Artist you should know

13 Dec 2016

An Artist You Should Know: Karla Ortiz

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Karla Ortiz, the concept artist of your nerdy dreams.  If you’re like me (and I know

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09 Dec 2016

Interview w/ Community Arts Stabilization Trust Director Moy Eng

Looking for answers to the affordable housing crisis we spoke to an expert on preserving safe, legal, and permanent spaces for artists. C.A.S.T is the nonprofit that preserved SF Luggage Store Gallery and got the creative incubator known as CounterPulse a permanent spot.

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07 Dec 2016

Artists you should know: Chris, Deanna and Mez of Tattoo Bogaloo

The reason why the sitcom Cheers became so popular was not, contrary to popular belief, Frasier’s sexy, sexy, sexy voice, but rather because it provided audiences with a fictional place where they could feel at home. This is one of the things that makes or breaks a business, and it’s

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17 Nov 2016

Beyond Performance Art: Marina Abramović

It was intense. I needed some water. I needed to get some air. I stood up and went outside, but the bubble of awareness was still around me. The world was different.

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15 Nov 2016

An Artist You Should Know: Josh Wendler and Luana Coonen

Bay Area goldsmiths and jewelry designers out to make the planet a better place.

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28 Oct 2016

An Open Letter to Barry Jenkins – One of SF’s Unknown Heroes

Mr. Barry Jenkins, One day, several years ago, I found myself on Twitter following a discussion about Indy Black film and the title that popped up a couple times and mentioned by the more hip of the Twitter tastemakers, Medicine for Melancholy. I love that title. I was interested and

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18 Oct 2016

Oakland Music Festival was a Premium, Bangin’ Event Not to Miss

Last week was the 4th annual OMF (Oakland Music Festival for those that don’t know) and, hot damn, was it an intensely packed week of much of the glorious local music Oakland has to offer.  This year’s festival set up completely different from last year’s event; which was an all

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13 Oct 2016

SF Artists Opening Their Studios, All Over The City

WEEKEND 1: October 15 & 16, 11am to 6pm Location: Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios San Francisco comes alive with art this October and November as ArtSpan presents the 41st Anniversary of SF Open Studios – the oldest and largest event of its kind in the country, featuring

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