City College Art Gallery

and Other Venues 

City College Art Gallery presents:


Elisabeth Nicula, Anthony Ryan, and Clare Szydlowski

August 15 to September 14, 2016

Reception: September 8, Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm

City College Art Gallery is proud to present  Substrates, featuring artwork by Elisabeth Nicula, Anthony Ryan, and Clare Szydlowski.

Elisabeth Nicula is a San Francisco-based multidisciplinary artist. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Boston Public Library and she exhibits in art spaces across the US, internationally, and on the internet.

A native of Troy, New York and a long time resident of San Francisco, Anthony Ryan received his BFA from SUNY-Purchase and his MFA from San Francisco State University. His prints and paintings have been exhibited nationally including at the deYoung Museum, SFMOMA, and Neuberger Museum of Art. His works are included in the collection of Tweed Museum of Art and the Library of Congress. He received a Murphy Graduate Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation and was a Graduate Fellow at Headlands Center for the Arts. He currently teaches drawing and printmaking at City College of San Francisco and Diablo Valley College.

Clare Szydlowski graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Art-Printmaking and received her MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco State University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and beyond including: International Print Center New York, Kala Art Institute, The Compound Gallery, Interface Gallery, The Lab and Adobe Books. 

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.

Gallery Hours: Mon 9:30-12 and 1-4, Tues 3:30-5:30, Wed 9:30-12 and 1-4, Thur 11-2 and 3:30-5:30

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, thereby stimulating active public awareness, support, and participation in the arts.
  • Provide a free, publicly accessible venue for art made by regional and national artists as well as the distinguished faculty, staff, students and alumni of City College.
  • Provide meaningful cultural and learning experiences for City College students by hosting contemporary art exhibitions in a critical context, which ultimately improves visual literacy and analytical thinking.
  • Introduce City College art students to art professionalism through juried exhibitions and visiting artist-led workshops.
  • Offer City College art students hands-on training in all aspects of gallery management, providing them practical job skills in order to gain employment in the art field.



Throughout the year, exceptional artwork created by professional artists, students and faculty are showcased at City College of San Francisco's Administrative Offices.

These exhibitions give professional artists, students and faculty the oppertunity to have their work viewed by City College staff, administrators, and board members. Students and faculty also have the oppertunity to display their work at Conlan Hall and at Fort Mason. More information please contact Gallery Directors.

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