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1985 MFA Exhibit Fort Mason & Paul Kos, Fred Martin, Mark Alice Durant and more!

The 1985 MFA exhibition was the first that took place at Fort Mason’s Pier 2.  The cast of MFAs included this terrific array of artists such as Anne Veraldi, Richard Huntingdon, Thomasina De Maio, Elizabeth Ruane, Joan Thornton, Linda Wilkinson, Bonita Cohn, Francis Snyder, Ali Saif, Mei-Ling Hong, Donald Branscom, Mario Martinez, Chantal Decleve, Heungmo Kim, Joan Miller, Mark Durant, Kim Anno, Yee-Ping Wu Ching, Patricia Stroud, Ryung Kal, Jeremy Morgan, Pamela Tristram and Richard Owen.  And those are the only ones that showed up for the class photo on the roof!  Many more were not pictured such as Steve Briscoe, Lisa Bryant, Joyce Burstein, Kathy Clark, Lucas Felzmann, Susan Friedman, Frederick Hayes, Su-Chen Hung, Benito Jalbuena, Jock Sturges, Haruhiko Sugimoto, Karin Wikstrom, and many more. 

And a couple of images from the 1985 Opening at Fort Mason with Mark Alice Durant, cross armed amongst other students.  Paul Kos, Performance Video faculty member with Dean Fred Martin in front of Amy Nicholson’s paintings.


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.



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