Artist Mentors and their Students

February 11 – March 25, 2023
Opening Reception: February 11, 2-4 PM
SFArtsED Gallery at 1275 Minnesota St.

Now in its 54th season, the San Francisco Arts Education Project continues to explore the relationship between artist mentors and their students in its annual Dialogues exhibit. Showcasing the mutual exchange of formal, material, or conceptual elements found in the work of both the older and the younger artists, the work of SFArtsED artist mentors is presented in conjunction with student work created during each artists’ San Francisco Unified School District in-school, after-school, or independent school residency. Who inspires whom? Is resonance reciprocal?

Participating SFArtsED Artist Mentors and Schools:

Jeanette Au – Commodore Sloat Elementary
Wanda Chan – Hillcrest Elementary
Zoe FarmerGuadalupe Elementary, Miraloma Elementary, Shu Ren International School
Samantha Graham – George Peabody Elementary
Rachel Major McKinley Elementary, Yick Wo Elementary
Tiersa NureyevSherman Elementary, Gordon Lau Elementary
Mark Shoffner – Glen Park Elementary after school program

image: Zoe Farmer and students from Guadalupe Elementary 3rd grade,  Miraloma Elementary  3rd grade, Shu Ren Elementary 4th and 5th grade.


Free Third Saturday workshop on Saturday, March 18 from 2-4pm in the SFArtsED Gallery. Jeanette Au will lead visitors of all ages through a workshop in making Miniature Textile Baskets with Jeanette Au. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute to the making of larger collaborative group baskets, or create one on their own unique basket which they can take home. Materials will be provided and drop-ins are welcome.