A remembrance and artwork sale, hosted by di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 11 AM – 4 PM

Remembrance: Sunday, April 28, 3 – 5 PM

On view in the Residence at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

An abstract painting by Larry Thomas resembling a landscape

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is honored to host a weekend of remembrance for friend and artist Larry Thomas. A selection of work by Thomas will be available for purchase and on public view Friday April 26 – Sunday April 28.

A portion of proceeds will support programming at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

General admission required for admittance to artwork viewing and sale. No ticket necessary to attend the Remembrance, Sunday, April 28, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. 

Purchaser may take artwork at time of purchase. Purchaser responsible for packing artwork; kraft paper will be available for wrapping.

For questions, please contact Molly Costanza at 707-226-5991 x43 or development@dirosa.org.

About the Artist:

Larry Thomas, prominent Bay Area artist, teacher, and longtime academic dean of the San Francisco Art Institute, passed away on January 6, 2023.

Thomas retired from teaching and administrative positions at the San Francisco Art Institute where he served in several capacities from 1981 to 2005, including Dean of Academic Affairs, Interim President, Departmental Chair of the Printmaking Department, and Associate Professor of Printmaking. He was highly influential at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, where he was a long-serving instructor and three-time Artist in Residence.

Thomas’ work was represented in solo and group shows at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, among others. Larry’s many awards include two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowships, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award, and scholar-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome.

After retiring, he moved to Fort Bragg, CA, where he continued to print, draw, and paint, and pursue his longtime interest in calligraphy.