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Host & VIP: 6:00pm | Event: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Collect art, support arts education, and be inspired by artists at Root Division's largest annual fundraising event!
2nd Sat Reception: Sat, Sep 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Aug 30, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Juried By: Indira Allegra: Artist & Writer, Beryl Bevilacque: Artist Liaison, Jessica Silverman Gallery, Rebeka Rodriguez: Civic Engagement Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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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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.

Design Internship

Root Division is seeking a Design Intern with a focus on graphic design & media. This intern will support Root Division staff with advancing the visibility of core programming and will work closely with the Design Manager. This individual will gain valuable experience in design that will be supported by an ongoing work and learning from design projects.

General Qualifications:

Carissa Diaz holds a BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and AB in Liberal Arts from Chabot College. Previously at Root Division, Diaz served as the Installation Intern, in which she helped facilitate the installation of large, group exhibitions, as well as special events, including the 15-Year Performance Event and TASTE. In her spare time, Diaz creates digital illustrations for DB Podcast, a sex education resource. Additionally, she is a Registered Behavior Technician at the Gateway Learning Group.