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Artumnal Gathering 2010

November 20, 2010 @ 6:00 pm - November 21, 2010 @ 12:00 am

An evening of inspiring art, captivating entertainment, and tempting libations.

On November 20, 2010, the Black Rock Arts Foundation presented our third annual fundraising event at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco.

Thank you to all who joined us for our annual celebration of the vital spirit and extraordinary artists that enrich us all!

Held at the magnificent Bently Reserve, BRAF’s fourth annual Artumnal Gathering was an exquisite evening of tempting libations, bountiful fare, engaging art, and lavish attire. Our guests enjoyed three elegant rooms, each overflowing with art and offering a stunning array of featured live performances including soaring aerial artistry, and music and DJ’s to dance the night away.

Artwork by R.Black

Artwork by R.Black


View photos of this magical evening:

Portraits by Randal Alan Smith
Ambiance photos by Randal Alan Smith 
Event photos by John Curley 
Event photos by Pilar Woodman

BRAF supporters look forward with great delight to this annual gathering, where they may revel in the abundance of our community’s creative spirit, celebrate Black Rock Arts Foundation’s artists and projects, and support the proliferation of even more community art projects around the world in 2011!


The Temple of Flux, Burning Man, 2010. Photo by Extramatic

The Temple of Flux, Burning Man, 2010. Photo by Extramatic

Featuring original artwork by:

Michael Emery
Elizabeth Mallory and Mikel Haynes

Rob Bucholz

and the Burning Man 2010 Temple Crew, presenting The Gateway of Wishes.

The creators of the Temple of Flux for Burning Man 2010 and their crew reunite to premiere their second sculpture installation at the Artumnal Gathering. Now creating work as the Flux Foundation,  a new non-profit founded and led by BRAF Artist Rebecca Anders, Jess Hobbs and Peter Kimelman, the artists continue their mission of building community by engaging people in the design and creation of large-scale art. The Black Rock Arts Foundation is honored to showcase their first off-playa endeavor!

Live and Silent Auction and Raffle Items

Guests had an array of exciting auction and raffle items to choose from, including:

  • Original artwork by the Raygun Gothic Rocket crew, the Temple of Flux crew, David Best and other BRAF artists!
  • Unique experiences hosted by Brian Goggin, BRAF Grantees the PDX Bridge Festival, and more!
  • Two tickets to Burning Man, a flight over Black Rock City and passes to the inner circle of the burn!
  • Many more one of a kind works of art and special items!

Click here and read more about our auction and raffle items


Shrine's temple photographed by Nightshade, at Artumnal Gathering 2009

Shrine’s temple photographed by Nightshade, at Artumnal Gathering 2009


The Artumnal Gallery featured affordable works of art by favorite artists, photographers and wearable art designers in our community… too many artists to list!

Featuring performances by:

Absurge (The Fringe/Janky Barge)
Bad Unkl Sista
Bones of CircusMecca
Cirque Noir
Cyril Noir and Ella Mental of the Black Kat Kabaret
Dan Cantrell
Dex Stakker (Opel/Opulent Temple)
DJ Huggie (Disorient)
DJ Jive (Heart Deco)
Fire Fingers Flamenco Guitar
Fou Fou HA!
Gamelan X
Gregangelo of Velocity Circus
Hamilton Strings
Henry Chang of Soul in the Machine
Matthew Schoening
Miss Rosie
Mochipet (Daly City Records)
Parlor Tricks
saQi featuring Russ Liquid
Sasha “Butterfly” Rose
Tamo and ViaJay (Space Cowboys / Angels of bAss)

Tarot readings by Madame A

Wearable Art and Fashions by:

Caley Johnson of Miss G Designs and Joe Escobedo
Miranda Caroligne and Orion Fredericks

Decor by:

Marcia Crosby
$teven Ra$pa
Boy Blondie
Peak Experience Productions

Lighting and Visuals by:

ARTisan Production Group
Celestine Star
David Collin
Jon Ferran
Justin Perry
Lasers and Lights
Rayce O’Brien
Sierra Ron Halbert
VJ Rainbow Puddle

Photo portraiture by:

Julian Cash
Randal Alan Smith

Event photography by:

John Curley
Nick Winterhalter


Elias Arjan

And many more special guest performers, artists and designers!

Thanks to our sponsors:

bently reserve logo
jk sound logo
 inticketing logo
Levi Strauss & Co
SF Guardian logo
Peak Experience Productions
Mutual Aid Response Services
Artisan Brewers
42 Below Logo
Black Star Diamond logo
CorkScrew logo
Dimmi logo
distillery 209
Le Tourment Vert
Vinas de Oro
Q tonic logo
.. and Clean-A-Rama Maintenance Services. 
Thank you!


November 20, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
November 21, 2010 @ 12:00 am


The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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