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Collectible Buttons Designed by Ana Teresa Fernandez and Jet Martinez

November 1, 2017, 12:00 pm4:00 pm
"Why" by Ana Teresa Fernández, paint on wall and black light. 2nd image by Jet Martinez.

Artist works by Ana Teresa Fernández and Jet Martinez

Wilsey Court

Collect four unique buttons designed by San Francisco artists Jet Martinez and Ana Teresa Fernandez, as well as buttons featuring some of the works seen in Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. Supplies limited!

Born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, Ana Teresa Fernández creates work focused on political and social issues with ties to both western society and the global south. Now based in San Francisco, she draws inspiration from her surroundings: “Every day the Bay Area influences me. What I see, smell, taste and feel, the characters that walk the street, and the incredible foods that surround us.”

Fernández received her MFA in 2006 from the San Francisco Art Institute and was invited to do residencies at La Fragua in Cordoba, Spain, and Greatmore Art Center in Capetown, South Africa, in addition to residencies in Haiti and Mexico. Most recently, Fernandez worked on a large public art installation in downtown San Francisco, titled 5W. She was selected to be part of the San Francisco Triennial, Bay Area Now 5 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Fernandez is the recipient of a number of awards, including the National Association of Latino Art and Culture Award, and the 2011 Artist of the Year GOLDIES winner, awarded by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Jet Martinez's paintings reinterpret folk arts from around the world using his own Mexican heritage and folk arts as a springboard. Though stylized in a flat, graphic manner, the use and application of color create vibrance - static imagery celebrating life at its most ecstatic. Martinez begins with a traditional rendering, then integrates his own visual language.

Martinez is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. He was the first artist-in-residence at Facebook Headquarters and serves as art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project.

Ticket Information

Buttons are free and available (1 per person) while supplies last!


Contact Information

Andrea Martin
amartin@famsf.org
(415) 750-3531