Artumnal Gathering 2012

Thank you for joining us for our sixth annual Artumnal Gathering! Our guests enjoyed a spectacular array of art and performances as well as live and silent auctions full of unique and delightful items and experiences.

Photos of the event!

Artwork by Andrew Jones

The 6th Annual Artumnal Gathering

Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Guests enjoyed an extraordinary annual celebration in honor of our remarkable artists and in support of BRAF’s future initiatives.

Download the press release.

We hope you were able to join us for this spectacular gathering and fundraising event! BRAF supporters enjoyed epicurean delights, tempting libations, tantalizing treats, wondrous pleasures, captivating performances, original artwork by our favorite artists, a live and silent auction featuring exclusive experiences and items, and abundant expressions of creativity!

Celebrate Art!

Featured exhibition of an original work of art by esteemed Burning Man artist Gregg Fleishman!

Gregg Fleishman and crew
(Otic Oasis, 2011, 2012)

Gregg Fleishman is the designer and architect of the Otic Oasis. At Burning Man in 2011, and again in 2012, the Otic Oasis provided a welcomed refuge from the bustle of Black Rock City. Gregg is bringing a large scale work in the same vein of the Otic Oasis, constructed completely of interlocking wood, with no nails, glue or metal. Love Gregg’s work as much as we do? You can also win one of his remarkable chairs in our auction!

Photos by the Otic Oaisis crew, John Curley, and Scott London.

More art installations by:

Other contributing artists:

Video artistry by:
  • Celestine Star
  • Keegan O’Brien
  • VJ Rainbow Puddles
  • VJ Loope (Juli Laczko)
  • VJ Luna – Visual Meditation
  • Ron Halbert



This is just a sampling of the fabulous artists and entertainers who entertained, enchanted and amused us! This was our finest gathering yet!

Megaflame Big Band


Metamorphosis Ballet. Photo by John Curley.

Site specific choreographed work by visionary groups and dancers such as:

Enjoy our Autumn Burlesque Review!

Featuring the Bay Areas most astounding and spectacular burlesque and variety performers in an intimate setting.
Including performances by:

Auction Preview

Here are just a few of the items that were up for bid on in our auction:

Temple Alter by David Best (The Temples at Burning Man, 2000-2004 and 2012; the Hayes Valley Temple in San Francisco, CA, in 2005; and the Temple of the American Dream in Detroit, MI, 2008)

Detail of the Hayes Valley Temple, photo by BRAF. 2012’s Temple of Juno, photo by John Curley. David Best and work-in-progress, photo by Freddy Hahne.
Renowned artist and BRAF Advisory Board member David Best created the first temple for Burning Man in 2000. Since then, the Temple at Burning Man has become a tradition integral to the event. David Best has created an original altar, coming straight to the Artumnal Gathering from an SFMOMA show. We will be displaying this striking and elaborate 22′ tall piece at the event, and it can be yours! Have your own Burning ritual – this piece can be delivered anywhere in the Bay Area or BRAF can help make arrangements for it to be waiting for you on the playa.


The Bay Lights – Interactive Experience!

By March 2013, the Bay Bridge will be covered in over 25,000 white LED lights. Under the guideance of artist Leo Villareal, auction winners will spend an unforgettable evening on San Francisco’s waterfront, creatively altering the light patterns on the bridge in real time.

Playa Tour on Fiery Art Car with Will Roger Peterson

Up to three people go for a joyride at Burning Man 2013 with BRAF and Burning Man board member and original DPW member Will Roger Peterson. Roam the deep playa on his flame effect art car, the Carp Car. To take place on an evening early in the Burning Man event week.

Art and Wine Lover’s Paradise Tour

You and seven friends will enjoy a chauffeured ride in a decked out rock-star bus to the Paradise Ridge winery, where you’ll receive a tour of the Spirit of the Man exhibit, a winery tour, a gourmet lunch, a private barrel and a reserve tasting with the owners and winemakers!

… and much more! Stay tuned!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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