Art Gallery

The City College Art Gallery is located in the Visual Art Building, v119, on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, free to the public, and just a few blocks from the Balboa BART station. Please call 415.239.3156 for further info.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 5pm
Tuesday - 3pm to 6pm
Wednesday - 12:30 to 5pm
Thursday - 3pm to 6pm
Friday - 10am to 1pm

Current Exhibit

Mary V. Marsh

Between here & there: Each day a gift

February 27 to March 20, 2019

Reception: March 7, Thursday, 5 to 7

Artist Bio:

Mary V. Marsh has been making and exhibiting art, and working in libraries in the Bay Area since 1984. Quite Contrary Press is in the collections of SFMOMA Library, The Bancroft Library, Yale University Art Library and many others. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Currently a Fellowship artist at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, she makes artist’s books, prints and collaborative work with Tony Bellaver at Quite Contrary Press, in Oakland, California.

Artist Statement:

Thinking about the technological changes in reading habits and communication, I make prints and artist’s books that reference this history through format, materials and personal experience.

During my daily commute to work at City College library I drew people reading, on a variety of devices, capturing a moment of focus. Along with diary notes documenting my daily habits and fellow travelers, this became the source for prints and projects. My years of working in libraries, the materials collected and concepts experienced there, is a foundation for the ideas.

While commuting you are neither here nor there, just in between, waiting to be somewhere else.

The City College Art Gallery’s Mission

  • Establish City College Art Gallery as an important arts destination for citizens of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, stimulating awareness, support, and participation in the arts.
  • Provide a free, publicly accessible venue for art.
  • Provide meaningful cultural and learning experiences for City College students.
  • Introduce art students to juried exhibitions and visiting artist-led workshops.
  • Offer hands-on training in all aspects of gallery management, providing them practical job skills in order to gain employment.