Root Division presents Introductions 2020, our annual juried exhibition. This exhibition has become one of the keystones of Root Division's exhibition programming offering exposure to 12 emerging artists and a chance for the public to view cutting edge local art production in the Bay Area. This year Introductions was juried by Lukaza Branfman- Verissimo, Deborah Munk, and Anton Stuebner.
2nd Sat Reception:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Aug 19, 2020 to Sep 24, 2020
Gallery Hours (or by appointment):
by appointment & online
Over the years, we've created an array of publications that highlight the diversity of artists who have exhibited at Root Division.
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Root Division celebrates fifteen years of connecting creativity and community with a limited edition box set of prints. Designed in collaboration with Electric Works, the box set features works by Root Division Alumni from around the globe.
Each set in the edition of 50 features fifteen 11x14 in. prints including photography, silkscreen, letterpress, and digital prints inside a specialty archival box -- a Root Division collector’s dream!
A very limited number of prints are available individually.
Featured artists: Irene Carvajal, Elizabeth Cayne, Angie Crabtree, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Adam Friedman, Jon Gourley, Melissa Hutton, Rachel Jablo, Dennis McNulty, Mie Hørlyck Mogensen, Kelley O'Leary, Nicholas Price, Jenny Salomon, Lindsay Stripling and Brooke Westfall.
Printed by Electric Works, Forthrite Printing, and Western Editions.
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in the Mid-Market/ SOMA district of San Francisco that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios.
Root Division's mission is to empower artists, promote community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts.
Root Division’s vision is to be a model of creative excellence, sustainability, and collaboration as it empowers emerging artists to amplify art’s positive impact on society.
Three MFA graduates founded Root Division in 2002 as a way to constructively address the challenges facing emerging artists and to remedy the lack of arts education in schools.
In 2004 we opened Root Division’s first home, located on 17th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, where we resided for ten years. Root Division runs four interconnected programs – Studios, Youth Education, Adult Education, and Exhibitions & Events – which link diverse audiences and interests in mutually beneficial relationships. Our programs not only nurture creativity, but also foster volunteerism and community engagement that is vital to the social, economic, and cultural health of the Bay Area.
Throughout its history, Root Division has forged strong connections with the community to provide:
• Subsidized studio space for more than 130 emerging artists
• More than 4,000 hours of free art classes for neighborhood youth
• Training for 240 artist-teachers
• Onsite adult art classes for 1,500 students
• Exhibitions of work by more than 1,700 artists
• A gathering place for more than 32,000 visitors to meet artists and see their work
• Partnerships with two-dozen public schools and community centers, and more than 150 local businesses