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Grateful for the Sea and a big announcement!

The enormous and deeply unknown blue awakens me; it is all powerful, yet vulnerable like us all, to toxicity. I have been in recovery mode and all the while learning and creating, trying to figure things out, and then I remember to take a deep breath, let that go, and embrace the now.


I'm overwhelmed by the curators decision to include my piece, "It is Change," in the de Young Open! September 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024

There will be a special screening this Saturday September 30th in the Koret on opening day. And it is free! Reserve your Tickets!

Woman with Glasses and eyes closed blended with artistic mountains with the backdrop of a blue sky and ocean in the distance. Text in the front #Special Screening of #ItisChange by #TanyaVlach at the #deYoungOpen 2023, . QR code for tickets:
Flyer for Special Screening of "It is Change" by Tanya Vlach at the de Young Open 2023

Director's Note:

My earliest memories are entwined with Golden Gate Park, and my introduction to art museums was serendipitously at the de Young. Rooted in the sands of San Francisco's west side,'It is Change' invites you to witness time's trickster dance through the vast unknown. The otherworldly ebb and flow of the oceanic landscapes were generated from DSLR photos I took during a magical voyage to the Farallon Islands, with the help of experimentation with Machine Learning. “Forsaken Sea” by Sekou Sundiata, discovered during a pandemic narrative medicine workshop, became an anthem of resilience. Upon viewing please allow for a meditative state and enjoy the journey. I am deeply grateful to the de Young for featuring 'It is Change' on the Opening Day of the de Young Open 2023."

The de Young Open 2023, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s second triennial juried community art exhibition, features work by artists from the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Artworks are hung salon-style and installed nearly edge to edge and floor to ceiling in the de Young museum’s Herbst Exhibition Galleries, maximizing the number of works on view. Designed to celebrate and support our local arts communities, The de Young Open 2023 invites you to see the creativity of the Bay Area under one roof.

For more information on how the Curators went through the process sifting through 7,776 submissions:

I will be spending a lot of time there checking out all the work, the art work on view is pretty incredible.

Hope to see you there! ~tanya

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