"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
Plum branch

Arcadia 2007
was a tremendous success

We'd like to thank the participating artists, our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and the more than 550 people who attended the event and bid in the art auction. Through the generosity of Bay Area artists, more than $185,000 was raised for Friends of the Urban Forest to help them continue their important work.

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. The Bay Area art community has welcomed the opportunity to transform their art into trees and enhance our city one artwork and one tree at a time.

The Arcadia 2007 Web site will remain available indefinitely. We encourage you to explore the art and the artists that interest you. Most of the participating artists have Web sites where you can view more of their work— and find out about upcoming shows and events. Like our urban forest, San Francisco's working artists are a civic treasure, please support them.

Friends of the Urban Forest

Since 1981, Friends of the Urban Forest has provided financial, technical, and practical assistance to individuals and neighborhood groups who want to plant and care for trees.

Each year, Friends of the Urban Forest helps communities plant over 1,500 trees. Neighbors organize the plantings. Friends of the Urban Forest obtains permits, removes sidewalk concrete, supplies tools and materials and selects, purchases and delivers the trees. On planting day, Friends of the Urban Forest volunteers work side-by-side with residents. After the work is done, everyone celebrates over a community lunch. Learn more about FUF.

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