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"Summer/Selections" Works by Margaret Kilgallen
In July 2011, Gallery Crawl visited Ratio 3 in San Francisco to interview Daniel Flanagan about the life and work of Margaret Kilgallen at an exhibition of her work titled Summer/Selections. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion activities about communities and street art, and hands-on activities involving painting and drawing.
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Resistance to the Indignities of Modern Life
In June 2012, Gallery Crawl visited Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco to interview artist Aaron Terry about his exhibit, Resistance to the Indignities of Modern Life, which features the artist's "Urban Yetti" character in action. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion, writing, and hands-on art activities related to the construction of alter egos.
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As It Was Before
In January 2011, Gallery Crawl visited Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco to interview artists Aleksandra Zee and Martin Machado about their exhibit, As It Was Before, which was partially inspired by human relationships to the natural world. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion and hands-on activities related to art and natural environments.
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From the Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher
In October 2010, Gallery Crawl headed to San Francisco's Pier 24 to interview local art collector Bob Fisher about his extensive collection of photography from important 20th Century American artists. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are classroom activities related to photography, including sun printing and finding different perspectives using cell phone cameras.
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2010 01SJ Biennial
In September 2010, Gallery Crawl headed to San Jose for a preview of the 01SJ Biennial, a large exhibition focusing on the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion and art-making activities related to social interactions and sustainable art practices.
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The Hess Collection
In August 2010, Gallery Crawl visited The Hess Art Collection in Napa and interviewed Museum Director Rob Ceballos about the history of Donald Hess's collection. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion and art-making activities related to art, history, and nature.
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They Knew What They Wanted
In July 2010, Gallery Crawl visited John Berggruen and Altman Siegel Galleries to view the collaborative exhibition, They Knew What They Wanted, interviewing guest artist-curators Shannon Ebner and Robert Bechtle. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion ideas about art collecting, and art-making activities using found imagery and collage.
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Sonny Smith: 100 Records
In April 2010, Gallery Crawl checked out the results of Sonny SmithÕs 100 Records exhibition project in which he created 100 fictional bands, recorded songs for them, and invited visual artists to create album covers. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the gallery to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion and hands-on activities related to music, design, and creative writing.
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Paper!Awesome!
In March 2010, Gallery Crawl visited Baer Ridgway Exhibitions to view a group show titled Paper!Awesome! and interview artist and curator Brion Nuda Rosch. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion ideas and art-making activities related to conceptual art.
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Katherine Westerhout: Rust Belt
Amy Casey

In January 2010, Gallery Crawl visited Michael Rosenthal Gallery and Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco to view Amy Casey's new series of paintings and interview Katherine Westerhout about her new exhibition, Rust Belt. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are activity ideas related to sculpture, writing, and classroom discussions.

Web Extra:
Download an additional Gallery Crawl interview with Katherine Westerhout and Kris Lang. In this excerpt, the artists discuss how Photoshop plays a part in the process of creating Westerhout's prints.


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Sparrow Lane
Odessa Staircase Redux
In November 2009, Gallery Crawl visited Robert Koch Gallery and Haines Gallery in San Francisco to interview artists Holly Andres and Kota Ezawa. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion ideas, writing activities and hands-on lesson plans related to photography and political artwork.
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Strange Fruit
Echo Test
In September 2009, Gallery Crawl visited Fifty24SF Gallery and Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco to interview The Date Farmers and Mel Kadel. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary art and artists. Included are discussion ideas about American history and character designs, and two hands-on projects related to zine-making and using found objects to create art.
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Landscaping
In August 2009, Gallery Crawl headed to Oakland to visit Rowan Morrison and Swarm Galleries and check out two new exhibitions featuring artists Carl Auge, Vaughn Bell, Josh Keyes, and Reenie Charriere. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists. Included are hands-on project ideas related to ecology as well as color studies in painting.
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Non-Violent Femmes
In April 2009, Gallery Crawl stopped by the Stephen Wirtz and Rena Bransten galleries to meet artists Melanie Pullen, Marci Washington, and Tara Tucker. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists. Included are classroom discussion suggestions and activity ideas related to photography and the creation of 'zines.
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China Downtown
In March 2009, Gallery Crawl visited Mark Wolf Contemporary Art and LIMN Art Gallery in San Francisco to view three exhibitions featuring artwork by contemporary Chinese artists. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists. Included are ideas for art and social studies projects incorporating student research on China.
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Site and Sound
In February 2009, Gallery Crawl stopped by San Francisco City Hall to visit with Bill Fontana as he put the finishing touches on his new sound installation in the Rotunda, then headed to New Langton Arts to view an exhibition of musical scores. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists. Listening and discussion activities related to sound art and music are included.
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The Gleaners
In January 2009, Gallery Crawl checked out the artist-in-residence program at San Francisco Recycling & Disposal Inc., then headed over to University High School's Jackson Street Gallery to see paintings by Portland-based artist and animator, Lori D. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists. Included are ideas for writing projects and hands-on recycled art activities.
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Around the World in Palo Alto
In November 2008, Gallery Crawl headed to Palo Alto to see new work by four Pakistani artists who are trained as miniature painters and one Bay Area photographer who captures the story of the Sacramento Valley with his camera. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about contemporary artists from around the world and includes ideas for visual arts and language arts lessons.
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People in your Neighborhood
In October 2008, Gallery Crawl stopped by Ratio 3 Gallery to view installations by successful street artist Lydia Fong (also known as Barry McGee), then headed over to Gallery 16 for its 15th anniversary group exhibition and a visit with artists Griff Williams and Rex Ray. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach students about contemporary artwork.
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New Digs
In September 2008, Gallery Crawl visited Patricia Sweetow Gallery and Catharine Clark Gallery in downtown San Francisco to see new work by Bayeté Ross Smith, Jonathan Burstein, and Julie Heffernan. Each artist creates a different style of portraiture. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the galleries to teach about the art of making portraits.
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There! New Oakland Art at the di Rosa Preserve
In August 2008, Gallery Crawl visited the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, CA to view parts of Rene di Rosa's extensive San Francisco Bay Area art collection and the current contemporary exhibition, There! New Art from Oakland. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to teach about the di Rosa Preserve and Northern California art and artists.
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The Art of Diorama
In April 2008, Gallery Crawl visited Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA to see The Art of Diorama, an exhibition of artwork by mostly California artists, which falls under the category of diorama. This guide provides resources for educators to support the utilization of this online virtual visit to the gallery to teach about contemporary artwork and the art of diorama.
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