Zephyr Real Estate Features Local Mosaic Artists in Annual San Francisco Calendar

Posted by Melody J Foster — December 16, 2013

1387221464SAN FRANCISCO, CAFor 23 years, Zephyr Real Estate has produced a custom San Francisco-themed calendar for its clients, colleagues, family and associates. The 2014 Calendar continues the tradition and its theme, San Francisco Mosaics, features the works of local artists and their unique public mosaics found all across the City.

Each month displays a professional, full-color photo of the art as well as its location, artist’s name and contact information, if available. A Zephyr sold property near each mosaic location is included in a small frame alongside the artwork.

In the spirit of its longstanding commitment to supporting the arts community and to express gratitude to the participating artists, Zephyr is making a donation to the San Francisco Arts Commission for each calendar distributed. Zephyr typically distributes between 8,000 and 9,000 calendars annually. Past titles have included Savor San Francisco (food and drinks invented here), San Francisco After Dark (historic pubs and speakeasies), Great Writers of San Francisco, and Saints and Scoundrels.

The artists represented include Diane Andrews Hall, Aileen Barr, Ellen Blakeley, Colette Crutcher, Hannah Freeman, John Garth, Paul Lanier, Bryan Mosé, Mark Roller, Millard Sheets, Lillian Sizemore and Laurel True.

Zephyr also wishes to recognize:

Ilse Cordoni, Zephyr REALTOR® and former partner, who is also a mosaic artist and is a co-owner of the Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley (www.instituteofmosaicart.com) provided great assistance in making initial introductions to prominent mosaic artists in the San Francisco community.

Lillian Sizemore, mosaic artist and author of “A Guide to Mosaic Sites: San Francisco” (www.sfmosaic.com), helped get the project off the ground by being a valuable resource of mosaic art around the City, being the first artist to grant permission to feature her work, as well as providing further connections to other artists that were featured.

Kate Patterson-Murphy, Director of Communications at the San Francisco Arts Commission, provided further assistance in making introductions for a mosaic art tour at Laguna Honda Hospital, getting updated artist contact information, and assisting with arrangements to receive the donation.

Steph Dewey of Reflex Imaging (www.refleximaging.com) is the photographer who shot all of the mosaics. She went to great lengths to connect with artists who wanted to accompany her to photograph their work, coordinate around school schedules for mosaics that are located on public school campuses, and work with docents to tour facilities that have harder to find mosaics.

“None of this would be possible without the permission of the artists to allow us to feature their beautiful work,” said Melody Foster, Director of Marketing and Web Development, “and the team who participated in researching, scheduling and coordinating this effort. We are grateful to them all.”

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1.7 billion in gross annual sales and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned three web design awards, including the prestigious WebAward for Outstanding Website from the Web Marketing Association. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.zephyrsf.com.

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