If you are in SF this weekend please stop by Winterfest. A wonderful celebration for a great cause. I have one of my new screen prints up for bid in their art auction.



$15 – $40


View all the details: Winterfest Event Website

Don’t miss the SF Bicycle Coalition’s largest party of the year – Winterfest! Join more than a thousand of your bike-loving buddies for a full day of festivities. Winterfest is kid friendly – bring the whole family. Kids 12 and under are free.

At Winterfest, you can enjoy:

  • Art show: peruse walls of bike-themed one-of-a-kind artwork donated by local artists.
  • Bike auction: dozens of shiny new bikes will be displayed. Bid on your favorite and you could go home with a brand new ride.
  • Experience the Bay Bridge in VR: View the proposed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path in virtual reality! “Stand” on the proposed path and experience the Bay like never before! Project planners from Arup will be onsite to answer your questions.

    VR experience presented by Arup

  • Games: Classic games with a bike-y twist.
  • Graffiti wall: Let your inner artist shine and add your mark to the graffiti wall.
  • Wheel Talk Live! Your favorite biking advice column, Wheel Talk for Wheel People, live! With performances at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the auditorium.
  • Fix a Flat station: Learn how to fix a flat or, if you’re already a pro, compete for time and see how fast you can fix a flat. The fastest times will be posted on the scoreboard!
  • Temporary tattoos: You’re never too old to love a good temporary tattoo!
  • Design your own street: Using our interactive activity, add bike lanes, widen sidewalks or change the street however you best see fit. Chat with our on-staff community organizers about how we can bring these designs to life in San Francisco!
  • Food and beverage: Fort Point beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. You can purchase a bottomless beverage glass on the registration form when you purchase your event ticket. Buy online now for $15 (vs. $20 at the event) and enjoy unlimited beverages throughout the event plus a commemorative pint glass to take home.
  • Family bike parade to the event: Meet in the Panhandle (Fell St. and Baker St.) at 1:45pm and join a family group ride to the event. RSVP for the bike parade on the registration form when you purchase your ticket.
  • Family Zone: A special area just for kids and their parents. We’ll have kids bikes available and the Freedom from Training Wheels course set up from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm where kids can learn how to ride a bike. Plenty of games and activities will be available to occupy the little ones. Kids 12 and under get into the event for free.

View all the details: Winterfest Event Website


Hope all is well as Fall sets in. Please check out the Root Division Art Auction on Thursday October 25th. Lots of amazing artwork by local artists and help support an amazing organization! I will have a new work on paper available to bid on.

Top Row (L to R): Robert Minervini; Katherine Vetne; Amy Ellingson (Courtesy of Eli Ridgway Contemporary); Hadley Radt (Courtesy of ArtlyOwl) Bottom Row (L to R): Yulia Pinkusevich;  Manuel Neri (Courtesy of Hackett Mill and The Manuel Neri Trust, San Francisco, CA); Andrew Kleindolph


HOST & VIP: 6 PM | EVENT: 7-10 PM 

Join us at our annual benefit auction, which features an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 150 established and emerging Bay Area artists!


Check out our fantastic list of PARTICIPATING ARTISTS»

Buy your tickets before Monday, October 22nd for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS » 






Compass Vineyards







[http:]Cynthia Loukides & Paul Harrison
[http:]Lisa Danzig 

[http:]Adam J O’Donnell
[http:]Andrea Crow
[http:]Kristin Kaiser
[http:]Sarah Ratchye & Ed Frank

[http:]Adam Polakoff
[http:]Ancel Martinez
[http:]Carrie Ann Plank & Blake Simmons
[http:]Cynthia Kagay & David Hayes
[http:]Primo Opilla, Studio O+A
[http:]Sharon Tanenbaum & Matrisha Person

[http:]Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig
[http:]Lizanne & Ben Suter


Black & White Projects
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Eli Ridgway Contemporary
Hackett Mill
Hosfelt Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Johansson Projects
Magnolia Editions 
Mullowney Printing Company
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts
SLATE Contemporary
Spoke Art SF

Elaine Meyers / JP Morgan
Greg Morantz + Green Figueroa
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative 
The California Sunday
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Aldea Home and Baby
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Atlas Cafe 
Baker Lane Vineyards
Bi-Rite Family of Businesses   
Bread SRSLY 
Brick and Mortar
Cal Performances
CCSF Continuing Education at Fort Mason 
Clayroom Pottery Studio 
Cole Hardware 
Curran Theatre
Humboldt Distillery
Meg Hart Design 
SF Symphony
Sloat Garden Center
stARTup Art Fair 
Sweet Sydney’s 
The Crucible 
Viceroy Hotel Group
Wayfare Tavern

See a full list of our SPONSORS TO DATE »

Don’t forget your TICKETS » 


Couldn’t make it last year? Check out the photos from Art Auction 2017 to see what you missed! 



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Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in 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, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The organization is a launching pad for artists, a stepping-stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become involved in the arts.

Root Division is supported in part by a plethora of individual donors and by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, San Francisco Arts Commission: Community Investments, National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for the Arts, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Kimball Foundation, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, The Morton Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Drusie Davis Family Fund, Adobe Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Art4Moore.

If you are over in the Richmond area on Saturday September 8th please stop by NIAD Art Center and pull a print! I have been working with NIAD resident artists to create a free interactive poster featuring their artwork. The event runs from 1pm – 4pm and is tied into the opening for the exhibition Talking Heads.

