Guest Post: Nature Journal Club goes to the Fungus Fair

Here's what it says on Jack's website

Grab your sketchbook and a small folding stool and head on over to the Mycological Society of San Francisco’s Annual Fungus Fair. I love this event and will take advantage of all the collecting that goes into the fair and work on new illustrations for my coastal California field guide. Lets get together and sketch, paint, and take advantage of the cool lectures. 

The doors open at 10 AM. We will sketch all morning and share our artwork over a potluck lunch at noon. Then back to the main hall to partake in more of the mushroom festivities. We will rendezvous again at 4PM, one hour before closing to share our final drawings. At some point during the day both Kristin Meuser (who created this year’s fair poster) and I will each lead a mushroom sketching workshop (times to be announced).

Here is the official word: In the San Francisco Bay Area, when the first rains tease up the chanterelles and porcini, fungus lovers head to the MSSF Fungus Fair: A Celebration of Wild Mushrooms. The Fair provides information on the uses and abuses of fungi, with displays and exhibits on ecology, toxicology, and cultivation. Arrays of identification tables display locally collected mushrooms. Campsite gourmands learn how to serve up the safe and scrumptious species through identification tutorials, cooking demonstrations, and sales of recipe books, soups, snacks, and fresh edibles. Watch renowned Bay Area chefs prepare dishes like matsutakes & roasted cauliflower in coriander cream or sautéed caramel candy cap pears and dentelles.

For more information, see Jack's website:

Note that this is a Guest Post: not an official SF Sketchers event, but something posted here because I think would interest a lot of our members. 

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  • James R.

    Looking forward to fungus!

    November 29, 2013

  • James R.

    Looking forward to fungus!

    November 29, 2013

  • patty

    I am unable to change my work schedule. I will arrive at 10am as the doors open and will need to leave at noon. Hope you all have a great day

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just posted on the SF Sketchers for Nov 16 that on this future day, Dec 8, I would want to attend a pottery sale in Golden Gate Park. Since I will be going to the city that day, perhaps I can also make the fungus fair. The Fungus Fair is not far from the Sharon Building near the Merry Go Round. That is approximately 4th Avenue off Lincoln Way, past the Science building. Sketching in two places in one day! My daughter, Marenka Cerny, is participating in a pottery sale. She has been doing ceramics at the Sharon Building near the Great Meadow for 10 years. I love mushrooms. They are really good for the immune system! So I think I can make the two locations. I used to live on Clayton and Fell, so I know my way around there. I hope I have the energy!

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Ann Marie C

    I found a website with oodles of colorful photos of mushrooms. Check it So many enticing views and shapes, and spectacular color!

    1 · November 14, 2013

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