AWE Traveling Exhibit at the UCSF Koret Center
“Community is a Process,” Mission Neighborhood Centers class exhibit at the Tenderloin Museum with Instructor Hugh Leeman and Gallery Director Katie Conry

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Through our Traveling Exhibits Program, we are proud to share the extraordinary talents of AWE artists with the greater 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 artists, the works go out into the community to be exhibited in a variety of venues and online presentations throughout the year. Our exhibit venues have included the San Francisco International Airport, War Memorial Performing Arts Center, Rincon Center, Kadist Gallery, The UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the USF Koret Center, and many more. The works reach an estimated 200,000 viewers. 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

Please see our Exhibit Schedule for more information.

Art With Elders at the Curry Senior Center –
Community Partner Feature
On location and online exhibit – May 19 – July 31, 2022
Opening Event at the Curry Senior Center Thurs. May 19, 2-4pm
315 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3D Gallery View:

Web View:

AWE Artists of The Curry Senior Center
Cecilia dela Cruz

Untitled Sunflowers
Carnibal San Francisco Skyline

Virginia Navarro

Untitled Untitled
Untitled Untitled
Japanese Pagoda Little Lamb

Maria Nelita Garcia

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Love Birds

Emelita Torio

Carnibal Rice Terraces Baguio City, Philippines
San Francisco Skyline Japanese Pagoda


“A Visual Story Through Self” – Artists from the Art With Elders (AWE) program at Openhouse Bob Ross LGBTQ Senior Center and Coventry Place
by Spike’s Coffees and Teas
Tues. Jan. 4 – Mon. Jan. 31, 2022

A Visual Story Through Self

This exhibit, “A Visual Story Through Self,” features art and artists from the AWE program at the Openhouse Bob Ross LGBTQ Senior Center. Openhouse works to center the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults by providing opportunities to make social connections and build community. These artists encompass the dynamic diversity that enriches San Francisco. Their artworks were made in community art classes with Art With Elders. AWE uses technology and art to bridge the isolating divide of the ever-changing circumstances of the pandemic. This show represents a rich tapestry of varied perspectives woven together through the dynamic language of visual art. These artists’ visual stories remind us that connection is an ongoing creative process that results in an ever-evolving community. 

AWE at SF Women Artists

Tues. Jan. 11 – Fri. Mar. 4, 2022 – AWE at San Francisco Women Artists
647 Irving Street at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Opening Reception – Sat. Jan. 15, 2022, 2-4 pm

Featuring women of AWE and their work:
Hamida Asif – “Blue Cliffs” – On Lok Peralta
Victoria Chan – “Falls” – Cypress Golden Gate
Leleticia Mapp – “Hearts” – Excell Healthcare
Ida Marksman – “Bathers” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Bess Meek – “Mystifying Walk in Central Park” – The Reutlinger Community
Nina Ng – “Messy” – Aspen Transitional Healthcare Pacific Heights
Teresa Picirillo – “Warrior Woman with Bear” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Lotchanna Sourivong – “Colorfield Blue & Gray” – Laguna Honda Hospital
Yu Chen – “Plein Air” – Oak Center Towers
Irene IrishH Higgins – “Crane by the Shore” – On Lok Gee Center
Yelena Khristich – “Open Mind“ – Western Park Apartments
Gretchen Klug – “Home” – Raksha Care Home
Chieko Lafferty – “DeKooning Woman” – Western Park Apartments
Gloria Learned – “Bluebird” – Heritage on the Marina
Vanita Shah – “Log House” – On Lok Peralta
Maria Gladys Trujillo – “See Food” – UCSF Memory and Aging Center

A Few of Our Past Exhibits:

“Community is a Process” – AWE at the Tenderloin Museum
Featuring artists from the Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Coventry Place, and Laguna Honda Hospital

November 4, 2021 – January 7, 2022

“Community is a Process” is an exhibit featuring artists of the Art With Elders program and hosted by the Tenderloin Museum. The exhibiting artists are residents of the urban heart of San Francisco, although most originate from other parts of the world. The featured works speak to the continuously evolving process of building community in the midst of change, and many reflect expressions of the immigrant experience. Come out and learn about this diverse group of senior artists, and join the conversation. Share your impressions of the works and your notions of community building on our Community Conversation Board.

View a preview of the art on display below (click through- 5 pages):

Tenderloin Museum Exhibit Map


Holiday Showcase at Kadist SF One Rincon Center

AWE at the Sequoias


Art Institute of California SF – Culinary Program
San Francisco International Airport