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Graffiti fans scorn cove cleanup efforts

Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, August 3, 2007
Original article with photos

Warm Water Cove is a park on the southern waterfront of San Francisco that doesn't get much traffic from tourists, or even San Franciscans. It does have a devoted group of regulars, however - dog walkers, musicians who enjoy the acoustics, and graffiti artists who have transformed walls into a cacophony of scribblings and images.

Large Stencil Archive Update for Aug. 1

Whew. Getting a bit behind on the ole' Stencil Archive. Too much going on, but I haven't forgotten you all!

Maya has been filling up the submissions inbox with many great photos from the difusor meeting in Barcelona. More to download and process, so for now, enjoy these new Archives:


bandint and machina
dildo society
fremantle and sten

New Archives and multiple submissions from:

the strangers and their "She Loves the Moon" stencil story.
Basel photos from pixnit's show
A new Iranian archive from artist Ck1
New photos from bbc in Germany
Pulled some more great stencil photos from IMC's coverage of Oaxaca's resistance movement.
New photos from Artful Dodger

Single and Double submissions from:

Madison, WI
Minneapolis, MN
a bike stencil from Portland, OR
a Texas submission from Vacant Artistry

click away and have a great month.

Peat, a Stencilbilly, and a Corporation

Guilt-ridden plug for a soft drink I don't endorse, but man is Peat Wollager's video funny as hell or what? I grew up with real hillbilly's so this is a gut-buster, I tell you what.....

You may of heard this Spring/Summer I collaborated with Mountain Dew on a Limited Edition Bottle.

Well...they also had me create a Stencil Video inspired by the design.

Peep out the new store...buyart.stensoul.com

Amy Rice in the Galleries

Hey everyone, hope you are having a great summer!

I’ve been super busy and I’m writing to share with you some of the results.

The second exhibition of my 2+ year collaborative series, Delightful, with fellow Minneapolis artist Jennifer Davis opened in Atlanta, GA at Young Blood Gallery in the first week of this month and we have received some nice press including this review in Atlanta’s weekly art rag, Creative Loafing: Delightful Too: Mutual admiration.

On August 4th, my solo show, Find Your Wings will open at Art Star Gallery in Philadelphia. I am sending this email kinda early because I am off on a crazy three-week camping/ high-school reunion road trip tomorrow and won’t be back until after the show has opened. However, the reception won’t be until August 25th and I will be there personally enjoying pie and punch and chatting about art. I have put almost the entire show online here: http://amyriceatartstar.blogspot.com/
If you live in the Philly area and are planning to go see the show, DONT PEEK. Otherwise please check it out online. You may contact Art Star Gallery with any sales inquiries. They are very nice and easy to work with.

That’s it for now. Have a great week.


Stencil Story, "She Loves the Moon" by the Strangers

Just got this press release from a source. I am putting all the other posts in this one as well, and will update this post as it goes along.

The Strangers contacted me and said that the arrow to nowhere at 20th and Capp was a typo. It should just go left.

Aug. 1 UPDATE: The Strangers fixed that arrow error. Have about 30 photos of most of the stencils and tried my best and remembering which was where. Anyone who has an idea about posting the story in order, please pass links or let me know.

July 7, 2007

"She Loves the Moon" is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story that takes place on the sidewalks of the Mission district in San Francisco. It is told in a new medium of storytelling that uses spraypainted stencils connected to each other by arrows. The streetscape is used as sort of an illustration to accompany each piece of text.

It's a love story involving two characters who start in different locations. His story starts at 16th and Valencia, in front of the Crown Hotel / Limon Restaurant with the text "He Leaves his Lonely Apartment." Her story starts at 21st and Guerrero in front of a victorian mansion with the text, "She Leaves her Lonely Apartment." Eventually their paths merge in front of Tartine Cafe at 18th and Guerrero, where they meet, and their paths travel together until relationship drama pulls them apart. Eventually their paths remerge, at which point there are two possible endings, happy and tragic, and two other points where the story can end unexpectedly if the viewer chooses the wrong ending. All in all, there are 4 possible endings.

We've posted a sampling of the photographs online.

Call for Stencil Content: Stencil Nation Book Project Needs You

Call for Content (Photos and Text) for Stencil Nation Book Project

In this Post/Email:

1. Introduction
2. General Rules for Submission
3. List of 7 Categories that Need Submissions
4. Details of Submitting for Each of the 7 Categories

...................... 1. INTRODUCTION ..............................................................

Hello Stencil Citizens,

Russell here from StencilArchive.org (http://www.stencilarchive.org ). If you have never heard of Stencil Archive, it is a web site that I created in 2002 to cover the international stencil art phenomenon. I have been photographing stencils since 1995, made them since 1998, and currently have over 7,000 stencil photographs (many of them are my own photos) represented on Stencil Archive.

But this call for art and content is not for the web site. I am working on a book titled “Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art” which will published in Spring 2008 by Manic D Press. I am hoping that the community will step up and help me present the amazing scene(s) that have grown around stencil art in the past five years. While recent books feature stencils on and off the streets, Stencil Nation hopes to represent not only the artists and activists who cut and spray but also represent the other parts of the community that make our nation a culture unto itself.

I have 7 different areas of the book that need development. You may fit one or more of the below categories of our community, so I encourage you to tell me more about yourself and be a part of the Stencil Nation project.

Thanks for helping out. If any of this is confusing, please feel free to contact me.



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