Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

OPTIMIST Art Show – 4/16/10 – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Optimist Graffiti Fine Art Show in SF California.

Beginning of the End

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

SAVE OAKLAND ARTS NOW! Stop the 50% Arts Cut!

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

The Council needs to hear from us again! The community prevailed when we raised our voices against similar cuts in October 2008. WE CAN DO IT AGAIN! The Oakland City Council considers a 50% Cut to Oakland Arts at a special budget session on Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7pm. This is one move closer towards the elimination of the Cultural Funding Program, the long-established, competitive City program to provide arts and cultural services with attendance over 1.4 million.

3 STEP CALL TO ACTION:

1. Get the Word Out! FORWARD this alert to constituents, colleagues, students, friends, families, neighbors, friends-of- friends– Or Share Facebook Alert

2. CALL, EMAIL or WRITE your Council Member NOW! You can make the difference- Cut & Paste sample text or write your own message (See Sample below); Remain Positive and Respectful in your communications. We need the Council’s support!

3. Be There April 1 at 7 pm! TAKE ACTION & MAKE A DIFFERENCE during the special City Council BUDGET MEETING at City Hall, Sign-up for speaker cards at the meeting or in advance online -Agenda Item tba.

***Strategy & Info Meeting at Pro Arts, Tuesday, March 30, 6:30 pm 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza at Oakland Art Gallery Learn about public comment at Council, sign-up for a speaker card, review talking points, and get your message to Council!

What’s at Stake: The City Council faces an unprecedented budget challenge. The additional proposed 50% cut to the Arts 1) is disproportionate to other City program cuts, 2) stands to cripple the arts sector, and 3) significantly reduces City tax revenues. Oakland is currently 13th in the nation for Arts Businesses per capita.

For every $1 the City invests in arts and culture, the City gets back $4 in fees, licenses and taxes. Nonprofit Arts in Oakland generate over $103 million in total gross annual economic activity and provide more than 5,000 jobs. The proposed cut means less revenue, more arts organizations closing their doors, loss of jobs and irreversible damage to the sector’s infrastructure. The Arts are a means of economic investment and renewal for Oakland! STOP
THE 50% ARTS CUT!

Supporting Documentation & Resources:

A. SAMPLE Letter/Email: Dear Council Member ________________, Oakland Arts are the means to Oakland’s economic renewal and are fundamental to our quality of life. It has come to my attention that the City Council is considering a disastrous and disproportionate 50% cut to the Cultural Funding Program. As a concerned citizen, I understand that difficult choices need to be made to ensure that essential services and infrastructure remain in place. I also understand that there are no easy solutions to our budget crisis. However, I believe a disproportionate cut to the arts exacerbates the crisis, cripples Oakland’s nationally ranked arts sector, and undermines our economic competitiveness,the compassion within our communities, and our investment in our future. I call upon you to mitigate the Arts cuts through a lens of equity and proportionality. Thank you for your leadership in investing in a better Oakland.
Sincerely,

B. Council Contacts:
District 1, Jane Brunner, jbrunner@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7001;
District 2, Pat Kernighan,pkernighan@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7002;
District 3, Nancy Nadel, nnadel@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7003;
District 4, Jean Quan, jquan@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7004;
District 5, Ignacio de la Fuente. idelafuente@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7005;
District 6, Desley Brooks, dbrooks@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7006;
District 7, Larry Reid, lreid@oaklandnet.com, (510) 238-7007
At-Large, Rebecca Kaplan, rkaplan@oaklandnet.com (510) 238-7008

Not sure who your council member is? Click here to find out: http://
gismaps.oaklandnet.com/councils/

C. Key Talking Points – Nonprofit Arts in Oakland:13th in the nation for Arts Businesses per capita. Generates over $103 million in economic activity Provides more than 5,000 jobs. Produces more than $ 4 million in revenue to local government Arts funding is a Low Cost Investment with High Economic and Cultural Return Arts are a means of community and cultural development Art serves public safety, violence prevention and saves lives Arts education contributes to academic success and increased skill development for youth Art generates revenue; If the arts decline then other businesses decline in a ripple effect.Oakland benefits from one of the largest artist populations in the country Art Cuts = Bad press for the City and undermine national and regional marketing campaigns

Additional Resources and References available online: http://www.proartsgallery.org/oaklandCulturalTrust/artsAction20100401.php

Community Organizing is our best option for ensuring the survival and sustainability of Oakland Arts. Please forward this email to friends, colleagues and mailing lists; the arts have strength in numbers.

Thank you for your support,
Margo

Chair, Oakland Cultural Trust
Mission: The Oakland Cultural Trust advocates for a vibrant, safe and sustainable Oakland by policies and action that support and nurture the vitality of Oakland artists and cultural organizations. More Info: http://proartsgallery.org/oaklandCulturalTrust

Living Walls – Call for Artists

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Endless Canvas was asked to sponsor this event…

Living Walls the city Speaks.

