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SFSU Fine Arts Gallery presents the 15th Annual Stillwell Student Art Show featuring more than 60 undergraduate and graduate artworks, November 9 through December 2


College of Creative Arts


Ariane Bicho, Publicist
College of Creative Arts
San Francisco State University
(415) 338-1442
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


San Francisco -- Painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, video, and mixed media commingle at SF State's Fine Arts Gallery for the 15th Annual Stillwell Student Art Exhibition, opening Tuesday, November 9 and running through Thursday, December 2. The annual exhibition includes juried work from undergraduate students and a selection of work by second year MFA candidates, totaling 60 plus art objects. A small selection of artifacts from Leo Stillwell, Jr., whose memorial scholarship fund is awarded annually to two SFSU art students, is also on view. Join the undergraduate and graduate artists for a reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 9, 4 to 6 p.m.

A highlight of the annual Stillwell Show is the exhibition of work by second year MFA students: Steve Bird presents a series of collaged landscape photographs; Shan Chun's digital, projected painting is a "composite of painted and 3-D rendered images;" Jesse Houlding displays printmaking and a video installation; Robbyn Leonard's Falling is video installation with descending cylinder; Terry Marashlian exhibits a two-piece stainless steel sculpture; Marina Shterenberg's nine-panel mixed medium painting explores "the subject of psychological and structural qualities of public architecture;" Daniela Steinsapir's three video installations are "2-D and 3-D animations of my interpretation of the fairy tales, Cinderella, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood;" Luna Topete's We Never Talk Anymore is a "self-contained installation that recreates a common household bathroom;" and Shadi Yousefian's Duality assembles six color prints mounted on wood panels and is a "self-portrait that shows the restricted Iranian side with a scarf as opposed to the western side with my hair showing. In this piece, I'm in a meditative position contemplating this duality."

The SFSU Fine Arts Gallery presents shows that are creative collaborative efforts between students enrolled in the Gallery Exhibition Design Class and the professional gallery staff. For the annual Stillwell Show, undergraduate students of the SFSU Art Department are asked to submit artwork, which is then juried by the exhibition design class. Second year MFA candidates are free to exhibit works of their choice.

The 15th Annual Stillwell Student Art Show opens at San Francisco State University's Fine Arts Gallery on Tues., Nov. 9 and runs through Thurs., Dec. 2, 2004. Join the artists on Tues., Nov. 9 for a Reception and Awards Ceremony, 4-6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. For more information, please call (415) 338-6535.


Gallery Information and Parking

  • Admission is free.
  • The Fine Arts Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.
  • The Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building on the SFSU campus at 19th Avenue and Holloway Avenue in San Francisco.
  • Nearby on-street parking is readily available on weekends. Public parking is also available in Lot 20 on the SFSU campus, which can be accessed from Lake Merced Boulevard between Winston Drive and Font Boulevard. Parking in the lot is $1 per hour with a $5 daily maximum. For directions and more parking information, see
  • Information: 415/338-6535


The SFSU College of Creative Arts/Art Department
With nearly 40 faculty members including internationally celebrated artists and art historians, the San Francisco State University Art Department fosters the development of specialized skills, encourages personal creative direction, and promotes understanding of the history and cultural practices shaping artistic expression. More than 100 courses in traditional art media, innovative and multi-disciplinary techno-media, and art history provide training for a variety of related careers. Three degree programs are offered: the bachelor of arts, the master of arts with an emphasis in art history, and the master of fine arts with an emphasis in studio. Undergraduate students may emphasize art education, art history, ceramics, conceptual and information arts (including experimental digital media), painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or textiles. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Art is a department of the College of Creative Arts, which has the only academic program primarily devoted to the creative arts in northern California. Under the direction of Dean Keith Morrison, an internationally acclaimed faculty directs more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven disciplines: art, cinema, broadcasting, music, dance, theatre arts, and design. The College of Creative Arts is part of San Francisco State University, one of the 23 member universities comprising the California State University, the largest system of higher education in the nation. SFSU is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university. For more information about the College of Creative Arts, visit For an application, please call SFSU Admissions at (415) 338-1113.


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