Curated By: Lauren Etchells & Margaret Timbrell
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov 7, 2018 to Dec 1, 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.

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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

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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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Call for Curatorial Proposals

Thank you for your interest in curating an exhibition at Root Division!

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.

Sherwin Rio is an artist/curator expected to receive the dual Master of Arts in Exhibitions & Museum Studies and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014.