33rd Annual San Francisco Arts Festival
of the Art
City & County
of San Francisco
Sept 26-SepL 30, 1979
Plan & Arrangement by E.B. and David Yale
Emmy Lou Packard— "Two Men"
This, our Thirty-Third
And it is again my pleasure to bid you
welcome. May the fog and wind absent
themselves and the sun provide us favored
Our annual review of the creative life of
the Bay Area has always provided a casual
friendly ambience. A place to savor the
arts, watch the public and meet old friends.
An exciting and interesting urban setting
for a remarkable market.
The Festival itself is a relative constant,
but the exhibits are always as fresh and new
and as changing as is the world of art—
the world of the spirit. It is refreshing, it is
educational, it may be adventurous . . . and
it is always a joy.
OmCERS OF THE COMMISSION
Ray Taliaferro, President
Martin Snipper, Director of Cultural Affairs
Joan Ellison, Assistant Director
Maggie Parente, Office Manager
Ray Taliaferro, President
Alfred Frankenstein, Vice-President
Dmitri Vedensky, Jr.
EX OFFICIO COMMISSIONERS
Mayor Dianne Feinstein
Eugene L. Friend
ARTS FESTIVAL STAFF
Elio Benvenuto, Director of Visual Arts Programs
Philip Chan, Photographer
Bonnie Engel, Moebius Video Coordinator
Patricia Holihan, Assistant to Visual Arts Program Director
Paul Kleyman, Public Relations
Lamar Leland, Registrar
Tom Mazzolini, Music and Stage Programs Coordinator
Robert Hanamura, Curator
David Ng, Conservator/Festival Foreman
Randy Ottenberg, Assistant Conservator
Ansel Wettersten, Festival Foreman
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE
Alfred Frankenstein, Chairperson
Patricia Ann Carlisle
Jacques Schnier, Sculptor Photo Credit: Ron Gurule
The Art Commission is celebrating the 33rd Annual Arts Festival with AWARDS of HONOR
to Jacques Schnier, Sculptor, and writer Herbert Cold.
HERBERT GOLD, Novelist
AWARD OF HONOR EXHIBITION, 3rd FLOOR, MAIN BRANCH,
SAN FRANCISCO PGBUC UBRARY
The outstanding cultural contribution of Gold's novels, The Great
American Jackpot (1969), Waiting for Cordelia (1977), and
Fathers (1962) are among the most distinguished prose written in
the last decade. The Bay Area environ appears to be a stimulant to
the creative mind of the writer. Herbert Gold enjoys a faithful
audience as a novelist and as a distinguished essayist.
Examples of his books and memorabilia will be on view through
JACQGES SCHNIER, Sculptor
AWARD OF HONOR EXHIBITION, "CAPRICORN ASGNDER"
GALLERY, 165 GROVE ST.
The vitality of Schnier's works are a testimonial to this distinguished
artist, whose achievement is unique among contemporary artists. His
large, sparkling, crystal acrylic sculptures, absorbing and reflecting
the light, are among the original achievements of this master and an
inspiration to his peers. The vision and breadth of his conception has
enriched and enlarged the horizons of three-dimensional art.
We are pleased to present a cross-section of the works produced by
Jacques Schnier in the last decade— an exquisite commentary of a
The exhibition will be on view through October 26.
