SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) is very pleased to participate as an artist collective in this large public art exhibition organized by High Beams called Ultra!, sponsored by the city of Torrance and Torrance Art Museum (TAM).


High Beams is a series of one-night outdoor exhibitions that began in September 2020 on the rooftop of a parking garage in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. As part of a larger festival called Ultra!, which is sponsored by the Torrance Art Museum and the city of Torrance, SFAA is thrilled to be part of the High Beams #4 as one of 16 prominent artist collectives from around Los Angeles, Northern California, and Colorado including longtime participants, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Durden and Ray, and Last Ditch, as well as SFAA newcomers along with MOTOR, Hyperlink, and La Backyard.


The event will be held in the overflow parking lot behind the Torrance Art Museum. The Main Gallery will also feature additional works by some of the Ultra! artists.

SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) was seeking submissions of image and video based works by SFAI alumni for the SF Artists Alumni’s exhibition project Labor and Immigration. This exhibition will take place over two months on the SFAA Instagram Exhibitions Platform @sfartistsalumni, starting in May and continuing through late June. Five of the participating artists will be invited to speak about their work in more depth in an open Zoom platform talk discussion moderated by SFAA Exhibitions & Program Lead Beth Davila Waldman. All participating artists will be encouraged to attend and participate in a lively discussion surrounding this project.

SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) has launched an online project, an original idea by Francisco Pinheiro, our Alumni Liaison for Portugal, about rivers and waterways seen as the “veins” of our plane.


We encouraged our community to share photos and videos of the rivers and waterways where our alums are living and delve deeper into thinking about the idea of environmental sustainability, communal systems & transit, sustainable materials usage & symbols of connectivity. 

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January 22, 23 and 24, 2021 SFAI TOWER + ONLINE

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) proudly present Three Turns, a juried exhibition of video works by SFAI alumni artists. Featuring 26 artists, Three Turns stems from the concept that engaging artworks provide a viewer with three different entry points, prompting a deeper exploration into the work itself. Projected on the historic SFAI Tower at 800 Chestnut Street, which houses the Institution’s 150 year old archive, Three Turns will echo the notion of traveling three turns in time and space by showing the selected alumni video works on the Tower in dialogue with video works selected from the SFAI archive. 


Each night, each rotation of works will be looped, and the evening will include brief programming highlighting artists and jurors participating in the exhibition.