Just Like a Woman

Just Like a WomanOriginally uploaded by Thomas Hawk Great News! Ecstasy’s visit to Patricia’s Green in San Francisco has been extended until December 31, 2010! Thank you to the community members and local businesses of Hayes Valley, and to the Hayes Valley Arts Coalition for rallying support and advocating for an extension of Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito’s sculpture…Keep reading >>

Illuminating the Illuminated Forest

photo: affinity photo: affinity photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Extramatic photo: Extramaticphotos: Rob Schober of Dan Frazier SchoberRob @Netscape.net  (SchoberRob @Netscape.net)   photos: Rob Schober of Dan Frazier SchoberRob @Netscape.net  (SchoberRob @Netscape.net)   We stopped by the opening of the MEDIATE Art Group’s highly anticipated Illuminated Forest last week at The Lab in San Francisco. We met a few…Keep reading >>

the lab-illuminated forest exhibit

the lab-illuminated forest exhibit Originally uploaded by pagedesign One of the exhibits from the Illuminated Forest Opening last night This installation created the illusion of being able to see into a mole’s burrow. Last night was the San Francisco opening of “Illuminated Forest”, the only 2010 grant recipient that was located in San Francisco. To read more about the installation:…Keep reading >>

Hawthorne 100 at the PDX Bridge Festival!

The Hawthorne 100 created by Tucker Teutsch and the PDX Bridge Festival Portland, Oregon is one of our 2010 Grant recipients. The Hawthorne 100 was created to celebrate the centennial of the nation’s oldest working vertical lift bridge, this project turns the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, OR into a kinetic art installation. A solar-powered lighting display, installed for the duration…Keep reading >>

Duel Nature fires up Reno

Starting this week Controlled Burn spun fire to the World Beats provided by DJ Source in downtown Reno where Duel Nature (Burning Man 2006 honorarium) by Kate Raudenbush is currently on exhibit. A crowd of about 300 people enjoyed a variety of fire spinners from 8:30 – 10 pm. As part of ARTown’s month long festivities they will perform every…Keep reading >>

1000 Pieces Erected at FIGMENT

Before FIGMENT this year we told you about one of the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s 2010 grant recipients 1000 Pieces. They sent us some photos and an update and we thought you might like to hear what they had to say: I wanted to send you over a few shots of the project at Figment. I’d say it was a…Keep reading >>

A Rocket Stop Fundraiser

Friends of the Black Rock Arts Foundation put on a fundraiser last week at Engineered Artworks. We have told you that we are bringing the Raygun Gothic Rocketship to Pier 14 on the Embarcadero in San Franciso, it will be known as the Rocket Stop. Thanks to the generosity of Chad Lester (the organizer of the fundraiser), Steve Schimmel and…Keep reading >>

The Illuminated Forest

MEDIATE Art Group’s highly anticipated Illuminated Forest opens July 9th and runs to August 7th at The Lab in San Francisco. This Black Rock Arts Foundation supported exhibition features an artist-imagined multimedia environment by Agnes Szelag, Ben Bracken, Jorge Bachman and Alan So in which viewers activate both visual and auditory sensations. The installation includes environmental pieces by Suzanne Husky,…Keep reading >>

Celebrating Duel Nature v2

Artist Kate Raudenbush, basking in the reflection of her art Braving the cold to bring fire to us! We have some more fabulous photos from the Duel Nature Opening Celebration to share with you. Enjoy! To see more photos Prior posts about Duel Nature photos: Mark Hammon Hammon Photography

Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 in San Francisco

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is thrilled to announce our collaboration with artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, and their talented crew on the installation of their iconic, large-scale sculpture, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 on San Francisco’s waterfront from August 2010 until September 2011. The 40-foot-tall art piece, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship, offers rococo-futuristic, highly-stylized vision…Keep reading >>


We are celebrating the election of the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Black Rock Arts Foundation , Alix Rosenthal, to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. We are very excited for you Alix, and proud to know you!