“The Work Office”

One of our 2009 Grantees, “The Work Office”, a participatory performance inspired by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression caught the attention of Boing Boing this week. Check it out! Our Prior Post

Installing the “Tree Spire” in Reno

The TREE SPIRE Tabasco, T-Bone, Dave Moore, Maria Partridge, Richard Johnson, Crimson Rose and Stacey Spain Sunday, finishing the details photos: Crimson Rose And then the sunset came signalling the end of this day of installation Saturday installation photos: Crimson Rose Installation of the Tree Spire in Whitaker Park, Reno, NV photos: Maria Partridge RENO, NV – Previously exhibited at…Keep reading >>

See Celtic Forest Soon!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZz2xLXEdYk] If you have not been by to experience the Celtic Forest in Reno lately, now is the time. Watch the video clip above to get a better feel for how fabulous it is. Maria Partridge, Black Rock Arts Foundation Advisory Board Member, who keeps Celtic Forest running, sent us the following: Celtic Forest in downtown Reno is still going…Keep reading >>

We are excited to tell you that our very own Josie Schimke, Program and Development Assistant at the Black Rock Arts Foundation is a panelist tomorrow at Meet the Grantmakers: Funding Opportunities for Individual Artists at the Foundation Center. photo: http://theblight.net/

The Culture Labs Invite You To Participate at SF’s Decompression

The Culture Labs at Burning Man 2009 This year at Burning Man, the various outreach groups of Burning Man (Black Rock Arts Foundation, Burners Without Borders, The Regional Network and Black Rock Solar) teamed up to create a unified presence on the playa-The Culture Labs. This year at San Francisco’s Decompression, The Culture Labs will once again host an interactive…Keep reading >>

Culture Labs at Burning Man 2009

Playing Exquisite Corpse at the Culture Labs on the Playa. The microscope and petri dish were great fun, and there is Freddy Hahne, the President of our Board hanging out with some visitor! And there we all were! There was information everywhere! A poster of the “American Dream Temple” in Detroit The campers who made the “Culture Lab” run this…Keep reading >>

Celebrate Global Lives

One of our 2008 Grant Recipients is about to have a residency at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts! Please join board members and friends of Global Lives Project for a brunch and fundraiser in honor of Global Lives Project’s upcoming residency at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Sunday October 4th, 200911am to 2pm At the…Keep reading >>

The ARTumnal Gathering – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets On Sale Now!The Black Rock Arts Foundation presents our third annual fundraising event, The ARTumnal Gathering Friday, November 20, 2009The Bently Reserve,400 Sansome St.San Francisco, CA 94111 The Black Rock Arts Foundation invites you to the grandest annual celebration of our community’s vital spirit and extraordinary artists. Once again, we gather in the majestic Bently Reserve to revel in…Keep reading >>

Live Debris – Portland Oregon

One of our 2009 Grants-to-Artists recipients, Live Debris is hosting an event on Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade on September 19th… What: Live Debris presents installations and interventions about garbage and social inclusion, from Rio de Janeiro and Portland, Oregon. When: September 19-26, 2009.All day opening event on September 19th, works on display until September 26th.Installations will start to be built on…Keep reading >>

Cocktails with BRAF – Burning Man 2009

Rae Richman, Secretary, BRAF Board of Directors, Linda Gass, Maria Partridge and Melissa Alexander, all BRAF Advisory Board Members Alix Rosenthal, BRAF Board of Directors and Larry Harvey, Chairman of the BRAF Board Rae Richman and Reverend Billy Talen Steve Young, President, Crucible Board of Directors, Dr. Dennis Bartels, Executive Director, the ExplOratorium, Tomas McCabe, Executive Director, Black Rock Arts…Keep reading >>


Rachel Carpenter, BRAF Board of Directors Member, with her fabulous Paella Vicki and T.R, BRAF volunteers Rod, BRAF volunteer and Tomas McCabe, BRAF Executive Director MonkeyBoy, BRAF Volunteer, Rae Richman, BRAF Board of Directors Secretary and Jared BRAF volunteer Affinity, your BRAF blogger and MonkeyBoy, your blogger editor Jewel, BRAF volunteer, and Josie Schimke, BRAF Program and Development Assistant Freddy,…Keep reading >>