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Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists “MFA Revisited”

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Root Division | 1131 Mission St., SF, CA 94103


Juried by: Aay Preston-Myint, Headlands Center for the Arts

Exhibition Dates: March 10- 27, 2021

2nd Saturday Exhibition Reception: March 13, 2021 – 6 -8 pm

Gallery Hours: Online and by appointment (as shelter-in place allows)

Join Root Division this March for MFA Revisited; a re-working of our classic biennial MFA Now exhibition. Through this exhibition we aim to provide space and bolster support for the work and growth of 18 artists who graduated from their MFA programs in 2020.

Throughout its history, MFA Now has sought to showcase work produced by Bay Area MFA candidates as a way to promote and archive current art-making practices and models. This year is different of course, and our seventh iteration of the show finds us adapting to changing times. With an international pandemic collapsing the final year of learning for many MFA students, thesis exhibitions sequestered online, the re-imagining of arts institutions, and increased unsteadiness within academic spaces — we are presenting MFA Revisited.

Juried by Aay Preston-Myint, the exhibition features a dynamic survey of interdisciplinary works, as well as the promotion of each artist applicant through a comprehensive Archive Catalogue Project. We hope you will join us in celebrating this class of 2020.

MFA Revisited 2021 Exhibiting Artists

Margot Becker
Luis Casas
Calum Craik
Jillian Crochet
Brenda Gonzalez
Santino Gonzalez
Nathan Kosta
Collin McEachran
Jeff Maylath
Shara Mays
Jessica Rattner
Alana Rios
Stuart Robertson
Maryam Safanasab
Anna Sidana
Christopher Williams*
Lena Wright
Jane Yu
* Root Division Studio Artist

About the MFA Revisited Archive Project
The MFA Revisited Archive is an inclusive publication of all eligible 2020 MFA graduates set to be released in March 2021. All artists who submitted to the MFA Revisited call for entries will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA graduate and a compilation of essays by Root Division staff and the exhibition juror. The archive serves to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and to find connections between artists and institutions —even in the midst of a turbulent year.

ABOUT ROOT DIVISION
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in San Francisco that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Root Division’s mission is to empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The organization is a launching pad for artists, a stepping-stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become involved in the arts.

Root Division is supported in part by a plethora of individual donors and by grants from National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Community Investments, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kimball Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Violet World Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

Press Inquiries: Renée Rhodes, Art Programs Manager, renee@rootdivision.org, 415.863.7668

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, In Person, Online
Address: 1131 Mission St., SF, CA 94103

Saturday, March 13, 2021

9:00 am   Trash Clean-Up at Lake Merritt w/ Free Coffee  FREE*
*Free Drip Coffee and free mini-pastries!
10:30 am   San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum  FREE*
*Sliding Scale
11:00 am   Word Week 2021 Contemporary Irish Literature”  FREE
12:00 pm   Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz  FREE
12:00 pm   “Shop The Runway” Collection  FREE
1:00 pm   A True Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Murder in SF’s Chinatown  FREE*
*Donations appreciated
5:00 pm   5p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:00 pm   Sat 5p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
6:00 pm   Free Online Roast of ’80s Movie “Big Trouble in Little China”  FREE*
*Free
6:00 pm   Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band with Special Guest, Jon Cleary  $25*
*TICKET OPTIONS $25.00 | Livestream Single Show Ticket $32.00 | Group Single Show Ticket SERIES TICKET OPTIONS $65.00 | Livestream Pass (3 Show Bundle) $80.00| Livestream Group Pass (3 Show Bundle)
6:00 pm   Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists “MFA Revisited”  FREE
7:00 pm   Sat 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   7p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday  FREE*
*Free but online donation of $10 appreciated: Venmo: stud_sf
7:00 pm   Word Week 2021 “Noir NOT at the Bar: Cherchez la Femme”  FREE
7:30 pm   Pacific Beach Coalition’s 14th Annual Surf Movie  $10*
*Sliding scale starting at $10
7:30 pm   SF Chamber Music Orchestra “Music/Motion/Focus”  FREE*
*https://sfcm.edu/performance-calendar/event/musicmotionfocus-edwin-outwater-and-alex-gedeon?utm_source=SFFC&utm_medium=External&utm_campaign=SFFunCheap
7:30 pm   Sat 7:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pm   “Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show  FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
8:45 pm   Sat 8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:45 pm   8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
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