sf art scene?

the following panel might interest some locals… i know you're out there…

The Bay Area Art Scene: A Challenge to the Art World | WED 2.12

ARNOLD J. KEMP, Associate Visual Arts Curator, Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts; Artist
HEATHER MARX, Owner, Heather Marx Gallery
MATTHEW HIGGS, Curator of Art and Design, CCAC Wattis Institute;
Former Associate Director of Exhibitions, Institute of Contemporary
Arts in London; Moderator

The Bay Area offers a unique context in which innovative contemporary
artists can create artwork away from the pressures inherent to the
larger art markets. According to a recent Art in America article on
the Bay Area art scene, "Though San Francisco will probably always
serve as a testing ground and jumping off point for many artists, its
intrinsically nourishing character ensures a support system for those
who stay." If that is in fact the case, why do so many artists, as
well as art professionals and collectors, feel that it's necessary
for artist to leave the Bay Area in order to establish themselves as
"major" artists?

This is the 2nd in a series of 4 Inforum panels examining the health
of arts communities in San Francisco. 6 p.m., Pre-panel Reception |
6:30 p.m., Program | 8 p.m., Post-panel Reception | Club Office, 595
Market St, 2nd floor, San Francisco | Free for Inforum/Club/GenArt
members, $10 for non-members. Co-sponsored by
<http://www.genartsf.org>GEN ART SF. Beverages courtesy of
Heineken/Amstel Light and Cinergi by Cameron Hughes Wine.

Marisa S. Olson
Associate Director
SF Camerawork
415. 863. 1001