Social Media Intern,  San Francisco State Department, Textile Arts Department

Bridget McMahon – My name is Bridget McMahon, and I am an arts addict. I am an avid consumer of art news, a frequent visitor of art spaces, and a compulsive object-maker. My favorite textile arts manifestations are: a pink suede circle skirt hand-printed with eight unique Nicolas Cage faces; an embroidered ode to Biggie Smalls; and a wildly successful Etsy account, through which my Wes Anderson-inspired felt badges reached hipsters worldwide, and which allowed me to graduate from college debt-free. Born and raised in San Jose, I have made artistic pilgrimages to San Francisco all my life. Exposure to the rich visual culture of the Bay Area has been immeasurably impactful on my personal development, and lead to a strong desire to contribute to the arts locally. My most recent positions with the SF State Fine Arts Gallery and SFMOMA’s Painting and Sculpture Curatorial Department have helped me understand the uniquely powerful position of arts institutions. The arts can unite communities, engage the public, and foster cross-cultural respect. What excites me most about EAP’s Fellowship program is inclusion in a network of arts professionals who fully appreciate this power, direct the future of the arts, and understand the unique cultural framework of the Bay Area.

Interests: Become a more effective communicator | Networking | Advancement in the San Francisco arts sector
Skills:  Self-starter | Engaging with others | Recognizing cultural trends

EAP Fellowship Research Team: The Creative City