'Serenity' exhibit series at UCSF Women's Health Center



Sponsored by the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and curated by Matt McKinley, the 'Serenity' series invites Bay Area artists to present a body of work that interprets the idea of ‘serenity’ in order to inspire relaxation, well-being and calm.

With the understanding that wellness is a holistic ideal, these artists create work that will enrich the environment of the Women’s Health Center in order to engage and uplift visitors and staff alike. The exhibit covers 5 floors of the Women's Health Center: 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 which each artist displaying a complete body of work on their respective floor.  
Since 2007 the 'Serenity' series is the San Francisco Bay Area's l longest running exhibit series focused on positive, healing and uplifting artwork.  Curator: Matt McKinley


McKinley Art Solutions and UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health are pleased to present SERENITY, featuring SF Women Artist Gallery members: 

Guilaine Hedquist - floor 3
Diane Heron - floor 4
Mariya Anderson - floor 5
Kylie Ball - floor 6
Karen Gann - floor 7

Reception with the artists: Thursday, May 25 5:30 – 7:30pm

exhibit open to the public Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
May 11 – Sept 12, 2017

UCSF Women’s Health Center
2356 Sutter Street, Floor 3,4,5,6,7
San Francisco, CA 94115

McKinley Art Solutions and UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health are pleased to present SERENITY,...

Posted by McKinley Art Solutions on Friday, May 19, 2017




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“In my recent works,” shares Floor 3 artist Guilaine Hedquist “[I am] using a palette of soft colors and whites, I use my love of flowers and nature by deconstructing the traditional bouquet in a way that puts the flowers in an active role and takes the viewer on a reflective journey of emotions.

Floor 4 artist Diane Heron is inspired by the practice of automatism with her latest work. Among the various recurring motifs in her work a symbol inherited from the natural world, the spiral, seems to function as an innate expression of her subconscious. Diane finds the spiral to be enticing, not only for its mathematical fascination, but particularly for its beauty, its wealth of variation, mutability, infinity and movement.

An avid mountaineer, helicopter pilot, and feminist, Floor 5 artist Mariya Anderson often focuses on abstract, figurative painting inspired by the grit, melancholy, optimism, and spirit of the Bay Area. For the ‘Serenity’ exhibit, Mariya will be showing a collection of black and white ink portraits made with her signature quick, confident brushstrokes – including a surprise whimsical portrait of a certain Millenium Falcon co-pilot’s hirsute female counterpart!

Floor 6 artist Kylie Ball states, “It is my goal as a photographer to connect and reflect the beauty that is in all things, and present that in it’s most genuine and honest form.” Her body of work for ‘Serenity’ highlights the tranquility and beauty of Ireland and other travel destinations.

The watercolors of Floor 7 artist Karen Gann are mostly of florals and landscapes and emphasize rhythm and movement in the forms of foliage and flowers. Utilizing her design background, Karen’s work explores spatial relationships and self-expression through color theory, with each composition consisting of a sequence of colors which relate closely to each other and cover a range of value. 

About the ‘Serenity’ Exhibit Series at UCSF:
Since 2007, UCSF Center of Excellence and McKinley Art Solutions have presented artists whose work inspires ‘serenity’ in order to facilitate relaxation, well-being and calm. This exhibit series, curated from a pool of invited and juried participants, is the largest continuously produced show in the Bay Area focused on promoting the healing capacity of art. The venue, UCSF Women's Health Center, the only nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women's Health in Northern California, is recognized internationally for its expertise in providing comprehensive, specialized care for women's health issues and is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for gynecological care.



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