Welcome to AWE Online Exhibits

Through in-person and online classes, AWE is able to reach out to seniors to engage their creativity, as well as providing a forum for community building. Classwork is selected for online and on-location exhibits, building a bridge to audiences of all ages. Please also visit our Annual Exhibits and Traveling Exhibits pages.


AWE 31st Annual Exhibit at Genentech

Tue. Jul. 9 – Thu. Aug. 8, 2024
50 works from our 31st Annual Exhibit will be featured in this exhibit hosted by STAGES (Strengthening Ties Across Generations).

View the exhibit in our online gallery

AWE Artist Feature

Pearl Pooner

See more artwork by Pearl and learn more about her story

Celebrating Black History and Women’s History

Online exhibit featuring AWE Artist Instructor Virginia Jourdan and artist participants in her classes at Crescent Park, Dr. George W. Davis, and Wings of Love Church. Learn more about the art and artists. Learn more about Virginia Jourdan.


AWE Senior Bridge Project Exhibit

The themes of the AWE Senior Bridge Project Exhibit are Mental Health and Social Connection. As a part of the project, AWE polled our artists to get feedback about topics of importance in their lives. Mental Health and Social Connection rose to the top of the list. This exhibit features artwork created in AWE classes in response to these themes. AWE would like to thank the California Arts Council for funding this project.

Family Love – Mary Fleming Faces – Geri Hill Mystery Theatre – Shirley Swift
Walking Together on a Beautiful Day – Sarah Armstrong Toba and Jack – Jack Herman Mental Health/Salud Mental – Rosario Martinez
Social Connection and Disconnection – Ana Miranda Untitled – Irene Higgins Untitled – Irene Higgins
Socially Distanced – Richard Newman Friends Together Late Afternoon – Robert Leone Joy – Lourdes Pollard
Solitary Confinement – Kim Ringle Family Tree – Margaret Bacon After Diebenkorn – Richard Newman
Hanging Out with Friends – Ida Marksman Community Work – Esperanza Salazar Celebrating Our Heritage – Bonnie Pérez
19 Revisited – Elliot Kushner Physical Health – Bonnie Pérez Captive – LA Campos de la Garza
Mental Health Awareness – Lorena Pérez Mental Health – Concepcion Ruiz Mental Health and Social Isolation – Lorena Pérez
Alone – Hilda Ibarra Skating in Golden Gate Park – Joan Diblin Mente Floral – Blanca Marenco
The Tribunal – Richard Newman Garden of Love and Life – Roslyn Tunis Social Connection and the Magic of Animals – Lorena Pérez

When One is Lacking Social Connection in the City – Concepcion Ruiz Ocean Bathers – Ida Marksman In My Mind – Esperanza Salazar
She, Her, They, Them – Fran Schiff Examine Ourselves – Rosario Martinez Mental Health – Concepcion Ruiz
The Friends – Aurora Gamboa-Spikol Physical Health, Mental Health, Social Connection – Silvia Camargo i found you – Hilda Ibarra
Mission NCs – Esperanza Salazar Mental Health and Memories The Power of Sankofa – Terry Shakelford Dancing to the Beat – Geri Hill
  OMG, LOL, TTYL, Hi – Brijean Ervin  

AWE Senior Bridge Project
Online Meeting – Sun. Aug. 7, 2022
Featuring a Special Exhibit Presentation Video of
Recent Work by AWE Artists


New Work Summer 2022
Featuring recent AWE classwork
Jun. 15 – Sept. 15, 2022

Cover Art – “Summerscape” by Toba Herman – Rhoda Goldman Plaza


Courageous Creativity
AWE Celebrates Black History
February 23, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Art With Elders Celebrates Black History with this special exhibit honoring African American Artists. The exhibit spotlights the creativity of African American artists within the AWE program. Laguna Honda Hospital artists are featured along with participants from several other San Francisco Bay Area communities.

Work from the exhibit by Laguna Honda residents is also on display on the first floor at Laguna Honda Hospital, but public access to Laguna Honda remains restricted due to precautions related to COVID-19.


AWE Community Feature:
AWE at The Sequoias – Featuring artists of The Sequoias with AWE Special Guests

Sept. 13 – Oct. 30, 2021


Always Beginning:
Beginning, Invention, and Discovery

May 15 – Sept. 15, 2021

“The artist is always beginning” Ezra Pound










with the AWE Open Studios
and Dr. George W. Davis
Senior Center
April 15 – June 15, 2021

Link to View Exhibit











“Radiant Hues” by Larry McCown and “Hillside Deer” by Shirley Keller

Open to all ages and abilities, the Open Studios provide an opportunity for friends and families to join together in art-making, and engage artists living independently from across the U.S. To learn more or sign up, please visit our Online Classes page. This exhibit is accompanied by a video of our Art Share event in which the featured artists talk about their work.
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Heartworks: From AWE with Love
AWE Artists celebrate love for Valentine’s Day
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February 14 – April 14, 2021










“Heart 1”
Danielle Dossier Lytton Gardens and“Hearts” Shirley Swift The Davis Center


We Dream, We Paint
A collection of recent works by AWE Artists

January 15 – March 15, 2021
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“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“It’s All in the Eyes” by John Collister – Saturday Open Studio


The Connected Earth and Other Works
A collection of recent works by AWE Artists
15 – January 15, 2021
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“The Connected Earth” by Gloria Ruth and “My Son, Steve” by Rita R. Goldman

Every Canvas is a Journey All It’s Own
Landscapes of the Imagination
September 15 – November 15, 2020

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Partner Site Feature: The Reutlinger Community
September 15 – November 15, 2020 Link Here

Art With Elders has been in partnership with The Reutlinger Community and Artist Instructor Betty Rothaus for many years. This exhibit features work from eleven of her Artist Participants, as well as images and brief biographies of the artists.

Bringing Unique Visions to Life
Full time Artist-in-Residence, Betty Rothaus, MFA, (center above) offers residents individual guidance in bringing their unique vision to life. Within a beautiful fine arts studio, residents who have never created art before, as well as experienced artists, enjoy learning new skills and expressing themselves through drawing, painting in oil, acrylic, pastels or watercolor, sculpting/pottery in clay, collage, textiles, jewelry and/or mixed media.  Exhibitions each year provide a joyous sharing of our residents’ accomplishments with the entire community.
The Reutlinger Community Art Program (https://www.rcjl.org/the-reutlinger/art-program/


Link Here to view show
Featuring works by 85 artists from across the Bay Area
July 15 – September 15, 2020

AWE Artist-Participants respond to the pandemic with creativity.