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As a graduate or former degree-seeking student of SFAI, you’re a lifelong member of the Alumni Association, and we’re excited that you are part of this thriving community. Please keep in touch, say hello any time you’re on campus, and write to from anywhere in the world.

Alumni Day @ Concentrate

November 14–15, 2015

SFAI, 800 Chestnut Street

Alumni near and far—return to campus for a weekend of SFAI revelry, art, and conversations. Rediscover our hidden histories, see old friends, connect with faculty, and find out what’s happening on campus.

+ Please submit up to three nominations for the 2015 Faculty Recognition Award by September 14 to

+ Apply to the juried Alumni Exhibition. Visit to submit your work. The deadline to apply is October 1.

Saturday, November 14
6-8 pm

Join us for the SFAI Concentrate kickoff. Celebrate the artists in the juried alumni exhibition, be part of the alumni group photo at 7 pm in the Diego Rivera Gallery, and grow your collection at the student art sale

More revelry

Sunday, November 15
10:30 am-6 pm

10:30 am | The Courtyard

  • See your classmates and fellow alumni, and connect with current students excited to learn from alumni mentors
  • Coffee, bagels, fruit, and juice will be provided

11 am-6 pm | Diego Rivera Gallery

  • SFAI’s juried alumni exhibition will be on view in the Diego Rivera Gallery November 10–15. Reception is 6-8 pm on November 14.

11:30 am-1 pm | The Cafe

  • Share your work with some of the most dynamic Bay Area galleries

1-6 pm | Chestnut Street campus

1-1:45 pm | Lecture Hall

  • Welcome by President Charles Desmarais
  • Program celebrating the 2015 Faculty Recognition Awardee


A big thank you to the alumni who attended SFAI’s 2014 Alumni Day and the largest student art sale and festival yet. The weekend’s events drew over 1,600 attendees to celebrate art, community, and the inimitable spirit of SFAI. Alumni also applauded 2014 Faculty Recognition Awardee Fred Martin.

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Alumni Association benefits include:

  • Invitations to SFAI lectures, workshops, panels, and special alumni events across the country
  • Access to alumni conversations on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Promotion of crowd-funding projects on Hatchfund and Kickstarter
  • Opportunities to share your alumni stories, websites, and professional accomplishments
  • Insider access to jobs, grants, residencies, scholarships, exhibitions, and professional assistance via our Career Resources Center
  • Update your contact information to receive invites to alumni events and learn about opportunities.
  • To obtain an official transcript, head to the National Student Clearinghouse and click on “Order-Track-Verify.” Email the Registrar with questions or related requests.

Alumni Staff

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by email or by phone: 415.749.4512