Silvia Poloto "Siren"
Silvia Poloto "Siren," 2022, acrylic, ink and collaged text on wood panel, 61x48" (shown here with Nancy Pelosi and Silvia Poloto)

Silvia Poloto artworks in Planned Parenthood auction and shows at the Triton Museum and Sausalito Center for the Arts

News from Shipyard artist Silvia Poloto:

A Direct Response to Roe vs. Wade

Poloto has donated her painting “Siren” to Planned Parenthood Northern California. The organization is de-accessioning the work through an online auction.

From her artist statement: “I created this piece as a response to the Roe v. Wade reversal. The female figure stands tall. I tore pages from the book “Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade” to create the collage. I chose this book specifically to cover the entire figure of Siren…. The pages of text cover her body as if it is no longer hers. Siren loosely carries her uterus in her hand, like a purse, separate, as if it doesn’t belong in her body (or to her) anymore.”

100% of the proceeds from the sale will support access to sexual reproductive health care.

The painting was unveiled to hundreds of supporters at Planned Parenthood Northern California’s “Acts of Courage” event on Saturday, June 17 in San Francisco.


Salon at the Triton Museum

Silvia Poloto "The Veil"
Silvia Poloto “The Veil” 48″x48” mixed media on wood panel, 2023

I am excited to feature a piece from my latest series Beauty and the Inner Beast, “The Veil,” at the Salon at the Triton Museum.

Artist Reception Sunday, July 9, 2-4 p.m.

Show Dates: Sunday, July 9th, to Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95050

Shipyard artist Maeve Croghan is also listed as a participating artist in this show.


Spanning The Gate

Silvia Poloto "The Quest"
Silvia Poloto “The Quest” 36″x36” mixed media on wood panel, 2023

The Sausalito Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome to our shores the emerging and established artists who contribute to San Francisco’s inimitable creative energy.

Join us for a multi-media exhibit featuring a variety of San Francisco’s most creative artists.

Spanning The Gate: ArtSpan on the Shores of Sausalito

Artist Reception July 15, 6-8 p.m.

Show Dates: Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, August 13

Sausalito Center for the Arts, 750 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, 94965

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