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Offsite Location: SoMA Grand, 1160 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Reception: Sep 20, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Aug 3, 2017 to Oct 2, 2017
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Aug 30, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
Juried By: Patricia Cariño Valdez, Curator and Director of Public Programs, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Kira Lyons, Director, Gallery Wendi Norris, Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute
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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.

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 2017
September 1 - December 31, 2017

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Ancel Martinez is a San Franciscan who has assisted non-profits and public boards over the past decade achieve their goals of improving education programs, public safety and environmental improvements. As a one-time public school parent, Ancel has worked with Root Division over a number of years. He is a corporate communications executive at Wells Fargo & Co. and a media professional with extensive experience in public affairs, finance, government relations, crisis communications and media outreach.

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.