Letters of Interest now accepted for 2013 BRAF Grants
Sean Orlando, REBAR and BRAF present: Urbanauts
5 Ton Crane exhibit
Star Seed by Kate Raudenbush in San Francisco!
Artwork by Andrew Jones
Do you have your tickets yet? Don’t miss our annual gala event! Don your most extravagant and imaginative attire and mix, mingle, and dance in the exquisitely elegant atmosphere of the Bently Reserve. Gather with your friends and fellow BRAF supporters to celebrate our community’s visionary artists, and support BRAF’s future initiatives. Join us!
The Artumnal Gathering
Saturday, December 1, 2012 Dinner 6:00 p.m. Main Event 9:30 p.m.
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Enjoy epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous pleasures, captivating performances, three elegant rooms of music and DJ’s, original artwork by our favorite artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and items, and abundant expressions of creativity!
By now you’ve heard of our project The Bike Bridge. We can’t say enough about this project, and it’s so close to becoming a reality. The City of Oakland has approved the installation of the sculpture in a new park on Telegraph Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets, adjacent to the beautifully renovated Fox Theater.
This vacant lot will be the site of the Uptown Merritt Art Park, where we will install the Bike Bridge
We’re so close to making The Bike Bridge a reality. Make a pledge to the project’s new Kickstarter campaign and get cool special gifts! Every dollar helps!
The sculpture was created by 12 young women from Oakland schools, mentored by local artist Michael Christian, well known for his large scale metal works displayed at Burning Man. We partnered with The Crucible to teach the young women welding and art-bike creation. These courses imparted the skills needed to undertake the creation of a large-scale work of art. Working together, the youth designed and fabricated a sculpture using reclaimed bicycle parts. The entire process was incredibly collaborative and the results are inspiring!
For those of you who joined us in Black Rock City, you know that art has the potential to bring people together in the spirit of creativity, wonder and community pride. Help BRAF share the benefit of interactive art with the rest of the world.
Huzzah! The Black Rock Arts Foundation has a lovely new website! It’s engaging, easily navigable and will keep you connected to upcoming installations, events, announcements, and more. Rather than using an external hosting platform, our humble blog will now be featured on the homepage of the site itself as well as in the site’s NEWS section.
Thank you to everyone who attended the fabulous second installment of ArtPadSF on May 18th. It was an exceptional night celebrating the wealth of our artistic community in the Bay Area. Attendance and spirits were high as patrons explored the converted rooms of the Phoenix Hotel.
BRAF and the Hayes Valley Arts Coalition (HVAC) have teamed up again to bring another beloved work from the Burning Man community to San Francisco.
We hope you could join us for the Opening Reception on May 10 to welcome Future’s Past, by Kate Raudenbush, to its new home at Patricia’s Green.
The work will be on display for at least one year. Lighting effects turn on shortly after sunset, and remain on all night.
Blowfish Sushi is proud to present an exhibition of the digital art of Android Jones. You’ll remember Jones’ work from BRAF’s 2008 Artumnal Gathering flyer – a stunning image!
Artumnal 2008 poster image
This is the second in a series of exhibits of 2D work by Burning Man regulars, curated by LadyBee. 20% of the profits will be donated to the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Thanks Blowfish and Android Jones!
Android Jones – Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 6:00-9:00 PM
2170 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA.
The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to announce our support of The Spirit of the Man exhibition in Santa Rosa, California.
The Spirit of the Man, a new sculpture exhibition at Paradise Ridge Winery, opens on May 20, 2012. This yearlong show features 38 major works by sculptors based locally and throughout the United States, many of whom are well known and loved among BRAF’s community. The exhibition is free and open to the public; we hope you’ll visit!