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TIDES OF CHANGE is Curated State's latest collaboration and space activation project with the Drawing Room.  The exhibition at 780 Valencia Street in San Francisco has been generously sponsored by 2BLiving Property Management Company in an effort to stabilize small businesses and support community resiliency through the arts. We are so appreciative of getting access this amazing space to share this incredible line up of artists and their works. 

TIDES OF CHANGE is a response by SF Bay area artists creating and sharing works based on the overarching theme of CLIMATE CHANGE. In this exhibition artists were asked to submit works that reflect upon the histories and progression of our warming planet, the impacts on life due to temperature and sea level rise, and the current calls for action right now. Artists around the world are making concerted efforts to go beyond creating awareness and directing their focus on creating change. On a global scale these voices are loud, but not loud enough. It is up to local communities and activists to build upon these calls for action to step up and create change. 

Author bell hooks reminds us that “...The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it’s to imagine what is possible.” 

This exhibition hopes to expand on the impacts of environmental injustice and its reach and relation to our humanity, in regards to gender, race and geography, and urban and industrial development. Climate change is not only about the impact on humans, but their role in the problems and the solutions.

Check out Images from the show.


TIDES OF CHANGE is open Sunday-Thursday 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-9. 

Inas Al-soqi Kristin Anderson Stephen Arnau Hector G. Barajas Julian Barber Andrea Bergen Todd Berman Ali Blum Lexie Bouwsma Bill Bruckner CreatingAS1 Sofia Carmi Erika L. Chan Serena Corson Tara Daly Renee DeCarlo Molly Delaney Sarah Delson Oliver DiCicco Dyanna Dimick Rachel Dwan Nilou Farzam Elaina Acosta Ford Mitch Greer Nic Griffin Kristie Hansen Todd Hanson Kiana Honarmand Clint Imboden Ruben Joy Marian Keeler Tisha Kenny Linda Larson Denise Laws Krisztina Lazar Sophia Lee Bianca Levan Rikki List Iván López Nick Maltagliati Aline Mare Michael McConnell Libby McMillan Clare Metague Cole Morrison Tomas Nakada Ananth Nayak Jeffrey Nemeroff Russell Pachman Kaytea Petro Jonah Roll Ana Rivero Rossi Jacqueline Ruben Artemis Schatzkin Courtney Scruggs Olivia Sears Tom Seligman Durba Sen Marsha Shaw CLENG Sumagaysay Denise Tarantino Linda Trunzo (LT) Melissa Wang Ted Weinstein Melissa A. Wilks Janet Williams Polina Yakovleva Rachel Znerold

We're proud to partner with Artist Migration for the Friday Music Series at 780 Valencia. These events are FREE and open to all:

FEB 11    Mauro ffortissimo & Elektra Schmidt: Classical piano, tangos, spoken word and avant - garde explorations. 

FEB 18    Gaea Schell Trio: Jazz piano and Latin grooves.

FEB 25    Noyola Trio: Michael Long, violin, Erik Andersen, cello, Elektra Schmidt, piano; Duos and trios by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and more.


Tuesday February 22

4:00 pm Bill Bruckner

4:20 pm Kiana Honarmand

4:40 pm Janet Williams

5:00 pm CreatingAS1 (Aaron Haldiman & Sara Corbett)

5:20 pm Denise Laws

5:40 pm Courtney Scruggs

6:00 pm Ivan Lopez

6:20 pm Kaytea Petro & Julian Barber

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