Jacques Schnier— "Indora" 1975, carved crystal acrylic, 14" x 5V2"
Maria T. Goya
Lawrence J. Herrera
John S. Kendrick
Philip L. Michelson
Eileen A. Nelson
Emmy Lou Packard
Judy Jenell Shannon
Ruth Dosmar Sipper
Alice K.S. Steinman
Kim Kieu Vuong
Toby Judith Klayman
Gloria Cozzo Adams
Elisa M. Leptich
Richard Alien Clarke
James A. Coughlin
John Edward Maurer
Michael W. Davis
Ralph S. McNeill
Charles Griffin Parr
Gary W. Graham
Rob M. Harper
Michael V. Rios
Carol Susan Robinson
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Paul C. Tracy
ARTIST COOP GALLERY
John Charies Wright
BAY AREA PHOTOGRAPHERS
John A. Kouns
Wally Van Note
Diana G. Browne
Karl L. Folsom
Deborah Grobman Fumback
Theodora Varnay Jones
Margaret K. Raftery
COMMGNITY COLLEGE ART
CENTER AT FORT MASON
Among the students
Lewis H. Siegel
Lucia Del Pinal
Le R. Williams
GRAPHIC ARTS WORKSHOP
Carol S. Bernard
Alice D. Gibbons
E. Randall Keeney
Robin Roy Rubin
Lilly Mendelsohn Grbach
Paul K. Kitagaki Jr.
Phillip S. Mar
Kenneth D. Reed
JAPANESE AMERICAN COUNCIL
Robert W. Edison
METAL ARTS GCIILD
Mary P. Bowles
Dr. Robert R. Coleman
Kenneth L. Cook
Michael R. Endlich
Rickley C. Frudden
Imogene B. Gieling
Helen S. Kirshner
Eve Paige Spencer
SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN ARTISTS
Helene Wolseth Barber
Patricia M. Bolfing
Bonnie Fisk Hayden
Maj-Britt Hilstrom Kreps
Eleanor M. Lawrence
Carol Fogel Marcus
Helen Beccard Miles
Jovanne Di Massa Reilly
Beatrice V. Zuckerman
Beverly Momi Asato
D. Jackson Boone
J. Meredith Cooke
George W. Kelly
Carolyn T. Means
Maria F. Porges
Amy K. Purrington
David J. Rust
Billy Roy Smith
Susan E. Steinman
Mary B. White
Judith Langer Corning
Arabella M. Decker
Meg Oldman Erman
Anne A. Jones
Marty B. Martin
Dominique F. Moody-Bannister
Ramon E. Oeschger
Jerry C. Brown
Sandra M. Cooper
Don A. Drake
Ray Fleitas •
Lawrence S. Harris
Steven W. Lewis
Barbara T Myman
Susan Van Tongeren
Arnold G. Wilson
WOMEN'S CAUCaS FOR ART and THE ART COJV\MISSION
CEREMONY and EXHIBITION
Suzanne Scheuer Post Office Texas 1 938
HONORING WOMEN OF DISTINCTION IN THE ARTS FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Dorr Bothwell Marcelle Labaudt Suzanne Scheuer
Ruth Cravath Florence Minard Edith Truesdell
Blanche Howard Emmy Lou Packard Ninfa Valvo
Brian Frank Carter
Peter A. Evans
Jean Constant Gingreau
Gregory A. Gray
William L. Horrell
William E. Mayfield
Patricia L. Mercer
James R. Rose
Chama E. Staten
Charles M. Thurston
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Thomas A. Bewley
Robert S. Black
Helen Chrissantos Horis
Douglas J. MacLean
Jack M. Peer
Barbel C. Rugg
Mary Ann Saint-Clair
Jeanne Mulligan Samuelson
Tom M. Smith
Leslie K. Streit
Larry Van Densen
Eugene E. White
Blanche Phillips Howard— "Fragmentation *2"
For art materials.
250 Sutter St., San Francisco
Music and Stage Programs
The San Francisco Art Festival for 1 979 is proud to present some of tlie great varieties of contemporaiy Bay Area
music with a five day concert of sounds from jazz to blues, classical to new wave rock 'n roll.
Produced and hosted by Tom Mazzolini, the '79 SFAF wOl present in conjunction with Jazz Month a Jazz Day. Other
highlights will include a day of New Wave music, an event not to be missed! The SF Conservatory of Music will feature
moming concerts, plus such added surprises as Kicking Mule recording artist Mick Katzman, theBra^an sounds of
Mirasol, the Keystone Quartet, the rock 'n revolt sounds of Prairie Fire, and the Bay Area's answer to Devo,
the No Sisters!
