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Bay Area art events for December 12 - 15

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Arc Gallery: "Choice," a national juried gallery show in support of women's reproductive rights - not just abortion but contraception, access to decent medical care and if and when to be a mother. The attack on women's reproductive rights has reached new lows in today's lethal political climate. The show is about women being able, without harassment or intrusive medical (i.e. politically motivated) intervention, to decide for herself.

Juror Catharine Clark of the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco selected the works of thirty-four artists for exhibition at Arc Gallery and eight additional artists to be represented in the Choice catalog and online gallery.

"Choice is binary: to take a pregnancy to term or not. As a working mother myself, it was important to choose works that convey the diverse paths women pursue."
--Juror Catharine Clark

Where: Arc Studio and Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Opening Reception: December 12th, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m.
Artist’s Talk: January 7th, 2014, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: January 12th, 2014, 1–3 p.n.

Exhibition: December 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Sponsored by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art.

KPFA Annual Craft Fair: Experience an intimate and relaxed holiday shopping experience in the midst of artisans offering unique handcrafted gifts at the 43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 14-15, 2013.

200 artists are selected by a jury of their peers to present original and contemporary handcrafted items in all media from wearable art to art for the home will be featured. Enjoy live music and ‘Edible Tastings’ with local food artisans serving samples.

Enter here to win a pair of tickets from FunCheap SF.

http://www.kpfa.org/craftsfair/

Oakland Museum Friday Nights: Have fun at this family-friendly night market with OMCA. Galleries are open late, and fab food provided by Off the Grid satisfies any late-night cravings (think Señor Sisig and Chairman Bao). Chow down, listen to music (the crowd even breaks into line dances), and check out the shows in the newly renovated art, history, and science galleries. The special exhibit "Above and Below: Stories of Our Changing Bay" is on view until Feb. 23.

When: 5 - 9 p.m., Fri. 12/13
Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland

Playground Legends
FIFTY24SF presents the Holiday Print Show titled "Playground Legends." The show features prints from some of Upper Playground's most talented collaborators. See work from Brain Flynn, Estevan Oriol, MARS-1, Miss Van, and more.
When: 6 p.m., Sat. 12/14
Where: FIFTY24SF, 218 Fillmore St.

10th Anniversary of MAPP: December marks the 10th anniversary of the Mission Arts & Performance Project, a non-commercial multidisciplinary and intercultural arts happening that takes place in venues throughout the Mission District on every even month. Saturday night’s event will be no different, with goings on throughout the neighborhood; you can find a list of events at the Red Poppy Art House (2698 Folsom St.) 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.redpoppyarthouse.org

Creativity Explored: Creativity Explored presents the 2013 Annual Holiday Art Sale which celebrates the studio and gallery’s 30 years in San Francisco by offering shoppers a 30 percent discount off all original artwork, while supporting artists with developmental disabilities. Select from thousands of original artworks – including ceramics, drawings, prints, textiles, and paintings – by more than 135 Creativity Explored artists.

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