwork to celebrate the end of our 30th anniversary year! (NOTE: Discount does not apply to online store orders or any products.)

Stop by Creativity Explored this holiday season to find some excellent gifts in the form of original art or unique art-fully designed products.

The studio is filled with original art prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles by over 135 artists—including unique pieces saved for this very occasion.

As the finale to our 30th Anniversary Celebration year, we're introducing a few limited-edition items, as well as bringing back some old favorites. Artful merchandise includes: re-printed PEACE cards featuring Laron Bickerstaff's ASL drawings; Arts and Eats, a recently published cookbook featuring CE art plus a chef's apron featuring John Patrick McKenzie's artwork; a new kids t-shirt; and, Christina Marie Fong's popular money drawing tote bags.

As always, you'll find useful (and popular) notecards, wrapping paper, and journals. The ten-zine Tell You What series by Beth Lisick, complete with binder, is a great gift for any occassion!

Reminder: One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist!

Opening Reception
*
Friday, December 6, 2013
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Live Music by Creolle Belles 

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



Opening Weekend
Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Extended Gallery Hours
Monday - Tuesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

*Donor Preview
Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

To become a donor, click here.

Creativity Explored's 30th Anniversary exhibitions are supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.

Exhibition Sponsors:

November 22 - December 14, 2013

Venue
Southern Exposure

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Daniel Green © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC. Mixed media

CE artist Daniel Green's work has been selected for Southern Exposure's annual juried exhibition, This Will Never Work.

This Will Never Work features explorations both thematic and material-based, humorous attempts, impossible ideas and redaction-based work. The artists are all from Northern California, north of King City and south of the Oregon border. Exhibition juror Corrina Peipon selected the works by blind process, evaluating the pieces within the context of this year’s theme. For many of the artists selected, this is their first major exhibition and a vital step forward in their art careers.

Selected Exhibition Artists: Calen Barca-Hall, Alexis Alicette Bolter, Jessica Cadkin, Abigail Clark, Randy Colosky, Scott Constable/Wowhaus, Ilana Crispi, Gabriel Edwards, Emily Alden Foster, Rebecca Foster, Steven Froman, Anna Fryer, Mark M. Garrett, Christie George, Michael Goldman, Jon Gourley, Daniel Green, Jenna Hanson, Aaron Harbour, Jamil Hellu, Patrick Hillman, Clint Imboden, Mark Johnsen, Todd Lavine, Meredith Leich, Jennie Lennick, Kristina Lewis, Bernie Lubell, Martin Machado, Tatum Mangus, Nicole Markoff, Travis McFlynn, Sam Metcalf, Olivia Mole, Alex Molinari, Christie Yuri Noh, Erik Parra, Sarah Patten, Noah Ptolemy, Lucca Raventinkie, Jenny Sharaf, James Sinclair, Isabelle Smeall, Larry Stefl, Chris Thorson, Paul Urich, Diego Villalobos, and May Wilson

Exhibition Juror: Corrina Peipon, Assistant Curator, The Hammer Museum
Screening Juror: Mary Magsamen, Curator, The Aurora Picture Show

Southern Exposure
3030 20th Street
San Francisco, CA. 94110

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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