AWE at Gallery 190 UCSF Memory and Aging Center Opening event Thu. Jan. 11, 5-6:30p. Show runs Fri. Jan. 5 – Fri. Mar. 29, 2024.
AWE at SF Women Artists Gallery
Event – AWE Artists at Imago Gallery Trinity St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Previous Exhibits and Events
Thu. Feb. 2 – Fri. Aug. 25, 2023
Art With Elders (AWE) in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Art in City Hall program are proud to present The Power of Creativity and Community, an exhibition that showcases over 90 original paintings and drawings made by seniors participating in the AWE program from forty programming sites and community partners located throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The exhibition is organized in four groups: artworks selected for the AWE 30th Annual Exhibit and AWE Over the Years: Works from the AWE Archive, as well as artworks created by artists participating in the AWE Senior Bridge Project: Mental Health and Social Connection and in classes at Laguna Honda Hospital. The Power of Creativity and Community celebrates the many artists who have participated in the program by sharing their incredible artwork and their creative voice. Each work is accompanied with a portrait of the artist and information about their life and practice.
The exhibition will be on display on the Ground Floor and in the North Light Court of San Francisco City Hall and is free and open to the public. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
𝐀𝐃𝐀 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 – For wheelchair lift, please use the Grove Street loading dock, where you may take the elevator up to the 1st floor.
𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐒𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 – Per current health guidelines, masks are recommended, but are not required in City buildings. Visit sf.gov/masks for further mask guidance.
Tuesday Jul. 18 – Aug. 8, 2023
This exhibit, hosted by STAGES at Genentech, features artworks created by seniors participating in the Art With Elders (AWE) program. The exhibit is on display in building 35, July 18-August 8. The exhibiting artists represent a diverse cross section of older adults from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Strengthening Ties Across Generations (STAGES)
Event – Art as Healthcare: AWE at Laguna Honda Hospital
Tue. Jul. 11, 12-2p, 2023
SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125, SF, CA 94102
Art With Elders reflects on its 25-year partnership with Laguna Honda Hospital which has consistently celebrated creativity in its care of San Franciscans with skilled nursing care needs. The program will be a conversation with SF Department of Public Health staff and AWE-LHH art program participants.
RSVP requested, but not required:
San Francisco Cares: Inclusivity and Accessibility in Senior Arts Programming
Arts programming provides participants with a forum for expressing themselves while cultivating a sense of identity and belonging. Our vision is a society in which every older adult engages in the creative arts as part of their healthy and vibrant longevity. San Francisco senior service providers will discuss how creative programming impact the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities, including strategies to foster inclusive, accessible environments.
Sat. Apr. 1, 2023 12-2p
The Role of the Arts in Building Social Connection:
The Art With Elders Senior Bridge Project
SFAC Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 125, SF, CA 94102
Listening to our seniors and hearing their need for social connection. Art With Elders program participants discuss their experiences moving from isolation to connection by engaging in group creative practice.
Fri. Jan. 6 – Wed. Mar. 1, 2023
The AWE 30th Annual Exhibit at the
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
(Veterans Building Herbst Theater Lobby) 401 Van Ness Avenue, SF, CA 94102
Tue. Jan. 10 – Fri. Feb. 3, 2023
Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 21, 2:00- 4:00 pm
The Women of AWE at the
SF Women Artists Gallery
647 Irving St. at 8th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
Sun. Oct. 23, 2022, 2-4 pm PT
Oct 17, 2022 – May 17, 2023
Sun. Sep. 25, 2022, 10-5pm
Thu. Aug. 18, 1-4pm
Sun. Aug. 7, 2022, 1:30-3p PT
Mon. Jul. 11 – Aug. 31, 2022
Thu. May 19 – Sun. July 31, 2022
Tues. Jan. 11 – Fri. Mar. 4, 2022 – AWE at San Francisco Women Artists
Tue. Jan. 4 – Mon. Jan. 31, 2022 – “A Visual Story Through Self”
Thursday Dec, 2, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Thurs. Nov. 4, 2021 – Thu. Jan. 6, 2022 – “Community is a Process” – An Art With Elders Exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum – 398 Eddy St. SF CA. 94102
Sun. Oct. 24 – Dec. 31, 2021 – 29th Annual Exhibit – An online exhibit of over 100 recent works by AWE artists, juried by Sophie Appel and Cole Solinger of Delaplane Gallery. Opening event online, Oct. 24, 2-4pm PT
Sept 13 – Oct 30, 2021 – AWE at the Sequoias – A selection of AWE artist works on location at The Sequoias 1400 Geary Blvd. SF CA 94109
May 15 – July 15, 2021 – Always Beginning – AWE 3D Online Gallery – https://www.artwithelders.org/online-exhibits/
May 15, 2021 – 12-5pm Tenderloin Arts Fair – Larkin St. between Eddy and Ellis https://www.facebook.com/events/213215423590930
May 7, 2-21 – Better World Day – Vallejo Charter School celebrates AWE senior artists
April 15 – June 15, 2021 – Art Share with Open Studios – AWE 3D Online Gallery – https://www.artwithelders.org/online-exhibits/
February 14 – April 14, 2021 – Heartworks: From AWE with Love – Online Holiday Exhibit – AWE 3D Online Gallery
Jan. 15 – Mar. 15, 2021 – We Dream, We Paint – “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh – AWE 3D Online Gallery
Nov. 15, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021 – The Connected Earth and Other Works by AWE Artists – AWE 3D Online Gallery
Th. Nov. 5, 12, and 18, 2020 – Online live events with Covia Well Connected
Sun. Oct. 25, 2020 – 28th Annual Show Online live event and video
Sept. 15 – Nov. 15, 2020 – Online Partner Feature – The Reutlinger Community – AWE Online Gallery
Sept. 15 – Nov. 15, 2020 – Every Canvas is a Journey All its Own – AWE Online Gallery
July 15, 2020 – Ongoing – Pandemic Response Art – AWE Online Gallery
July 15 – Sept. 15, 2020 – Resilient! – AWE Online Gallery
2020 28th Annual Show and Celebration – October is the time when we traditionally hold our big Annual Show and Celebration. Our 2021 29th Annual Exhibit Opening Celebration will be held via Zoom from 2-4pm on Oct. 24, 2021. The Annual Exhibit works will be viewable in our online 3D gallery this year.
AWE Presentations on Well-Connected On Thursdays Nov. 5, 12, and 18 we will gave three different presentations on Covia’s “Well-Connected” program which offers services to seniors online and by phone:
11/5 Art With Elders: Annual Exhibit Highlights – Highlights from the 30-year history of the AWE program and it’s Annual Exhibit. Presented by Art with Elders Executive Director Mark Campbell and Exhibits Manager Darcie O’Brien
11/12 Creative Environments – Teaching Artists and Artist-Participants discuss building and nurturing deep relationships in a creative environment.
11/19 Student-Directed Creative Learning – Teaching Artists and Artist-Participants discuss the benefits of student-directed creative learning experiences.
CANCELLED UCSF Memory and Aging Center Mar 23 – Apr 20, 2020 Opening Reception Gallery 190 Thu. March 26 1500 Owens St. SF, CA 94158
USF Koret Center Mar 1 – Apr 26, 2020 2130 Fulton St. SF, CA 94117
Laguna Honda Hospital Admin Blg Lobby, 1st Floor Art Classroom Hallway, and N4 https://lagunahonda.org/node/51
Dept. of Aging and Adult Services https://www.sfhsa.org/about/departments/department-aging-and-adult-services-daas