A Legacy to Enrich Local Fine Arts

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Ann Chamberlain’s Legacy of Supporting Fine Arts

For acclaimed visual artist Ann Chamberlain, collaboration was a key creative force. From immigrants and cancer survivors, to indigenous women and prisoners – these were her co-creators as she designed large-scale public commissions, printed books, and installations.

As both an artist and a tenured faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute, she was deeply committed to her belief that art has the potential to redefine public space, and therefore peoples’ lives and histories. Ann’s strong commitment to the community was closely aligned with the mission and values of The San Francisco Foundation.

Through her estate, she established the Harker Fund to support fellowships for instructors of the fine arts. The Fund promises to build on her personal legacy to enrich and broaden arts education in the Bay Area.

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