Traveling Exhibits

Through our Traveling Exhibits Program, we are proud to share the extraordinary talents of AWE artists with the wider community as our Artists are featured in Exhibits at a wide variety of venues across the Bay Area throughout the year.

The Art With Elders Traveling Exhibits Program spotlights the creativity and vitality of our elder artists, and provides them with a presence, and a pathway to staying active and visible, in the community. Mobility can be an issue as we age, but it does not need to keep us from engaging fully, we can use the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.

Through AWE’s Traveling Exhibits Program, artists stay connected to and visible in the community. AWE Program Artists create art in the classroom all year round, and are invited to enter work for our Annual Exhibit. Each year, 100 representative artworks are chosen from about 400 entrants to be featured in our Annual Exhibit. Each artwork is displayed with a photo and biography of the artist. After the opening event for the Annual Show, the works go out into the community to be exhibited in a variety of venues and online presentations throughout the year. For many, this sharing of art and community increases positive self-esteem and can have transformational emotional effects.

Works donated to AWE by the artists are for sale, proceeds directly support our ongoing programming. If you are interested in purchasing art please contact us at

Holiday Showcase at Kadist SF One Rincon Center
Art Institute of California SF – Culinary Program San Francisco International Airport


Now Showing: “AWE Inspiring” at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Gallery190

Seascape by Tony Lai Yu – Art With Elders Laguna Honda Hospital

Art With Elders is excited to present “AWE Inspiring,” an art exhibit at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Gallery190. AWE Program artwork will be on display from Wed Mar 20 through Thu Jun 27. Please join us for our opening event on Thu Apr 4, 5-7 p.m. free of charge and open to the public.

Gallery190, sponsored by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC), is located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building on the Mission Bay Campus of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The gallery is open weekdays 9 to 5 p.m. and weekends by appointment. For information and to view the gallery space please contact Leslie M. Goss, Assistant to Bruce Miller, MD, at 415.476.5591 or

See Map here.

Sandler Neurosciences Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, California

AWE partners with SF Friends School to explore “What is Possible”

“What is Possible” is the theme for Art With Elders’ upcoming show of artworks from our Annual Exhibit at the San Francisco Friends School, second floor gallery, February 1-27, 2019.
SF Friends School is a K-8 Quaker school in the Mission with 440 students. They have a lively arts program, including opportunities for students to work with elders through oral history projects, dancing, and drama.

AWE Featured on Well Connected Wed Jan 23 9:45-10:15 am

Art With Elders is excited to participate in ‘Power To Change,’ the second annual virtual symposium hosted by Covia’s ‘Well Connected.’
“Power to Change, our second annual virtual creative aging symposium, will be held January 23rd, 2019. Our elders are looking for ways to have their voices heard, to create change in their lives, and the lives of others. We believe older adults can continue to transform the world and we want to ignite that belief in each symposium attendee.”
The symposium runs from 9 a.m. until 12:30 and features an array of creative presenters. Don’t miss 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. when Art With Elders’ Executive Director Mark Campbell and Instructor-Exhibits Manager Darcie O’Brien will speak about how creativity enhances the gifts of aging, and on the transformative emotional impacts of sharing art and community.
For more info and registration, click here:

26th Annual Exhibit

Art With Elders’ 26th Annual Show Opening Event is now on view at the Gerald Simon Auditorium at Laguna Honda Hospital featuring a juried selection of 105 artworks, representing elder artists from around the Bay Area. The selected works are augmented by a photograph and biographical sketch of each artist. Above, AWE Artist Instructor Insio Che with Artists from Oak Center Towers at the 26th Annual Show Opening Event.

View all the selected works in our Online Gallery
Purchase Artworks, proceeds directly support our programming, thank you for your contribution!
View Event Pictures here

View Artist Pages here

California Dreamin’ by John Lindgren

Art With Elders and The Sequoias celebrate Mary Boyer and Friends at YakiniQ Cafe

Art With Elders and The Sequoias celebrate Mary Boyer and Friends at YakiniQ Cafe

Hello AWE Friends,
We hope you can join us for our upcoming Exhibit and Opening Event:
Mary Boyer and Friends at YakiniQ Cafe
1640 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Opening Event Thursday August 9, 2018 4-6pm
Show runs through September 29 9am-9pm Daily
Art With Elders is excited to collaborate with The Sequoias SF and YakiniQ Cafe to present an exhibit of artworks created by Art With Elders program participants and artists of The Sequoias SF, featuring the works of Mary Boyer. AWE would like to celebrate Mary Boyer who was an avid Art With Elders program participant and donor. The exhibit will be on display Thursday August 9 through Saturday September 29, 2018. The exhibit and reception are open to the public at no charge, courtesy of YakiniQ Cafe. Purchase work through our website here: