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N.O.BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Show and Book Release – TONIGHT! – Portland, OR

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Drowntown opens May 1st, at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show will feature paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.


The show coincides with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opens May 1st at 6pm and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland:

GATS / JESSICA HESS – Two Person Exhibit – San Francisco, CA – May 3rd, 2014

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Gats Jessica Hess Art Show.

opening: 5/3/14
on view until: 5/24/14

“BY THE NUMBERS II” – Interactive Group Show – Oakland, CA

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
ByTheNumbers-OaklandCA(Endless Canvas is not organizing this show)

On display:
February 7 – March 4, 2014

While we often judge art by the complexity of the artist’s skills with brushes, pencils or sculpting tools, there are plenty of famous works of art throughout the course of the last century that were hardly touched by the artist.

Whether executed by assistants or presented as readymades,
such artworks question at what point something becomes “art” and what role the artist occupies. Inventor? Designer? Architect? Loakal seeks to explore these questions with a fun, interactive exhibition: second annual “By the Numbers.”
A followup to last year’s widely attended edition, “By the Numbers II” is a paint by numbers style show that immerses the audience in the creative process.

“By the Numbers II” will feature the work of Nite Owl, Lisa Pisa, Reggie Warlock, Egads, Maska, Chris Micro and Chris Granillo

Each artist will present a large scale drawing on panel. It will be up to the audience to fill in the colors of each piece. Art supplies will be provided at the gallery and all ages are welcome. The results of the experiment will be on view at Loakal through the end of the month.

Opening reception: February 7, 6:10 PM

Loakal Art Gallery & Boutique
560 2nd St. Oakland

E.B.A.B.Z. – December 7th, 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Endless Canvas will be tabling EBABZ for the 3rd year in a row…

GRAFFITI AGAINST CANCER 2 – 11/16/2013 – San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 1st, 2013



Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

IROTposter-OaklandCAThese are the IROT posters we printed last month as part of the Endless Posters Project.


Every first Friday of the month, Endless Canvas hand screen prints a poster for a different artist directly in the street.

The posters are FREE (donations appreciated) and are only available that night.

Friday October 4th, 2013 (6pm – 8:45pm)

Turnip (ERC, PTV)

23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue – Oakland, CA (In Front of Rock Paper Scissors Gallery)

TUNNEL VISION – A Photo Show by Walter Yetman – 9/7/2013

Saturday, August 24th, 2013



BLACK TO THE FUTURE Art Show – August 16th, 2013

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Blackball Universe presents: “Black to the Future” – Afro-Futurism Defined

Show: August 3-31st Saturdays: 12-5pm
Reception Party: August 16th (Fri) at 7pm
230 Madison Street Oakland, CA 94607

“Black to the Future” premieres on August 3rd at our Blackball Universe Gallery, re-introducing our inaugural artist Norman Maxwell along with Deadeyes and Nelson Enriquez. This collaboration comments on afro-futurism and diverse cultural influences.


Norman Maxwell, our first featured artist, began his career as a graffiti artist in 1979. After an art school education and decades of dedication, Maxwell developed a unique and expressive style that reaches a wide audience of admirers. His hefty resume includes art direction and set design for the music videos of Madonna, Janet Jackson, John Legend, and Iggy Pop to name a few. Blending street art and classical aesthetics in a deep exploration of urban symbolism, Maxwell reaches for a self-declared “visual soul” style that explores themes consistent with Afro-Futurism.

Deadeyes first started as an artist by lifting ideas from his zine writings and incorporating them through street art, murals, and installations. Inspired by the street art characters in the San Francisco mission in the late 90’s, he began creating visuals similar to tribal masks. He developed his characters by exploring the fluidity of his lines. He discovered diverse cultural influences in his works, with symbols from traditional African, Inuit, Polynesian, and Native American art forms. He believes that this new visual language from various styles will enable his viewers to accept the combinations of culture in their daily lives.

Nelson Enriquez is a multidisciplinary artist primarily focused in painting, photography, video, and mixed media. Born in Havana, Cuba, Nelson’s work is both social and sometimes biographical, exploring themes of immigration, travel, frontiers, consumerism, and material scarcity. Nelson has exhibited widely in Cuba, Germany, and the U.S. in both personal and collective exhibitions. E has received international awards from “Europa Abierta” and the Cuban National Festival of Ephemeral Sculpture.

3rd Annual PRINTMAKERS PICNIC – Sun Aug 11th, 2013

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Endless Canvas will be set up THIS SUNDAY at Mosswood Park in Oakland, CA.
We’ll be linking with artists to offer hand pulled prints that are not available on our website.

