Alumni Weekend + Exhibition

Alumni Weekend

Alumni, near and far, return to campus for a weekend of SFAI revelvry, art, and conversation. Rediscover hidden histories, see old friends, connect with faculty, and find out what’s happening on campus.


Schedule of Events

Saturday November 12 | 5–8pm

Concentrate: An Uncommon Art Sale + Festival opens
Campus Wide

Alumni Exhibition Opening Celebration
Diego Rivera Gallery

Sunday, November 13 | 12–5pm

Presentation: SFAI Graduate Center at Fort Mason Center for the Arts & Culture

Free Lunch with Faculty

Conversation with Interim President Rachel Schreiber & SFAI’s New President Gordon Knox
SFAI Lecture Hall

In Conversation about Joan Brown: Jeff Gunderson with Don Ed Hardy
SFAI Lecture Hall/ Cafe

Petanque tournament, Ping Pong, and music
Zellerbach Quad

Alumni Exhibition

During CONCENTRATE: An Uncommon Art Sale + Festival on November 12–13, 2016, an exhibition in the Diego Rivera Gallery and the adjacent courtyard will showcase the innovative work of SFAI alumni artists. The exhibition will be juried by guest curator Katya Min, Curator of Public Programs at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2016.

How to Apply
Visit SlideRoom and fill out the Alumni Exhibition 2016 application.



October 15: Submission deadline

Oct 21: Selected artists notified

Oct 31–November 4:
Artwork drop off period

November 8–13:
Exhibition on view

November 12, 6–9pm: 
Exhibition reception

Nov 14–19:
Artwork pickup period

About the Guest Curator

Katya Min has served as Curator of Public Programs at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) since Fall 2011. Min has led a range of programs, including the ongoing social context exhibition series for emerging Bay Area artists in the Room for Big Ideas (2012-2015); the monthly Converge series; an ongoing presentations of participatory workshops, social installations, and performance art, and YBCA Arts & Ideas Festivals. She currently curates the YBCA Live Practice series, a monthly artist-led transdisciplinary and conceptual activation series and other public programs related to YBCA's visual arts exhibitions in addition to managing the YBCA/Art Practical Social Practice Artist Residency Program.

Min’s curatorial projects include Ancient Future Super Natural with artists Choi Jeong Hwa, Alice Konitz, and “Assembly Line” with Li Xiaofei. In her current role at YBCA, she has worked with many Bay Area artists including Binta Ayofemi, Zeina Barakeh, Sofía Córdova, Jennifer Locke, Amy M. Ho, Tom Loughlin, Cybele Lyle, Surabhi Saraf, Dimitra Skandali, Michael Swaine, Chris Treggiari, and Andrew Wilson. She has previously produced and curated Bay Area arts festivals, exhibition, and cultural events that brought together local and national multi-disciplinary artists. Her undergraduate studies were in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (CCA) and her graduate studies were in Integral Psychology/Philosophy (CIIS).

In Spring 2017, Min will be an instructor and lecturer for the course Arts in Context: Process of Cultural Production at Stanford University.


Charlie Mylie, Wacky Man Forest, SFAI Concentrate 2015