Community Driven Art Show Opens Tomorrow Night!

The Reclaimed Room at Building Resources is excited to be part of this multi-faceted community art show instigated by SCRAP-SF!

 

JOIN US TOMORROW from 6-8pm for the opening reception of SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse In the Bayview.  This exhibit not only shows the work of dozens of reuse artists from the Bay Area but also represents friendships, community partnerships and innovative programming.

Funded by a generous grant by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SCRAP ART spans multiple Bayview venues and highlights innovative and awesome work by dozens and dozens of local artists.  There are installations, jewelry, hard to describe sculptures, many renderings of the human form as well as unique panel art and incredible design pieces.

 

We want to thank our collaborators in this effort as well as our community partners that have helped to spread the word.  THANK YOU PARTNERS!!!

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And THANK YOU Community Partners for helping support and spread the word!!

 

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Tomorrow night, we will celebrate this new display and announce the Jury prize winners of the show.  1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded gift certificates of $100/$75/$50 from Building REsources, SCRAP and Public Glass!!  Snacks, drinks and fun FREE of charge from 6-8pm.

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Reclaimed Room and Public Glass host 5th Annual SCRAP SHOW

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Less than two weeks from today-kick off summer with the 5th Annual SCRAP art show.  The Reclaimed Room and Public Glass are proud to present: SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse in the Bayview.

The show was an invited open call juried by Jenny Morningstar of SCRAP, Deborah Monk of Recology, Nate Watson of Public Glass and Soumyaa Behrens of Reclaimed Room.  Winners of jury prizes will be announced at the opening reception June 12th!

This project was possible through a generous grant by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for community arts in the Bayview District.

Stay tuned for our video profiling the project and some of the artists involved.  Events for this special show go on all through June and July!

 

SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse In The Bayview opens June 12th!!

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Please mark your calendars for our new show!  We are pleased to partner with SCRAP, our lovely neighbors, for a juried exhibition of local artists engaged in creative reuse.  The show features works by dozens of artists and is housed at our venue as well as at Public Glass, another one of our lovely neighbors.  A celebration of the Bayview district as well as community partnership, this exhibit will not disappoint.  Includes work of all sizes, shapes and mediums from innovative jewelry, to striking sculptures, to unclassifiable fascinating creations that will certainly blow your mind and get your creative imagination going.

 

Opening Night: June 12th

Time: 6-8pm, FREE

Food and Drink and meet the artists!  Prizes will be awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd place artists who competed in this call at that time!!

This project is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a community arts in Bayview grant.

 

Sewer Ride and Gallery Party tomorrow!

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Don’t miss out on this eclectic meet and mingle affair.  Join Building REsources customers, SFBC Sewer Riders, Beneath the Surface artists, and gallery patrons for beer and pizza tomorrow at 701 Amador Street!  Get a little shopping done, check out the awesome display, hear tales from the the Sewer Ride and more from 3-5pm.  Beer and pizza provided by Building REsources and the RE Room art gallery.

Hope to see you there!  The weather looks promising :)

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface on display until May 31st

SFBC sponsors Sewer Ride March 29th

SFBC sponsors Sewer Ride May 10th

 

Home Decorator Showcase

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One of the great products made and available at Building REsources is RED SHOVEL GLASS.  Red shovel glass polishes and smoothes recycled glass, mirror and wine bottles to create amazing, beautify landscape material.  Similar to the effect of the ocean waves over decades on glass debris, only much much faster with the use of specially crafted cement shakers that take the raw materials and wear them down in record time.

Now on display as part of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, Red Shovel glass can be seen in use and in full effect.  The San Francisco Home Decorator Showcase goes on until May 26th.  It is located at 3660 Jackson Street and open to the public for viewing.  Go check it out while you can and consider what YOU could do with this wonderful material in your own front or backyard.

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Artists Invite/Call from SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview

Calling all San Francisco bay area artists!

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We are having our 5th creative reuse exhibition, SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview at the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources,Public Glass, and the Salvation Army on 3rd Street

This is a juried exhibition of San Francisco bay area artists who incorporate creative reuse in their work, with special consideration given to artists who have an affiliation with the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco in some way (i.e. reside, work, shop, create, support).

