Living Things:
Artists and their Objects of Affection

A Very Special Exhibition to Benefit the
San Francisco Arts Education Project

December 10, 2022 – January 28, 2023
(closed for Winter Break Dec. 19-Jan. 3)

The objects on display are chosen by their owners: 38 prominent local artists, many of whom have worked as Artist Mentors with SFArtsED and are or have been part of this artistic community. Shown alongside original artworks is a selection of personal items, each extracted from an artist’s home or studio, all unique glimpses into their creative lives and ways of perceiving the world. 

While some things on view draw a direct relationship to a specific artwork, others are treasures in which the artist finds comfort, inspiration and unique value. From the mundane and ordinary to the sentimental and idiosyncratic, the objects that artists collect on their artistic journeys hold memories and tell stories. What is it about the life of an object that calls one to cherish and keep it?

Living Things: At-a-Glance

Upcoming Third Saturday Workshop:
Embroidery with Lauren Hartman
Saturday, January 21st, 2–4pm in the gallery
Free for all ages, materials provided

Silent Auction:
Thank you to all who participated in our silent art auction. Bidding has concluded, but you can still browse the work here.
Unsold work is still available for sale in the gallery through Jan. 28. Check out the price list here.
Direct inquiries to 415.551.7990 or

SFArtsED Gallery @ Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street (@ 24th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94107


Contributing galleries:

Anglim/Trimble, Catharine Clark Gallery, Corvi-Mora London, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Jack Fischer Gallery, Maybaum Gallery, Municipal Bonds, Rena Bransten Gallery, Tibor de Nagy,