Monthly Archives: April 2013

12th Annual Benefit Art Auction: Preview and Artists' Party

Join the artists and di Rosa supporters for a festive and fun preview party to kick off the 12th Annual Benefit Art Auction: di Party di Rosa! Pick up an auction catalog, meet the featured auction artists, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, local wines, and cocktails. Plan your bidding strategy as you preview the artwork showcased in this year’s auction, or “Buy it Now” with a high bid and compete for prizes for top bids in the Silent Auction. Sponsored by di Rosa’s Onward! Young Collectors group and Saintsbury. Contact or 707-226-5991 x46 for more info.
Tickets: $25 General/$20 Members. Free to di Party di Rosa ticket holders.
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Gatehouse Gallery

BC_BUTTONS_FINAL-webIn the years since Bruce Conner’s 2008 death, the enigmatic Bay Area artist’s identity and mythology continue to evolve. For this exhibition, San Francisco-based collective Will Brown will work with previous Bruce Conner collaborators Anon, Anonymous, Anonymouse, Justin Kase, Erni Burden, Ernest E. Burden, Gene Buttmann, Emily Feather, and Dennis Hopper to produce a fluctuating exhibition of artifacts and artworks related to and inspired by the legendary artist. Several items drawn from di Rosa’s collection and archives will serve as starting points for an investigation of identity, authorship, remembrance, and mirroring. read more
Image: Will Brown, I AM / I AM NOT, 2014.


Educators' Open House & VTS Soiree

Teachers and Education Administrators are invited to this free event to learn about di Rosa’s school tours program. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception with fellow educators, followed by practice sessions utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) methodology and a tour of the di Rosa galleries at 5 PM. RSVP to or 707-226-5991 x24.

12th Annual Benefit Art Auction:di Party di Rosa

This annual event stands apart as an occasion for spirited fun and a dynamic gathering of art enthusiasts and collectors who celebrate our region’s talent. The evening includes a sumptuous dinner, unique entertainment, cocktails and hors d’ouevres, and live and silent auctions, all to benefit the education and exhibition programs at di Rosa.
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di Rosa at YBCA

di Rosa teams up with Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s monthly ConVerge program series, taking Beatnik Meteors on the road to participate in an evening exploring collaborative authorship and generative platforms in art making today. YBCA’s public spaces will come alive in a fluid sculptural environment punctuated by performance, sound, film, and discussion. Free. Click here to join the Facebook event.

di Rosa's Winter Kickoff

Join us as we launch an exciting new line up of programs, including:
On Rotation: An ongoing series that invites curators, artists, and other cultural producers to guest curate an exhibition inspired by di Rosa’s collection and archives. San Francisco-based collective Will Brown kicks off the series with INHERENT VICE: THIS IS NOT A BRUCE CONNER EXHIBITION.
Art Practical’s Residency at di Rosa: The Bay Area art journal Art Practical moves on site for 2014.
Schedule of events:
4-5 PM: Wine reception
5-6 PM: Bruce Conner’s Physical Services: A Panel Discussion, moderated by Patricia Maloney, Director of Art Practical and Daily Serving.
6-7 PM: Beatnik Meteors performances, including sound compositions by Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken in response to Chris Duncan‘s sonic sculpture; a sound/film performance by John Davis and Paul Clipson; and ongoing sculptural activation throughout the evening.
Free. Click here to join the event on Facebook.

Opening Reception: Lost and Found Elisheva Biernoff and Floris Schönfeld

This exhibition presents work by two Bay Area-based artists who share a fascination with the overlooked and the unfamiliar. Elisheva Biernoff investigates possible narratives through trompe l’oeil renderings of found and invented artifacts such as postcards and vintage photographs. Floris Schönfeld explores lost histories and the realm of belief through multifaceted research and installation. Together their work infuses wonder to the unknown, questions the relationship between the uncanny and the authentic, and invites discovery. Members Preview: 5-6 PM. Free. read more
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