You’re invited to the opening receptions for…

Talking Heads, Organized By Susan Alexander
Prints: A Brief Overview
Wild Color: Mary Mortimer

Saturday, September 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street in Richmond, California

With a production from the Portable Printmaking Lab and DJ set from Tim Buckwalter

Talking Heads, Organized By Susan Alexander
Eight Bay Area artists use ceramics as a means of social expression, humor and political context while also creating a dialogue among each other with a focus on figuration.  Independent curator Susan Alexander has chosen objects that engage the viewer through subject matter, color and expression. Included in “Talking Heads” are Julio Del Rio, Raven Harper, Joe Kowalcyck, Tony Natsoulas, Jeff Nebeker, Tiffany Schmierer, Piper Snow, and Jonathan Velazquez.Susan Alexander is an independent curator working in the Bay Area.  She has a specific focus on Art Brut and Outsider Art. Susan was a pivotal co-curator for the symposium on Outsider Art “Altered States, Alternate Worlds” with Creative Growth and the Oakland Museum of California and curated “Color Magicians” at College of Marin. Since 2012, Alexander has maintained an online gallery.

This is the second exhibition Susan Alexander has organized at NIAD Art Center.

Prints: An Overview
Recently, our printmaking department has been producing some really amazing works from Helisi Noel-Johnson, Sara Malpass, and Shantae Robinson among others. We’re delighted to show you a brief overview of what they’ve been up to.

Wild Color: Mary Mortimer
Oakland-based artist Mary Mortimer started out as a painter. Inspired by mentors Amos Kennedy and Alan Kitching, she’s been able to explore painting using type and ink. Every print of Mortimer’s is an artist’s proof, hand-inked and unique within the edition. Some are even printed over recycled prints. All of the type she uses is antique wood or metal and all prints are made using vintage presses in a variety of shops. NIAD is honored and delighted to be showing more than a dozen recent works from Mortimer.Originally from New York, Mary Mortimer is a printmaker and fiber artist. You can see her work at The Compound Gallery and Studios.

Portable Printmaking Lab
For one day only, at the exhibitions’ opening receptions, we’ll be host to Peter Foucault’s Portable Printmaking Lab (PPL).In 2017 Foucault created PPL, a teardrop trailer that can travel throughout the West Coast and roll out into an interactive pop-up printmaking station. For this current iteration Foucault will be collaborating with NIAD artists to create a series of free custom posters.

Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, performances and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities. In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions and performances that directly engage the public.

Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and his work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Oakland Museum of California, Torrance Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.

If you are in the area please stop by the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and check out “Pressing Matters”, a juried group exhibition featuring one of my new screen prints. The opening reception is on Saturday August 25th, hope to see you there!



AUG 24 – OCT 14

OVERVIEW // The leaders of the Central Coast Printmakers selected Artist Juan R. Fuentes, a long time social activist, art teacher, poster maker, and printmaker as their juror for Pressing Matters 2018—the artist group’s biennial exhibition at SLOMA. Their nationwide call for artists this Spring attracted 56 artists who submitted 144 images for possible selection. Juror Juan Fuentes culled the entries to 64 images that will be installed by Curator Ruta Saliklis in the Museum’s Gray Wing.

Juan Fuentes will share his decisions and insights for Pressing Matters 2018 with a walk around the exhibition on Saturday, August 25 at 2 PM, followed by an opening reception and his presentation of the awards 3 to 5 PM.

Juan Fuentes grew up in the farm labor camps of Monterey County, picking fruits and vegetables along with his family members.
Fuentes’ artwork has been greatly influenced by the many social movements of the 1960s and 70s and his strong conviction that art is needed to make social change a possibility— healing the injustices faced by people around the world.

Juan Fuentes works from photographs, news clippings, his own drawings, and family photos. He likes to reassemble, change, and redraw images—sometimes directly onto the block of wood or linoleum before he begins to carve. He explains, “The act of carving allows me to use the cutting tools as pencils, to more thoughtfully explore the materials and feelings that I’m trying to convey. Once I have developed my ideas through drawing and carving, the selection of color and the printing become essential parts of the process.”

Related Programming
Saturday, August 25 at 2 PM: Juror Juan Fuentes will give an ARTalk. Opening reception to follow, 3 to 5 PM. Free and open to the public.

Art After Dark: Friday, September 7 from 6 to 9 PM: Robert “Rosey” Rosenthal will give a live demonstration on printmaking. Free and open to the public.

September 14-16, 2018: Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing workshop with Carol Brown. Max 12 students.

DETAILS // A public reception will take place on Friday, September 7, 6–9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark. Free admission.

Banner Images (left to right): E Pluribus Unum by Bay Hallowell, Das Narrenschiff by David Avery, and A Dream in Three by Nancy Helmsworth.
Homepage Image: Good Luck Charms, Susan F. Schafer.


Excited to announce my PPL (Portable Printmaking Lab) trailer will going out on San Pablo Ave this Fall in partnership with Chris Treggiari and Sergio de la Torre. They invited the trailer onboard for their residency at Kala Art Institute as part of their Sanctuary City project. Here are some pics from our first run out in July…

Here is a link to the Sanctuary City residency at KALA:


I invite you to please stop by Blue Line Arts and check out their 2018 Membership Medley exhibition. This group show features work by some amazing local artists. I have a new large-scale ink on AlyPoly drawing from my “Subdivision” series included. There is a reception on Saturday August 18th from 6- 8:30pm. Hope to see you there!


Please stop by the SMUD Gallery and check out “Paper Work”, a new exhibition featuring works on (and incorporating) paper by local Sacramento artists. I have a new large scale ink and collage piece included. The show will be up from July 13th – September 12th and an artist reception will take place on Thursday July 12th from 4:30 – 6pm.