PrintMakersPicnic_TomRweb(Flyer by Tom R)

Please invite your friends on facebook:

SURVIVE – art exhibition

Friday, August 2nd, 2013


1. To live. To remain alive.
2. To live through. To outlive.
3. To carry on despite hardships; or the death of a loved one.
from Latin, supervivere, super ‘over, beyond’ + vivere ‘to live’; or ‘to live beyond’.

SURVIVE is an exhibition featuring a conceptually coherent and significant, original body of work by L.A. based emerging artists SINER, FISHE, DREYE, KYLE THOMAS, and NATHAN SMITH.

The exhibition will feature 36 3×4 ft. canvasses. The artists work from the same flat monochromatic palette mixing ink, acrylic, markers, brush, rollers, and spray paint.

Their abstract work on the street translates directly across surfaces, textures, and contexts onto the canvass. The fearless originality and brutal honesty of their works create a dramatic composition that reflects an aggressive obsession with technique and medium. The works’ distinctively raw aesthetic results in something chaotic, yet unique and beautiful.


SURVIVE has consciously chosen Oakland to follow up New Orleans and Detroit to provoke a dialogue on the transformative power of art. Inviting Bay Area street culture purveyors and art audiences to the showcase of emerging artists in a formerly vacant structure, and now transformed ‘pop-up’ gallery space, the concept, the process, and the art reinforce the purpose: SURVIVE.

To view the making of the traveling exhibition and large-scale street art murals visit:

Featured Artist: ATTICA RIOT (Endless Posters Project)

Thursday, August 1st, 2013


These are the Attica Riot posters we printed last month as part of the Endless Posters Project.


Every first Friday of the month, Endless Canvas hand screen prints a poster for a different artist directly in the street.

The posters are FREE (donations appreciated) and are only available that night.

Friday August 2nd, 2013 (6pm – 8:45pm)

Bella Ciao


23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue – Oakland, CA  (In Front of Rock Paper Scissors Gallery)



ENDLESS POSTERS PROJECT – Printing at Tonights Artwalk (July 5th, 2013)

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Tonight Endless Canvas will be screen printing live and giving out free (donation based) posters at Oakland’s first Friday Art Walk.

We will be set up at 23rd Street and Telegraph Ave, and will print from 6pm-8:45pm or while supplies last.

This months artist is ATTICA RIOT. (Artist will not be present)

Endless Posters Project.
(This photo is from last month when we printed Madeleine’s design.)

Our Endless Posters Project has been printing a free poster for a different artist every month consistently for over eight months and off and on over the past few years.

3rd Annual PRINTMAKERS PICNIC – August 11th, 2013

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Endless Canvas will be participating in this years Printmakers Picnic for the third year in a row.

3rd Annual Printmakers Picnic 2013.

Please invite your friends on facebook:

ÜBERMENSCH – Ales “BASK” Hostomsky Solo Show – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

BASKCanvas-1AMGallery1AM Gallery
1000 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

A solo show of works on canvas

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5th, 2013, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Show Dates: July 5th through August 3rd

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present, “Übermensch”, a solo show by Ales “BASK” Hostomsky that opens July 5th from 6:30-9:30pm. “Ubermensch” will showcase works depicting children painted as superheroes on found and weathered surfaces that exhibit an energetic urban art aesthetic. The term “Ubermensch”, coined by Friedrich Nietzsche, refers to a state of being super-human; a state which Nietzsche believed mankind should strive to obtain. Expect to see a mix of iconic comic book imagery and playful representations of children upon panels and box frames.

During his childhood, the idea of God as a form of salvation seemed like a foreign concept, but the thought of becoming a super-man seemed obtainable or, at least, something worth striving for. BASK’s highly textural works of child-like figures upon layered, urban backdrops with vibrant comic book iconography recall the fantastical imaginings of his youth.

Bask’s work has appeared in countless publications in both advertising and editorial capacities. He has been shown in the Florida International Museum as well as the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, which also has his work in its permanent collection. In addition to doing work for Death Cab For Cutie, Primus, and RIDE Snowboards, he was recently commissioned for a series of canvases for the backdrop in Iron Man 3.

For more information, visit

Out of Order – Art Show – Santa Rosa, CA

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Street Art, Graffiti, Oakland, Art Show, Bely, Hero, Broke, Gats, Ghost Owl, Ras Terms, Nina, Csaw