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Stencil Nation Release Photos

Here's a batch of photos showing the Revolution Cafe exhibit, along with a pic from the Stencil Budget Gallery. Thanks to all the artists for participating, all my friends for helping out, buying drinks, and stopping by, and all the new people I met. Had so much fun this past weekend!

Janet Attard Poster to Benefit Bike Advocacy in Portland, OR

This poster will be sold to raise funds for bicycle advocacy in Portland, Oregon. The great people at Stumptown Printers are donating there printmaking services to make this 11x17 inch poster.

Henri Desgrange was the founder of the Tour de France.

The poster will be for sale, on Tue June 10 2008.

Stumptown Printers,
www.stumptownprinters.com

Henri Desgrange Stencil
designed and hand cut by
Janet Attard - Janet Bike Girl
This is image is protected by copyright, permission must be asked for use.

Stencil Nation Art Exhibit Sneak Peak

The walls are up for the Stencil Nation book release. For the out-of-towners who won’t be able to see the show, and for those who stopped by earlier in the day to check things out, I’m posting a few photos of the walls at Revolution Cafe. “Lenin in the house!” Al Kizziah and his sharp eye on straight lines saved my ass while setting up the show. I admit the show is DIY, down to the clips, tacks, and holey red wall. But I think the walls have a great narrative and that the different art mixed quite nicely. One wall is the DECAY wall in my imagination. There’s sequential images on that wall. The other wall splashes with color and is the Pop Art wall in my imagination. It too tells a story, beginning with the great Stalin-above-the-power box placement. The other wall looked off tonight because the glass doors weren’t folded up in a space we kept open. And we also had to take the piano placement into account for the DECAY wall. Al and I actually got stuck on the DECAY wall, knew where to start with Scott Williams anchoring the other wall. The Pop Art wall worked itself out in under an hours worth of work. I turned around and the DECAY wall finally worked itself out. Al had great input for all the art placement.

Enjoy the photos and see you this weekend!

Fri/Sat: Stencil Nation Weekend in San Francisco

Have had a few people think that there's something on Thurs. Nope... it's Fri and Sat ....... Sat will be more chill if you wish to have a longer visit/howdy

info below (spread far and wide):

Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
Book Release Party and Stencil Art Exhibit

Friday, June 6
7 PM to Midnight
Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St. (at Bartlett)
SF, CA 94110
(415) 642-0474

FREE

Artwork on the walls until June 30

Confirmed participating artists

Adam5100 (San Francisco, CA)
Amy Rice (Minneapolis, MN)
Chris Stain (NY, NY)
Janet "Bikegirl" Attard (Toronto, ONT)
John Fekner (Bayside, NY)
Josh MacPhee (Troy, NY)
Klutch (Portland, OR)
PaperMonster (Madison, NJ)
Scott Williams (San Francisco, CA)
Peat Wollaeger (St. Louis, MO)
Tiago Denczuk (Portland, OR)

and Street Art Workers (SAW)

Come celebrate the Manic D Press release of "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" by Russell Howze (curator, http://www.StencilArchive.org). Autographed copies of the book will be for sale by the author at the night of the exhibit opening. The author will also feature slide shows of the Stencil Archives, with over 10,000 photographs of international stencil art. Stencil-making materials will also be available upon request. Proceeds of the art sales will benefit the artists as well as help fund the upcoming Stencil Nation book tour.

StencilHistory X at the Kosmopolite Festival

STENCILHISTORY X AT THE KOSMOPOLITE FESTIVAL

With: LOGAN HICKS (US), ORTICA NOODLES (IT), BTOY (ESP), BROKEN CROW (US), STEN (IT), -LEX (IT), LUCAMALEONTE (IT), M-CITY (POL), DOCTOR H (BE), KOSTAR (BE), VEXTA (AUSTRALIE), FARK-FK (UK), SNUB 23 (UK) and the French C215, EPSYLON POINT, EZP, JANAUNDJS, JEF AEROSOL, MOSKO ET ASSOCIES, POCH, SADHU, SPLIFF GACHETTE, STEW, YZ OPEN YOUR EYES,

From Thursday the 19th to Saturday the 21st of June 2008 // 2 PM - 6 PM
Place du Centre Ville
40 rue Sadi Carnot
93170 BAGNOLET
M° Gallieni
http://www.kosmopolite.com

Stencil Festival Melbourne Call for Art

Stencil Festival is now inviting stencil and street artists to apply for the exhibition of artworks at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery warehouse in Melbourne from 1 - 10 August 2008. This year's Stencil Festival will present three separate exhibitions:

- Five Continents - Six Artists (featured artists, by invitation only)

- Stencil Festival Group Show, including Emerging Artist Award (open for applications now, see blow)

Oaxaca Stencil Nation Report Back

This is from Ita, a photographer who sent great photos for the Stencil Nation book project:

me ha llegado el libro de Stencil Nation
thanks
muchas gracias por el envio y la publicacion! y felicidades por el libro
i like, les gusta mucho a todos en Oaxaca que hallan salido lo que pintan, sobre la situacion que se vive.
ahora tenemos un proyecto a nivel nacional, con colectivos de todo el pais, esta es la pagina ke estamos haciendo, y ahi vienen los links de los demas colectivos, mirarli, look it!

es RCM Revuelta Cultural Mexicana in Oaxaca, DF; CD Juarez, Chihuahua, Puebla, Edo. Mexico, Merida

http://www.myspace.com/revueltaculturalmexicana

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