Join us in-person or online for the opening reception of 

IN FLUX: Recalibrating the Unknown at the Museum of Northern California Art (monca), presented by SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) and curated by Jeremy P.H. Morgan. 

Date: March 22nd, 2024 Time: 5 – 8 PM PT
Address: Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926

IN FLUX: Recalibrating the Unknown is not just an exhibition; it’s a testament to resilience, creativity, and the enduring spirit of artistic exploration. Featuring works by over 170 SFAI alumni, staff, and faculty, this showcase invites you to delve into a world where art serves as a beacon in times of uncertainty. Against the backdrop of the closure of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2022, a historic institution with a legacy spanning 150 years, this exhibition prompts artists and viewers alike to contemplate the evolving role of art in navigating the multifaceted challenges of our contemporary landscape. From social and environmental issues to economic and epidemiological complexities, IN FLUX encourages us to embrace the unknown and uncover new possibilities through the power of community-driven artistic expression.For those unable to attend in-person, you can view the catalog above or join the IN FLUX team online as they guide us through the intricate layers of meaning behind the exhibition in a special Zoom reception. Reflecting on the rich history of the San Francisco Art Institute and the transformative potential of this exhibition, IN FLUX invites us to embark on a journey of introspection and redefinition. RSVP for online event below. If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of the catalog you can use this link!

Articles of Belonging:Community Participation at monca and onlineOur upcoming exhibit, In Flux: Recalibrating the Unknown, features several ways for the community to participate. We invite you to join in the making of Community Security Blanket, where the actions of knitting and sewing are both metaphors and motivators for connecting. Anyone who wishes may participate in the making of a blanket composed of small, individually knitted squares. Knitting may be done remotely and sent in to monca or may be done at a communal table in the library. Throughout the duration of the In Flux exhibition, community participants are invited to come to moncato sew the squares together to form the blanket. How are you … in a world In Flux? extends the collaborative element of Articles of Belonging beyond the physical space of monca. Anyone with internet access is invited to respond to the prompt above online. Responses will scroll on TV monitors in the museum throughout the exhibition and will be accompanied by the Waves soundtrack.

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SFAA Spotlight | IN FLUX: Articles of BelongingMonday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM PST⁠Join us for the next SFAA Spotlight talk featuring some of the artists behind the site-specific installation Articles of Belonging presented as part of the IN FLUX exhibition at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA). Facilitated by Eve Werner, a group of SFAI alumni has come together to create this multifaceted piece. For the April Spotlight talk, collaboration lead Eve Werner and the team leads—Annamarta Dostourian & Emily Jane Corbett (mending), Bianca Lago & Kristen Gundlach (safe space), Guillermo Pulido (sound) & Martin Wohlwend (community messages), and Ujjayini Sikha (community security blanket)—will delve into the project’s concept, collaborative process, and the final installation. Once the IN FLUX exhibition opens, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this project in several ways on our website and in situ at the museum.

For more info on the IN FLUX exhibition visit here