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X-ActoMundo - A Stencil Show

Ouch My Eye announces a call to stencil artists for "X-ActoMundo – A Stencil Show".

Ouch My Eye seeks stencil work of all kinds for a juried show. Interpretation and exploration of the stencil medium is strongly encouraged. Selected artists may be asked to install their work in an urban setting in Seattle, WA

Deadline: March 16th, 2007
Show Opening: April 6th, 2007

Street art in Mexico city.

Mexico City's street art is expanding through interesting stages of development. Arte Callejero is a photographic archive of a very nice selection of Mexican street art. It also includes works from other places in the country like Oaxaca City, and other capitals around the world. You can visit part of the archive in its blog.

Light Criticism Stencil Campaign from AAA and GRL

the Anti-Advertising Agency and Graffiti Research Lab have used laser-cut stencils to cover the annoying flat-screen advertising
monitors found scattered throughout New York City. Go here to see a great video about the campaign.

Go here to download Gifs of the stencil and cover a few yourself!
From the AAA site:

01/21/2007 Stencil Archive Updates

Just passed the 6300 mark for online photos. Here's the latest batch for you all to enjoy.

Two years ago, Ron Deutsch submitted a batch of great photos from his travels in Argentina and Uruguay. I asked him to tell me which were which, but he never got back to me. So the photos sat in my "backlog" folder. I decided to post them anyway, so made a special archive for them in the Americas Artists archive.

My good bud Mark passed along four postcards from France that he bought in the late 1980s. He had them in a box for years, so here's a sliver of early stencils from Paris.

Cricket from Arizona sent over some original stencils and gets an archive.

Koleszar dropped off a few more amazing originals.

Got sets and singles from Northern California, Black Rock City, NV, Philadelphia, and Oregon.

Still uploading the New York City photos I took last year.

Finally, a batch from my hood on Valencia Street.


Update from Janet BikeGirl

Hi Russell

I am not sure if you will remember a call for art, from last March, which you had put on Stencil Archive, for a book called 99 Silhouettes, by Debut Publications in the UK.

Well the good news! One of my submissions was accepted! The book comes out next month. It is my VELO stencil, which will be in the book.

You can put the news on Stencil Archive ,
here is the link

Happy New Year !
I hope that you have been well.
Everything about the same up here, just working on new stencil designs.

Thanks Janet

Logan Hicks NYC show Jan. 18

I am going to be in show in New York THIS Thursday - January the 18th.
The deadline for the RSVP was today, but if any of you wish to go, let me know and I will put your name at the door.

champagne & caviar

203 W 125th & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
Harlem, NY

Featuring the artwork of Logan Hicks and Sixten

Stencils in Oaxaca

As some of you may know, a popular uprising has sprung up in Oaxaca, Mexico over the past year. Striking teachers, students, and other parts of the community have kept a consistent presence on the streets, trying to oust the current governor while resisting sometimes brutal repression from the local and state police.

Where unrest happens, street stencils usually follow.

I just got two links of stencil art in Oaxaca. One is on the Imdymedia Mexico site, while the other can be found here.

Good News from Justseeds

Hello Everyone-

First, I want to send out a giant thank you for the overwhelming level of support people have shown over the past couple weeks! Everyone has been so generous with their time, ideas and money. In the 3 weeks since my last email, I have raised $8056.84 to cover a significant portion of the debt dumped on Justseeds. It's been amazing to have so many people offer help, and enlightening to realize how few places there are to get interesting, intelligent and political art.


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