Mission Artists United ~ A Few Photos from Open Studios

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Please pardon the photography. I took these photos on my phone and didn’t want to wait too long to post a few of my favorites from Open Studios this weekend. I highly encourage visiting their sites and taking a look around. Obviously, their work is so much better in person but these were definitely some of the pieces I enjoyed. Click on the artist’s name to learn more about them: Diane Komater, Jonathan Barcan, and Sonya Philip


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

4 thoughts on “Mission Artists United ~ A Few Photos from Open Studios”

  1. No need to pardon the photography. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Gorgeous line work and paintings….I’m LOVING the ink drawings of the faces.

    1. Thank you so much for the comment! Mission Artists United Open Studios are always a treat. There are always 2-3 artists that impress me with their work, work ethic, and willingness to explore different mediums and methods.

  2. For a moment there I thought they were all one artist’s rendering. But I didn’t fail to notice the depth, mystery and intricacy of design. I liked each and every one of them.

    I took special notice, though, of Sonya’s. (I know there’s more to it than meets the eye.)

    Those two pieces made a connection to my pet world of color and cuteness!

    1. Sonya’s work is great. Often times, people see knitting and crocheting as mere craft and not a medium that can translate into fine art. Yet, Sonya was able to do this. Other artists that I love that work with textiles in an amazing way include Lacey Jane Roberts and Sonya Clark.

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