Drawing Room SF: Women Rising: Interviews with Artists

WOMEN RISING is an exhibition and hosts over 200 Bay Area women artists as we take over the 780 Valencia Street space for an additional 6 weeks. We are delighted to host a series of ARTIST TALKS in which 7-9 artists will have the opportunity to share a bit about themselves and their artistic practice/process with the public. These events are open and free to everyone, but places are limited. Each artist will speak for 10-15 minutes. We will publish the program the week of each event. No reservation necessary.

Sunday March 27: 2-5 p.m.: Carolynn Haydu, Stella Sears-Bicknel, l Caroline Payaon, Christine Kuo, Erika Chan, Lorraine Woodruff-Long, Mary Burger, Melissa Bolger, Catherine Quon

Sunday April 3: 2-5 p.m.: Larraine Seiden, Leah Korican, Eileen P. Goldenberg, Jude Pittman, Michelle Mongan, Mariana Moreno-Gonzalez, Angela Han, Barbara Pollack-Lewis, Debra Reabock, Alyson Wong, Britt Henze

Tuesday April 5: 4-6:30 p.m.: Rachel Znerold, Artemis Schatzkin, Serena Corson, Susan R. Kirshenbaum, Alma Leppla, Tisha Kenny, Deborah Caperton, Soad Kader

Sunday April 10: 2-5 p.m.: Jessica Sharp, Kristie Hansen, Lauren Taylor, Linda Trunzo, Nic Griffin, Lorrie Fink, Sara Marinelli, Darolyn Barber

Tuesday April 12: 4-6:30 p.m.: Audrey Kral, Amy Berk, Audrey Heller, Caren Andrews, Zoe Ani, Xiaochen Yang, Deborah Gutof, Janet Williams, Kaytea Petro

Tuesday April 19: 4-6.30 p.m.: Andrea Bergen, Ana Rivero-Rossi, Harumo Sato, Ella Noe, Tammy Zo-Pollard, Virdell Vondalla, Kate Razo, Renée DeCarlo

**The INSIDE/OUTSIDE Project, an SF-based collaboration between the Drawing Room and Curated State, asked female artists based in the SF Bay area to submit a piece or body of work for consideration in this exhibition. We asked for works specifically created since 2020 in hopes of representing how the impacts of the past 2 years have affected artists in what they create and how their work relates to our current state of the world. We ask artists how COVID, the recent climate crisis, and the many socio-political issues occurring in these most modern and recent times affect women artists as creators, thinkers, and activists.

Works in all media were accepted, including over 500 works of art; multimedia/video/sound and in situ installation works as well as 2D and 3D works. We filled a very large space with the goal of activating a large storefront bringing new life and community to this hallway.

The space at 780 Valencia has been generously sponsored by building owners, Basking Investment Group and 2BLiving to help build resilience and community in our neighborhoods through ART, ARTISTS and their communities of supporters.

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