Raising Environmental Awareness for Water Through Textile Art

This just in from artist and environmental water activist, Linda Gass: Dear Friends, I’ll be giving a presentation entitled “Raising Environmental Awareness for Water through Textile Art” Sunday, May 17th, from 2-4 PM as part of a special program at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Also presenting is Adam Parris, from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission,…Keep reading >>


Another of BRAF’s 2009 Grant Recipients: DiscardedBenjamin JonesBrooklyn, NY$1,000 Discarded is a wooden creature crafted entirely from furniture discarded on the streets of Brooklyn. The creature stands roughly 30’ long x 7’ wide x 8’ tall at its highest point. Much of the furniture used is kept, as much as possible, in its original (discarded) form, allowing participants to speculate…Keep reading >>


It is our favorite time of year at BRAF. Time to announce our 2009 Grant Recipients: Cardboardia (Cardboard Town Free!) Sergej Korsakov MOSCOW $7,500 Cardboardia ‘towns’ are temporary, collaboratively built and inhabited towns manifesting in Moscow, Russian, Finland and Germany in the summer of 2009. Carboardia is, in essence, a role playing community, where guests can create a new identity…Keep reading >>

Figment Fundraiser in New York this Friday

May 15, drop anchor and walk the plank at OVERBOARD, an all-night dance party to benefit FIGMENT. For one night only, we will transform a haggard ferry dock into a merry port of call, featuring the siren songs of the city’s finest bands, DJs and performers. Maritime, mermaid, sailor, pirate, deep sea creature or other nautical attire is encouraged. Scuba…Keep reading >>

Aeolian Ride

photo by: Jill Nussbaum Capetown South Africa 2005 photo by: Carine Zaayman photo: Megan Anton photo: Jessica Findley (Across the beloved Brooklyn Bridge, that’s her Dad bringing up the rear) photo: Jessica Findley THE RIDE BEGINS!@ 84th + Riverside 50 suited bikers hit the Greenway. photo: Jessica Findley You are now entering the Wayback Machine. Time to tell you once…Keep reading >>

Support Interactive Art!!

2008 Grants-to-Artists Recipients – Primal Source and Language of the Birds Last month the Black Rock Arts Foundation received 267 requests for grants from our annual “Grants to Artists” Program. The program assists artists in creating interactive art and civic participation in their communities and we want to support as many of these brilliant “art instigators” as possible. How can…Keep reading >>

Open House

Come on by to see us! Been thinking about volunteering with BRAF, just like to slide by and meet us, well it is open house at the Black Rock Arts Foundation tomorrow and we would love to see you! WHAT: Surviving Dust Storms & Downturns Burning Man’s Annual Open House & Potluck Bbq WHEN: SATURDAY APRIL 4th, 2009 Time: 11am…Keep reading >>


The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to announce the exhibition of Celtic Forest by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg. Celtic Forest at BRAF’s 2008 gala: ARTumnal Gathering photo: Camera Girl Celtic Forest as seen at Burning Man 2008 RENO, NV – Previously exhibited at Burning Man in 2008, “Celtic Forest: Book of the Raven” will soon transform an empty…Keep reading >>