SF Rec & Park partners with Friends of Sharon Art Studio for Spring Studio Sale

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is partnering with the Friends of Sharon Art Studio this Sunday for the annual Spring Studio Sale. The event will last from 11a.m. – 5p.m. with a member preview at 10a.m. Admission is free with a portion of the sale proceeds benefiting the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS). Sharon Art Studio, located in a historic building in Golden Gate Park, is jointly operated by SF Rec & Park and FOSAS and offers artistic programming for residents of all ages.

“We offer scores of classes each season including ceramics, cartooning, jewelrymaking, metal casting, and more,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “Sharon Art Studio is the largest public art center in San Francisco, and we thank the Friends of Sharon Art Studio for being such great partners and stewards.”

Attendees of the sale will have the opportunity to buy high-quality art including jewelry, fused glass and high-fire ceramics at affordable prices. Over a third of the revenue will go toward FOSAS’s programming budget, including scholarships for students. The remainder of the funds will go to the artists who created the pieces.

“One of the things I enjoy about the sale is to witness students’ confidence in their work grow as technique and craftsmanship evolve from season to season,” said Matt Burns, FOSAS Executive Director. “It is one of the intangible values of art that cannot be priced.”

The goal of the sale is to is to help art students learn the procedures and economics of selling artwork and to provide opportunities for students to interact with the public in relation to their artwork.

ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF SHARON ART STUDIO:

The Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) is devoted to sustaining and enhancing Sharon Art Studio’s goal to promote artistic development, craftsmanship, and creative expression. FOSAS works in cooperation with the SF Recreation & Parks Department to augment and add breadth to Sharon Art Studio’s art programs. FOSAS believes that art education is an essential component of a healthy comminity and strives to ensure that quality, noncompetitive art programs are affordable and accessible to all.

To learn more, visit: http://www.sharonartstudio.org/

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