Art Series

MAX Occupancy - a series of art projects at the Mystic Hotel

MAX Occupancy Art Projects fosters a direct connection with the San Francisco Bay Area art scene for Mystic Hotel guests and SF residents. Michele Foyer, curator and artist, selects a quarterly artist to take over the hotel’s public spaces with a contemporary art exhibition.

About the Curator:
Michele Foyer is Curator of the Mystic’s MAX Occupancy Art Projects and also holds a MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

2016 Exhibitions



June 2 - August 20, 2016

Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Please RSVP.

In his exhibition, MILLENNIAL ELEGY, socially-engaged artist Jack Leamy depicts a culture still steeped in perpetual warfare set against the aspirations and hopes of a new millennium.

Many paintings juxtapose contemporary soldiers with iconic modernist images from a prior turn of the century, as well as later anti-war images.

At times Leamy’s paintings evoke a longing for the healing force of utopian ideals, and at others, the usurpation of those same ideals into a rationale for war.

Leamy has received the Tournesol Painting Prize (Headlands Center for the Arts), the Irene Pijoan Memorial Painting Prize (SFAI), the Commons Curatorial Residency- Exhibition (SOMArts) and was nominated for a SECA Award. He has exhibited extensively in the SF Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, and Massachusetts. Leamy holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.


Lisa McCutcheon: Flock

March 3 to May 21, 2016

In Lisa McCutcheon's Flock exhibition, a soft cry of vulnerability, a sudden predatory movement, a graceful chicken's foot, a delicate flash of color all morph in and out of each other.

The artist melds discrete sensations by a collage process of cutting and re-configuring prior to individual works, as well as layering painting and drawing on semi-transparent mylar. The resulting new imagery mounted on yupo paper invites the viewer to contemplate the nature of the image, the one and the many, and vulnerability and aggression.

McCutcheon exhibits both nationally and locally and holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. More here:


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