Podcasts

SFAI Faculty Interviews
with Curator Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción

Part of SFAI’s faculty exhibition More Than 700 Years, this podcast series features talks with SFAI artists, makers, and risk-takers.

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Podcast production by Cranium Corporation.


Interview with artist Mark Brest van Kempen

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Mark Brest van Kempen’s sculpture and performances use the landscape itself as artistic medium. From the Free Speech Monument at UC Berkeley to Land Exchange at the National Academy of Art in China, his work explores our complex relationship to the environment.

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Interview with artist Leila Weefur

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Leila Weefur (She/They/He) is an artist, writer, and curator who lives and works in Oakland, CA, and received an MFA from Mills College. Weefurs practice considers the complexities of phenomenological Blackness through video, installation, printmaking, and lecture-performances. Using materials and visual gestures to access the tactile memory, Weefur explores the abject, the sensual and the nuances found in the social interactions and language with which our bodies have to negotiate space.

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Interview with artist Wanxin Zhang

SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Wanxin Zhang spent his formative childhood years under Mao’s regime during the 1960’s in China. Zhang is an award-winning sculptor who has over 25 years of teaching experience in both China and the United States. In 2010, the exhibition “Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey” opened at ASU Art Museum, and traveled to Idaho, Florida, Washington, Montana, and California. Zhang also exhibited in the 22nd UBC Sculpture Biennial in Japan in 2007, the Taipei Ceramics Biennial in Taiwan in 2008, and the International Sculpture Biennial in China in 2013. Zhang’s current research interests include multicultural influences, politics, and globalization.

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Interview with artist Meredith Tromble

AUGUST 27, 2019

Meredith Tromble is an artist and writer working at the intersections of art, science, and technology. The most recent works in her wide-ranging ouvre are performative interventions revealing psychological aspects of sustainability. Her writing practice began as a regular artist commentator for KQED-FM; she has since published in journals ranging fromFoundations of Chemistry and Leonardo to Artweek and Aspect, co-created and edited five art magazines, and edited a book on Lynn Hershman Leeson published by the University of California Press. Her many public lectures include appearances at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Tate Britain, and the University of Caldas in Colombia.

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Interview with artist Chris Bell

AUGUST 25, 2019

Chris Bell is a site-specific installation artist and sculptor. His experimental researches are concerned with systems common to western culture: electricity, architectural space, perception, and natural phenomena. He has received support from the Australian Council of the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, (1999, 2009). He won Melbourne’s Fundere Sculpture Prize in 2003 and a major public commission for Melbourne’s new civic square. The Exploratorium commissioned a kinetic installation for their new location in 2013. He has worked as a resident artist at Belfast’s Flax Art Studios, California’s Headlands Center for the Arts, LKV studios Trondheim, Norway and Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany.

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Interview with artist Kal Spelletich

AUGUST 20, 2019

Kal Spelletich builds interactive machines and robots. He scours the city for industrial items whose technology can be reapplied and has collaborated with artists all over the world. Kal’s work involves, bio-morphic sensors, (sometimes uncontrollable) that trigger his robots providing viewers with a real-life experience. He is interested in the gap between what robots can’t do and what humans can do and the other way around. Recent exhibits have been in Namibia, Lubjianna, Berlin, Vienna, New York, India, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He curates, is an activist and has been featured in the NY Times, PBS, and in movies.

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Interview with artist Linda Connor

AUGUST 12, 2019

Since the late 1960s, Linda Connor has been teaching in the Photography department at SFAI and exhibiting, publishing, and teaching nationally and internationally. In 2002, she founded PhotoAlliance, a Bay Area non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography, and currently serves as its president. Connor’s peripatetic practice demonstrates a longstanding interest in the relationship between systems of belief and the natural world, and has seen her photographing wide-ranging subjects, from sacred sites and intricately jagged cliff faces, to antique plate-glass negatives from San Jose’s Lick Observatory and petrified bodies from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii. She has recently begun printing some of her most iconic images as shimmering sublimation prints on aluminum plates, lending an ethereal quality to already exquisite prints.

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Interview with artist James Claussen

JULY 16, 2019

James Claussen’s surreal images combine elements of the natural world, machinery, his life and imagination. Using the absence and presence of color, shapes, forms and texture, Claussen's lithographs seek to explore space and spark imagination. Claussen's work is collected by corporations, private collectors and renowned art institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri; Pratt Institute in New York, and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, among others.

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Interview with artist J. John Priola

JULY 12, 2019

J. John Priola’s photography and video work reveals subtle details of mediated and natural landscapes, depicting what presence and absence look like, while vibrating in the space between art and idea. His work has been published and exhibited widely; selected collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; SFMOMA; The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco; Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla; and Weston Gallery, Carmel.

