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​For the Lighthearted: Two Children’s Book Illustrators on Exhibit

J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch The Contemporary Jewish Museum continues its tradition of presenting family-friendly exhibitions that explore the work of beloved children’s book illustrators with J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch. J. Otto Seibold is a self-taught and widely exhibited artist from Oakland, California, and one of America’s most influential creators of children’s books. His offbeat and wacky Mr. Lunch [...]

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The Hearts of San Francisco

Valentines for a City: The Hearts of San Francisco Project Hearts of San Francisco was launched in 2004 as a Bay Area wide “heart installation” with artist-created hearts installed in public places throughout San Francisco. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this project, which combines fundraising, community involvement and the nurturing of artistic expression. The unique heart sculptures, found throughout [...]

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A Masterclass in Portraiture at the CJM: Arnold Newman

As one of the most influential portrait photographers of the twentieth century, Arnold Newman (1918–2006) created iconic images of some of the most prominent cultural figures of his time. Arnold Newman: Masterclass, on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, presents seven decades of work and more than 200 images by this photographer—many works famous for both portrait [...]

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We Are Relocating, in 2016

I've read that San Francisco is in the midst of its biggest building boom since the 1906 earthquake, and by some accounts since the Gold Rush. Either way, tremendous change is evident wherever you look. And change is ahead for Flax, too. Last May it was revealed through the SF Planning Commission that the building where [...]

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The Arts pARTnership Movement

            Are you a member? Joining the Americans for the Arts Action Fund is free, and gives you the opportunity to advance the arts and arts education in your community and across the country. To join and learn more about the movement click here. Because Art Matters!                 For business leaders, managers and teams looking to build their competitive [...]

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Final Week of SF Open Studios

November 7-9 marks the last weekend of this year’s SF Open Studios. Weekend 4 includes some far off reaches of San Francisco where you might not expect to find our City’s creative community. The open studio weekends connect art-lovers and collectors with artists, and ultimately help artists sustain a living making art. Find some original, affordable art works you love, [...]

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Herakut Mural

Featured in 7x7's article  The Best Hidden Murals in San Francisco, this mural is adjacent to our Market Street back parking lot. In 2004 Herakut came together, finding a magic synthesis between the artistic skills and specialties of Hera’s broad, quick strokes and Akut’s photorealistic detail that has become an internationally recognized style. Their recent novel concept is The Giant [...]

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Weekends of Art Adventure

There are three more weekends to enjoy San Francisco’s annual citywide art adventure. How often do you go to some of the City’s tucked away neighborhoods like Portola, Glen Park or Oceanview? Venture out and find some original, affordable art works you love; meet artists and support your local arts community at this year’s SF Open Studios. Pick up a program [...]

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Meet the Artist: Sharon Kyle Kuhn

FLAX interviews local artist Sharon Kyle Kuhn Hailing from Texas, with sojourns in Atlanta and New York, Sharon Kyle Kuhn is a San Francisco artist whose work assumes the form of highly textural, sculptural paintings—mixed media pieces incorporating encaustic (hot wax) and found objects. Sharon’s most recent work includes the addition of working with paper (with monotypes and chine colle) and [...]

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San Francisco Open Studios

A sure sign it’s autumn in San Francisco: SF Open Studios SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country. This annual, month-long art event showcases more than 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art lovers, patrons, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours across [...]

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