And that's not aU! Check the following schedule for the many acts appearfaig daily.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
1 1 :45 Jason Serinus— Virtuoso Soprano Whistler
Opening Ceremonies— Mayor Feinstein
Delta Snake— electric delta blues
Nick Katzman— sparkfing ragtime and
hard bitten blues
The Marin Red Show— the wonder wizard of the
The Mike Henderson Blues Band
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
1 1 :00 Chamber Music of the SF Conservatory of Music
1 2:00 Full Speed Ahead— Country and Western
1:00 Paul and Paula— folk music
2:00 Water Music— Improvisational sounds
3:00 Cri Chinmoy Center Orchestra
4:00 Contraband— rock 'n roU
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
1 1 :00 Chamber Music of the SF Conservatoiy of Music
1 2:00 Boots— rock 'n roll and funk
1 :00 Los Micro Waves— New Wave electronk: Latin
2:00 Culebra— Caribbean fusion music
3:00 Santur— jazz fusion
4:00 Prairie Fire— rock 'n revolt
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
1 1 :00 Chamber Music of the SF Conservatoiy of Music
New Waoe Day begins at one!
Women's Caucus— Honors Ceremony
SGNDA/, SEPTEMBER 30
1 1 :00 Chamber Music of the SF Conservatory of Musk:
Jazz Day begins at nooni
12:00 Keystone Quartet
1:00 Creative Force |
3:00 Paul Nash
Photo: The VIps
Note: All performers have volunteered their labor.
Luis Ramiriz (JNTTTLED. acrylic on black & white photograph; 1 978 Purchase Award
From The Heart of the Artichoke
My father, his horny hands black with sulphur, lit a cigar with a brief, modest, but
spectacular one-handed gesture, his thumbnail crr-racking across the blue-
headed kitchen match; when he described his first job in America, selling water to
the men building the skyscrapers, teetering across the girders for fifteen cents a
pail, green flecks fumed and sailed in his yellowish Tartar eyes; he peeled an
artichoke with both hands simultaneously, the leaves flying toward his mouth,
crossing at the napkin politely tucked at the master juggler's collar, until with a
groan that was the trumpet of all satisfaction he attained the heart; he— but he was
a man of capabilities, such feats apart.
As my mother said of him before they married, "He's well-off. Lots of personality."
Older than the other women of her family, she used the word Lvell-off'm a primitive
sense, to signify a general relationship with the world, not substracting from the
term all but its usual financial refrain: "Well-off very, he's a Buick . . ." But she took
the word from Aunt Sarah and Aunt Ethel; it's important that the vocabulary
derives from economic security, to be extended outward only by an exceptional
act of vitality. We, my brothers and 1, could never eat enough for her. "Don't
aggravate me. Eat, Eat," she would say.
"We already ate," I pointed out.
"But look at your father!"
An excerpt from The Heart of the Artichoke. Reprinted from Loue and Like, by Herbert Gold. First
printed in Hudson Reuiew, 1951. Copyright 1951, 1960 by Herbert Gold, and used with the
permission of the publishers, The Dial Press, Inc.
Blanche Phillips Howard, Sculpture Detail, General Hospital, S.F.
"STONEHENGE IN ICE"
Art Grant, "the world's foremost ice sculptor," creates Stonehenge
"as it is now."
BAY AREA PHOTOGRAPHERS -"Second Time Around"
Bay Area Photographers is a non-profit organization dedicated to expressing
photographically the heritage, growth and daily life of our Bay Area through
group projects. This year's theme illustrates the new trend in our society towards
re-using things of the past: re-cycling, the restoration of old buildings and the
creation of new uses for old objects.
