San Francisco Art Institute

06 Jan 2016

The Best First Date Spots in San Francisco

No, it’s not just cuffing season, or a quickly diminishing timeline to Valentine’s Day, This is actually the busiest week of the year for online dating. So plan ahead where you’ll take your new sweetheart or whoever you find that still has hair in the “right” places and knows how to type.

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23 Mar 2015

Art Professor critiques paintings by Johnny Depp, Lucy Liu, James Franco & more

This is not an article about celebrity painters like Andy Warhol or Salvador Dalí, this is an article about celebrities who paint, like Johnny Depp and and Lucy Liu.  The difference between the two is not as obvious as one might think.  I sat down with art critic and San

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16 Feb 2015

Art Professor Critiques the Artwork of Presidents & Dictators

During George W Bush’s presidency he was called many things.  ‘President’, ‘Dictator’, ‘Commander in Chief’ or ‘ War Criminal’.  What is certain is no one ever referred to him as George ‘The Artist’. But in 2013 a hacker broke into the Bush family email accounts and leaked George’s paintings.  The

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09 Dec 2014

Renegade Art Critic, SFAI Professor & Local Legend Mark Van Proyen

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate

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30 Sep 2014

Local Legend of The Week: Artist Jeremy Fish

Jeremy in front of his art.  Photo courtesy of writer/photographer Illyana Maisonet Jeremy Fish is an internationally known artist, North Beach resident, and may be appearing in Tim Burton’s next film ‘Big Eyes’ starring Amy Adams. We met at Café Trieste in North Beach, where a constant flow of neighbors, friends, and eccentrics stop

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07 Nov 2010

FREE SFAQ Symposium with FREE Music and FREE Bar

The San Francisco Arts Quarterly might be trying to woo me. Saturday, November 13th, they are presenting a symposium for the release of their latest FREE quarterly–described as a “hybrid between arts calendar and newspaper.” And what does the symposium entail, you might ask? Everything you could possibly want: A

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08 Jun 2009

FREE Beer, Wine, and The Evolution of God

The words “Evolution” and “God” don’t often go together, but if you read this site enough you know that the words “FREE”, “Beer”, and “Wine” often do.  Loyal reader and person of extreme awesomeness Liz Wu has dropped a dime on yet another FREE boozy event. At 8pm on Tuesday,

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