Artist John Kraft
It was a great honor to participate in Hearts in SF and to have the opportunity to create one of the large iconic hearts that can be seen across San Francisco. The program, which benefits the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital Foundation culminates in the annual Heroes & Hearts luncheon, which took place on February 15th at AT&T Park. Below are a number of photos from the event. I also invite you to view the collection that inspired my SF Heart.
On the Field - AT&T Park.
With my SF Heart - "Secret Garden".
Sponsored by Genentech.
Being interviewed by NBC News.
Pam Baer and SF Giants CEO Larry Baer.
My wife and biggest supporter, soprano Nikki Einfeld.
2018 Heroes Karen Aguilar and Caroline Watson!
With Elaine Leong from SF General Hospital Foundation
What a wonderful day it was! #HeartsInSF
Cover - Where Magazine, February 2018.
A big thank you to everyone that came by to visit me at StartUp Art Fair in Los Angeles. It was an amazing event and I met so many wonderful people. If you were at the fair and saw a piece you're interest in, you find all the artwork that was on exhibit on my Secret Gardens page. And of course feel free to contact me with any questions or requests. Thank you!
Hearts in SF benefits the SF General Hospital Foundation. My heart along with others created recently by Bay Area artists will be revealed at an event at AT&T Park in February of 2018. It was an honor to have been selected twice to create one of these iconic hearts, and I'm so thrilled with how it turned out. I also recently learned that my heart has been featured on the cover of the February issue of WHERE Magazine!
View a short video of my SF Heart being wrapped for pick up from my studio.
I'm excited to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Red Umbrellas Fine Artists group! You'll find me and my original mixed media and resin artwork in places like Union Square and Golden Gate Park. The photo above is from a recent exhibit outside the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Check my events page for upcoming dates and locations.
My First Confession
I'm a bit odd
For most people, the phrase fun in the sun brings to mind beaches, cabanas, poolside margaritas or crashing waves... But for me, it can also mean a long day in jeans and a black shirt, under a white tent, talking to people about my art; all while strong winds threaten to carry me (and my art) far far away. This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating as a guest artist outside Norton Factory Studios in Oakland - and... I had a blast! I met many new people and saw quite a few old friends as well.
My Second Confession
I steal chalk from my kids
In my defense, I do believe that stealing chalk for the purpose of creating a bit of street art is a pretty good excuse - but still, my girls were quick to remind me that I need to replenish their supply... Fair enough. It was a fun way to extend my Flower Power collection from the art on the wall to the ground beneath my feet.
The sun, wind and stolen chalk combined and resulted in a happy collector deciding to go home with my piece, Aquarius.
My Last Confession
This is What it's All About
The image above is what it's all about for me as an artist. I care so deeply about creating joyful and accessible art that when someone new decides to make my art a part of their life - it could be raining beneath a full solar eclipse - and I'd still feel like the luckiest guy in town.