Donor Event

Spring Soirée at The Progress

Apr 9, 2017   5:30–11:59pm
Offsite: The Progress
$30 | Snacks & Wine

These days, we’re thinking hard about what it takes to make it as a local artist. What systems are in place, or might need to be, for the Bay Area to continue to serve as a beacon of cultural and artistic innovation, as well as a welcoming place for working artists to call home? We’ve partnered with our friends at The Progress to host a salon-style discussion with select, local Headlands Alumni to discuss these timely questions.

Participating artists:

  • Ana Teresa Fernández, visual/performance artist; The Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellow, San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Awardee, and Headlands Tournesol Awardee
  • Sean McFarland, photographer; SFMOMA SECA Awardee, The Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellow, The Baum Foundation Awardee, and Kala Fellow
  • Amara Tabor-Smith, dancer/choreographer; Creative Capital Awardee, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awardee, The Zellerbach Family Foundation Awardee, and The East Bay Community Foundation Awardee
  • Lysley Tenorio, short story writer; Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellow, NEA Creative Writing Fellow, and the Pushcart Prize Awardee
  • Lindsey White, multi-disciplinary artist; SFMOMA SECA Awardee, Creative Work Fund Awardee, Alternative Exposure Awardee, and Kala Fellow

Moderater: Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, BAMPFA; Headlands’ Audience Engagement Committee Member

Expect a convivial and rich evening in both content and fare! The discussion will be accompanied by artfully prepared snacks envisioned by chefs & owners of The Progress, Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, with plenty of time to take in the artwork created for the restaurant’s unique Workshop space, and a chance to continue the conversation with fellow Headlands’ supporters.

Open to Headlands Breakthrough Supporters ($1,000) and above. If you have questions about your membership or would like to upgrade and join us for this unique event, contact Jen Ontiveros at or 415.331.2787 x33.

Presented in partnership with The Progress, 1525 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115. Please note: this event will be held in The Workshop event space, accessible only by stairs.

This event is part of our off-site program series while our campus is currently closed to the public for construction on The Commons. We’re thrilled to co-present and collaborate with several Bay Area cultural organizations and partners; see all off-site events here.