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Th 12/13/12: The Outsiders (SF, CA)

Spacecraft presents "The Outsiders," a mixed media group-show of artists working with propelled pigment and scavenged objects as alternative materials. This exhibition looks into the artistic symbols of opposition and speaks from the language of accessibility. During this new century, Aerosol media's techniques and methods are increasingly being incorporated in a wide range of contemporary work. Spacecraft welcomes you to examine these select works by Bay Area artists. We hope to explore this dialogue further. Until then, please join us on Thursday, December 13th at 7 p.m. for Spacecraft's "The Outsiders" at Inner Mission [formally CELLspace].

Artwork by - Erick Andino - Michelle Guintu - Cory, aka, C SkwaReD - Corey Best - Russell Howze - Cy Wagoner - Roland Blandy - Sam Lewin - Todd Hanson - Spencer Cunningham - Rye Purvis - And more

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Video: Grand Theft Auto, or Grand Theft Art? (circa 1991)

1 Dec : Carpe Diem (Oakland)

Participating artists include: Zoltron, Eddie Colla, Filth Grime, Nite Owl, DYoungV, Lisa Pisa, Hugh Leeman, Helen Bayly and Daryll Peirce

lOAKal gallery
December 1, 2012
8:00 am - 8:00 am (Dec. 2)
550 2nd Street, Oakland, California 94607 

When Roman poet Horace penned his famous phrase, "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero", he meant it as a call to action, a declaration that tomorrow is unforeseen and that it is today which must be celebrated. Two thousand years later, lOAKal takes the phrase literally with our latest exhibition "Carpe Diem," founded on the belief that if you put a varied group of artists in one room for a 24 hour period, you create an environment for transformation.

On December 1st, lOAKal gallery in Oakland will enlist ten artists, each of whom will be given an 8ft x 8ft panel and a 24 hour window to come together and create their works in unison, effectively turning the gallery into an incubator for their inspiration. Creativity feeds off of creativity and at a certain density the whole becomes greater than the sum of it's parts. Without a tremendous amount of time to deliberate, "Carpe Diem" becomes an experiment in gesture, expression and energy.... capturing lighting in a bottle. The gallery will be open to the public all day on December 1st. Visitors are encouraged to tour the gallery while the works for “Carpe Diem” are being created.

The opening reception for Carpe Diem will be held the following Friday December 7th from 6-10pm

28 Nov : Au-dela du Street art (Paris)

Au-delà du Street art
Exposition du 28 novembre 2012 au 30 mars  2013

http://www.laposte.fr/adressemusee/visites-et-expositions/les-exposition...

galerie du messager
Cette exposition propose aux visiteurs de découvrir les évolutions de cet art urbain.
Après une évocation historique du mouvement en France au travers de photographies et d'oeuvres de pionniers - notamment Ernest Pignon-Ernest et Gérard Zlotykamien - l'exposition se poursuit avec les créations de 11 artistes : Bansky, C215, Dran, Invader, L'Atlas, Ludo, Miss. Tic, Rero, Shepard Fairey, Swoon et Vhils.
6 d'entre eux ont spécialement réalisé une installation pour cet évènement : C215, L'Atlas, Ludo, Miss. Tic, Rero et Vhils.

Newest Photo Upload to the Stencil Archive

Funk and jazz tunes while uploading by KVRX (Austin, TX)… Who needs streaming dot com radio (with commercials) when there's good ole' college radio on the streams!!?

ARTISTS::::

..NEW.. Ben Naz
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Aiko (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Aiko-LA

Alias
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Argus
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Blek (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Boruchow
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

CK1 (in San Francisco!)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of-...

C215 (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Eclair
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Jeremy Novy (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

…NEW… Mike Shine
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Scott Williams
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Tona (just one)
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FOUND::::

Berlin (thanks TXMX)
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North California
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

Vancouver (thanks Marcella)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Canada

SF > Clarion Alley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

…NEW… Grace Alley Mural
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_The...

SF > Haight Street and Divisadero
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

SF > The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

SF > The Tenderloin
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderloi...

SF > Financial District
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

SF > The Castro (just one… from 1989!) and Hayes Valley
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SF > Golden Gate Park
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SF > Valencia St.
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SF > Western Addition
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Oakland Might Get Tough on Graffiti

Going After Graffiti

A new law proposed by Oakland's city attorney would impose fines on both taggers and property owners.
By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor

from the East Bay Express: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/going-after-graffiti/Content?oid=3396059

With graffiti becoming an increasingly serious problem in large areas of Oakland, the Oakland City Attorney's Office is proposing a new city ordinance that would impose financial penalties on persons convicted of applying graffiti to property within the city and on property owners who fail to remove graffiti in a timely manner. The proposal is scheduled to receive its first hearing before the city council's Public Works Committee on November 27.

If passed as proposed, the new ordinance would also impose fines on parents of minors convicted of graffiti offenses, as well as upgrade tagging from an infraction to a misdemeanor, making it a jailable offense under city law. Oakland currently has an anti-graffiti ordinance, but it is largely confined to measures to prevent youth from having access to graffiti-creating materials such as aerosol paint products.

25 Nov : Stencil Workshop with Joshua Smith (AU)

http://espionage-gallery.com/

This Sunday, Joshua Smith, Espionage Gallery Director and Stencil Artist will be running a Stencil Workshop at Espionage. Running from 12-6pm and limited to 10 spaces this will be one of the last workshops being run at the gallery for 2012.

If you have ever thought about doing a workshop, wanted to create your own artwork for your home or just want to have a fun afternoon this is for you!

Limited to spaces the workshop is $80 per student. Areas covered include image manipulation, cutting tecniques and spraypainting techniques.

If interested please message josh for more details or email at hello :: at :: espionage-gallery :: dot :: com

23 Nov : Pure Evil Hosts copyright (London)

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