In partnership with Pacific Felt Factory, we are hosting this list of Bay Area Black artists. We hope it can be used as a resource for curators, gallerists, and art enthusiasts to discover, include, and support local Black talent.
Root Division stands against deep-rooted systemic racism. We acknowledge our ongoing need for open dialogue, continued growth, and increased equity -- nationally, locally, and within our own organization. As part of this process, we dedicate ourselves to be active listeners, learners, and visionaries for anti-racism, using our organization as a platform to amplify voices for justice. Click through to read our full statement.
Curated By: Leah King & Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Feb 1, 2021 to Feb 27, 2021
With your support, Root Division has been cultivating community-minded artists and arts-minded community, with growing impact, year after year.
Root Division's Adult Education Program offers highly innovative and affordable art classes. Root Division's Studio Artists, as well as other Bay Area professional artists, guide students through a variety of art processes. The classes and workshops are the perfect length for the busy and non-committal, while allowing enough time for students to leave with a handmade masterpiece and sense of accomplishment.
Save the date for Root Division's spring fundraising event: Thursday 22, 2021! We're reinventing this RD favorite as a hybrid virtual event that brings tasting, sipping, and a variety of sensory experiences into your home alongside the Spell of the Senses exhibition in the gallery.
Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Shelter in Place mandate, Root Division is closed to the public through January 4, 2021 or until further notice, and the Fall 2020 and Winter/ Spring 2021 classes will all be hosted virtually. The Root Division staff team is working remotely, and general inquiries can be sent to info@rootdivision.org. Thanks for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this unprecedented time. - The Root Division Team

Our Programs

Important Update

Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Shelter in Place mandate, Root Division is closed to the public through January 4, 2021 or until further notice, and the Fall 2020 and Winter/ Spring 2021 classes will all be hosted virtually. The Root Division staff team is working remotely, and general inquiries can be sent to info@rootdivision.org. Thanks for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this unprecedented time. - The Root Division Team

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Studios Program

Artists receive discounted studio space in exchange for volunteering in the community.

Take An Art Class!

We are now offering affordable art classes via Zoom.

Opportunities & Open Calls

View current open calls, fellowships, internships, and other opportunities.

2nd Saturday Exhibition Series

We showcase innovative artwork in an engaging environment by over 350 artists annually.

 

Curatorial Open Call

Thank you for your interest in curating an exhibition at Root Division! We are currently seeking curatorial proposals for our 2022 exhibition season.

Root Division's Second Saturday Exhibition Series annually showcases the work of over 300 artists, and offers up to eight emerging curators the opportunity to explore conceptually rigorous group exhibitions in our galleries. Strong proposals to our curatorial program are innovative, engaging, and conceptually driven group exhibitions.