Accepted Artists and Curatorial Proposal

We are thrilled to announce the artists who will exhibit in our next three shows. Thank you to everyone who applied, to Fort Mason Center, and to our jurors: Kim Sajet (Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery), Dorothy Moss (Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery, Director of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition), and Justin Hoover (Creative Director of Arts Programming at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture).

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1. Encounters: Portraits & Identity

Opening Reception March 18th, 2016, 6-9pm. Juried by Kim Sajet and Dorothy Moss.


Jamee Crusan | CCA

Dan Fenstermacher | SJSU

Ninh Filip | SJSU

Simona Fitcal | Stanford

Willow Griffiths | SFAI

Victoria Maidhof | SFAI

Juan Pablo Pacheco | SFAI

Lauren Ross | CCA

Hui Meng Wang | SFAI

Leila Weefur | Mills

Sarah Woodard | SFSU

Victoria Maidhof.  Hotel By the Sea , 2015.

Victoria Maidhof. Hotel By the Sea, 2015.

2. CAMPUS:Interventions to Public Space

Opening Reception: May 12, 2016. 6-9pm. Juried by Justin Hoover.


Elizabeth Bennett | Mills

Yvette Dibos | CCA

Dana Morrison and Charlie Ford | SFAI

Yvette Dibos.  Part of a Performance Proposal for CAMPUS: Interventions to Public Space.

Yvette Dibos. Part of a Performance Proposal for CAMPUS: Interventions to Public Space.


3. Call for Curatorial Proposals

Exhibition to open in October 2016. Selected by Executive Director of Embark Gallery Tania Houtzager and Curatorial Director Angelica Jardini.

Tanya Gayer | CCA

Humor US

Philosopher John Morreall famously defined humor as amusement that takes pleasure in a cognitive shift. Indeed, much of what we find laughable allows us to think differently about people, ideas, and states of being. The exhibition Humor Us will include contemporary artistic explorations in any medium that examine humor as a positive and negative boundary between the speaker and the target of humor. 

The opening of the exhibition next fall presents a timely connection to the presidential elections and artists are encouraged to present works that reflect issues apart of American citizen concerns in a new presidential tenure.  How might young adults display religious and race discrimination, or a crippling economy, or housing costs through humor? Humor Us intends to make hearts heavy with laughter and faces hurt from smiles to approach conversations about critical issues students located in the US face today.

Congratulations from the team at Embark!