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November 30 - December 9, 2018

Venue
Marriott Stanton South Beach

Location
Miami, Florida

Empire (detail) by Marilyn Wong, 2012 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, ink on paper, 11 x 17 inches

We are proud to partner with Marriott Stanton Hotel in South Beach to host an exhibition during Art Basel Miami featuring female artists working at the CE studios.

Six Women: Female Voices from Creativity Explored is open to the public and will present a sampling of work by Christina Marie Fong, Camille Holvoet, Selene Perez, Evelyn Reyes, Kate Thompson, and Marilyn Wong

The art exhibition will kick off with a private reception on November 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and will run through the duration of the Art Basel Miami Beach show, concluding on December 9. The exhibition will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Resort guests and Art Basel attendees will have the opportunity to view the exhibition throughout the property and purchase the featured artwork.

"Creativity Explored is honored to partner with Marriott Stanton South Beach to connect the vibrant arts community of South Beach, Miami to artists in our program,” said Linda Johnson, Executive Director of Creativity Explored. “We're proud to bring a slice of San Francisco culture to Miami during Art Basel with a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the accomplished artwork of diverse women with developmental disabilities working in our studios. The collection is a vibrant example of the important contributions of our artists to the wider arts community that is sure to delight the hotel's art-savvy visitors."

The property has chosen to collaborate with the CE to support and bring awareness to the contributions of female artists with developmental disabilities in alignment with Marriott’s Serve360 initiative. "Our goal with this collaboration is to show our support for these accomplished artists and their dynamic and thought-provoking work," said Mike Manzari, General Manager at Marriot Stanton South Beach. "We are ecstatic to not just give back to the organization, but to promote their important contribution to the contemporary art world."

For purchase inquiries please call 415-862-2108 or email us at gallery@creativityexplored.org



Marriot Stanton South Beach
161 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Stanton Hotel South Beach 



Select works from Six Women: Female Voices from Creativity Explored

Pop Singer Justin Bieber Smoking Tongue by Christina Marie Fong
Pop Singer Justin Bieber Smoking Tongue by Christina Marie Fong, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker on paper mounted on board, 13 x 10.25 inches

Untitled (Wine Makes the world go round) by Camille Holvoet
Untitled (Wine Makes the World Go Round) by Camille Holvoet, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker and watercolor on paper, 15 x 22.25 inches

Untitled (Frida) by Selene Perez
Untitled (Frida) by Selene Perez, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, oil pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Carrots (Blue, Same Direction) by Evelyn Reyes
Carrots (Blue, Same Direction) by Evelyn Reyes, 2012 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, oil pastel on paper, 11 x 17 inches 

Untitled by Kate Thompson
Untitled by Kate Thompson, 2017 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, marker on paper, 15 x 22 inches

Holiday Art Shop 2018

November 29 - December 31, 2018

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Snowy Trees by Kevin Chu, 2016, watercolor on paper, 8 x 11 inches

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 artists.



For the month of December, we have extended our hours on Saturdays for early shoppers and post-brunch studio visits.

Special Holiday Hours
Monday to Friday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday - Closed

*We will be closed the following dates:
December 24 - 25, 2018 



Can't make it to the Holiday Art Shop? Check out our recommendations for your online seasonal shopping in our Holiday Gift Guide!

November 7 - December 1, 2018

Venue
Root Division

Location
San Francisco, CA

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 



Root Division
1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

September 20 - November 15, 2018

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Monster Jacket by Christina Marie Fong, 2018, permanent and fabric marker on denim jacket

Button up for our new fashion-themed group exhibition, Fabulate!

Following a collaboration with Commes Des Garçons in 2013-14, Creativity Explored returns to the runway with Fabulate!, a group fashion exhibition of raw couture designed with repurposed and deconstructed materials.

Inspired by the innate desire to express oneself through dress, over 50 artists transformed fabric, clothing, and accessories using paint, embroidery, and fiber art into one-of-a-kind statement pieces ready for the street or runway.

The collection includes vibrant hand-painted gowns with abstract patterns, jackets adorned with movie monsters and celebrity portraits, and stylishly upcycled street fashion accessories. The exhibition will also include traditional 2-D artwork inspired by fashion editorial spreads and items of clothing.

Many garments were produced in partnership with the City College of San Francisco Surface Design Class, that has been taking place at the CE studio since 1988.

The curators extend a special thanks to City College of San Francisco!



Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show
Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm for the fashion show

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

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

Fashion Show MC Sister Rosemary Chicken of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Music by DJ Eric Montano

Hair and Makeup by Andrea Bolding and Michele Von Colorbox of Barnets Salon

Jewelry by Fiat Lux




Join us at the Creativity Explored studio and gallery for additional programming celebrating the heart and "sew" of Fabulate!

Fabulate a Fascinator Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2018
from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Fashion Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with SF SNAD
Thursday, November 15, 2018
from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Featured Events

Hotel G Holiday Art Pop-up Shop
December 11, 2018
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Shop 'til you 'pop' with CE at Hotel G! Our partners at Hotel G, located in Union Square, will be hosting a progressive Holiday Art Pop-up Shop featuring original artwork and art products to benefit ...


Studio Screening: Holiday Movie Marathon
December 22, 2018
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drop by the studio and watch our artists' favorite Holiday flix! Visit the studio after brunch and join us for a studio screening of our artists’ favorite holiday films. We’ll be offering...