Events | Recology San Francisco


We are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition for artists
Minoosh Zomorodinia and Leilah Talukder

Reservations are required. 


Friday, October 8 from 4:30-7:30 pm 

Saturday, October 9 from 12-3 pm

503 Tunnel Ave/401 Tunnel Ave 94134

In accordance with the City of San Francisco’s Vaccine Requirement, Recology AIR will be requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all visitors ages 12 years and older and will accept the following forms of verification:

• An original, a copy, or a picture of your CDC vaccination card
• Documentation from a healthcare provider
• Digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California

Masks will be required at all times for those over 2 years old.

For the safety of everyone, we are limiting the number of guests allowed in the space at a time. Work will be viewable in 30-minute time slots. Admission is free and open to the public, all ages welcome, wheelchair accessible.

Those unable to attend in person may join the artists on Instagram Live @RecologyAIR on Saturday, October 9 at 11 am. A virtual representation of the exhibition will also be posted on our website after October 22.

Bedford Gallery presents Reclaimed: The Art of Recology Opening Reception: July 1, 6-8pm

Now on view – we are thrilled to partner with the Bedford Gallery for the exhibition Reclaimed: The Art of Recology, featuring 46 of our former artists-in-residence in the gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. We look forward to sharing the AIR Program with new audiences through this exhibition which will run through October 17. You can visit the Bedford Gallery (1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek) in person Thursday – Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm.

Participating Artists: Tamara Albaitis, Kathy Aoki, Michael Arcega, Miguel Arzabe, Terry Berlier, Val Britton, Beau Buck, Ed Clapp, Lauren DiCioccio, Ricki Dwyer, Rodney Ewing, Mike Farruggia, Amy Wilson Faville, Julia Goodman, Nemo Gould, Jeff Hantman, Jamil Hellu, David Hevel, Barbara Holmes, D. Cherie Johnson, Andrew Junge, Cathy Lu, Kara Maria, Mansur Nurullah, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Jenny Odell, Scott Oliver, Kari Orvik, Erik Otto, Alison Pebworth, Yulia Pinkusevich, Ferris Plock, Genevieve Quick, Nicole Repack & Isis Rodriguez, Kate Rhoades, Leah Rosenberg, James Sansing, Kathy Sirico, Chris Sollars, Stephanie Syjuco, Weston Teruya, Shushan Tesfuzigta, Sherri Lynn Wood, Victor Yañez-Lazcano, Imin Yeh.

Here to There, Tuesday, August 3 at 5:00pm PST with Rodney Ewing, Genevieve Quick, and Weston Teruya as part of the Recology AIR Connects Panel Series

On August 3, the Recology Artist in Residence Program held the fifth panel in the RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS series. The panel, “Here to There,” brought together three Recology alumni, Rodney Ewing, Genevieve Quick, and Weston Teruya, whose works explore histories of place, identity, and social dynamics. This conversation was moderated by Victor Yañez-Lazcano.

In celebration of Pride Month 2021, the Recology Artist in Residence Program held the fourth panel discussion in the series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS. “All In: Queer Intersections,” brought together four artists whose works amplify queer identities at the intersections of culture, race, sexuality, and gender. Watch the recording of the dynamic conversation between AIR alumni Terry Berlier, Jamil Hellu, Cybele Lyle, Abel Rodriguez, and our moderator, Victor Yañez-Lazcano.

On April 27 the third panel in the RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS series “Unearthed: Research as Art” took place. A spin on Earth Month, this panel brought together four Recology alumni, Michael Arcega, Hughen/Starkweather, and Jenny Odell, whose research-based work unearths new narratives. Former Recology artist-in-residence Victor Yañez-Lazcano moderated the panel discussion.

The Recology Artist in Residence (AIR) Program in collaboration with Saddleback College hosted the second panel in our series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS, on March 2

Titled after Saddleback College’s virtual exhibition of work made at Recology curated by former AIR artist, Barbara Holmes, the panel “Recalled to Nature” brought together three vibrant voices from the Bay Area: Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Alicia Escott, and Minoosh Zomorodinia. In conversation with our moderators, Barbara Holmes and Victor Yañez-Lazcano, the artists discussed how they use art to explore the intersection of our social, political, and historical relationships to nature.

On January 12, 2021 we embarked on our new panel series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS. The first panel, “Cultivating Common Ground,” was in conversation with former AIR artists Bill Basquin, Ramekon O’Arwisters and Sherri Lynn Wood, moderated by Victor Yañez-Lazcano.

Art | Sustainability | Community – Recology Student Artist Exhibition and Panel

At the beginning of this year, we celebrated the Recology Artist in Residence Program’s 30-year anniversary at Arc Gallery. The exhibition included work from past artists and a dedication to our founder Jo Hanson. We simultaneously installed work from our student artists in our Environmental Learning Center for an exhibition that was planned for May 2020, which due to shelter-in-place mandates, was never seen by the public.

To celebrate the Recology Artist in Residence Program’s student artists, throughout the month of October we released a self-guided virtual tour of the student exhibition and featured videos which highlight a select number of student artists. The celebration culminated in the Art/Community/Sustainability Student Alum Panel, facilitated by former AIR artist, Victor Yañez-Lazcano, in conversation with Hannah Beatrice Quinn, Jinmei Chi, Ricki Dwyer, and Shushan Tesfuzigta on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

  • NEW! Cartoons for the Environment with Sirron Norris
  • In this workshop, former Recology artist-in-residence Sirron Norris teaches us how to spread the message of reuse through basic cartooning techniques. Best for agest 9+

  • NEW! Woodworking Fundamentals with Curtis Reid Henderson: The Pursuit of Quality and Sustainability during Times of Uncertainty 

In this workshop, former Recology San Francisco Art Institute student artisand GLEAN artist Curtis Reid Henderson, will teach us how to create a high-quality wood table that will stand the test of time. Some previous experience using power tools is suggested, but no dedicated space is required for this workshop. 

  • Creating Cyanotype Prints at Home with Charlotte Beck 

In this video, former Recology San Francisco State University student artist, Charlotte Beck, teaches us how to create cyanotype prints at home using found imagery and objects. A cyanotype is a simple photographic printing process that produces an image on a rich, deep blue background. Cyanotypes make great gifts and are simple and safe to create at home. 


DIY Vertical Dye Garden with Leilah Talukder and Cailyn Schmidt

In this first video of the three-part series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, learn to create a vertical garden for small spaces.


Five Food Scraps You Can Turn Into Natural Dyes with Leilah Talukder and Cailyn Schmidt

Second in the series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, this video shows how to use common food scraps to create beautiful dyes for textiles and clothing.


Basic Mending to Extend the Life of Your Clothing with Leilah Talukder

Third in the series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, this final video teaches five simple sewing and mending techniques to extend the life of your clothing.