Exhibition dates:  June 12 to July 26, 2014

Deadline for submissions:  Saturday, April 26th

Selection notification:  May 2nd

The submission fee is $10 for up to 3 artworks submitted. Each artwork submitted must incorporate creative reuse, repurposing, or upcycling of materials in some way or include some aspect of materials found at SCRAP, Building Resources, or other source for creative reuse. Size limitations of the gallery spaces will be considered when judging large entries and installations.

Jurors:
Guest Juror: Deborah Munk, Director, Recology AIR Artist In Residence program
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens, Curator, Reclaimed Room: An Exhibition Space for Environmental Arts, Crafts and Media at Building Resources; Nathan Watson, Executive Director, Public Glass; Jennifer Morningstar, Program Coordinator,SCRAP

Awards: $100 gift certificates from SCRAP, Building Resources, and Public Glass will be awarded for 1st place Jurors’ Choice, $75 gift certificates for 2nd place, and $50 gift certificates for 3rd place.

Terms & Conditions:
This juried exhibition is open to all San Francisco bay area artists who incorporate creative reuse in their work, with special consideration given to artists who are affiliated with the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco in some way (i.e. reside, work, shop, support). The submission fee is $10 for up to 3 artworks submitted with up to 3 images per artwork. Entries are made using entrythingy.com. All works must remain for the duration of the show. Permission to use images of submitted works for publicity purposes is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing. 70% of artist sales will go to the artist and 30% will be split between the venue and SCRAP. Artworks are insured by SCRAP for the duration of the exhibition from the artwork drop off time at the venue until the date and time the work is scheduled to be picked up. Artists are required to sign a lending agreement at the time of artwork drop off.

Delivery and Pickup of Artwork -
Artists whose work is selected will be notified of the venues, dates and times for delivering and picking up of artwork.

Paying your submission fee -
You can pay online using PayPal by clicking the button below or once you’ve submitted your online entry or you can mail a check payable to SCRAP to SCRAP Art Show, 834 Toland St, SF, CA 94124 or call (415)647-1746 to use a credit card over the phone or come in and pay with cash, credit card, or check at the front desk. If you have any further questions please email Jenny at exhibitions@scrap-sf.org.

SUBMIT HERE

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Beneath The Surface featured Artist: Clint Imboden

Thursday quickly approaches and excitement builds for the new show!  Join us from 6-8pm at 701 Amador Street.  In the meantime, get to know another of our featured artists, Clint Imboden.

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CLINT IMBODEN

I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they’ve been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools.  I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects.  I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th
Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Alternative Cosmos opens Feb 6th!

We are excited to announce details of our next new show, Alternative Cosmos, at the Reclaimed Room.  This show features work by artists Solis and Lady Saphire.  Both artists, in their own ways, create new spaces of engagement through their individual art works and compliment one another quite gracefully.
Lady Saphire reinvents the world through works made from melted plastics, resins and trash remnants that are unusually striking and oddly familiar.
Solis invites us into the graphic universe of Wildwood, where characters made from reclaimed materials spring to life and provoke questions of togetherness, tolerance and utopian ideals.
This show delves into the other worlds that exist right before our eyes and these artists bring those alternative cosmos-es to life in our next show.
Save the date!  As always, snacks and drinks are provided and the admission is FREE!
701 Amador Street, SF 94124
6-8pm

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West Coast Craft Show: And the Winners Are…

Many Thanks to all who stopped by the Building REsources booth at the recent and most awesome West Coast Craft Fair!

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Thanks to Angel for working the table and holding the raffle drawing for RED SHOVEL Glass!  The winners of the RAFFLE are:

Saturday: Kelli R.

Sunday: Barb Fujimoto.

Congratulations!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!  Thanks for supporting Building REsources and the Reclaimed Room!

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FUSIONS opens TONIGHT!

Many Building Resources regulars have been peeking into the new Reclaimed Room space to see what all the fuss is about.  Broken glass, huge carts, strange and interesting sculptures and more are transforming the room into FUSIONS.  FUSIONS features work by Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy complemented by resident light artist Gregory Benke’s aerial spotlights.  Show opens at 5pm tonight and the reception lasts until 8.  We truly hope to see you there.  The event is free and there will be snacks and drinks provided.  The artists have worked hard to create and prepare this work for you and will be there in person this evening! 701 Amador Street, SF CA 94124.

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