Tamar Assaf, August Artist-in-Residence

August 1, 2012September 2, 2012

Bay Invaders: Non-Native Species are Changing the San Francisco Bay Ecosystem


In a replica of her own studio, Tamar Assaf invites visitors to engage in a hands-on activity to experience her creative process of research, preparation, creation and presentation of artwork.

Assaf's artwork is a subtle social and ecological commentary on the environment, raising awareness of human influence on animals in the wild and how entire ecosystems function as a delicate balance of interdependencies.

With a close-up, cropped approach, minimizing background, Assaf uses palette knives to apply impasto onto wood panels or canvas.  During her residency, Assaf will create new paintings of non-native aquatic species that are changing the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.

To learn more about Tamar Assaf's artwork, process, projects and residencies please visit www.tamarassaf.com.  

The artist will be working in the Kimball Education Gallery Wednesdays through Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Join Assaf for her closing reception on Friday, August 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Kimball Education Gallery.


Canvas materials for this residency are generously provided by Blick Art Materials.
Paints and other applied materials for this residency are generously provided by Winsor & Newton Artists' Materials.
Windsor & Newton featured the residency in their monthly newsletter, read more about Tamar's experience here.

To view Tamar's residency movie here.



The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.