Please Leave By Nine
Acrylic on canvas, 48 X 48 in
"Dignity and honesty must be preserved and protected."
As It Is
Oil on canvas, 33 X 33 in
"I support Access Institute because I believe that mental health services should be fully available and accessible to all. Access provides equitable access to therapy, and as a person who lives with anxiety and depression, their mission is especially important to me. I am proud to address mental health themes in my artwork, and I'm honored to be a part of the Access Institute Spectrum Gala and Art Auction."
Silk and cotton quilt stretched over canvas,
8 X 24 in
Oil on linen, 54 X 40 in
Steven in a Bed of Flowers
"I have a long history participating in community mental health and admire all that Access brings to the San Francisco community. We all would be so much poorer without their dedication to the underserved as well as training the next generation of highly skilled and compassionate clinicians."
Photogram, 29 X 35 in
"I believe strongly in the work you do and would like to support it."
East Bay Fog #1
Oil on wood panel, 12 x 12 in
Kristof the Cashmere Goat
Photography, 14 X 14 in
"Carissa Potter thinks mental health and mental health care is important."
Holding a Plant in the Air
Sumi ink on Arches cold press paper,
18 X 24 in
"I am the husband of a therapist, so I understand the importance of having healthcare that is available to all. It means a lot to me that people are able to get the help that they need, no matter what their circumstances are. It is an honor to participate in this art gala for such a great cause."
Photography, 20 X 60 in
"Life is hard, there is no easy way around that obvious truth. However, within all the folds of harshness and situational difficulties that we deal with in the everyday, there is beauty. For those of us that are mentally and/or emotionally blocked from seeing beauty in this world or feeling empathy, generosity, grace and compassion for self or other because of our mental health issues, getting help is absolutely critical. Healthcare encompasses the whole being: physical body, mind, emotion and spirit, but not every one can access what they need to fully function without daily emotional pain. It seems criminal. I am honored to donate to Access Institute to make integral healthcare service available to those that need/want/deserve help finding their own sense of centeredness."
space time vortex
Oil on redwood, 12 X 11 X 10 in
Leaves on a meaning-chase
Found paper collage, 13 X 16 in
Jealous Moon #3
Cel vinyl ink on canvas, 20 X 16 in
Mixed media, 36 X 24 X 1.5 in
Ceramic, glaze and decal, 8 x 5 x 5 in
"Access to mental healthcare benefits everyone in San Francisco. I continue to support Access Institute because of all the good they provide for the general public."
UV cured acrylic print & gold metal leaf on acrylic, 40 X 30 in
"I have been donating artwork to support Access Institute for many years. Painting a large outdoor mural in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco in 2020 (just before COVID lockdown) reminded me of the urgent need for mental healthcare for all."
Acrylic on canvas, 6 X 6 in
"I believe every one is entitled to mental health care"
Oil on wood, 36 X 32 in
"I have private practice as an MFT and I understand the value of therapy for those in need."
EQ Expressions Summer 01
Acrylic and resin on panel, 12 X 48 X 3 in
"The work you do is nothing short of heroic, and now even more so in these challenging times."
BB the Wyandotte Chicken with Chicks
Photography, 16 X 20 in
Stanley the Donkey
Photography, 14 X 14 in
"...Both pieces kind of deal with mental health. The piece Cope With Hope was made because my niece in her senior year of high school was promoting using art therapy as part of her campaign. Her interest in art and neuropsychology is what led to this piece."
Cope with Hope
Acrylic on raw linen canvas, 12 X 12 in
"I have witnessed the failure of our mental healthcare system first hand through the sufferings and tribulations and, in several cases, deaths of artist friends who were having mental health issues and trying to navigate the healthcare system while dealing with the perceived stigma around mental health. I wish I had known of the Access Institute at the time, my friends might still be alive and healthy."
Glass vials, duratrans photographs, wood, acrylic and light, 32 X 40 X 8 in
"I believe EVERYONE deserves to be helped through the mental health services and treated with dignity and respect."
Yol/Raz & dyptych
Encaustic on panel, each 13 X 13 in
*can be purchased together or separately
"When adults, children and seniors need therapy or psychological help but lack financial resources or mobility, where can they go or who will go to them. The loneliness , frustration and isolation from Covid has effected all of us, but for low income people who may also face social barriers, it is an unmitigated disaster. Access Institute provides crucial counseling and care for the SF community. Their work is so important, am honored to help in any small way."
Acrylic, collaged papers and wax pastels on paper, 16.25 X 9 in
Charcoal, 9 X 12 in
"They are doing amazing work and I would like to support as much as I can."
A Quiet Town #194
Watercolor on paper, 11 X 14 in
"Mental health is inseparable from physical health, yet somehow less accessible in our society. I'm proud to support the work of Access Institute."
Peonies on the Table
Oil on linen, 24 X 18 in
Cat and Mouse
Limited edition signed print, 48 X 21 in
"I have recently learned about Access Institute and value what they are contributing to the community. In my artwork and my life, I have a strong ongoing interest in psychology and the nature of consciousness. And as an independent artist, I wish that mental healthcare was available more affordably to all and treated as a basic human right."
Collage and mixed media on vintage paper,
12.75 X 9.5 in
"Many people reflect on this ‘nebulous’ body of my work as a representation of neuron pathways and other brain activity. While it was not in the forefront of my mind, I do make those connections after the fact and am intrigued by the relationship of this donation for the purposes of providing mental health services. Im grateful for any opportunity to support mental health services where they are most in need."
Orchid Nebulae F
Cut map collage and gouache on paper,
12 X 12 in
Clyde the Squirrel
Photography, 14 X 14 in
Screech the Western Screech Owl
Photography, 14 X 14 in
"Anti-Social came from not only the isolation during the pandemic but also something I have dealt with my entire life. While I can warm up to people and become talkative and enjoy their company, my social anxiety, long durations of isolation and hurt from previous relationships leads me to be Anti-Social. It’s something I definitely work on but maintaining close relationships is something that I struggle with."
Acrylic on raw canvas, 12 X 12 in
C-print, edition of 5 + 2AP, 15.25 X 19 in
"I am more than inspired. I am grateful to have the opportunity to donate a piece of my art to the Access Institute, Spectrum, because the importance of mental healthcare for all, especially lower-income communities, who do not have the financial resources, is even more crucial and essential."
Mylar Reveries, Dilemma
Foil-lined tea bag pouches, on 100% rag illustration board in shadowbox frame
12 X 12 X 1 in
"Metal heath is an important issue that touches all either personally or though the experiences of friends and family. I am happy to be able to work in art and to be able to give back and hope to effect positive change with my work and I think this is a great opportunity."
Woodblock print on 100% cotton rag,
26.5 X 26.5 in
Photography, 11 X 7 in
Oil on canvas, 84 X 72 in
The Sun Babes: Thea
Watercolor, 22 x 30 in