Heroes & Hearts

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.

John Kraft AT&T Park
On the Field - AT&T Park.

John Kraft and SF Heart
With my SF Heart - "Secret Garden".

John Kraft and Genentech
Sponsored by Genentech.

John Kraft NBC News Hearts in SF
Being interviewed by NBC News.

Pam and Larry Baer and Artist John Kraft
Pam Baer and SF Giants CEO Larry Baer.

John Kraft and Nikki Einfeld
My wife and biggest supporter, soprano Nikki Einfeld.

Heroes & Hearts 2018
2018 Heroes Karen Aguilar and Caroline Watson!

John Kraft and Elaine Leong
With Elaine Leong from SF General Hospital Foundation

Sweets
Sweets!

Heroes & Hearts 2018
What a wonderful day it was! #HeartsInSF

John Kraft Where Magazine Cover Hearts in SF
Cover - Where Magazine, February 2018.

 

February 15, 2018 by John Kraft

Thank you, Los Angeles!

John Kraft at StartUp Art Fair Los Angeles 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!

January 29, 2018 by John Kraft

stARTup Art Fair - Los Angeles

Happy to announce that I've been selected to participate in the StartUp Art Fair in Los Angeles in early 2018. I'll be in Suite 318 at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach along with 40 other amazing artists! Get all the details on my event page. 

November 23, 2017 by John Kraft

The Heart Goes On

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!

Artist John Kraft Hearts in SF

View a short video of my SF Heart being wrapped for pick up from my studio.

November 13, 2017 by John Kraft

SF Open Studios!

John Kraft at SF Open Studios 2017

My participation in SF Open Studios is just around the corner. I invite you to visit my dedicated SFOS Page to learn more. Thank you!

October 18, 2017 by John Kraft

Hearts in SF!

John Kraft Hearts In SF

I can finally share the BIG news! I have been selected for a second time to create a Large San Francisco Heart for SF General Hospital Foundation's Heroes and Hearts! I will be working on the heart over the next two months and will be sharing my progress. The Heroes and Hearts ceremony will be held at AT&T Park in February of 2018. I am truly honored to have been asked again to create one of these iconic SF Hearts.

Below is the design I submitted for consideration, which is inspired by my original mixed media and resin work.

Artist John Kraft website

Stay tuned for regular updates.  I also invite you to follow me on Facebook and Instagram!

September 18, 2017 by John Kraft

Thank you, Sausalito!

John Kraft Sausalito Art Festival

For those of you that visited my booth during this year's fair and have questions about a piece of artwork or possible commission please feel free to contact me directly at 415.717.9209 or via email at john-at-johnkraft.com. Thank you!

View the Collection

 

July 18, 2017 by John Kraft

John Kraft Joins Red Umbrellas

John Kraft and Red Umbrellas Artists

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.

July 02, 2017 by John Kraft

Confessions of an Artist

John Kraft and Artwork

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

John Kraft Drawing on Street

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.

John Kraft Art Collector

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. 

June 19, 2017 by John Kraft

Wild Honey

I am very happy to share my latest piece, Wild Honey! The newest addition to my Flower Power series is also the largest, measuring 48 inches by 72 inches. It is also distinguished from the other works in the series because I've finished it with multiple coats of varnish vs. epoxy resin. More detail can be seen in the photographs below. This is a big piece that makes a big statement, wether it be in a home or in a corporate setting. So if you're ready to GO BIG - this is the perfect opportunity! Learn More... More photos below!

June 06, 2017 by John Kraft