I joined on the encouragement of the SECA coordinator, who basically said, “If you want to be immersed in the Bay Area art scene, join SECA.” The studio visits are the most unique aspect. The opportunity to engage with artists in their studios and learn about their processes firsthand is priceless. For any art-curious or art-loving individual, SFMOMA’s auxiliary groups offer a wealth of opportunities to see beautiful, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking art.
Young galleries like Capital Gallery, Et al., Bass & Reiner, and Casemore Kirkeby are showing the most experimental, ambitious, and visually alluring art in the Bay Area right now.
50 Years of Bay Area Art, the SECA Awards exhibition in 2011, assembled a superb collection from past SECA awardees.
The octagonal gallery displaying seven Agnes Martin paintings is sublime.
The Tenant (2010) by Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães on view in The Campaign for Art: Contemporary.