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PEELED: Hill Hudson Solo Show – Portland, OR – Feb 7th, 2012

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


FIFTY24PDX Gallery and Upper Playground are proud to present Peeled: a show featuring the dark and detailed work of Portland artist Hill Hudson.

Bringing the cross hatch back one line at a time, Hill Hudson has been professionally throwing ink at paper for years as a Portland Oregon dwelling hipster. He is an illustrator backed by an epic overdose of graphic skateboarding, street art and comic book culture. Enthusiastically capturing very realistic yet stylized and controlled imagery, he’s breaking through the walls of a detailed, old-timey, quill and ink approach, to the popular wit of the new school zombie-loving era we live in. Hill has shown his work from galleries to coffee shops, and zines littering the floors of nerdy kids rooms everywhere.

An opening reception for Peeled will be held First Thursday, February 7th 2013, from 6:00-10:00 PM. The show runs through March 30th 2013.

FIFTY24PDXGALLERY/Upper Playground
23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

OPTIMIST – Man, Animal and teh Machines: Print Show

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

OPTIMIST, TIM, DE, POP, Art Show, Art, Print, Oakland, First Friday,

Man, Animal and the Machines: Print Show
Friday Dec. 7. 5-10pm
Farley’s East
33 Grand Ave, Oakland

KING 157 Solo Art Show – December 14, 2012 – Oakland, CA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

king 157 solo art show.

BREATHE EASY Opening Party Tonight! November 10th, 2012

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Breathe Easy Art show.

Featuring heads from Special Delivery and presenting artists who translate their life from the streets to new styles and mediums… photography, painting and flipping the original expression of graffiti and street art.

Celebrating Ear Peace Records Grand Re-Opening as a gallery event space with an upstairs graffiti shop.

@ Ear Peace Records
3268 Adeline
(between Harmon St & Alcatraz Ave)
Berkeley, CA

No backpacks or outside drinks
Free 2 hour parking

Ashby BART adjacent

LIVE SCREEN PRINTING Tonight Featuring the Art of OWLER – Oakland, CA

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Ghost Owl Street Art Poster.

STYLE WARS Screening at Pacific Film Archive – Nov 3rd, 2012

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Starts at 8:15 p.m (Buy Tickets)

2575 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph

One of the first films to document the emerging hip-hop culture, Style Wars journeys into the New York subway system’s vast gallery of graffiti art to present a unique portrait of the artist as an angry young man, rebellious, street-smart and strangely eloquent. We meet the writers, as they are called—Skeme, Seen, Iz, Kase, Cap, Crazy Legs, Frosty Freeze, et al—who risk jail to “get their names up,” as well as peripheral figures from cops to former Mayor Koch who try to analyze the work they can’t comprehend. A lively parallel is drawn between break-dancers, rappers, and train-yard artists.

Produced by Henry Chalfant. Photographed by Burleigh Wartes. Edited by Victor Kanefsky and Sam Pollard. (69 mins, Color, DigiBeta from 16mm, From Public Art Films)

ARTISTS AGAINST RAPE – Tonight in San Francisco, CA – October 26, 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

We Are The Truthtellers: Creating Altars of Liberation!
A night of healing and liberation through the arts! Artists Against Rape features spoken word, music and art from local poets, artists and activists, speaking out against and healing from sexual violence.

This year SFWAR is excited to be showcasing work by youth and work that makes connections between youth culture, sexual violence and social issues.


14th Artists Against Rape
3750 18TH STREET

Please Bring Items To Build Our Community Altar*
Altar Will Be Disassembled At The End Of Event

Program Emcees: Erika Vivianna Cespedes and Tonilyn A. Sideco
DJ: DJ Agana

$5-20 Youth (Under 18)
$15-50 Adults

No one turned away for lack of funds
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Limited Parking Avaliable For People With Disabilities
Performance is ASL interpreted

Smoke free and fragrance free environment.


