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2013 MAYOR’S ART AWARD Goes to… Rhodessa Jones

On Friday, January 18, 2013 Ms. Rhodessa Jones was awarded the Mayor's Art Award. “I’m so honored to receive this award. Politics don’t work, religion is a bit too eclectic, but art could be that parachute that catches us all,” said Rhodessa Jones.

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Sargent Johnson Gallery

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Located on the 1st Floor

Founded in 1977, the Sargent Johnson Gallery is named for one of the Bay Area's most prominent sculptors, Sargent Claude Johnson. Born in Boston on November 7, 1888, Johnson came to San Francisco in 1915. Although he was better known as a sculptor, he also was an accomplished graphic artist, painter, ceramist and enamellist.

The mission of the Sargent Johnson Gallery is to celebrate art through the promotion, exhibition and documentation of Black visual culture, with a focus on exhibiting works by African American artists from San Francisco's Western Addition and the greater Bay Area. The Sargent Johnson Gallery serves to expand Afro-centric art activities, enhance knowledge and appreciation for the visual arts and promote the growth of African-American art.

A.C.T. Out Gallery

(Access to Creative Thought) Located on the 2nd Floor

The mission of the ACT Out Gallery is to be a leader in the presentation of creative arts for youth and young adults – college students in particular.

Hall of Culture

Located on the 3rd Floor

The mission of the Hall of Culture (HC) is to provide well-deserved exposure to various art forms and artists through group show exhibitions.

Activism Alley

Located on the 3rd Floor

The mission of Activism Alley (AA) is to enrich the minds of our visitors about the countless contributions that foot soldiers, freedom fighters and African American revolutionaries have made throughout our history.

If you are an artist who wants to be considered for future exhibitions, please contact: Melorra J. Green, Visual Arts Coordinator, at 415/875 9624 or email You may also submit an exhibition proposal.