Cultural Arts - News & Events

November Extended Exhibit in MSB Atrium Window
Features Award Winning Art from the 2016 General Art Show

Visitors to the 2016 General Art Show, which took place October 14 and 15, enjoyed exceptionally fine art on display. Included were art works in watercolors, oil paintings, paintings in other media and mixed media. Thirty-nine works by twenty-three local and Bay Area artists were exhibited. Entries were judged by Ms. Olga Parr, San Mateo County Artist of the Year recipient and member of the Burlingame Art Society, and Ms. Diana Day Glynn, member of the Burlingame Art Society, Society of Western Artists and board member of the Peninsula Arts Council. All the award-winning entries will be on extended exhibit, in the SSF Municipal Services Building atrium display window, at 33 Arroyo Drive, from November 4 through 30.
The Commission thanks all the participants and congratulates the finalists of this popular art gallery event. Be sure to mark your calendars for the first 2017 cultural art gallery program a Photography Exhibit, February 10 and 11.
1ST Self Portrait by Evelyn R. Wong
2ND “Fore” by Linda Petrocchi
3RD What’s In A Book? by Linda Petrocchi
H.M. Going Home by Sara Dumont
1ST Snowy Plover by Stephen Kristovich
2ND Rhino by Allen Sinor
H.M. Jurassic Curve by Max Maraffio
1ST Over and Under by Ken Hanover
2ND “F” Line-Up by Ken Hanover
3RD Osaka by Diane You
H.M. Rose by Liz Wilberg
1ST Charlie Chaplin Trio #2
by Scott Sinor and Carrie Boghosian
1ST Over and Under by Ken Hanover
2ND Self Portrait by Evelyn R. Wong
3RD “F” Line-Up by Ken Hanover

The Cultural Arts Commission thanks the following donors for
their generous support of the 2016 Cultural Arts Summer Barbeque fundraiser

AGS Quality Linens, Margaret Barrett, Beach Blanket Babylon, Lynn Boldenweck, Bronstein Music, Kristy Camacho, Costco, CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point, DJ Troy, Rena Donati, Eastrend Enterprises, Inc., Four Star Automotive, Gallo Wines, Giannini Garden Ornaments, Gimbal's Fine Candies, Gunters Restaurant, Samantha Haimovitch, Rich & Jeannette Holt, Home (Nail Salon), J & J BBQ, Jo & Margie, Joanne’s Beauty, Kiwanis Club of SSF, Shane Looper, Luminous Day Spa, Lunardi's, Karyl Matsumoto, Mazzetti's Bakery, Molloy’s Tavern, Original Joe's of Westlake, SSF Parks & Recreation Staff, Gino & Jaquelyn Pettinari, Sanrio, Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), SSF Scavenger Company, School House Deli, South City Car Wash, Studio Nove, Subculture Deli, Sunshine Pharmacy, Richard Teames, Testarossa Winery, Torani, Trader Joe's, True Classics Tattoos, and the Verdi Club

Enjoy Photo Presentations of 2016 Art Gallery Exhibits

Select the links below to view photo slideshows of select South San Francisco 2016 art gallery exhibits. Photography and slideshow is courtesy of artist and Cultural Arts Commissioner PaulaClaudine Hobson-Coard. 
2016 JDS - Brandon Tam -ECHS

Meet the 2016 Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship Finalists

The Cultural Arts Commission was pleased to award the 2016 Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship to Kristen Gibson of South San Francisco High School and Brandon Tam of El Camino High School.

Kristen Gibson enjoys working primarily in the medium of charcoal or graphite drawing. She has exhibited her work at the Cultural Arts Commission 2016 Youth Art Show. She has applied to Humboldt State University where she plans to study portrait drawing, life drawing, and painting. She is majoring in psychology but will study art to become a criminal sketch artist. She also enjoys listening to music, playing violin and reading.

Brandon Tam enjoys creating hand-drawn or digital art. He has been awarded 1st place in an art contest sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and has also exhibited at the 2015 Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Show. He has taken classes through Skyline Community College and has applied to a variety of state colleges including California State University Long Beach, San Jose State, San Diego State University, San Francisco State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He plans to study character design and animation, and aspires to attain a career with Disney. He also enjoys sports, hiking, going the beach and "living like it's the last day of your life".

Samples of their art were exhibited in the Municipal Services Building atrium display window in June.
The Jack Drago Cultural Arts Commission Youth Art Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing eligible graduating seniors from the South San Francisco Unified School District continued education in the visual arts. The scholarship is financed exclusively by community donations and fundraising dollars.