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 Info@artwithelders.org.
Please see our Exhibit Schedule for more information.
“A Visual Story Through Self” – Artists from the Art With Elders (AWE) program at Openhouse Bob Ross LGBTQ Senior Center and Coventry Place
Hosted by Spike’s Coffees and Teas
Tues. Jan. 4 – Tues. Feb. 1, 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. Feb. 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
“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
|Art Institute of California SF – Culinary Program
||San Francisco International Airport