The Bay to Taipei

Friday, March 26th, 2010

DE, Art Show, SF, Optimist, TIM

April 16th 2010 7-11pm 1767 Waller St San Francisco Ca

FreeGoldWatch presents "The Bay to Taipei." new painting and mixed media works by Optimist.
An Oakland native, Optimist’s work can be seen on the streets of the U.S. and abroad. This collection focuses on the contrasting visual landscapes of Taipei and the Bay Area, as well as the social, cultural, and geographical effects of Westernization on Taiwan. This will be his first time exhibiting a body of work in a gallery setting. There will be a limited edition zine available at the opening. Reception 7–11:00pm

info@theflopbox.com
theflopbox.com

OUR FIRST COMIC BOOK

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Dead Eyes, Turnip, Gats, NMG, Broke, Beer is Good, Comic Book

More Beer Less Work #1 it is 40 pages of unadulterated beer orgasmic fun plus a poster plus a screen printed cover, illustrated by a ex-drunk (that still drinks beer) that some call broke and others call oh that guy, with special guest stars Dead Eyes, Gats, & Turnip. "this comic is fucking ill and hilarious" LOGO EK 640.

Get yours only at 15th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair

SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park

Saturday and Sunday
March 13th and 14th 2010

sfbookfair.wordpress.com/

EGU – Art Show – Art on Vinyl Records

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Art Show, Vinyl Records, EGU

New Art Works By AUKS XMEN CONART

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

XMEN, Graffiti, Oakland, Art show

HOODSTOCK Dance Party – 3/13/10 – Oakland, CA

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Second Half of the HOODSTOCK WINTER GAMES!

HOODSTOCK OAKLAND DANCE PARTY MARCH 13th 2010 CA.

Hoodstock DJ’s Miggy Stardust and DJ Neto Present:
HOODSTOCK DANCE PARTY March 13th, 2010!
at Ghost Town Gallery, 2519 San Pablo Ave in Oakland, CA.
Featuring DJ Inti and Big Dix.
Starts at 10pm and ends at pffffff
All Ages

Unofficial Anarchist Bookfair After Party!  (Make sure you go to that event in San Francisco earlier in the day.)

$5-$10 donation (No one turned away for lack of funds.) A portion of the money goes to Holly Work’s defense fund who was arrested during the Oscar Grant Protest and framed up by the pigs.

Hoodstock Winter games got shut down early (Only about ten bands played), so here is the second half… the craziest dance party to ever hit anywhere.

They ask that you please keep the graffiti off Ghost Town Gallery the night of the event because it’s really hard to find a venue for Hoodstock.

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Cadillac)

Paper Politics

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

A message from our friend Josh MacPhee from JUSTSEEDS

JUSTSEEDS

Hi Everyone-
I’m doing a big series of Paper Politics events in the Bay Area next week, on Wed, Thurs, and Sunday.

Since you all are the heart of this book, I would love it if you could come out and participate in some of these events with me!

If you can come out and talk about your work, printing, politics, etc. at any of these events, please let me know!!!! Also, if you can help promote these events, please do!!! Send this info around to anyone that might be interested!

thanks,
Josh

Here’s the schedule:

Wed. March 10th
Socially Engaged Printmaking Today: A Roundtable

Counterpulse
1310 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
7:30 PM
FREE

A dozen political print and poster makers gather to discuss Josh MacPhee’s new book Paper Politics, as well as the current state of political graphics making: What are we doing? Why? And is it working? Short presentations by a couple of the artists will be followed by a large roundtable discussion. Audience participation is encouraged. Co-sponsored by PM Press.

more info: counterpulse.org
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Thurs. March 11th
Paper Politics book event

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
7:30 PM
FREE

I’ll be talking about and showing prints from my new book Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today. Co-sponsored by PM Press.
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Sun. March 14th
Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair

SF County Fair Building
Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way
Golden Gate Park
1pm
FREE
On Sunday at 1pm in the Cafe at the bookfair I’ll be doing a panel discussion on the Paper Politics book with some of the other artists in the book. Should be fun.

More info at sfbookfair.wordpress.com

STICKER PHIENDS Art Show – PHX, AZ

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Sticker Phiends Art Show, Phx Arizona.

Ras Terms / Desi show

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Ras Terms and Desi show

Anarchist Bookfair 2010 – San Francisco, CA

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Anarchist Bookfair 2010 San Francisco, CA.

MARCH 13th and 14th – San Francisco County Fair Building

Come out and grab some Endless Canvas Publications and support this positive event.

Love and Hate Artshow – Alameda, CA

Friday, February 12th, 2010

love and hate show.

Justice for Oscar Grant III

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Los Angeles Coalition
for Justice for Oscar Grant
(213) 663-6316
Email la4og-owner [at] yahoogroups.com
Facebook Search: LA Coalition for Oscar Grant
Myspace www.myspace.com/justice4oscargrant