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Annual Holiday Art Shop

November 30 - December 30, 2017

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Jirafa by Maria Berrios © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper

Creativity Explored’s Holiday Art Shop returns!

Plan to visit us for an entire month of fun holiday shopping. While the gallery and studio offers a quality collection of affordable art products year round, this is the time of year to indulge.

Select from thousands of original creations by over 135 studio artists, including paintings, sculpture, ornaments, textiles, mixed media, and other unique holiday gifts that defy categorization!

Plus, shop for exclusive gift items including enamel pins, adult and youth t-shirts, notecard packs, notebook and pencil sets, wrapping paper, writing journals, and holiday tattoos, all featuring artwork by Creativity Explored artists.

Get inspired this holiday season and give artful gifts that give back. One-half of the proceeds from the sale of every artwork goes directly to the artist. 



CERAMICS SALE

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, & 23

Enjoy 25% off all ceramics every Saturday in December when you shop in the gallery.

Take advantage of this great holiday discount to pick up your favorite glazed animal for the garden, ceramic cupcake, vase, mask or train!

Bride of Monster

October 5 - November 18, 2017

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco

Devil Girl Monster (Detail) by Christina Fong © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic, paint markers and permanent markers on canvas, 26.5 x 15 inches

Bride of Monster features wild and woolly new intepretations of female monsters.

Bride of Monster is a small-group exhibition featuring wild and woolly new interpretations of female monsters from film, folklore, and mythology.

Creativity Explored 2 Studio Manager E. Francis Kohler curated this exhibition, which he hopes will provoke thought about the historical relationship between representations of monsters and people with disabilities. Bride of Monster is a long-coming third installment of the 2003 exhibition, Monster, and two years later, Revenge of Monster. “It’s been 12 years, and I thought it might be kind of fun to revisit monsters and disability – this time, complicating the theme by adding the layer of women, another group that has been historically oppressed."

With works ranging from a series of repurposed mannequin heads to bold, graphic renderings of yōkai from Japanese folklore, Bride of Monster is a must-see this October.

Featured artists include Christina Marie FongThomas PringleYukari SakuraGerald Wiggins, and Richard Wright



Opening Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Guests are strongly encouraged to attend the opening reception donned in your most extravagant (or subtle) "monsterwear."

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

Related Event: How to Make a Monster
October 28, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Using the Exquisite Corpse method of creation, participants will design, draw, and build a life-size monster (or two – or three!).

To see photos from the Opening Reception and for the full price list, click here.

 

 

 

Secret City Exhibition

August 22 - November 7, 2017

Venue
AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, The Bridge (Detail) by Daniel Green © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker and colored pencil on chipboard, 12 x 9 inches

Work by six Creativity Explored artists presented by American Institute of Architects - San Francisco

We are proud to share that the work of six CE artists will be included in Secret City Exhibition, curated by the American Institute of Architects - San Francisco.

How does the City, and its secrets, inspire artists and their work? Pablo CalderonDaniel GreenNita HicksAndrew LiRoland Record, and Lance Rivers are among the Bay Area artists included in this exhibition, which reveals and explores alternate perspectives of the city of San Francisco.



Location

AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
130 Sutter St., Suite 600

Gallery Hours
Mon–Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Suggested Donation
AIA Member: $5
General: $10

Opening Reception
August 22, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 pm


Motorcycle III by Pablo Calderon © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on cardboard, 58 x 40 x 5.75 inches


Mission Dolores Church, 2016 by Nita Hicks © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, watercolor on paper, 15 x 15 inches

 
Untitled by Roland Record © 2015 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, multimedia on paper, 11 x 15 inches 
Untitled by Lance Rivers © 2016 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media, 12 x 19.5 x 7 inches

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Grateful Greetings: Printmaking Workshop
December 9, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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What I Like About You
December 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Winter Workshop: Celebrate the Solstice
December 16, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Art Changes Lives 2018
April 20, 2018

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