2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 8, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018
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, and it all happens in a friendly and engaging environment. 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.

Our Programs

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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.

Opportunities & Open Calls

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

Exhibitions & Events

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


Fall 2018
September 4 - December 20, 2018

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Rafael was born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. In May of 2018, Rafael obtained a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. While his time at SFAI, Rafael created work with photography, ceramics, and paintings. He is currently making painting and sculptures by using utilitarian material that are commonly used to build homes.

Jen was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up with a strong urge to pursue a creative life. Her art has evolved over the recent years and taken all kinds of forms. The forms that have her hooked are illustration, hand lettering, collage and abstracts; with watercolor and ink being the primary mediums. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the message that is conveyed, which is one from an optimistic realist perspective.

Makiko’s artwork takes a critical view of social and cultural issues in gender identity / feminism, consumerism, and the medical industries. Using material to lend meaning to the work, she explores how everyday objects looked at through the lens of fine art can symbolize much larger cultural concepts. The goal is to provoke the viewer into reconsidering a concept they may have taken for granted and bringing to light potentially dark undercurrents of the status quo.