Kids & Art FOUndation
10th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for an unforgettable night in celebration of a remarkable milestone … a joyous gathering to mark Kids & Art’s first decade of providing exceptional art programs to children facing cancer. Designed to recognize an amazing journey from working with one child and one sibling in 2008 to now serving over 1200 families at two major Bay Area hospitals, the evening will showcase the work of 10 featured partner artists and one-of-a-kind art pieces from many of our young participants, as well as a glimpse into the future of Kids & Art.
Guest of Honor
Kori Rae, Pixar/Disney
Kori Rae was the producer of Disney-Pixar’s 14th feature film, “Monsters University.” Released in the summer of 2013, “Monsters University” grossed over $738.9 million worldwide at the box office, and received the 2013 “Hollywood Animation Award” from the Hollywood Film Awards. Rae is currently working on an upcoming Pixar feature with “Monsters University” director Dan Scanlon. Set in a world with no humans - only elves, trolls and sprites- the film tells the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. The currently untitled project is set to release in 2020. Rae joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 1993 as a producer in the studio’s Commercials Division, producing several award-winning commercials. She was part of the dynamic and entrepreneurial team that helped shape and build Pixar into the studio it is today. With a background in education and coaching, Rae finds producing similar. The role of managing a continually changing story and a large creative team in a deadline driven atmosphere is quite a lot like coaching a team to a championship. After the success of “Toy Story,” Rae moved forward as animation manager on Pixar’s second feature film “A Bug’s Life.” She then worked as animation manager for the Golden Globe ® winner, “Toy Story 2” and continued on as associate producer for “Monsters, Inc.” and the Academy Award ® -winning feature, “The Incredibles.” Rae also contributed her producing talents to “Up” as pre-production producer, and worked as producer on the first group of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars Toons.” Born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Rae moved to Florida in high school and went on to earn a degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Artists Reception Special Guest
Catharine Clark, Catharine Clark Gallery
Catharine Clark is the owner and director of Catharine Clark Gallery. A San Francisco native, Catharine has lived and studied abroad and in Philadelphia, where she attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BA with honors in the History of Art. After dancing for Morphe Danza Teatro in 1988 - 1989, Catharine returned to San Francisco and began a career working in the visual arts. She developed and taught a professional practices course at the San Francisco Art Institute and has guest lectured and juried at universities, museums, and other institutions locally and abroad.
An accomplished author and editor, Catharine most recently edited the monograph American Qur’an by Sandow Birk, published in November 2015 by W.W. Norton & Company. In 2006, she edited the monograph Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books, while also contributing an essay for the book. In 2007, she authored “The Politics of Landscape” for the Sandow Birk: The Depravities of War, published by Grand Central Press, to which she also contributed an essay. In 2013, Catharine edited Sorted Booksby Nina Katchadourian, another Chronicle Books publication.
A member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association since 1994, Catharine has served as a trustee and executive committee member for ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, Lick Wilmerding High School Alumni Board, Visual Aid, Recology, and SF Camerawork. She has also been on the advisory boards of the San Francisco Arts Education Project and UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium. Since 2008, she has worked as a consultant and grant reader for Creative Capital.
In 2014, Catharine was awarded Arttable’s Northern California Chapter's Award of Service to the Visual Arts. In addition to programming exhibitions, Catharine also hosts fundraising and development events for non-profits and political campaigns. Recent events have benefitted Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, the San Francisco Art Education Project, Words on Dance, Headlands Center for the Arts, Access Institute, the Museum of Performance and Design, Zhukov Dance Theater, Film at 11’s documentary The Uncondemned, Live Oak School, Lick Wilmerding High School, di Rosa, Visual Aid, LYRIC, and Openhouse.
Kristen Sze, ABC7 News
I got my start in TV playing a boy. In Taiwan where I was born, my mother was a Chinese Opera singer and actress. So I grew up on the set, playing walk-on roles. The journalism part came later, after my family moved to the U.S. and settled in the Bay Area on the Peninsula. In high school, I began writing for the school newspaper, honing my newly-acquired English skills. I loved it. I had a ticket to meet people, ask questions and get answers. The mission forced me to come out of my shell and overcome my shyness! At U.C. Berkeley, I reported for the campus radio station KALX while interning at nearly every Bay Area TV station. I felt my news sense kick into high gear during the Loma Prieta quake. I had driven across the Bay Bridge only an hour before the partial collapse. I immediately drove to the station where I was interning. Since it was all hands on deck, I got the chance to get interviews and write some stories. When I heard the first story I wrote go over the air, it was a defining moment. I knew this was it for me. I reported in Binghamton, New York, Fresno, Philadelphia and New York City before coming home to the Bay Area and ABC7 News in 1998. Dream come true!
What I find most rewarding in anchoring is providing continuous coverage during breaking news. That is when our community needs us most, when it counts on us to deliver accurate, important information in real time. That's also why I enjoy tweeting during the newscast. It's gratifying getting instant feedback and sharing information with our viewers! Tweet me anytime or find me on Facebook and Instagram.
When I'm not anchoring, I'm volunteering at my two kids' school, rooting for my Cal Bears and the Giants, bargain-hunting or thinking about running.
Kristen Sze has been with ABC7 News since 1998. She currently co-anchors ABC7 News at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Her reports can be seen on ABC7 News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Voted 'Best News Anchor' in 2011 by San Francisco BayList, Sze also won a 2002 Emmy Award for her work hosting ABC7's "Profiles of Excellence." In 1999, she won an Emmy Award for best Children/Youth Segment.
Sze has Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. She is member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. A scholarship from the Asian American Journalists Association enabled Sze to study at Oxford University in England.
Our 10 Artists for our 10th Anniversary celebration features 10 of our 'amaeyzing' Kids & Art artists who have been with us on our journey from 2008 to now. We will compile all 10 artists' stories into a small book ready for our 10th Anniversary gala in San Francisco on December 1, 2018. Each of the 10 artists will also be given one word on which they will create a piece of art. These 10 pieces will be displayed together at our gala and will encompass the mission of Kids & Art.
Sponsorship is open until October 30, 2018
Kids & Art 10th Anniversary Celebration offers exceptional visibility opportunities in front of a highly desirable audience; guests include representatives from the Silicon Valley medical community, tech sector, and supporters of the arts. The event will be widely marketed throughout the region in the preceding three months through print, web, and radio, as well as through partner networks.
Up to $25,000 of our Fund-a-Need during the event will be matched thanks to the generosity of Sheri Sobrato Brisson and Eric Brisson.
Eileen Moore at Emerald Advertising
Sayareh & Setareh Farsio