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Applications now accepted for Arte Laguna Prize

October 04, 2016

International Artist Residency: Italy, India, China, Spain, Dubai...and PFF!

Exciting news! Pacific Felt Factory arts complex is proud to join forces with two other creative hubs - The Growlery and Techshop Incorporated San Francisco - to offer a unique international art residency in partnership with Arte Laguna Prize.

Now in its 11th year, Arte Laguna Prize is a contemporary art award held annually in Venice, Italy, juried by a group of world-class art experts (museum directors, curators & art critics).

The San Francisco Art Residency will allow the selected artist the unique opportunity to live, create and thrive in the entrepreneurial, free-spirited atmosphere that is San Francisco. Applications open on September 1. More info at

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Artist & Curatorial

October 04, 2016

PFF is encouraging a variety of artist proposals for exhibitions, performance art and programs to be held in the FlexSpace.

Bay Area independent curators, collaborative teams of artists, and individual artists are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals can be for solo or group exhibitions. Proposals with original or unique pieces made specifically for exhibition at PFF or in response to the space will be given priority consideration.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for an exhibition, please provide the following information by email to:

  1. A cover letter describing the purpose or curatorial intent of the exhibition.

  2. A resumé.

  3. 10 digital images and a corresponding image list. (Alternatively, a link to a website portfolio can be submitted). The image list must include artist name, date of work, dimensions of work, medium, and image orientation. Image files should be labeled with last name, first initial, and numbers, indicating your preferred viewing order (example: doej1.jpg). Do not include any other information in the file name.

All proposals and/or requests to use the FlexSpace must be received at least 30 days in advance, and acceptance is subject to availability and PFF-member approval. PFF may consider requests for events on short notice based on time and space availability, at its sole discretion.

Film Festival: Digital Networks

June 18, 2016


PFF video artist Heather Murphy presented work at The Front Gallery in New Orleans on June 18.

Digital Networks, the Front's second annual short film festival, featured films that expressed the aesthetics of social media webs, the entanglement of internet content, and the non-linear properties of hypermedia.

Exhibition: Sharing Models: Manhattanisms

July 15 – September 2, 2016

The Open Workshop is one of 30 architecture offices selected for an upcoming exhibition in New York examining the future of city design through sharing. Sharing Models: Manhattanisms asks, "How will the sharing movement of today affect the way we inhabit and build the cities of tomorrow?"

A public opening happens on July 14 from 7 to 9 pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture, located at 97 Kenmare Street in New York, NY. The exhibit runs from July 15 through September 2.

Exhibition: Between Worlds

July 9 – August 13, 2016

Rodney Ewing will present his work Portals in the Between Worlds exhibit co-curated by Michael Yochum and Jack Fischer at Arc Gallery. The exhibition will feature work created by artists who have been directly or indirectly impacted by displacement, including Maja Ruznic, Carlo Abruzzese, Michal Gavish, and Wanxin Zhang, among others.

An opening reception will be held July 9 at 7 pm at Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The show runs through August 13.

Lecture: The Open Workshop

June 28, 2016


The Open Workshop was recently selected for the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.

First launched in 1981, and selected by a committee of former recipients and League Program Director Anne Rieselbach, the Architectural League Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given to young architects, who are recognized for their talent and forward-thinking ideas.

There will be an exhibition associated with the prize as well as a public lecture by The Open Workshop and other prize winners on June 28 at 7 pm at The New School's Parsons School of Design at 66 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Exhibition: Chain Reaction 12

June 10 to October 15

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries is proud to announce Chain Reaction 12, a group exhibition featuring 21 emerging and mid-career San Francisco-based artists. Originally conceived by the SFAC Galleries in 1986, Chain Reaction mimics a chain letter where an initial group of “selectors” each choose an artist, and then those artists select other artists, and so on.

For Chain Reaction 12, the SFAC Galleries invited seven arts luminaries and curators to initiate the chains, including PFF's Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen.

The opening reception is on June 10 from 6 to 8 pm at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, and the exhibition runs through October 15.

Exhibition: In_Sight On_Site: Beyond Function

June 10, 2016

6 – 10pm

Brian Singer presents new work along with Carol Charney, Jeremy Mende, Thom Faulders and many more in In_Sight On_Site: Beyond Function, an exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects' San Francisco chapter.

This curated exhibition is an opportunity for architects and designers to showcase their talents beyond their design concepts for the built environment. AIASF aims to highlight the richness and diversity of the local interdisciplinary design community.

The exhibition opens with a reception on June 10, 6 to 10 pm, at 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, in San Francisco.

Solo Exhibition: Rodney Ewing

June 25 to July 20, 2016

Rodney Ewing is happy to announce a solo exhibition at Jack Fischer Gallery. He will present work from the last three years, including the work shown above.

The show opens with a reception on June 25 at 1 pm and runs through July 20th. The gallery is located at 311 Potrero Avenue in the new San Francisco arts district in Potrero Flats.

Exhibition: Modified Ecology

June 12 – June 30, 2016

Inspace Curatorial is excited to present Philip Alden Benn's Modified Ecology, a solo exhibition of digital prints and videos. Benn’s work steers technological and machine-facturing processes into unpredictable concoctions of whimsical color and concentric and natural form.

There will be an opening reception on June 12 at 3 pm at PFF, located at 2830 20th Street, and the exhibition runs through June 30th.

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