“100 Faces: A Benefit for FACE AIDS”

“100 Faces: A Benefit for FACE AIDS”

“100 Faces” is Public Works premier portrait art show recognizing World AIDS Day and benefitting one of the nation’s most successful youth-led non-profits, FACE AIDS.  

Featuring 100 portraits by local, international and student artists in a variety of different mediums, each piece explores a unique way faces can convey identities and emotions outside the constraints of advertisements and publications.  The diverse approaches to the genre invite visitor to ask:  Who are these people?  What identity do they portray?  Is their story that of the beholder, or who the subject is meant to be?  

Each face featured in the show, not unlike those of loved ones, challenges the viewer to examine the possibility of being profoundly moved, and moving others, by the expressions we project and perceive.

Please join us for an evening of art, refreshments and conversation while supporting a great cause!

Featuring work by: Steven Brock, Teppei Ando, Ellen Dreibelbis,VITO,  Lisa Rico, Daniel Valadez, Liz Caruana, Feifan Wang, Nichol MarkowitzNicole GervacioGaurav Narasimhan & more to come

Our event’s opening night will include a large slideshow projection of FACE AIDS student’s documentary photographs, a section for drawing your own portrait, and food and drinks for sale courtesy of Public Works and FACE AIDS sponsors.   

All food and drink sales, as well as a percentage of all art sales, will go directly towards FACE AIDS.  

Please visit our Facebook event page and RSVP, or visit the gallery website here.


Opening Night
Fri Dec 7th


  • 100 portraits from local, international and student artists.
  • An evening of art, food and drinks.
  • Community-minded sponsors and supportive media.
  • Bringing together a creative community of artists, patrons and student organizations.
  • 100 Faces connects the art world, a community focused and aware of the epidemic’s history, with FACE AIDS, an organization mobilizing young leaders to create a future without HIV/AIDS.


“100 Faces” grew from the 2012 opening-night of the documentary ‘How to Survive a Plague,’ when Lauryn Porte got together with members of several student-organizations and watched the inspiring, uplifting story about HIV/AIDS advocates.  With the help of creative, informed friends, “100 Faces” has grown, attracting students from chapters all over the US, along with Bay Area and international  artists.


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