SFAI Concentrate

SFAI Concentrate: Student Art Sale

November 16 + 17 | 11am–5pm
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus / Pier 2

Art Sale - Open Studios - Alumni Exhibition - Film Screenings - Family-Friendly Art Activities - Performances ... and much more !

This year’s SFAI Concentrate is the not-to-be-missed art event of fall. It’s the chance to see and buy new works from the next generation of artists at the salon-style art sale. Come for diverse offerings in art, lively conversation, local food and drink, and a celebration of emerging artists!

Over two days, SFAI will open its graduate studios to the public and host plenty of art events including exhibitions, film screenings, special performances, talks, and much more. Admission is free, but don’t forget to RSVP!




Be the first to see + buy work from SFAI students. #SFAIconcentrate

Download our event map to learn about our open studios and art sale areas, including event happenings at both SFAI campuses!

Get ready for 1 weekend of art action this fall in San Francisco:

SFAI—Fort Mason Campus:

Student Art Sale
Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm

Open Studios
Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm

Alumni Reception
Nov 16 | 12–5pm
Level 2, MA Student Workspace

Film Screenings
Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm 
Scully Gray Box

Schafer Gallery Opening Reception:
Going Back to an Old Inquiry: Language and Art

Nov 16 | 12pm
Featuring Merve Sahin*, Blanca Bercial, Lex Calip, Miles Stemp, and Jeff Maylath
On view Nov 16-22

Family-Friendly Art Activities
In partnership with SFAI Young Artist Program and City Studios
Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm

○ What Lies Beneath: Re-Imagining the Long-Lost Mural
Saturday, Nov 16 | 11am–5pm
Level 1, Woodshop
Work collaboratively on a large-scale drawing of the newly uncovered mural at SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus. Using the school’s rich history of fresco painting as inspiration, explore with a variety of materials such as pencils, crayons, markers, and pens to complete a new rendition of this historical painting.

○ Cyanotype Workshop
Sunday, Nov 17 | 11am-5pm
In front of the Fort Mason Campus on the apron
This drop-in cyanotype workshop will give students a hands-on experience making a cyanotype photo as well as a brief history of cyanotypes and photo. Students will utilize found objects (leaves, branches and other objects) to produce a photogram like cyanotype. Students will also learn about exposure and the relationship between light and photographic paper.

Come and explore the magic of photography and leave with your very own handmade one-of-a-kind artwork! Chalk masterpieces, fun with post-its and more led by City Studio lead artists; current SFAI students enrolled in the City as Studio Practicum Class and City Studio Director Amy Berk.

Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm

Food Trucks + Drink
Nov 16+17 | 11am–5pm
Nov 16: 3-3-3 and El Sur
Nov 17: Cielito Lindo MSK and Me So Hungry Too


SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus:

Alumni Exhibition: Echoes: From There to Here
On view Nov 11–17 in the Diego Rivera Gallery*
Curated by Jeremy Morgan + Tim Berry
*On view in the Courtyard through Nov 24

Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
On view Nov 15 until the Millennium Tower is fixed or torn down
The Tower | Sounds off at 5pm each day
Opening Reception + Info Panel in Zellerbach Quad: Nov 15 | 5–8pm

Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
On view through Nov 17 | 11am–6pm
Walter & McBean Galleries

Visiting Artist + Lecture Series:
El Surrealismo en México: Histories, Reflections, Engagements

Nov 17 | 5–6:30pm
Osher Lecture Hall
In partnership with City Lights