Enrique Chagoya's "Illegal Alien’s Guide to the Concept of Relative Surplus Value" will be offered in the silent auction at Vernissage

This Thursday, May 13: Vernissage, the MFA preview party and fundraiser for the SF Art Institute. Highlights include: live music by legendary Studio 13 Jass Band; guided private tours by some of the area’s finest curators (see list below); a silent auction featuring original fine art by SFAI alumni notables, including Nicole Buffett (BFA 01, MFA 04), Omar Chacon (MFA 04), Enrique Chagoya (BFA 84), and William Wiley (BFA 60, MFA 62); and the opportunity to be the first to experience the work of a next generation of emerging artists coming out of one of the nation’s most prestigious and forward-thinking art schools. The exhibition features work in a variety of media by approximately 100 graduating MFA students. Vernissage also presents the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with the artists. Additional information and purchase tickets at: http://bit.ly/cR2vp6.
Where: Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason (Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street)
When: 6 p.m.  Patron tours with special curatorial guests; 7 p.m. Cocktail buffet / mingle with artists / silent auction / entertainment
Curtors offering private tours: Apsara DiQuinzio, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts, SFMOMA; Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Hanru Hou, Director of Exhibitions and Galleries, SFAI; Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Julio Cesar Morales, Adjunct Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Jeannene Przyblyski, Dean of Academic Affairs, SFAI; Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA; and John Zarobell, Assistant Curator of Collections, Exhibitions, and Commissions, SFMOMA.