SFAI CONCENTRATE » OCTOBER 19 & 20 Schedule

ART, CRAFT, FOOD, MUSIC, AND MAYHEM CONVERGE AT SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL BLOWOUT PARTY: SFAI CONCENTRATE
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

ALUMNI DAY / 11:30–6 PM

Alumni Registration
11:30 AM | Courtyard

Alumni Welcome Lunch with Faculty
12–1:30 PM | Courtyard

History of SFAI Exhibitions
Presented by SFAI Librarian, and keeper of the archives, Jeff Gunderson
2–3 PM | Lecture Hall

Speed Dating with Gallerists
2–4 PM | Room 117

Derek Cabaniss | Rêverie Arts 
Lisa Chadwick | Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Aimee Friberg | Cult Gallery / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions
George Lawson | George Lawson Gallery
Ruth Santee | Transmission Gallery
Ruth Braunstein | Braunstein/Quay Gallery  
Carrie Katz | Savernack Street Gallery

Drop-In Portfolio Reviews with Faculty
2–4 PM | Room 116
Mark Van Proyen
Linda Connor
Fred Martin
Laura Fantone
Terry Powers

Curator-Led Exhibition Tours
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND
Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri
3–3:30 PM | Walter and McBean Galleries
7–7:30 PM | Walter and McBean Galleries

6-Minute Alumni How-To Presentations: Things You Should Have Learned in Art School but Weren’t Taught
3–4 PM | Lecture Hall

How to Get Far, Far Away from the Art World, Yet Still Be an Artist
Craig Southard (BFA 1974)

How to Curate a Retrospective in Complete Darkness
Jordan Stein (MFA 2005) of Will Brown

How to Promote Your Work Relentlessly, Never Shamelessly
Flicka McGurrin (MFA 1990)

How to Blow Up Bridges
Guy Overfelt (MFA 1996)

How to Make a Not-So-Bad Art Book
Luca Nino Antonucci (MFA 2010) of Colpa Press

How to Rack Up a Mountain of Art School Debt and Get it All Forgiven
Carrie Hott (MFA 2007) of Ortega y Gasset Projects

How to Set Your Gallery on Fire
Bob Linder (BFA 1998) of Queen’s Nails

Why I'll Never Fit All the Things I Wasn't Taught in Art School into a 6-Minute Presentation
Griff Williams (MFA 1993) of Gallery 16

All-Alumni Gathering

  • Report on SFAI by President Charles Desmarais
  • Presentation of the 2013 Alumni Recognition Award to faculty member and renowned photographer Linda Connor

4–5 PM | Lecture Hall

SFAI ALUMNI JURIED EXHIBITION OPENING
Juried by Hesse McGraw, SFAI Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs
5 PM | Diego Rivera Gallery

October 19–24, 2013

Ap-art-ment: Laura Boles Faw (MFA 2010) and Cathy Fairbanks (MFA 2010)
Alexis Arnold (MFA 2010)
Lisa K. Blatt (MFA 2006)
David Grant (MFA 2010)
Daniel Jefferies (MFA 2012)
Steven Vasquez Lopez (MFA 2007)
Seth Lower (MFA 2008)
Robert Minervini (MFA 2009)
Susan Lynn Smith (MFA 2008)
Laura Swanson (BFA 2008)
Sarah Thibault (BFA 2006)
Ben Venom (MFA 2007)
Jesse Walton (MFA 2008)
 

BLOWOUT ART PARTY / 6–10 PM

ALL NIGHT LONG » SPECIALTY COCKTAILS by the Bon Vivants / STAND-UP SUPPER by Tango & Stache / DESSERT by the Crumb Shoppe

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
6–10 PM

ZELLERBACH QUAD STAGE

DJ Ozgood + Live Percussion
6–7 PM

Soft Spot: Experimental Mouth Sounds
Alumni Lucca Raventinkie and current BFA student Kevin Valor
7:10–7:30 PM

Vereker
7:45–8:30 PM

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
8:45–9:45 PM
 

MOBILE PERFORMANCES

You Were There
Alumni Carissa Potter Carlson and Josh Keller

The Mobile Arts Platform
Alumni Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari

Stinky Pinkies: Marxist Feminist Nail Salon
Alumni Quintessa Matranga

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

CAMPUS-WIDE EXHIBITION AND SALE WITH 100+ CURRENT STUDENT ARTISTS
View and buy original work spanning all media—painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film, + contemporary craft
12–5 PM  | Campus-wide

FOOD + LIBATIONS served up all day long
12–5 PM | SFAI CAFÉ

Alumni Slide Jam
12–1:30 PM | Lecture Hall

WALTER AND McBEAN GALLERIES » EXHIBITION-RELATED EVENTS

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND
Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri

Curator-Led Exhibition Tour
1–1:30 PM | Walter and McBean Galleries

Panel Discussion: Mission School: Yes or No?
2–4 PM | Lecture Hall

MODERATED BY: Renny Pritikin, former chief curator at Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts (YBCA); and Natasha Boas, curator of ENERGY

PANELISTS: Kevin Killian, author; Dena Beard, assistant curator, Berkeley Art
Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA); Ruby Neri, artist in ENERGY; and David Kasprzak, co-founder and director of Will Brown

Precollege Alumni Reunion
1–3 PM


PERFORMANCES

ZELLERBACH QUAD STAGE

Tower Radio DJ Sets
12–3 PM

Rock Project SF
3–4 PM

ZELLERBACH QUAD

Re-Staging of an Infamous San Francisco Cacophony Society Action
12–4

SFAI CAFÉ

Flour Painting with Tim Armstrong
12–5 PM

The San Francisco Cacophony Society in Conversation with Mark Van Proyen
Book signing to follow!
4–5 PM | Lecture Hall
 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Scavenger Hunt for Art and History
12–5 PM | Courtyard
Artist Lead: Annette Elverum Oestby

Let history be your guide as you explore the campus, collecting original artist screenprints at important sites along the way. Map cheat-sheets will supplement clues designed to test your knowledge of SFAI!

Let’s Build a Giant Inflatable
12–5 PM | Zellerbach Quad
Artist Lead: Margot Rada

Watch the SFAI Quad come to life, as BFA student Margot Rada demonstrates skills she learned in sculpture courses, creating a one-of-kind inflatable, interactive object.
 

OPEN ALL WEEKEND

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND
Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri
Walter and McBean Galleries
Curated by Natasha Boas
September 12–December 14, 2013

Special CONCENTRATE hours
Saturday 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday 12–5 PM

SFAI SWAG
Load up on SFAI merchandise, designed and inspired by artists

SFAI ZINE CLUB
Browse (and purchase!) student-made zines and artist books

Table tennis in the courtyard (HYPER-COMPETITIVE!)