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Interview with artist Brad Brown

JULY 6, 2019

Brad Brown is an artist working primarily on drawings and works on paper. His drawing projects tend to be large, open-ended series that can remain unfinished for years. His largest project to date, The Look Stains, began in 1987 and consists of tens of thousands of works on paper that are continually worked on, torn up, re-drawn, and re-contextualized.

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About Cranium Corporation

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Another (Swell) Show
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 - Sunday, Dec 1, 2019
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ECHOES: From There to Here
Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
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. . .
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
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Echo
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
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White Walls - Black Joy
Monday, Nov 18, 2019 - Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
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Miguel Calderón: On George Kuchar and Tropical Vultures
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
6:00PM
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Closing Reception: . . .
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Closing Reception: Echo
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Everything is a Vibrator
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 - Friday, Nov 22, 2019
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SFAI Graduate Preview Day
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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The Role of the Arts in the Tech of Tomorrow
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: Flash Point
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Flash Point
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 - Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
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December Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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December Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Past Events

PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
7:30PM
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Opening Reception: White Walls - Black Joy
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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El Surrealismo en México: Histories, Reflections, Engagements
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Opening Reception: . . .
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
12:00PM - 9:00PM
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SFAI Concentrate: Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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SFAI Concentrate: Film Screenings
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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SFAI Concentrate: Student Art Sale
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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November Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Opening Reception: Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: ECHOES: From There to Here
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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November Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Some New Voices
Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - Friday, Nov 15, 2019
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Opening Reception: Another (Swell) Show
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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ANTITHETICAL
Monday, Nov 4, 2019 - Monday, Nov 11, 2019
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Reception: From the Tower: Collecting Queer Histories
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Artistic, Colorful and Unconventional: A Visual Tour of SFAI’s Queer History
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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Opening Reception: We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Monday, Oct 28, 2019 - Friday, Nov 1, 2019
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Undergrad Open House
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Sebastian Alvarez: On Holes and Heaps
Friday, Oct 25, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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It Is Our Privilege
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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It Is Our Privilege
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
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San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Lived Landscape
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Regrettable, foreseeable, Preventable
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Regrettable, foreseeable, Preventable
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
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Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow: Delia Brown
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
7:00PM
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Lived Landscape
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
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From the Tower: Collecting Queer Histories
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
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October Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 13, 2019
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October Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Lisa E. Bloom: Polar Aesthetics:  Feminism, Art and the Climate Crisis in the Arctic and Antarctic
Friday, Oct 4, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Dream Variations part 2
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: Corporeal Prison
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Corporeal Prison
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
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An Evening with Collector Paul Sack
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
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Orit Ben Shitrit: National Detritus
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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A Lucid Labyrinthine
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
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National Portfolio Day - Graduate Admissions Virtual Fair
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
3:00AM - 2:00PM
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assume vivid astro focus: actions vent ascending frequencies
Friday, Sep 13, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
Friday, Sep 13, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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September Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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September Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Tiny Purse Girl
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
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Longing For Anything
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
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AXA Traveling Art Prize Exhibition
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
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More Than 700 Years: A Conversation between Curator Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción + SFAI Faculty Members
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Closing Reception: More Than 700 Years
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: SEEN/UNSEEN
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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SEEN/UNSEEN
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 - Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
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INDIVIDUAL
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
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Closing Reception: Cuban Analogs
Friday, Aug 16, 2019
6:00PM - 8:30PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition Celebration
Friday, Aug 9, 2019
3:30PM - 6:00PM
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The Killer Stream - Film Screening
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Opening Reception: 3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 - Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
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Opening Reception: Cuban Analogs
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — August 2019
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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August Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Cuban Analogs
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
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August Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 - Friday, Aug 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Admit On The Spot Day
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019
4:00PM - 8:00PM
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July Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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July Graduate Virtual Q & A Sessions
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Sadie Barnette: From Here
Monday, Jul 15, 2019
7:00PM
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Closing Reception: Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — July 2019
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 - Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: In A Flash
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Joyce Burstein: The Epitaph Project: SFAI
Monday, Jul 1, 2019
7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Exhibition: In A Flash
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 - Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
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Opening Reception: Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 - Monday, Jul 1, 2019
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Admit on the Spot Day
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: More Than 701 Years
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
12:30PM - 1:30PM
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Lordy Rodriguez: Lie Lines
Monday, Jun 17, 2019
7:00PM
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PreCollege TA + Faculty Pop-up: More Than 701 Years
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 - Monday, Jun 24, 2019
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Opening Reception: Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Friday, Jun 14, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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June Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
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June Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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