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Visual Arts

Art School | Mar 05, 2014

The KQED Art School Contest

Draw a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure and enter to win a signed painting by Sirron Norris!   

Art School | Feb 28, 2014

Olek Covers the World in Crochet

Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.   

Visual Arts | Feb 27, 2014

What I Saw When I Didn't See Lightning: Walter De Maria's 'The Lightning Field'

The late artist Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field in Western New Mexico is an immersive Land Art sculpture designed to attract lightning. Different ways of experiencing the work come to the fore when the skies are clear. By Christian L. Frock   

Art Review | Feb 23, 2014

Anne Colvin and Margaret Tait Make 'The Shape of a Pocket' at Mills

The Mills College Art Museum presents moving and expansive work by artist Anne Colvin and filmmaker Margaret Tait, creating a space for discovery and contemplation. By Sarah Hotchkiss   

Art School | Feb 22, 2014

At Adobe Books with Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.   

Help Desk | Feb 18, 2014

Trading Up

In which our wise columnist offers tips on how to break up with your gallery. By Bean Gilsdorf   

Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014

Fahrrad Verrückter Künst: Bicycle Derelict Art at Nowheresville SF

An eclectic group show featuring the paintings, drawings, watercolors and mixed-media creations of several local artists and cyclists opens this Saturday, February 8. By Jenny Oh   

Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014

Zubair Simab, Bridging Cultures with the Stroke of a Pen

Zubair Simab fled Afghanistan at 17, eventually emigrating to the Bay Area. With his calligraphy, he seeks both to preserve the ancient art of beautifying Arabic texts and to build understanding among cultures. By Cynthia Stone   

Event | Feb 05, 2014

Wish You Were Here: A Postcard from the LA Art Book Fair

Some highlights from last weekend's art book fair, which featured over 260 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers -- the Bay Area very well represented among them. By Sarah Hotchkiss   

Visual Arts | Jan 31, 2014

Collaborating with 'The American Teenager'

Photojournalist Robin Bowman has been working on her American Teenager Project in various locations across the U.S. since the early 2000s. The latest iteration is a collaboration with Richmond teens that runs through March 7, 2014 at the Richmond Art Center. By Kristin Farr   

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