Ritual Coffee has been a pioneer in coffee consciousness since 2005, and started what some call a coffee revolution in San Francisco. The Ritual cafe on Valencia Street is a bustling venue with beautiful open wall space, high ceilings, exposed rafters for ceiling hung works, and plenty of natural light. Countless patrons of the Mission neighborhoods visit this trendy spot all day long.

You must be a current or new ArtSpan Artist Member to be featured in this exhibition.  


Dates and Details: 

  • Location: Ritual Coffee, 1026 Valencia Street, SF, CA 94110
  • Exhibition Dates: May 28–August 27th, 2019
  • Submissions Deadline: April 28, 11:59pm
  • Artwork Drop-off/Install Date: Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:00pm
  • Artist Reception: August 1, 2019, 6:00–8:00pm
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm

  

Artwork:

 

  • Seeking: Unique bodies of artwork. Two and three dimensional works are welcome. Hanging sculpture and wall mounted sculpture are encouraged. Large walls can accommodate very large work, and there is some possibility for site specific installation.  
  • Hanging Hardware: All artwork must be ready to hang with the d-rings and hanging wire. Cleats and shark-tooth hanging hardware cannot be accommodated.  
  • Installation: ArtSpan's installation team will manage the install after artwork is dropped off. Artists with installation experience will be asked to volunteer. 
  • Sales: All sales are processed through ArtSpan. Artist receives 80% of total sales. ArtSpan receives 20% of total sales. 
  • Security/Liability: Artwork will be installed professionally by ArtSpan staff members in the most safe and secure manner possible. All venue staff and patrons are instructed to be respectful and mindful of the artwork at all times. The artwork will NOT be insured for damage/theft/vandalism by the venue nor by ArtSpan during the exhibition. Artists are advised to obtain their own insurance for their artwork. 

  To Submit: Complete the following questionnaire and submit at least 7 artworks that are ready to hang, according the the instructions provided.

About the Art-in-Neighborhoods Program:
 The Art-In-Neighborhoods program strives to create visibility and accessibility for local arts in San Francisco by connecting communities with local artists and activating vacant spaces with vibrant, locally made artwork. We partner with local businesses and building owners to bring pop-up art exhibitions and art events to dormant storefronts, empty spaces for lease, and businesses seeking artwork for their walls. Local artists who are ArtSpan members are given the opportunity to display, promote and sell their artwork in these diverse venues. The Art-in-Neighborhoods program allow otherwise unused properties/spaces to become creative arenas for celebrating local arts.

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ArtSpan Studio Residency Program at xSpace:
In September of 2018, ArtSpan launched 3 artist studios on the commercial corridor at Mission Street and Geneva as part of our partnership with Youth Art Exchange (YAX) that has created this pop-up art space in the Excelsior neighborhood. The Studio Residency program offers a below market-rate studio space at the former site of Chuck's Market at 5137 Mission Street. 


One Studio is now available.
Studio space is offered to artists who have an invested interest in working with the Excelsior community and sharing space with Youth Art Exchange. xSpace resident artists are expected to contribute as cooperative members of the residency, and to communicate reliably with ArtSpan staff.

Please see below for residency details, requirements, and submission instructions.

If you have questions, or are interested in viewing the spaces, please email Lee@artspan.org.

WHERE: 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94112
WHAT: Studio Residency Spaces at xSpace
 

  • Space: Individually divided space within an open floor plan on a commercial corridor (approximately 100 square feet each) 
  • Cost: $325/month
  • Includes: Access to a small kitchenette and community meeting space. 
  • Includes: Opportunity to curate/show your work in addition to required participation in SF Open Studios
  • ArtSpan reserves the right to terminate the contract as deemed necessary. 

 

WHO: Current ArtSpan Artists ($50 annual membership).
The ideal candidates has an invested interest in working with the Excelsior community and sharing space with Youth Art Exchange (YAX).
Full Artist Requirements:
 

  • Must be a current ArtSpan Artist Member ($50 annual)
  • Must be pursuing artistic practice as a profession
  • Must dedicate an average of 20 hours/week to work within the studio space 
  • Must be a responsible and collaborative member of the space and help to enforce the studio/building rules
  • Will curate/participate in one show in the space coinciding with an ArtSpan event in the neighborhood
  • Will Participate with SF Open Studios Fall 2020 ($80 Participating Artist Registration)
  • Will host one workshop for YAX program participants as part of the Youth Open Studios Program.

