Tides of Change
The TIDES OF CHANGE was Drawing Room ANNEX's first exhibition to take place at 780 Valencia Street, SF in January 2022. This latest collaborative endeavor and space activation project with Curated State, was generously sponsored in part by 2BLiving Property Management Company and Baskin Investment Group in an effort to stabilize small businesses and support community resiliency through the arts. We have also been the proud recipients of many generous patrons and supporters of the arts. With their support, we've been able to maintain a 15month project at 780 Valencia which will end in April of 2023. We are so appreciative of this opportunity and are honored to work with so so many talented Bay Area artists. 
The TIDES OF CHANGE exhibition was our first open and all inclusive call for art. In this exhibition artists were asked to submit works that reflect upon the histories and progression of our warming planet, the impacts on life due to temperature and sea level rise, and the current calls for action right now. Artists around the world are making concerted efforts to go beyond creating awareness and directing their focus on creating change. On a global scale these voices are loud, but not loud enough. It is up to local communities and activists to build upon these calls for action to step up and create change. 
Author bell hooks reminds us that “...The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it’s to imagine what is possible.” 
This exhibition aimed to expand on the impacts of environmental injustice and its reach and relation to our humanity, in regards to gender, race and geography, and urban and industrial development. Climate change is not only about the impact on humans, but their role in the problems and the solutions.
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Participating artists: Inas Al-soqi Kristin Anderson Stephen Arnau Hector G. Barajas Julian Barber Andrea Bergen Todd Berman Ali Blum Lexie Bouwsma Bill Bruckner CreatingAS1 Sofia Carmi Erika L. Chan Serena Corson Tara Daly Renee DeCarlo Molly Delaney Sarah Delson Oliver DiCicco Dyanna Dimick Rachel Dwan Nilou Farzam Elaina Acosta Ford Mitch Greer Nic Griffin Kristie Hansen Todd Hanson Kiana Honarmand Clint Imboden Ruben Joy Marian Keeler Tisha Kenny Linda Larson Denise Laws Krisztina Lazar Sophia Lee Bianca Levan Rikki List Iván López Nick Maltagliati Aline Mare Michael McConnell Libby McMillan Clare Metague Cole Morrison Tomas Nakada Ananth Nayak Jeffrey Nemeroff Russell Pachman Kaytea Petro Jonah Roll Ana Rivero Rossi Jacqueline Ruben Artemis Schatzkin Courtney Scruggs Olivia Sears Tom Seligman Durba Sen Marsha Shaw CLENG Sumagaysay Denise Tarantino Linda Trunzo (LT) Melissa Wang Ted Weinstein Melissa A. Wilks Janet Williams Polina Yakovleva Rachel Znerold
We're proud to partner with Artist Migration for the Friday Music Series at 780 Valencia. These events are FREE and open to all:

FEB 11    Mauro ffortissimo & Elektra Schmidt: Classical piano, tangos, spoken word and avant - garde explorations. 

FEB 18    Gaea Schell Trio: Jazz piano and Latin grooves.

FEB 25    Noyola Trio: Michael Long, violin, Erik Andersen, cello, Elektra Schmidt, piano; Duos and trios by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and more.


Tuesday February 15

4:00 pm Ana Rivera Rossi

4:20 pm Oliver DiCicco

4:40 pm Andrea Bergen

5:00 pm Clint Imboden

5:20 PM Kristie Hansen

5:40 pm Nilou Farzam

6:00 pm Olivia Sears

6:20 pm Renee DeCarlo

Tuesday February 22

4:00 pm Bill Bruckner

4:20 pm Kiana Honarmand

4:40 pm Janet Williams

5:00 pm Kaytea petro & Julian barber

5:20pm Denise Laws

5:40pm Courtney Scruggs

6:00 pm Creatingas1 (Aaron Haldiman & Sara Corbett

Thursday February 24

What Do We Owe to Our Troubles?: Reflections on Embracing Climate Realism
Anathema Rose (Andreana Rosnik) and Narwhal Gathering, members of the Exquisite Climate writing group, will read selections of their work, discuss how the book "All We Can Save" got them started, and share positive imaginings of our shared future.