A contest was launched in March of this year to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF). The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition, welcomed submissions from artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties and understandingly, the turnout was massive. Over 11,000 works of art were created for the show yet less than 1,000 were selected, including 13 works from 11 of Sausalito’s ICB (Industrial Center Building) artists. View the work online or at the de Young’s large Herbst galleries on the lower level from October 10, 2020 to January 3, 2021. The artists whose work will be on display are Leslie Allen of Sausalito, Sophy Bevan of Mill Valley, Maria Burtis of San Francisco, Chris Chaffin of Mill Valley, Rachel Davis of San Rafael, Bibby Gignilliat of Mill Valley, Nancy Ilg of San Rafael, Ivy Jacobsen of Fairfax, Stephen Mangum of San Francisco, Sharon Paster of Belvedere, and Carla Roth of Ross.
Here are some more key numbers:
- 6,190 applications
- 11,518 submissions
- 877 works selected
- 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Gallery
- 100% proceeds go to artists
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Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.