San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)


San Francisco Art Institute provides its students with a rigorous education in the fine arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an innovative, intensive studio environment; a vital liberal arts experience; and engagement with the world at large. SFAI also strives to be a leader in promoting awareness of the relevance of the arts in contemporary culture.

SFAI encourages art making that reflects a broad spectrum of forms and philosophical and aesthetic approaches; fosters critical thinking and creative development through ongoing intensive critiques; promotes artistic and intellectual freedom, imagination, creativity, experimentation, and risk taking in a diverse and heterogeneous environment; engages a broad cross-section of local, national, and international artists, scholars, and communities in mutual exploration of art, and of the roles, responsibilities, and integrity of art and the artist in society and more.

Posts from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

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    SFAI now accepting applications for Fall 2012

    The San Francisco Art Institute is currently accepting applications for the MA, MFA, and Dual Degree programs for the Fall 2012 term. Priority deadlines are as follows: MA programs: December 1, 2011 MFA, Dual Degree[...]

    November 28, 2011

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    SFAI accepting MFA applications for Spring 2012

    The San Francisco Art Institute is currently accepting applications for the MFA program for the Spring 2012 term. The priority deadline is October 15, 2011. SFAI offers internationally regarded graduate programs i[...]

    September 19, 2011

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    San Francisco Art Institute, Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship: Call for Applications

    Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn, the fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to both teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to work in the studio.[...]

    September 5, 2011

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    The San Francisco Art Institute welcomes Charles Desmarais as President

    The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to introduce Charles Desmarais as its new President. Previously Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Desmarais will assume his responsibilities at SFAI on August 1, [...]

    July 28, 2011

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    The San Francisco Art Institute 2011 Graduate Events

    MFA Graduate Exhibition May 14–21, 11 am–6 pm daily Vernissage reception: Friday, May 13, 2011, 6–8 pm  The Winery SF 200 California Ave., Building 180 North, Treasure Island San Francisco, CA 94130 Free an[...]

    May 3, 2011

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    SFAI’s Summer Institute

    SFAI's Summer Institute offers an exciting and thought-provoking series of courses, lectures, and events for Low-Residency MFA and non-degree students. Low-Residency MFA Program Designed for working artists, teachers[...]

    April 18, 2011

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    SFAI Summer Undergraduate Residency Program: Call for Applications

    SFAI’s new summer undergraduate residency program offers a rare opportunity for graduate-quality experience in preparation for advanced study in the fine arts. Unique for its rigorous critique, individualized support, [...]

    March 1, 2011

  • SFAI: Graduate Lecture Series

    SFAI: Graduate Lecture Series

    The Graduate Lecture Series is intended to work in conjunction with the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series in support of the MFA, MA, Dual Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Programs. The Series is intended to prov[...]

    October 1, 2010

  • SFAI Fall 2010 Lecture Series

    SFAI Fall 2010 Lecture Series

    Dan Perjovschi is a visual artist mixing drawing, cartoon and graffiti drawn directly on the walls of museums and contemporary art spaces all over the world. His drawings comment on current political, social or cultural [...]

    September 22, 2010

  • SFAI Hosts Symposium on Public Practices in Honor of Ann Chamberlain

    SFAI Hosts Symposium on Public Practices in Honor of Ann Chamberlain

    A two-day symposium in honor of former SFAI faculty member and artist Ann Chamberlain, People and Places launches a sustained inquiry at SFAI into contemporary public practices.

    June 23, 2010

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