"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Arcadia 2007

Host Committee

  • Co-Chairs
  • Janet Bishop
  • Anne & Paul Wattis
  • Gretchen Berggruen
  • Catharine Clark
  • Jeffrey Fraenkel
  • Raman Frey
  • Ed Gilbert
  • Ann Hatch & Paul Discoe
  • Charles Hespe
  • Dorka Keehn
  • Thomas Reynolds
  • Lawrence Rinder
  • David Sifry
  • John Trippe
  • Mark Ulriksen

Arcadia Committee

  • Amber Bieg
  • Kristin Brewe
  • Christine Cariati
  • Liz Hager
  • Anne Hector
  • Joann Lee
  • Kelly Quirke
  • Mireille Schwartz

Arcadia Curator

  • Christine Cariati

Event Artwork

  • Paul Madonna

Arcadia Web site

  • Cliff Gerrish

Event Production

  • CapirasoBing Consulting

About Arcadia 2007

More than 100 Bay area artists and Friends of the Urban Forest invite you to join us at Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees, an exhibition and auction to be held April 23, 2007 at California Modern Gallery in San Francisco.

Arcadia features original artwork of, or inspired by, trees. The tree theme while broad and open to varied interpretation has created beautiful, harmonious shows. Inspired by the tree theme and their appreciation of FUF, most of the more than 100 participating artists have created work especially for the event.

Arcadia is an invitational biennial event conceived by artists in 2002 as a way to make a significant contribution to San Francisco's urban ecosystem. Artists have welcomed the opportunity to transform their art into trees and enhance our city one artwork and one tree at a time.

We are pleased to welcome Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA, back to Arcadia. She will once again install the show and serves as chair of the Arcadia 2007 host committee.

Arcadia 2003 and 2005 celebrated our appreciation of trees in the city by bringing together the diverse visions of San Francisco's community of artists. Thanks to the generosity of San Francisco's artists, Friends of the Urban Forest was able to expand its community of neighborhood tree planters. From the Marina to the Bayview, from South of Market to the Sunset, we invested the support from Arcadia into planting, tree care and youth programs to ensure this beautiful city enjoys all the aesthetic and practical benefits of a growing urban forest.

Since 1981, FUF has planted over 40,000 trees—that's more than all the trees in Golden Gate Park and represents 40% of all the street trees in San Francisco. There is still much work left to be done, and your support of Arcadia can help ensure that FUF continues to enhance our urban forest for ourselves and generations to come.

We hope you will join us in Arcadia. Thank you for your time and generosity.


Kelly Quirke
Executive Director
Friends of the Urban Forest
Christine Cariati
Arcadia Curator
Participating Artist

presenting sponsor: eSurance

Coast Live Oak

Mark Dwight Foundation

Pacific Gas & Electric

Zephyr Real Estate


Nancy Blair

Leigh & Bill Matthes

Pacific Union

Anne & Paul Wattis

Mary Wohlford Foundation

Victorian Box

Tom Baumgartner
Gretchen & John Berggruen
Alexander & Evette Davis
Eric Ethington & Doug Okun
New Resource Bank
Anu Nigam
Nixon Peabody LLP

Louise and Claude Rosenberg Jr.
Family Foundation

Alice Russell-Shapiro
Jim Sandler
Mike Sullivan & Paul Loeffler
Phyllis & Ted Swindells
The Urban Farmer Store

Flowering Cherry

Arborcadabra Arborist Company
Diane Benjamin
BergDavis Public Affairs
CapirasoBing Consulting, Inc.
Greg & Michiko Conklin
Catherine Elliott & Tom Luster
Environmental Science Associates
Liz Hager
Ann Hatch & Paul Discoe
Anne Hector
Ann Ludwig & Karl Ludwig
Magito Wines
Parnassus Investments
Regina Phelps
Barton Shulman/Volant Consulting Inc.
Sunset Scavenger Company
Roselyne C. Swig
Liz & Jim Westover

Strawberry Tree

Ms. Brenda Marie Altman
Kate & Jason Banfield
John Barabino
Mike Bories
Jonathan Burton & Lisa Eltinge
Walter Crump
Devine Properties
Karen Donovan & Robert Aydlett
Penelope Douglas
Brendan & Katelyn Dyson
George Elbaum & Mimi Jensen
Brian Ferrall & Laurie Poston
Derek Gordon & Arturo Fernandez
Norma Vincent Green
Susan Green & David Thompson
Bonnie Guttman
Remy Hathaway
Annabelle Ison & Dan Mahoney
Mark Johnson & John Cordaro
Sheila & Steve Fischer Kiernan
Judith Lucius
Mike Marshall
Kelly McKenzie
Sean Meehan
Debra Niemann & David Brodwin
Trent Norris & Jack Calhoun
David Pennebaker
Dominic Phillips
Kelly Quirke
Tim Seufert & Yolanda Molette
SF Clean City
Pat Skala
Bonnie Spindler
Jacqueline Steiner
Deborah Udin
Nadine Weil
Larry Wasserman

Media Sponsor

7x7 Magazine

Beverage Sponsors

Grey Goose

Rutz Cellars


"My lilac trees are old and tall; I cannot reach their bloom at all. They send their perfume over trees And roof and streets, to find the bees." - Lousie Driscoll