Return to campus for a day of art, connections, and general reverly. Reconnect with faculty, rediscover SFAI's hidden histories, get lost in the alumni photo exhibition, and hear the inside scoop on future plans.
Plug in at the alumni resources table, where we'll display pocket-sized materials on your endeavors, and bring business cards for networking and a free raffle at the All-Alumni Gathering.
Special alumni programming until 11pm includes:
FOOD + DRINK » 1–5 pm
Free coffee, tea, and treats in the Courtyard, plus lunch and additional snacks available for purchase in the SFAI Café
PHOTO BOOTH » 1–6 pm
Take home tons of prints, then share your favorites online #SFAIAlumniDay
COLLECTED ALUMNI EXHIBITION ON VIEW » 9 am–8 pm | Diego Rivera Gallery
CAMPUS TOURS ON THE HOUR » 1-3pm | Approx. 30 minutes
SOUNDS DJ’D BY THE STUDENTS OF THE TOWER RADIO » 12:30 -8pm
PING-PONG RALLIES » 1-3:30pm
ENVISION THE FUTURE AT PIER 2, FORT MASON CENTER » 1:30-3pm | Meet in the Courtyard
Take a walk to the intended home of SFAI's graduate center at Pier 2, Fort Mason
WRITE A STELLAR GRANT PROPOSAL » 2-2:30pm | Lecture Hall
With SFAI's Cristiana Baik, Manager of Institutional Giving and former grant writer for ART21, and Sara Wanie (MFA Painting, 2009), Career and Professional Practices Coordinator.
GALLERY TOURS OF GAMES ARE FORBIDDEN IN THE LABYRINTH » 1:30-2pm + 5-5:30pm | Walter and McBean Galleries
With Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs Hesse McGraw
ALL-ALUMNI GATHERING » 3:30-4:30 pm | Lecture Hall
Presentation of the 2014 Faculty Recognition Award to Fred Martin, report on SFAI by President Charles Desmarais
GROUP PHOTO » 4:45 pm | Zellerbach Quad
ILLUSTRATIVE STORIES: QUEER HISTORIES AT SFAI & SCREENING » 5-6 pm | Lecture
With author and activist Jim Van Buskirk and SFAI Librarian Jeff Gunderson, plus a screening of former SFAI faculty James Broughton's 1968 film, The Bed (19 minutes)
MAKE IT A WEEKEND
Continue the celebration Saturday night during Concentrate's Opening Night + Student Art Sale Preview.
STUDENT ART SALE PREVIEW » 6-8 pm | Courtyard
Be the first to see and buy work from 100+ student-artists, starting as low as $1
COLLECTED RECEPTION » 6-8 pm | Diego Rivera Gallery
SFAI myths and legends uncovered through candid alumni photographs, catered by Lemongrass Thai Cuisine, co-owned by alumna Lats Latvis (BFA, 1979)
AFTERMATH ALUMNI MIXER » 8-11 pm | Sweeties | 475 Francisco Street
Head to nearby Sweeties, the watering hole owned by alumna Flicka McGurrin (MFA Painting, 1990)
Sunday's daytime Concentrate festivities are open to all, featuring the student art sale, a beer garden, tactical ice cream, pizza, DJs, goats, and more.