BLANCHE PHILUPS HOWARD
The brilliantly conceived and hammered sculptures by Blanche Phillips Howard
are surging from the void with a primeval life. Her mastery and control of the
brutal matter is balanced with the mystery and sensuousity of the form. The high
reliefs and fragments achieve a particularly strong impact with the dreamy
qualities of discovery.
We are honored to present these works by an outstanding pioneer sculptor— an
original contribution to this year's Event.
CAUFORNIA SOCIETY OF PRINTMAKERS- "Visual Signature"
The "Visual Signature" of an artist is that look which is uniquely his or her own.
The public is encouraged to focus on this aspect of the creative process by
comparing their impressions with the artist's own statement. The prints exhi-
bited in this group include a variety of directions, styles and techniques emphas-
izing the rich diverseness found in local contemporary printmaking.
GRAPHIC ARTS WORKSHOP
A group exhibition of original prints by members of the Workshop, based on the
theme of the elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
A multi-cultural and intergenerational cross section of artists and craftspeople,
coordinated by San Francisco collagist, Nabuo Kitagaki. The group title repre-
sents Mr. Kitagaki's 30th consecutive year of involvement with the Annual.
In the Art Commission's "Capricorn Asunder" Gallery, Moebius Video will again
shine electronic art for the sixth year. Coordinated by Eron Brennan of the Public
Eye Inc., this year's video exhibition "turns on" the public to new views of T.V.
Art as a weapon in the coming storms of the eighties. An exhibit of large, new,
full-color revolutionary posters.
WOMEN'S CAGCaS FOR ART
An organization of studio artists, art historians and museum personnel formed
within the College Art Association to address issues affecting the welfare of
women in these fields. Nine women of distinction in the arts from Northern
California will be honored with a special pavilion and in an honorary ceremony at
12 noon, Saturday, September 29.
ALVARADO ART WORKSHOP, INC.
An exhibit highlighting the AJvarado Art Workshop, Inc., CETA artist and garden-
ing program. Displays include children's art work and a recently published
documentary book, "The Alvarado Experience." Workshops will be conducted
in face painting, mobile making and portrait painting.
ARTISTS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION,
NORTHERN CAUFORNIA CHAPTER
The Northern California Chapter of Artists' Equity Association has been in
operation for over thirty years in San Francisco. Artists' Equity represents all
artists' rights on a national, state and local level. Their Festival kiosk provides
information acquainting artists with fair business practices, legal issues,
exhibition space and studio housing.
CENTRAL CITY HOSPITAUTY HOUSE,
ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM
Hospitality House, a multi-service agency in San Francisco's Tenderloin, offers
free arts and crafts facilities and instruction to residents of the neighborhood.
The ceramics, etchings, paintings and weavings exhibited here are examples of
the work of Tenderloin artists and craftspersons. The program is supported by
sales of work in their Hospitality House storefront, at 146 Leavenworth.
COLUMBIA PARK BOYS' CLUB
Columbia Park Boys' Club, located in San Francisco's Mission District, is a
non-profit organization, serving the youth of San Francisco since 1 894. The goal
is to provide members with opportunities to further and develop their talents, by
offering a wide variety of studio art classes. This selection of works was
completed in the past year by the following students in our full-time Fine
Arts Program: R. Arndt, H. Briez, E. Del Castillo, G. Catalan, G. Cervantes,
G. Giannamor, I. Lefkowitz, R. Lind, G. habong, E. Rich, H. Saipaia, J. Sotelo,
A. Souw, W. Spicer, D. Stevenson, R. Torrin, B. Villannueva, R. Wright.
For further information, call: 861-8232.
SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER
AT FORT MASON
Fort Mason Center students present a selection of recent work.
CANDELABRA by Diana Flyr, 1 978 Arts Festival Purchase Award
SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION'S
NAP AND CETA PROGRAMS
This year N.A.P. and C.E.T.A. for the Arts v/ill showcase each of the Support
Services for the Aiis. There will be a photographic display and a demonstration
project on Graphics/Silkscreen, Costume Bank, SCRAP (Scrounger's Center
for Reusable Art^ Parts), and Technical Services. Performing and visual artists
from cultural centers and community services will also be participating in
performances and demonstrations. The Support Services are sponsored by the
Art Commission's Meighborhood Arts Program and the Comprehensive
Employment Training Act (CETA).
