Posts Tagged ‘Safety First’


Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

BLACK BUCKET BASE Art Show – San Francisco, CA

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Ras Terms, PTV, Street Art, Graffiti, Art Show

BDS Sticker – Oakland, CA

Saturday, October 27th, 2012


SEARIUS HandStyle – Oakland, CA

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

SERIUS Graffiti Oakland CA.


Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

SAFETY FIRST, POP, BDS, Graffiti, Street Art, Oakland,

THE TRUCK SHOW Video – San Francisco, CA

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Truck Show – San Francisco, CA from Endless Canvas on Vimeo.
1AM Gallery
Friday February 10th, 2012
San Francisco
6th & Howard St

Donating all artists profits to:
Eastside Arts Alliance / Visual Element

The modern box-style delivery truck lives in the inner cities all across America. For the modern day graffiti writer it is a contemporary relative to the subway cars of the 70’s and 80’s which helped spark the explosion of graffiti. In a state of eminent relocation, they assemble a disjointed gallery of ceaseless unrest, a perfect canvas for any opportunistic writer. Pristine new clean white box trucks not only invite as they call it “the application of a medium” to their surface, but beg for it. In the streets delivery trucks fit best after being worn and weathered as a pair of old shoes with scuff marks and layers of historical remnants. In an attempt to keep their property looking new, many truck owners will opt to give a graffiti writer permission to assume control over these plots of valuable real estate in the urban landscape. The Truck Show SF is an homage to this modern Icon of Graffiti, displaying these moving masterpieces to the public through the filter of 1AM Gallery in San Francisco (opening Saturday, February 10th).

The Truck Show SF is seeking to be a leader in Bay Area street art gallery shows by dedicating all of the profits for the artists to the non-profit organization Visual Element, which is the public arts component of the EastSide Arts Alliance. Visual Element is a visual arts and graffiti mural training program for high school youth. Because it is the only intensive “Urban Graffiti Arts” program in East Oakland serving high school youth, Visual Element attracts young aspiring artists and graffiti writers, usually ages 15-20. The class facilitates the production of walls through their engagement with local property owners and the community. Students are trained as responsible artists and contribute their skills to not only walls but, political banners for a number of social justice causes. The participants of Visual Element learn a variety of visual arts skills including spray can techniques, “graffiti” writing, mural brush painting, computer experience, digital photography and graphic design. They learn these skills through actual project based work, building a portfolio of work as they undergo their training. As they get more and more proficient they then are able to “shop” their skills back to the neighborhood. This sustainable cycle and the public art projects Visual Element creates, sends the message that productive and self-sufficient youth can contribute positive change to their neighborhoods. Murals educate, motivate to action, and inspire more creations of beauty and for that the organizers of The Truck Show SF are excited for their partnership with Visual Element. They look

forward to seeing the passion for graffiti go full circle to help teach and empower as all too often graffiti is deemed to be something that only takes from society. In these times of ultimate corporate greed and complete abandonment of government support for the arts, the organizers of The Truck Show SF hope to show that the graffiti writer does it for the love and that alone is powerful enough to help fuel and positively influence the next generation. With a wide price range of pieces everyone interested will be able to support the cause and take home a piece of graffiti history.

LIVING CONCRETE – Saturday January 21st, 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

LIVING CONCRETE at The Oakland Museum of CA – Saturday 01/21/12

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Living Concrete is a graffiti event and mural on OMCA’s Oak Street Plaza. The Plaza currently houses a giant-size blackboard. On January 21, 2012, that blackboard (520 square feet) will become a mural for four Oakland graffiti artists: Ras Terms, Safety First, Resta, and Tecka.

The artists will paint from 11 am to 5 pm, with live DJ music. The event is free; admission charge applies for gallery entrance.

The mural design draws on Oakland’s diversity and history, and references iconic posters in OMCA’s political poster collection. The artists will collaborate, with Resta and Tecka working under the mentorship of Ras Terms and Safety First. They’ll use a traditional graffiti style and a combination of brush and aerosol paint. Scroll down to see a preliminary sketch.


Living Sketch Ras Terms Oakland Museum.

Living Concrete is guest-curated by Kristi Holohan of Rock Paper Scissors Collective and produced by the Oakland Standard.

At the Oakland Museum of CA…


Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Naka Safety First Oakland Graffiti.


Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

SAFETY FIRST, Sticker, Street Art, POP, BDS, Graffiti,

SAFETY FIRST Installation – Oakland,CA

Friday, May 20th, 2011

SAFETY FIRST installation - Oakland, Ca

Black Diamond Shining show

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Black Diamond Shining Show    May 19

Deadeyes, Ras Terms, Safety First, AshRose, Antjaun Oden
The Black Futurists: Black Progressive Thought to Science Fiction

Opening Reception
May 19th – Thursday
6pm – 10pm
…audio transmissions by dj fflood
with Talia and Wordup on the mic

African American Art & Cultural Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA

In this exhibition, the message is about the Black Futurism, which combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentricity.

In the late 1990s, a number of cultural critics, notably Mark Dery in his 1995 essay Black to the Future, began to write about the features they saw as common in the African-American science fiction, music, and art. Dery dubbed this phenomenon “Afro-Futurism”.

Examples of seminal “AfroFurtusitc” works include the novels of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia Butler; the canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the photography of Renée Coz; as well as the extraterrestrial mythos of Parliament-Funkadelic, Lee Scratch Perry, Sun Ra, Broun Fellinis, Alice Coltrane and Electric Miles and the sonic tests of DJ Spooky. These artists took their art form beyond the existing limits and brought in many elements outside the Black experience including: science fiction, elements of rock and world music, art movements, technology infused with Black identity, culture and the ideas of Black life in the future. Black Diamond Shining will celebrate The Black Futurists, who are the heroes of this culture – past and present – and visually show examples of the themes of Black Futurism with their paintings

URBAN OSMOSIS Art Show – 12/31/2010 New Years Eve

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010


Opening Reception:
Friday, December 31st (New Years Eve) 2010 7PM-Midnight. 21+

On View December 31 – January 31, 2011

Spoke Art and Endless Canvas are proud to present Urban Osmosis, an immersive exploration into our ever changing environment and landscape.

Ending their three month block of shows at Lopo Gallery, Spoke Art closes out 2010 with an ambitious showing of work by an impressive roster of emerging and established street and fine artists. Featuring three separate rooms of site-specific works and two floor-to-ceiling walls of free form wheatpastes, Urban Osmosis goes beyond your standard street art show to present a selection of captivating installations and selected indoor/outdoor works.

Featured Artists:

Chor Boogie, Cuss, Eddie Colla, Eon75, Dead Eyes, D Young V,  Hugh Leeman, Kelly Towles, Nart, Nina STM, Political Gridlock,  Ras Terms, Shark Toof, Safety First, StarPig, YO Peace, Zoltron and More.


New SAFETY FIRST / DEAD EYES Collab Painting for Sale

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Available for a limited time in our store…

Dead Eyes and Safety first collaboration.
Acrylic on 15″ x 13″ Plywood.

Available for a limited time in our store…