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October 2007

DIY Budget Gallery Launched

Organize your own Budget Gallery using our wiki! DIY Budget Gallery is an online resource to help you organize an outdoor guerilla art gallery in your town. The how-to manual attempts to cover every aspect of organizing a Budget Gallery from sending a call, to choosing a location, to selling art. And can be used as a resource for organizing other, related events.

 
August 2006

Rider Project in NYC

rider-truck From like minded artists in New York:

The RIDER Project is a mobile art gallery and experimental exhibition space located in the back of a rented Ryder truck. Based in the social sculpture ideas of Joseph Beuys, the RIDER Project is staffed and funded by participating artists who act as an ever-evolving collaborative, recombining into a different form with each exhibition. Using Guerilla tactics of social intervention, reduced cost and maximum visibility, the mobile Rider Project brings artwork directly to people, circumventing economic market structures and cultural constraints. Participating artists create the form and culture of each exhibition and interject them into neighborhoods stimulating cultural dialogue and a participatory Socratic space. Neighborhood residents interact with exhibiting artists engaging in a vital exchange of thoughts, feelings and experiences, forging new cultural links. The RIDER Project delivers art to New York City through a dynamic akin to blood circulating through an organism. As blood provides oxygen and essential nutrients, so art offers new ideas and experiences, and revitalizes the social body through inspiration.

Check www.art-anon.org for exact times and locations

 
July 2006

Jorge Restrepo’s Farmer’s Market Show

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We recieved an email a while back from an artist in Honduras, Jorge Restrepo. Restrepo had organized a showing of his paintings among the stands at the local Framer’s Market. We find the images inspiring, and hope they do the same for you.

Excerpt from critic Carlos A. Lanza:

“‘The Farmers’ Market’ is a great installation that has had the following objective: to take the museum to the marketplace. This work, with the artist’s deliberate intention, was sponsored by the Foundation for the Museum of the Honduran Man and the support of the Colombian Embassy; but I want to highlight the museum’s sponsorship because it forms part of the concept of the proposal. The artist showed the museum how something live, interactive and socially integrated presented the museum as a concept and not as a building. This concept was that of the museum as part of the social totality that is there, where the historic and esthetic exigencies are merged with the sensitivity of the collectivity. The Museum of the Honduran Man only becomes that if it goes out in search of the spaces where we Hondurans create our culture. The artist’s other objective was to take art out to the public spaces, to make us see that art is not only that object that is exhibited in the comfort of a gallery, but that is also experienced live, capable of colonizing all the corners of social life.”

 
July 2006

Berman Keeps it Burnin’

6th-and-MinnaTodd Berman, a regular contributor to past Budget Gallery shows, organized a solo show at D.A. Arts Gallery on 6th St. in San Francisco. The gallery itself is rather small, so Todd is planning for the opening to happen on the sidewalk. On top of that, the opening will include live music, art making, and a pizza party. Yes, all on the sidewalk of 6th and Minna Streets. If you don’t know the area, let’s just say any celebration is sorely needed in the area.

Todd calls it “an experiment in how an artist can serve the community.” Todd will be working with community organizations and other locals he meets to create collaborative self-portraits of the neighborhood. He will also be creating a series of twenty drawings, each one about a different business or organization within a two block radius.

This show will culminate in a reception/experience on Thursday, July 20 5:30-8:30 pm.

 
March 2006

The Lab’s 10th Annual Art Sale

The Lab is having its 10th Annual Art Sale and Auction on March 24th. The sale benefits The Lab, and The Lab happens to do the financial books for the Budget Gallery and enables our status as a fiscally sponsored non-profit. We like to help them in return.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 6:30-9 PM Live Auction at 7 PM, Fixed Price sale immediately following
Admission: $10-25 sliding scale (includes refreshments)
Preview gallery hours: Wednesday, March 22-Thursday, March 23, 1-6PM
Sale continues Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 1-6 PM

 
February 2006

Mark Santa Ana

Mark Santa ana

– “It Is Dangerous”
– Printed paper
– 7″ x 10″
– $15.00

Mark Santa Ana

– “I Am My Own Fantasy”
– Printed paper
– 7″ x 10″
– $15.00

Mark Santa Ana

– “Fun To Do Strangers”
– Printed paper
– 7″ x 10″
– $15.00

 

Judith Mangiameli

Judith Mangiameli

– “Long Legged”
– Collage
– 11″ x 24″
– $25.00

 

Kim Kielhofner

Kim Kielhofner

– “What I Saw On the Street Today”
– Thred, paper, pastel, paint.
– 7″x11″
– $15.00

Kim Kielhofner

– “It Won’t Fit Here”
– Pen, paint, pencil, marker
– 10″x 5″
– $10.00

Kim Kielhofner

– “My Fabric”
– Paper, thred, pen
– 7″ x 7″
– $10.00

Kim Kielhofner

– “Stories I Heard On The Bus”
– Paint, pen
– 9″ x 5″
– $10.00

Kim Kielhofner

– “Steps”
– Pen
– 7″ x 5″
– $6.00

Kim Kielhofner

– “Public Innocence And Private Infections”
– Pen, marker, pencil
– 7″ x 5″
– $5.00

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My art comes out of zine culture because it’s what I know. I am interested in marginalized (disposable) populations and objects.

 

Chaponniere

Chaponniere

– “Where am I?… (Not In My shoes)”
– Photo
– 8″x12″
– $A new pair of walking shoes…. (this one is over)

Walking Artist…. Living here and there…. From Paris, to algiers to Capo Verde, to Alis, to Singapore, to Bangkok, to Fontainebleau, to Wien, to Seoul, to Istanbul… So I need me shoes, shoes, shoes…

 

Jeff Maylath

Jeff Maylath

– “Good Morning”
– Birch Plywood, Paint, Mortar.
– 12″x13″x6″
-$37.00

The recent national election and “Start where You Are” inspired this. I am A builder in S.F.

 

 

Chistina Avital Arroyo

Christina avital Arroyo

– “Start Where You Are, Acorn, Sapling, Tree”
– Acrylic on paper
– 5″x3″ each canvas
– $40.00

Color, text, and story telling are important elements in the work Christina creates. She has been a Graphic designer working in the Bay Area since 2001, originally from Los Angles. “Hues of color and typography continue to influence my work.