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Christopher Bettig Sept Update

Hello everyone-
I hope you are all doing well, here's the latest...

"Enjoy By"
I was just asked to take part in a group exhibition curated by Bill
Farroux featuring works by : Barry Mcgee, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson,
Travis Millard, Buffmonster, Rich Jacobs, Ed & Deanna Templeton etc.

opens : Saturday September 10, 2005 9pm - 2am

5016 Venice Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(just west of La Brea on south side of street)

P R O P A G A N D A 2 . 0 call for art

EVERYONE is invited to contribute PROPAGANDA for this art show.

There will be NO curatorial filter. And NO censorship whatsoever.

ANYONE can submit art for the PROPAGANDA WALL and it will automatically be included in the exhibition.

Simply send a postcard with YOUR political message on the front to:

672 south van ness avenue
san francisco, ca 94110

any questions?

cutting out a barcode "PAINTING" stencil

I just uploaded an animation of cutting out a barcode "PAINTING" stencil.

Too many people where questioning if my paintings where inkjet prints. So I made these videos to explain my stencil making process. I'm sure that some will still not believe these barcodes are hand made.

Vinyl Killers III Call for Art

The main points are:
$5 entry fee
2 records per artist
No multi record pieces
(unless you have one that you think is super dope then you can send a pic and try to change my mind)
Deadline October 14th, 2005

If you have questions that aren't covered in the attached document then ask them here so I can answer them for everyone. Otherwise thats pretty much it.

James Prigoff and Others at Commonwealth Club 8/16

Urban Scrawl or Artistic Freedom?

PEX, Street Artist
BEN MORGAN, Director, Quality of Life (Graffiti Film)
MACHAELA M. HOCTOR, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney's Office
MOHAMMED NURU, Chair, San Francisco's Graffiti Advisory Board
JONATHON KEATS, Art and Culture Critic; Visual Arts Critic, San Francisco Magazine - Moderator