Ilan Hornstein

Ilan has been supporting Creativity Explored since 2009 and joined the Board of Directors in 2012. He currently works as a corporate attorney in the Palo Alto office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he helps startup and technology companies with their technology transactions and other business needs. Ilan grew up in Germany, has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. After working in a number of countries around the world, he has happily landed in the S.F. Bay Area. His favorite activities are spending time outdoors with his family and
building things.

I had accepted that I was artistically challenged (as my 7th grade art teacher succinctly summarized). Certainly, I never thought I would connect with art or artists. However, chance brought me into contact with Creativity Explored and every time I am in the studio, I find some art that just speaks to me. And then I get to meet and speak with the artist, whose voice I (or anyone else) may never have heard had a place like Creativity Explored not existed. This is truly a place of transformation, not just for the artists, but for everyone who comes into contact with it. I love being a part of this amazing organization.

Our Current Board

David Prowler, President
Emily Dubin, Vice President
Cindy Morton, Secretary
John Jordan, Treasurer
Edward Baba
Lisa Baird
Ruth Berson
Clair Bright
Brit Epperson
Bari Havlik
Ilan Hornstein
Hannah Kahn
Marcello Lariosa
Jeannine Merritt-Elzey
Greg Price
Ellen Smart Oswald
Gargi Talukder
Leah Tarlen
Craig Vaughan
Cheryl Ward

Administrative, Management & Support Staff

Shaelyn Hanes, Office Manager
Linda Johnson, Executive Director
Ann Kappes, Director of Licensing
E. Francis Kohler, CE2 Studio & Services Manager/Visual Arts Instructor
Paul Moshammer, Studio Director
Elena “Bety” Ortiz, Habilitation Aide
Ken Paul Rosenthal, Art & Exhibition Preparator
Jaime Wong, Gallery Coordinator

Teaching Artists

Victor Cartagena, Visual Arts Instructor
Suda Changkasiri, Visual Arts Instructor
Gilles Combet , Visual Arts Instructor
Leeza Doreian, Visual Arts Instructor
Carole Fitzgerald, CCSF Visual Arts Instructor
Andrew Gilson, Visual Arts Instructor
Veronica Graham, Visual Arts Instructor
Kelley Kerslake, Visual Arts Instructor
Judith LaRosa, Visual Arts Instructor
Eric Larson, Assistant Studio Manager & Visual Arts Instructor
Joseph McGovern, Visual Arts Instructor & Volunteer Coordinator
Geri Montano, Visual Arts Instructor
Larry Morace, Visual Arts Instructor
Michael Napper, Visual Arts Instructor
Pilar Olabarria, Visual Arts Instructor & Services Coordinator
Glenn Peckman, Visual Arts Instructor
Horace Washington, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Wright, Visual Arts Instructor

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General Inquiries
Executive Director
Linda Johnson
Jaime Wong
Megan Hover
Marketing/Public Relations
Michael Korcek
Ann Kappes
Joseph McGovern

Studio / Gallery / Offices
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 863-2108 Phone
(415) 863-1655 Fax

Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Or by appointment

Second Studio (CE2)
One Arkansas Street (at 16th Street), Studio E
San Francisco CA 94107

(415) 863-2946 Phone
(415) 863-2922 Fax

CE2 Studio Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

CE2 Public Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Or by appointment

Online Store
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