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY-
GRADUATE STUDENTS CERAMICS EXHIBIT
This exhibit by Masters of Arts degree candidates features ceramic sculpture
and utilitarian ceramic forms. A selection of recent potter/ will also be on display
and available for sale. Participating graduate students include: Gail Caulfield,
Hiroshi Kawashima, Kathleen Hanna, Kathleen Bray, Mark Abildgaard, Nina
Hagiwara, Calvert Barron, Pamela Nishiyama, Peter Davalos-Rodriguez,
Judith Ann Depew.
SENIORS' PHOTO PROJECT
Under the direction of photographer John A. Kouns, the Project's primary
purpose is to make the photographic experience available to Senior Citizens
confined to the crowded housing conditions that exist in San Francisco's
Central City districts. Instruction is given in all aspects of photography and
integrated with the social and recreational benefits derived from a camera club.
Photo Centers are now established at the Senior Center, 890 Beach St. and at
the Central Y.M.C.A., 220 Golden Gate Ave. Donations in the form of old
photographic equipment and supplies, books and magazines are welcome.
This year's exhibit includes work by the following members: M. Barnard, E. Chia,
W. Chong, B. Christian, L. DuRees, L. Fredericks, E. Hatchett, E. Hills, K. Hoffman,
J. Issac, G. Johnson, E. Kramer, B. Padilla.
For more information: 885-1866; 775-0460; 388-1542.
LIFE AAASKMAKirSG by Beverly Toyu, ceramist. She will demonstrate this art
using the age-old process of casting a plaster of paris mold directly from your
face. Clay masks can then be fired using the Japanese Raku method, whereby
the masks are smoked with dried leaves and immersed in cold water, creating a
metallic, iridescent effect. Persons are encouraged to complete masks at her
pottery workshop, 330 Fell St.
PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION of intaglio plates by members of the
Graphic Arts Workshop. Thursday through Sunday afternoons at 2p.m.
(Etching press courtesy of the Griffin Company, Oakland.)
TOMMY ROBERTS, THE PGPPET MAN, will return this year with his four
original puppets, created by Ruth Asawa.
The SASTRA INSTITUTE teaches the fine art of Blacksmithing in an old world
atmosphere. Join Beau Hickory and his assistants in an eclectic, anachronistic
way of life.
SHIATSU— or the art of "acupuncture without needles." Japanese-trained
Jillian Morrissey and her expert assistants return for a third year to perform this
ancient Japanese art on your feet, hands, shoulders and neck.
From the left: Bernard Zakheim, Art Grant, Margo Patterson Doss
Credits and Appreciation
Dianne Feinstein, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco; John
Molinari, President of the Board of Supervisors; Supervisors Harry Britt,
Lee Dolson, Robert Gonzales, Don Horanzy, Ella Hill Hutch, Quentin L.
Kopp. Gordon Lau, Ronald Pelosi, Louise Renne, Carol Ruth Silver;
Roger Boas, Chief Administrative Officer; George Agnost, City Attorney;
Steve Dias, Deputy City Attorney.
Recreation and Parks Dept.: Jack Spring, General Manager; Fred Reid,
Superintendent of Recreation; Aldo Cima, Superintendent of Parks and
Gardeners; Al Ottoboni, Chief Nurseryman; Cliff Robinson, Area Fore-
man, Civic Center Plaza.
Police Department: Charles Gain, Chief of Police; Captain Joseph
Lorden of the Morthem Station.
Purchasing Department: Joseph C. Gavin, Director of Purchasing; Con-
troller John Farrell.
Special Thanks to:
AAartin Snipper, Director of Cultural Affairs; Joan Ellison, Assistant Direc-
tor; Maggie Parente, for her steadfast dedication; Patricia Holihan, for
revising the Information Brochure and her endurance in coordinating all
Festival details; Lamar Leland, for her vital assistance with the catalog;
Lisa Simpson, for her everlasting smile and assistance with the myriad of
details; David Ng, for his resilient perseverance; Ansel Wettersten, for his
expertise; Robert Hanamura, for his talents and good humor; Randy
Ottenberg, for developing muscles!
Appreciation for all the support and help received from Liza Levista,
Leland Mellott; Eltanya Robinson, Bing Wong, Rowena Wong from the
Mayor's Summer Youth Program; Philip Chan, photographer; Andre
Cox, Carlos Loarca, Assistant Festival Foreman; Ernie Rivera, for orga-
nizing the Festival guard service; Tom Mazolini, for the musical and stage
program; Bonnie Engel and special thanks to Eron Brennan, for coordi-
nating Moebius Video.
Special Thanks to the Screening Committee: Carol Barnes, Maggie
Hazell-Rosen, Naomi Stahl, John Schelegle, Maria Westover,
Diana Fuller, Gallery Owner/ Collector
Kenjilo Nanao, Painter/Printmaker
Mark Rosenthal, Curator, University Art Museum, Berkeley
Diana Grain, Potter/Teacher
Bob Randolph, Metal Arts Guild, Jeweler
Carl Worth, Curator, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery
ARTIST EXHIBITION AWARDS
Solo/ small group shows awarded by
California College of Arts and Crafts
Percy West Gallery
Palo Alto Cultural Center
Richmond Art Center
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery
The "Louise Riskin Memorial Prize" for the winner of the Moebius Video
Competition is made available through the courtesy of Dr. A. Riskin,
Bottled water distributed through the courtesy of Crystal Geyser
Sparkling Mineral Water
1979 Arts Festival Plan
ALL EXHIBITS IN THE 1979 ARTS FESTIVAL
Award of Honor Exhibitions:
1 . JACQUES SCHNIER, Sculptor
San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, "Capricorn Asunder," 165 Grove St.
Through October 26
2. HERBERT GOLD, Novelist
3rd floor, Main Library, Civic Center
Through October 26
32. Artists' Playground
24. Art Grant, the world's foremost ice sculptor
13. Bay Area Photographers— "Second Time Around"
4. Blanche Phillips Howard
14. California Society of Printmakers— "Visual Signature"
1 6. Graphic Arts Workshop
29. Group 30
1 . Moebius Video
31. Poster Brigade
7. Women's Caucus For Art
21 . Alvarado Art Workshop, Inc.
5. Artists' Equity Association, B.A.LA.
36. Central City Hospitality House, Arts & Crafts Program
22. Columbia Park Boys' Club
33. San Francisco Community College Center at Fort Mason
5. San Francisco Art Commission's NAP and CETA Programs:
Performances and Demonstrations
35. San Francisco State University— Graduate Students
37. Seniors' Photo Project
34. Life Maskmaking by Beverly Toyu,
27. Printmaking Demonstration
26. Tommy Roberts, The Puppet Man
25. The Sastra Institute
16. Artists' Coop
40. Coffee and Beer Garden
40. Food Concession Stands
16. Graphic Arts Workshop
29. Group 30
30. Invited Craftspeople
19. Invited Drawings/Graphics
1 8. Invited Mixed Media/Watercolors
3. Invited Painters
1 7. Invited Photographers
28. Invited Sculptors/ Ceramic Sculptors
29. Japanese-American Arts Council
23. Large Paintings
15. Metal Arts Guild
8. Mixed Media/Watercolors
9. -10.-11. Painters
6. Prizewinners' Pavilion
1 2. San Francisco Women Artists
28. Sculptors/Ceramic Sculptors
39. Stage & Dressing Rooms
Printed by Diego's Printing