Just when I'd started to worry that San Francisco's art scene was stagnating, along comes an exhibition that affirms the irrepressible vitality of our artistic community. This year's SECA Art Award show feels honest and earnest and more than a little saucy -- it's the most robust expression of local culture I've seen in a long time. SFMOMA curators Janet Bishop and Tara McDowell led the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art in awarding the biannual prize to four emerging artists -- Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Simon Evans, Shaun O'Dell, and Josephine Taylor -- who aptly represent the indignant energy, ballsy idealism, brainy neuroticism, and staggering beauty... More >>>