Join us November 14-15 for SFAI CONCENTRATE, a weekend-long festival, art sale, and series of artist-driven events open to the public. The student art sale showcases a broad range of contemporary art works from over 170 students, happening at SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. The festival also offers an array of family-friendly activities including art-making, a bounce house, ping pong rallies and goats in the SFAI meadow.
SFAI is also pleased to announce that Whoop Dee Doo, the internationally renowned faux-public access, family-friendly variety show, will perform with a team of SFAI students in ingenious game show performances created especially for Concentrate. The show will be hosted every 20 minutes in Zellerbach Quad.
Saturday, November 14
6–8 pm | 800 Chestnut Street Campus
Free + open to all
Saturday night of SFAI Concentrate opens with a first look at the immersive art sale, plus the opening reception of The Alumni Exhibition juried by SFAI alumnus Griff Williams. Join us for food, drink, and good conversation as we kick off Concentrate weekend. Complimentary Fort Point beer, wine, and small bites served.
STUDENT ART SALE PREVIEW
Be the first to see and buy work from 170+ student-artists, starting as low as $1. The student art sale offers work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, editioned works, crafts, sculpture, mixed media, video, performance, fiber, adventurous gifts, and unexpected projects.
JURIED ALUMNI EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Diego Rivera Gallery
Juried by SFAI alumnus and San Francisco gallerist Griff Williams, this year’s Alumni Exhibition will feature the works of 24 former SFAI students across all media.
LIVE MUSIC & TOWER RADIO DJS
Indulge in the sounds of The Tower Radio student DJs and SFAI student-led bands.
DELICIOUS SNACKS & BEVERAGES
Celebrate Opening Night with a glass of Fort Point Beer, wine, or snacks by local favorite La Mediteranee.
STUDENT ART SALE + FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 15
1–6 pm | 800 Chestnut Street Campus
Free + open to all
Sunday’s daytime Concentrate festivities are open to all, and feature a participatory game show produced by internationally recognized, faux public access, family-friendly variety show Whoop Dee Doo; work for sale by 170+ student-artists beginning at $1; child-friendly art making activities; a beer garden for adults; sweet and savory food trucks; SFAI DJs; goats; and so much more.
FOOD + DRINK
Beer Garden with Fort Point Beer Company
All day | Zellerbach Quad | Available for purchase
Fort Point Beer Company was founded in 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana. The brewery resides in a historic Presidio building that was formerly used as an army motor pool. Building on the success of their five-year old restaurant Mill Valley Beerworks, Fort Point focuses on craft beers like a San Francisco-style IPA, a Kölsch-style ale, and a hoppy wheat beer.
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
JURIED ALUMNI EXHIBITION ON VIEW
All day | Diego Rivera Gallery
This year’s exhibition features a stellar line-up of 24 alums who graduated as far back as 1971: Dominic Angerame. Alexis Arnold, Jeffrey Beauchamp, Lisa Blatt, Nicholas Bohac, Daniel Davidson, Marshall Elliott, Amir Esfahani, Robert Falco, Robert Jackson Harrington, Robert Heckes, Daniel Jefferies, Walter Kennedy, Tom Krumpak, Robert Moya, Tom Mueske, Kimberly Rowe, Irys Schenker, Susan Lynn Smith, John Steck, Jr., Chris Thorson, Beth Waldman, Kathryn Young.
SOUNDS DJ’D BY THE TOWER RADIO
All day | Courtyard
Students from The Tower Radio, SFAI’s streaming freeform radio station, will broadcast adventurous music all weekend from the SFAI Courtyard. Tune in any time to thetower.sfai.edu.
WHOOP DEE DOO! LIVE
2:30-6 pm | Zellerbach Quad
Watch internationally renowned faux-public access family-friendly variety show Whoop Dee Doo! and their team of SFAI students collaborate in a special one-time Game Show performance, created especially for Concentrate Weekend 2015! Hosted every 20 minutes in Zellerbach Quad, you might even have a chance to participate and win big!
FAMILY PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS
1-5 pm | Courtyard
Pull unique, vibrant prints of arrangements made of leaves, stencils, string, bubble-wrap, and other materials from an inked gelatin base. Layer images and colors with this fun and easy printmaking method you can do at home. When you are done, take your print with you or give to a friend!
HIP! HIP! HOORAY MASKS!
1-4 pm | Zellerbach Quad
Make an awesome mask to wear during the Whoop Dee Doo! performance. Create exciting masks with cardboard, googly eyes, feathers, pom poms and more!
WACKY MAN BALLOON FOREST
All day | SFAI Amphitheater
Visible from a mile away, Charlie Mylie’s Wacky Man Forest refashions the animated tube dancers often associated with used car lots and discount mattress centers as an immersive installation at the very top of SFAI’s campus.
All day | Francisco Street Parking Lot
What is essential is invisible (2005) is an inflatable sculpture of an anatomical human heart by the artist Felipe Dulzaides (MFA, 2001). Climb in and out through the aortas or watch the heart “beat” from the movements of people playing inside. Commissioned by the Scottsdale Commission of Public Art in 2005 and previously exhibited on the Zellerbach Quad in 2012, Dulzaides’ interactive sculpture has returned to SFAI for a second Concentrate in a row!
LESLIE SHOWS & G.H. ROTHE EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW*
All day | Walter and McBean Galleries
In the Walter and McBean galleries we present two concurrent solo exhibitions: Leslie Shows and G.H. Rothe: Seven Paintings (both on view through December 12).
* G.H. Rothe’s exhibition is not family-friendly. Discretion is advised.
SPEED LEVITCH TALKING HEAD EXPERIENCE!
All day | Various Locations
Get to know the SFAI campus from the most famous tour guide in the United States, Timothy "Speed" Levitch! Audio/Visual tours will be viewable on monitors across campus all day. Find them all!
GOATS IN THE SFAI MEADOW + GARDENING ACTIVITY
All day | SFAI Meadow
Learn about the history of the SFAI Meadow and get to know our special visitors: goats from City Grazing who are helping keep the meadow tidy. City Grazing’s goats are friendly, lively, and great with children.
Sundays are the weekly workday in the Meadow and a group of SFAI students will be planting, clearing brush, and caring for our campus green space. Feel free to bring your gardening gloves and lend a hand or just enjoy a moment of quiet in this unexpected urban landscape. Meadow volunteers will also host a hands-on activity great for families!
SFAI SWAG + BARGAIN VARIETY SALE !!!
All Day | Courtyard
Pick up a live-screenprinted SFAI Tote bag from the SFAI Poster Syndicate team, or rummage through our merch table for bargain priced steals!!!
All Day | Zellerbach Quad
An SFAI tradition! Challenge friends, family, and strangers to a game of table tennis.
If you’re an SFAI alumnus, learn about special Concentrate weekend alumni programming.