Current ExhibitIon : Autumn by Sahba Shere

Truly honored to be part of this beautiful group exhibition! If you’re in Bangalore, India please contact @kynkynyart for details!

Autumn – a group exhibition that brings together 24 emerging and established artists to interpret the various facets of this most dramatic and vivacious of seasons. On view at the Bangalore International Centre. 


Sahba Salon:The power of Us- Two Women Leaders Driving Change HeRe And Across The World by Sahba Shere

I was honored to be in conversation with two fabulous female leaders and dearest friends who are driving positive change at the community and global level and took the roads less traveled to get there.

Nicole Taylor, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will talk about her path to leadership and her approach to community change today. Uzra Zeya, CEO and President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the world’s leading global network for organizations working to end violent conflict and sustain peace, will talk about her journey from the hallowed halls of diplomacy to grassroots advocacy for a more peaceful world.

Both Nicole and Uzra are firm believers in collective action for good and innovation to counter rising polarization, inequality, and injustice. They look forward to engaging with you on the role we all can play in building more just, prosperous, and inclusive societies, at home and abroad.

About Our Speakers

Nicole Taylor is president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She brings together a rich background in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofit administration and fundraising with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

In joining SVCF in December 2018, Nicole returns to the Bay Area from Arizona, where she served as vice president of the ASU Foundation. She also previously served as deputy vice president and dean of students at Arizona State University. Prior to her time at ASU, Nicole was the associate vice provost of student affairs and dean of community engagement and diversity at Stanford University, after serving as president and CEO of Thrive Foundation for Youth in Silicon Valley.

Nicole also spent more than 15 years with the East Bay Community Foundation, eventually serving as its president and CEO for six years. Nicole received both her M.A. in Education and A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and she began her career as an educator in Oakland public schools. She served on the board of the Federal Reserve of San Francisco for six years and is currently a board member for Common Sense Media.

Uzra Zeya is CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding, the leading global network for organizations working to end conflict and build sustainable peace. A Senior Non-Resident Fellow and Board of Advisors Member at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Ms. Zeya has over two decades of diplomatic leadership experience in Near East, South Asian, European, human rights, and multilateral affairs. As Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Paris from 2014 to 2017, she oversaw 50 offices and agencies working to take U.S.-French cooperation to unprecedented levels on climate change, counterterrorism, and Russia.

Ms. Zeya served previously as Acting Assistant Secretary in the State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where she oversaw $400 million in U.S. assistance worldwide and led human rights dialogues with China and Egypt. Ms. Zeya also served as Political Minister-Counselor at U.S. Embassy New Delhi, and at U.S. embassies in Muscat, Damascus, Cairo, and Kingston. As Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State, she helped shape the U.S. response to the Arab Spring and deepened U.S. engagement with emerging powers. She also served as Deputy Executive Secretary to Secretaries Rice and Clinton. She is the recipient of the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award.


Special Holiday SAHBA Salon Celebrating Extraordinary women! by Sahba Shere

THANK YOU to everyone who came out December 15th, 2018 for my standing room only SAHBA Salon featuring the inspiring Loree Draude, Pallavi Homan, Laura King, Jenny Nourse and Amber Henzi! What an incredible audience!

It was the perfect way to celebrate the end of the year and begin the new one that's dedicated to celebrating women!

I was joined by some of the Bay Area's most creative + inspiring thinkers and doers for an afternoon of great company and conversation- these creative people instigate, invigorate, and inspire!


SAHBA Salon - San Francisco by Sahba Shere

Greetings Friends!

For the past several years, I've hosted SAHBA Salons at my Palo Alto art studio, bringing together those who love art and the art of good conversation with some of the Bay Area's most creative + inspiring thinkers and doers.

Please join me with your guests for my inaugural San Francisco SAHBA Salon at Minnesota Street Project, where my new solo show, ethereal landscape, is on exhibition at Themes+Projects gallery.

When: Saturday, March 3, 4pm to 6pm

Where: Themes+Projects, 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 205

Theme: "Show & Tell"
Featuring: Pop-up presentations + conversations with wildly creative people who instigate, invigorate, and inspire, including New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, KQED Arts and Culture Reporter Chloe Veltman, "Broad Strokes" author Bridget Quinn, Lava Mae Founder/CEO Doniece Sandoval, “Invisible Gifts” poet/author Maw Shein Win, entrepreneur and founder of CLEVER Stefania Pomponi, technology marketing guru and host of the podcast “Love Jones With Renee “ Renee Jones, and Paige Loczi, founder and creative director of LOCZIdesign and co-founder of ACTIVATE: SPACE. 

I hope you can join us for a special afternoon of great company + conversation!



My New Solo Show - "Ethereal Landscape" at Themes + Projects opening night is Saturday, February 3, 6pm - 8pm by Sahba Shere


Let's begin 2018 with an artful start when my new solo show, Ethereal Landscape, opens on Saturday, February 3 in San Francisco at Minnesota Street Project.

I'd be honored to have you + your guests join me for special Opening Night reception on Saturday Feb 3, 6 pm - 8 pm .  The show runs Feb 3 - March 31 at Themes + Projects Gallery. 

I'll be hosting Salons Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 31, so please save the dates and invitations will follow!

Ethereal Landscape features new works from Bay Area artist Sahba Shere. This collection of dream-like paintings reflect her meditations on the natural world, imbuing abstract landscapes with translucence and tranquility. The show emphasizes Sahba’s ability to create quietly beautiful layered works with subtlety and lightness, and yet also depth and texture. What you see on her canvases – when you are with them for a while – magically changes depending on the angle from which you view them and the ever-changing light.