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About the Artist Studio Program

Applying to the Program

To apply to be an Artist-in-Residence, please send the following items:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume, education background, teaching experience, awards, gallery showings and/or exhibitions, etc.
  • Photographs or digital images of work
  • A detailed proposal of plans for a residency and description of process
  • Description of possible interactive projects for the public

Send to: Renee Baldocchi
Coordinator of Public Programs
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

The next round of applications are due by October 1, 2015 for selection in 2016. Artists under consideration will be contacted for an interview. Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be sent after the review process.

Bringing working artists into the museum setting, giving the community access to the artistic process

What is the Artist Studio/Demonstration Program?

This program enables museum visitors to meet artists and gives artists an opportunity to work with the public. By watching an artist work, talking with an artist, and engaging in art-making activities, visitors will learn more about various techniques and processes, thus gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for the art on view at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Employment at FAMSF

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Benefits

Full-time and part-time positions offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

The Museums do not accept unsolicited resumes. FAMSF is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity.

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Museums. Job postings for open positions are listed below. The Fine Arts Museums are a dynamic institution. The staff, the Board of Trustees, the volunteers, and various support groups are continuously working together to ensure the optimal utilization, display, preservation, and enrichment of this magnificent collection.

FAMSF Board Meetings

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Contact Information

Megan Bourne, Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees
mbourne@famsf.org

 

Sunshine Ordinance

Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance. Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 415.554.7724.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit written comments to Megan Bourne, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

 

Public Meeting Requirements Relating to Accessibility

The subsequent information is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the following will be made available upon request:

  1. American sign language interpreters
  2. A sound enhancement system
  3. An agenda of meeting available in alternative formats and
  4. A reader during the meeting 

To arrange for the above services, please contact Megan Bourne at 415.750.3669 at least two working days prior to a meeting. A late request will be honored if possible. Minutes of the meeting will be made in alternative formats upon request. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, those attending public meetings are reminded that others may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

For information about Muni's accessible services, call 415.923.6142.

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Museums use the California Relay Service.

The following documents related to FAMSF Board of Trustees meetings are available on the Fine Arts Museums' page on the City and County of San Francisco website  sfgov.org/finearts or by clicking on the PUBLIC NOTICES link to the left.
  • Meeting Agendas

  • Minutes and Supporting Documents (1997-present)

  • Meeting Calendars

  • Cancellation Notices

About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, we are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States.

Mission Statement

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rendered over a century of public service in the arts, and it is our mission to extend and enhance that service well into this century. More specifically, our mission encompasses the following goals:

Ticket Donations from the de Young and the Legion of Honor

Each year the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and Legion of Honor) receives hundreds of requests for ticket donations to support fundraising efforts by non-profit organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Ticket donations will operate as follows: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will donate four (4) complimentary general admission tickets upon request to each non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that directly benefits children’s education.

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FAMSF Board of Trustees

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Contact Information

Megan Bourne, Secretary to the Museums
mbourne@famsf.org

"The Board is responsible for the protection and conservation of the assets of the Fine Arts Museums and for setting the public course the Museums will follow. The Board shall assure that the Museums are open, accessible and vital contributors to the cultural life of the City and County, and that the Museums' programs bring art appreciation and education to all the people of the City and County."

—San Francisco City Charter, Section 5.10

July Artist-in-Residence Maggie Malloy: Stones, Bones, Locks, and Boxes

July 1, 2009August 2, 2009

Ceramic artist Malloy explores the concept "earth plus mud plus fire makes stone" with a hands-on interactive project. Museum visitors are invited to create surface finishes on "stone" objects to be used in an installation as an offering to our ancestors. Visitors will work with prepared bisque ware, wet clay, and slip-cast molds.

Closing Reception Friday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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Artist Program 

The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Thank you to Nobilo Wines for their in-kind support.

February Artist-in-Residence: Ann Weber

May 8, 2010May 16, 2010

Young at Art

The Young at Art festival, a collaboration between FAMSF and the San Francisco Unified School District, celebrates the creativity of local youth in the visual and performing arts. For more information, contact Ariana Bayer at 415-750-3522 or abayer@famsf.org.

Friday, May 14
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Reception in the Kimball Education Gallery


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