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Offsite Location: SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Reception: Jul 13, 2017
Exhibition Dates: May 12, 2017 to Aug 2, 2017
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Start your new year right, take an art class in 2017!
Curated By: Craig Campbell
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
3rd Thursday Artist Panel Discussion:
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Jun 7, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017

Our Programs

Studios Program

Our artists receive studio space at below market rates and valuable professional and creative development opportunities in exchange for service in the organization.

Youth Education

We recruit, train, and place artists to teach free art classes in one of our eight after-school partner programs.

Adult Education

We offer highly innovative and affordable art classes in a friendly and engaging environment.

Exhibitions & Events

This program provides a platform for innovative artwork in an engaging environment. Our Second Saturday Exhibition Series showcases over 350 artists annually.




SU 2017
May 1 - August 31, 2017

Start your summer right, sign up for an art class today!


Joyce Nojima is a second-generation Japanese American born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. Nojima’s work exposes the beauty in the destruction of her materials. By puncturing, disfiguring, welding, and drawing with a heated iron rod, Nojima’s marks reveal volume through manipulation. Tentative gestures are interrupted by thick yet translucent scars. These marks echo the dichotomy between rhythm and atonality, thoughtfulness and impetuousness.

Installations Internship

Root Division events give emerging artists the space and forum to show fresh, inspired and excellent work in a thoughtful and approachable surrounding. Our Installations Intern will work directly with the Art Programs Director and Outreach & Programs Assistant to make this happen. This individual will gain insight into the curatorial process, as well as knowledge and experience in all aspects of putting together successful exhibitions.

General Qualifications: