8-11 OCTOBER 2015

About Art SV/SF

Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) is Art Miami’s International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast, centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The second edition will run October 8-11, 2015 at the San Mateo Event Center and will showcase important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with some of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions.

In keeping with Art Miami’s high standards of quality, the Fair will offer a sophisticated, curated setting that showcases blue-chip Post-War and Modern works as well art by top Contemporary, Emerging and New Media artists.

The VIP Preview on October 8th, sponsored by Ruinart Champagne, will benefit ScholarMatch. Founded by author Dave Eggers, ScholarMatch began as a simple crowdfunding platform and grew into a full service college-access organization. Their mission is to make college possible for underserved youth by matching students with donors, resources, colleges, and professional networks. ScholarMatch helps more than 500 students per year realize their college dreams.            

The fair also offers innovative cultural programming including on-site installation projects, interactive art, artist talks and fair tours for all audiences and taste levels.

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San Mateo County Event Center
Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403


Platinum VIP Preview | Thursday, October 8 | 6pm - 7:30pm
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders
Sponsored by Ruinart Champagne and Benefiting ScholarMatch

VIP Preview | Thursday, October 8 | 7:30pm - 10pm
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press


Friday October 9 |  11am - 7pm

Saturday October 10 |  11am - 7pm

Sunday October 11 |  11am - 6pm


One day fair pass $25
Multi-day fair pass $40
Students 12-18 years and Seniors $15
Children under 12 years w adult Free
Groups 10 or more $15


Four Seasons Silicon Valley
four seasons

Art SV/SF is pleased to once again partner with the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley as the official hotel. It’s only fitting that the capital of high tech offers the highest standards of luxury and personalized hospitality. The Four Seasons is offering special rates for Fair attendees. Contact Art SV/SF’s Official Travel Partner, Turon Travel at 800-952-7646 or for special rates.

We're thrilled to have partnered with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:
1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at
2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code ARTSVwhen you sign up.
3) Request a ride 5 - 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride (not valid on uberTAXI. Offer expires 11/1/2015

Questions? Email 


Art SV/SF is easily accessible via mass transit or car. 

Take Bart to Millbrae Station. Exit the Millbrae Bart station across the parking lot to Millbrae Caltrain Station. At Millbrae station connect to Southbound Caltrain going towards San Jose. Exit at the Hillsdale Station to El Camino Real Blvd. At Hillsdale you can either walk, take a bus, or taxi.

You can take the Caltrain to either Hillsdale or Hayward Park station.

COURTESY SHUTTLE: Art SV/SF will offer complimentary shuttle service between Caltrain in San Mateo (Hillsdale Station) and the fair.
From Hillsdale Caltrain Station:
Head northwest on S El Camino Real toward 31st Ave, turn right onto E 25th Ave, turn left onto S Delaware St. Turn right, turn right, and turn left. Approx. 1 mile.

From Hayward Park Caltrain Station:
 Head south on Pacific Blvd toward 19th Ave, turn right onto S Delaware St., turn left, and turn left. Approx .6 miles.

Plan your trip on samTrans Trip Planner. Two SamTrans routes provide service to the Event Center from throughout the county and San Francsico. Routes 390 and 391 offer service along El Camino Real with a stop at 25th Avenue, two blocks west of the Event Center campus.


From the San Francisco International Airport Take US 101 South to the Hillsdale Blvd Exit. Turn right on Franklin Pkwy West. Turn right on Saratoga Drive

From the South Bay From 101: Take 101 North to Highway 92 West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street).
From 280: Take 280 North to highway 92 East. Exit Delaware Street. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street).

From the North Bay From 101: Take 101 South to Highway 92 West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street)
From 280: Take 280 South to Highway 92 East. Exit Delaware Street. Right on Delaware to 2495 S. Delaware Street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of street)

From East Bay Take the San Mateo Bridge (Highway 92) West. Exit Delaware Street. Bear right on Concar Dr. Right on Delaware 2495 S. Delaware street, 4 blocks (located on the left side of the street)

From El Camino From El Camino South: Go North on El Camino Avenue. Turn right on 25th Avenue. Left on Delaware (Expo Center is on the right side)
From El Camino North: Go South on El Camino Avenue. Turn left on 25th Avenue. Left on Delaware (Expo Center is on right side).


Ample, on-site parking is $10. Valet service is available for the VIP Preview on October 8th only.


For more information regarding participation please contact:
Nick Korniloff, Show Director |
Brooke Gerson, Assistant Show Director  | | (T): +1 760.212.2193
Julian Navarro, Director | CONTEXT | | (T) +1 347.832.5611





David Cumpston
Landis Communications Inc.
1388 Sutter St #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 359 2316


2015 Events Schedule

Thursday, October 8 | 6pm - 7:30pm
Platinum VIP Preview
Sponsored by Ruinart Champagne and benefiting ScholarMatch
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders

Thursday, October 8 | 7:30pm - 10pm
VIP Preview
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press

prelude to spectra

London-based Walter & Zoniel will display the site-specific installation, Prelude To Spectra, at Art SV/SF. This large-scale practice performance piece welcomes the public to participate and engage with the facade of the San Mateo Event Center by catapulting colorful paints onto the entrance of Art SV/SF. Once the installation is fully complete, the project will be performed in its entirety in 2016 in the U.K. whereby the facade of a historical building will be covered with biodegradable paint by the audience. 

Platinum VIP Preview Thursday: 6-7pm
Vip Preview Thursday: 8-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 2:30 - 3:30pm | 5:00-6:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-1:00pm


CODE AND NOISE, curated by Christine Duval, is an exhibition that presents eleven artists from Chicago, New York, the Bay Area, China and Japan who use, create or leverage software to produce works that are engaging, stimulating and allow us to ponder on many current issues such as the environment, memory, art history, data collection and surveillance.  JD Beltran & Scott Minneman, Mel Day & Frank Ham, Laurie Frick, James Lanahan, Ligorano/Reese, Clive McCarthy, Simon Pyle, teamLab and Yang Yongliang.


The Battery Art Program focuses on showing work by emerging and established contemporary artists, generally living in, or with strong ties to, the Bay Area and West Coast of California. The exhibitions in the club rotate four times a year and are paired with a continuing series of lectures, curator tours, gallery walks, and events at museums and galleries around the Bay Area.

The work they are presenting at Art SV/SF is representative of their ongoing exhibition programming, as all of the artists have either participated in a previous show at The Battery, or are slated to show in future exhibitions.

UC Davis Art Studio presents The Conversation: A special Exhibition for Art SV/SF. The conversation engages current research by 17 artists, scientists, and composers at UC Davis and research institutions around the world. The Conversation is galvanized by objects and images, models and reflections. The work for the new show combines solo works with interdisciplinary projects produced from discussions, studio visits, and correspondence between researchers over weeks, months and years.

Art SV/SF is also pleased to welcome special exhibitions by notable bay area cultural institutions. These curatorial efforts offer opportunities to encounter new art and ideas as an added dimension to the weekend’s events: SFADA; Stanford Art Spaces; TMORO projects; UC Davis Art Studio; Shipyard Trust For The Arts (STAR); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; and San Jose Museum of Art.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 11am - 6pm  |   SUNDAY, 11am - 5pm
Art SV/SF Kids Center
The Art SV/SF Kids Center will provide a safe playroom on-site for children ages 3 - 13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit Art SV/SF. Children enrolled will have exclusive access to participate in activities including art explorations,  games, puzzles and storytelling.

1AN Art Symposium
The 1AN Symposium brings together leading art industry experts to speak on a range of topics. Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, are in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, the program is both diverse and engaging. The 1AN Symposium is free for visitors of Art SV/SF. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9  |  2:00 – 2:30pm
Artist Spotlight: The Science of Art - The 3D Printing Revolution 
Join internationally-celebrated architect, artist and designer Tobias Klein for a lively discussion on the rise of 3D printing in the worlds of art and design. Klein's own work will be on exhibit and form the focal point of how new technologies are changing the way artists and designers work. A book-signing and "meet and greet" with the artist will immediately follow in Industry Gallery's Booth SV6. Hosted by: Industry Gallery

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9  |  3:00 – 3:45pm
Panel: Caring for Your Art Collection 
Experts discuss best practices and why caring for your artwork matters. Hosted by: Appraisers Association of America (AAA)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9  |  4:00 – 4:45pm
Panel: Architecture, Art & Interior Design -  Roles & Responsibilities in Building a Living Collection
Global art advisor John Wolf discusses the interplay of interior design and architecture with an art collection. He is joined by Mauricio Oberfeld, CEO of Dugally Oberfeld, and interior design legend James Magni, with moderation by Degen Pener.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 |  1:00 – 1:30pm
Where Art Meets Design - An Intimate Look inside Hunt Slonem’s Legendary Residences
The marriage of art and design is the theme of painter Hunt Slonem's fantastically decorated and meticulously  restored homes. He pairs vintage furniture and found objects with contemporary art, including works by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol, creating spectacular spaces that artist and critic Bruce Helander will explore.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 |  2:00 – 2:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Robert Freimark - The Legacy of a Trust West Coast Abstract Expressionist
Hohmann Fine Art is proud to represent the estate of Robert Freimark, who resided in Silicon Valley most of his life. With his exclusive works on exhibit during Art SV/SF, discover more as the life and work of this legend in art are discussed. Hosted by: Hohmann Fine Art

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 |  3:00 – 3:30pm

Protecting the Value of a Collection
In this session, a fine art insurance expert will cover key steps to take to protect the value of your collection, including managing fine art transport, storage, and lending risks. Hosted by: Chubb Personal Insurance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10  |  4:00 – 4:45pm

Panel: Rising Tides - The California Art Market Today
Experts explore the growth of the art market throughout the state, as well as the renewed interest in Californian artists. Hosted by: Artnet

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11  |  2:00 – 2:30pm
Artist Spotlight: An In-depth Look at Two Bay Area Artists - Elizabeth Barlow and Kim Frohsin
This session offers a unique look at two bodies of work: Elizabeth Barlow's 'Portaits in Absentia' and Kim Frohsin's 'Cautionary Tales' 2015. Learn about the artists' voices, unique visions, importance, and relevance within the contemporary art environment. Hosted by: Gallerie Citi

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11  |  3:00 – 3:30pm

Art Legacy Planning:  Life is Long. Art is Longer.
Protecting and planning your art legacy, presented by Xiliary Twil, Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Host: Art Asset Management Group

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11  |  4:00 – 4:45pm
Panel:  Art and Philanthropy: Building a Healthy Arts Ecosystem
Join the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA) for an inspiring panel discussion on the impact of giving back in the arts. The panelists will touch on the impact of arts philanthropy and the diverse ways to support a healthy arts ecosystem, from buying art or donating to nonprofits to investing in ventures that bolster the local arts economy.  In addition to sharing their experiences in arts giving, the panelists will answer questions on how to get started in arts philanthropy, what questions to ask, and where to find relevant information.

The panel will include philanthropy specialist Christine Sherry, Principal of Sherry Consulting, and philanthropist Deborah Rappaport, Co-founder of Minnesota Street Project, and be moderated by Emiko Ono, Performing Arts Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.





2015 Sponsors+Partners





Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF) offers a wide range of branding opportunities and special events to enhance corporate identities. Art SV/SF's tailor made sponsorship opportunities are designed to address each of our partners marketing goals and brand exposure. Sponsors' guests are given VIP status and enjoy special events. Art SV/SF will work with you to develop a package that meets your company's exact needs and marketing objectives.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities or hosting a special event at Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, please contact:
Pamela Cohen

+1 561 322 5611


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