Monday, October 15th, 2012

2183 Mission St
7 30PM TO 1200 AM

JIM PRIGOFF Lecture on Graffiti – Next Friday

Monday, October 8th, 2012

RECKONING – A Group Show About Catastrophe – 9/28/2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Reckoning at 1am SF Gallery.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present “Reckoning”, a group exhibition reflecting society’s obsession with catastrophe, both imagined and real. The collection includes original art by Leon Loucheur, Optimist, Robert Bowen, Pemex, Monty Guy and Chamber Made. Drawing from a wide array of disciplines and cultural influences, these six artists expose a darkening horizon, commenting on the ruinous, self-destructive capacity of human societies. The opening reception is on September 28th from 6:30-9:30pm and is on view through October 27th.

“Reckoning” will feature works that incorporate a variety of styles and techniques, blending highly rendered realism with abstract painting, collage, urban and graphic influences to build mood and dynamic into the narrative of the composition. With graffiti and street art backgrounds, these artists will surprise viewers with this newest collection of works aimed at deconstructing conventional realism and reassembling it with layers of context and meaning.

All of the participating artists have been actively showing in galleries around the Bay Area and abroad, bringing worldly impressions from Ireland, South Africa, Taiwan and more. Explore their imagination and experience their influences through dramatic images and compelling landscapes in the paintings displayed in “Reckoning”. For more information, visit If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email

Local Documentary Screening at SPECIAL DELIVERY – Sun Sept 30th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

This Sunday is the last chance for the public to view our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit.

In celebration of a successful exhibit, we will be showing two screenings of “VIGILANTE VIGILANTE – The Battle for Expression” on the first floor in the back room to the right.

SCREENING TIMES: 2pm and 5pm
(Limited Seating / Show up Early)

(Sunday the 30th Only)

GUIDELINES: Please No Alcohol or Bags – Cameras are cool


LOCATION: The Carbon Warehouse – 1350 4th Street, Berkeley, California
(Enter through the rolling gate on 4th Street)

“Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression” Official Trailer from max good on Vimeo.

A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante.
These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art,
stickers, tags, and posters.

Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property.

VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.

NAKA at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

This recent NAKA piece was painted in our secret VIP section of the SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit.

(Please keep checking back for gallery ours.)

Naka Special Delivery 2012.

SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 – Gallery Hours Update

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
(Photo by Little_Joe)


Our opening reception was far more successful than we could of fathomed with well over 3,000 people showing up and a line ten deep that stretched three blocks.  We received a lot of very positive press which then attracted five major news stations to stop by on Monday.  This was a life altering event for many people and we thank everyone in the community for pulling together to make this happen!


Oakland Local:
Endless Canvas opens a Sistine Chapel of graffiti art

East Bay Express:
A Decidedly Special Delivery

Huffington Post:
Graffiti Museum: Local Warehouse To Temporarily Exhibit Local Street Artists

Some other folks photos:
Other Photos

Secret Location Announced – SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 – TODAY! 6pm-Midnight

Saturday, September 8th, 2012


(In the old Flint Ink building.)
1350 4th Street
Berkeley, California
Saturday September 8th, 2012
6pm-MidNight / FREE EVENT
All Ages


ATTN WRITTERS: Thank you for not tagging the porta-potties, lights, gerenators, trucks or other rented equipment as Endless Canvas will be held liable and we want to be able to keep doing these events in the future.  Also, please don’t tag up the buildings across the street around the night of the opening so that the event doesn’t get shut down.  You know we’re pro-graffiti but please don’t side bust or blow up the spot.  THANK YOU!!!

2nd Annual PRINTMAKER’S PICNIC – Tomorrow Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Endless Canvas will be participating in this Fine art print sale in Mosswood Park!
A variety of artists will be displaying their work for sale in a casual environment.
Come meet other printmakers and socialize in the park.

This is a FREE EVENT

Sunday, August 26th · 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Mosswood Park
3612 Webster St
Oakland, CA
(On the Broadway side of the park)


If you would like to sell your hand pulled prints at Printmaker’s Picnic then just show up before 2pm and lay your work out on a blanket.
This event is free to participate in and you keep 100% of your sales.
Please no tables or structures so that we can keep the event low key.