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Back to School Lunch Awards

San Francisco School Volunteers hosted a "Back to School Lunch" at The Fairmont to honor standout volunteers in the city's public schools.

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Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation celebrated its 2007 Community Leadership Award winners—Alonzo King, Arnold Perkins, Eva Paterson, Jane Garcia and Swords to Ploughshares—at the Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Building. The four individual winners each received $10,000 and Swords to Ploughshares was awarded $20,000.

Honoring "Rock Stars" and CEOs

The Exploratorium's 30th Annual Awards Dinner honored a wide range of folks, from "rock star" (aka paleontologist) Ken Miller to Carol Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk. Nobel laureates rubbed elbows with corporate executives and high-society philanthropists including Stanford's Don Glaser, Intel's Paul Otellini, Mitzi Perdue (of Perdue chickens) and Bill and Ute Bowes.

Artist Wayne Thiebaud Honored at SFMOMA

The Modern Art Council  gave painter and printmaker Wayne Thiebaud the 2006 Bay Area Treasure Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements at a luncheon held at SFMOMA yesterday.

           Thiebaud's "Toy Mickey"

Artist Wayne Thiebaud Honored at SFMOMA

The Modern Art Council  gave painter and printmaker Wayne Thiebaud the 2006 Bay Area Treasure Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements at a luncheon held at SFMOMA yesterday.

           Thiebaud's "Toy Mickey"

SFMOMA Art Award Exhibition

According to the SFMOMA website, "the 2006 SECA Art Award exhibition presents work by five extraordinary artists—Sarah Cain, Kota Ezawa, Amy Franceschini, Mitzi Pederson, and Leslie Shows—who work with a diverse array of media and subject matter. The biennial award, sponsored by SFMOMA's SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) auxiliary, recognizes local artists of exceptional promise."

The exhibition, which kicked off on Jan. 27, will continue through Sunday, April 22, 2007.

2007 CH+D Achievement Awards Party

7x7's sister publication, California Home + Design, celebrated the achievements of industry movers and shakers at the St. Regis Hotel on Jan. 22.

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer


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