 

HOW: Building/Studio Details and Rules:
 

  • Artists must submit information for a background check. 
  • Artists MUST vacate the studio by the designated date written in the residency agreement. ArtSpan will impose a $10,000 monthly fine for overstaying the lease.
  • Building access available to artists 24/7. Hours for non-tenant access 7am-10pm.
  • Guests must be accompanied by a tenant at all times.
  • No residing/living on premises.
  • No furniture of any kind provided by ArtSpan. Studios are unfurnished.
  • No subleasing.
  • WiFi provided by Youth Art Exchange
  • No space heaters, heating or cooking appliances allowed within individual units.
  • Art Mediums: Must be minimal impact. The artists will strive to follow industry best practices wherever and whenever possible with the goal of ZERO impact on residents and the environment.  Allowable materials and acceptable handling and disposal practices subject to change.  Changes will be posted in general areas and distributed to individual studios as they occur.    
  • NO no photo fixatives, no resin, no fire, no encaustic, no aerosol, no sawing (large amounts of dust).
  • Ideal for: Oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, drawing, assemblage, printmaking, pen & ink, digital media, clay.
  • All material waste must be disposed of responsibly in the proper disposal receptacles on site, or removed from the studio site for proper disposal.

 Submissions Materials:
 

  • 5 images of artwork similar to what you will be working on at the residency
  • Artist Story/Appeal 
  • Artist bio/resume/CV, history as an artist
  • How many years have you been an ArtSpan artist?      
  • Why are you seeking studios space with ArtSpan at xSpace?
  • Is your work or practice community focused? Please explain.
  • Do you have interest or experience working with or alongside youth artists?
  • Why is creating in San Francisco important to you?


Artist Selection: A committee consisting of ArtSpan staff will review all applications. Artists who are admitted past the first round of reviews will be contacted for an in-person interview with ArtSpan staff.

Please contact info@artspan.org with any questions.

Thank you!
The ArtSpan Team

ArtSpan is looking for artists* who live and/or work in San Francisco's Excelsior neighborhood who would like to show their work in an exhibition at Cumaica Coffee in spring of 2019.  

**Exhibiting artists will receive a $100–200 stipend for showing their work in addition to 80% of any sales made.** 

 
Submitted work will be considered for the below exhibition at Cumaica Coffee, 4726 Mission Street, SF, CA 94112

Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Submissions Deadline: Sunday, April 28, 11:59pm
  • Artwork Drop-off/Install Date: Tuesday, May 14, 4–6pm
  • Artist Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1-3PM
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  

*You must be a current or new ArtSpan Artist Member to be featured in these exhibition, and have a home and/or studio address in either the 94112, or 94134 zip codes.


About the venue:
Cumaica Coffee is a Nicaraguan coffee roastery and cafe with four location in San Francisco. Since 1993 they've dedicated themselves to roasting and delivering the freshest, most flavorful cup of coffee available in the bay area. They remain connected to their Nicaraguan roots by working with small plantations much like the one started by their family in the Matagalpa mountains during the 1960's. At this cozy location in the Excelsior they provide great coffee as well as nourishing snacks and meals that create a comfortable gathering place for their local community.

Artwork:
 

  • Seeking: Artwork of all sizes and 2-D mediums 
  • Hanging Hardware: All artwork must be ready to hang with d-rings + wire. No other hanging harware is accepted. 
  • Installation: ArtSpan's installation team will manage the install after artwork is dropped off. 
  • Sales: All sales are processed through ArtSpan. Artist receives 80% of total sales. ArtSpan receives 20% of total sales. 
  • Security/Liability: Artwork will be installed professionally by ArtSpan  staff members in the most safe and secure manner possible. All venue patrons are instructed to be respectful and mindful of the artwork at all times. The artwork will NOT be insured for damage/theft/vandalism by the venue nor by ArtSpan during the exhibition. Artists are advised to obtain their own insurance for their artwork. 

  To Submit: Complete the following questionnaire and submit at least 5 artworks that are ready to hang, according the the instructions provided. 

ArtSpan