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.

 

Gallery Party May 10th!!

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Please join us this Saturday for a special gallery party in honor of the resurrected Sewer Ride sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.  

The party goes from 3-5pm at the Reclaimed Room gallery inside Building REsources.  There will be bicycle parking for riders and feel free to shop while you are there, Building REsources stays open for business until 4:30. 

In attendance will be the artists of our current exhibition, Beneath The Surface.  Meet and mingle with Clint Imboden, Miles Epstein, Timothy Armstrong, Soumyaa Behrens, Tom Kabat and Bruce Barton.  

Beer, sodas and light snacks will be provided, as always, FREE of charge.  We truly hope to see you there.  

And, mark your calendars for our next show!  June 12th kicks off a unique partnership with our friends down the street, SCRAP!  SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse In the Bayview is a juried show that spans Reclaimed Room, Public Glass and the Salvation Army on 3rd Street.  This ambitious show will feature dozens of local artists, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded!  

For information on the Sewer Ride that starts off at the DALY CITY BART on May 10th at noon, see the link below.  The ride ends at the gallery.  Sign on for both or just come for the party  Either way, we hope to see you this Saturday.  The weather looks inviting so no way we are canceling this one!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-bike-month-the-sewer-ride-rescheduled-tickets-9912442382

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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Happy New Year from Reclaimed Room and Building REsources!

Thank you so very much for all your support during our inaugural year!  It has been a terrific launch for this new program at Building REsources.  Much gratitude to all our participating artists this year as well.  Over the last six months we have seen our space transform three times and been fortunate to house work from the following artists:

Martha Jones

Alekandra Zee

Roland Blandy

Reddy Lieb

Tony Hurd

Samuel Fleming Lewis

On display until January 14th is The Living Show with Tony Hurd and Samuel Fleming Lewis,  check it out before it’s over during regular business hours at Building REsources.  (9-4, seven days a week)

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Next year proves to be even more exciting!  Stay tuned for information on our upcoming shows and save these dates!

Alternative Cosmos: Opens February 6th (with Solis and Lady Saphire)

W.a.t.e.r.w.o.r.k.s: Opens March 27th (with Tom Kabat, Miles Epstein, Tim Armstrong, Bruce Barton and Clint Imboden)

The W.at.e.r.w.o.r.k.s show will be our most ambitious with additional events including a bicycle sewer tour that ends at the Re Room on March 29th and a special screening of A Fierce Green Fire, a Sundance documentary about the environmental movement by Mark Kitchell with filmmakers in attendance (date TBA).  Next year will also see a Building REsources staff show, exploiting the talents of our very own artists who serve our customers everyday.  We are also in talks with our friendly neighbor SCRAP to host a show of their very own in our venue.  There’s more, but, we will leave a little mystery for the months to come.  Be sure to stay tuned to all the ongoings and goings on of the Reclaimed Room by visiting and signing up for this blog!

We wish everyone an incredibly safe, happy and prosperous start to 2014.  Happy New Year!!

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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In The Yard (usually) at Building REsources

Building REsources has a unique blend of practical, strange and innovative offerings.  In the coming months, we will be working to help better demarcate the regular sections in the yard, highlight unique finds and educate the greater public about the amazing potential that resides in the concept of reuse.  Most of the regulars know what kind of gems one can stumble upon here but even the regulars have grandiose tales to tell of reclaimed materials they found no where else but BR.  Join this mini-revolution on the industrial shores of San Francisco’s bay, we are open every day from 9:00-4:30pm.  As a nonprofit organization, Building REsources partly operates through a generous grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment.  Here is a breakdown of what we offer the community.

RECLAIMED MATERIALS

reclaimed wood

glass

marble and tile

lighting

hardware

mechanicals

bike parts

sinks, baths, and toilets

fireplace facades

doors, doors, doors

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

tumbled glass: various colors

Tumbled glass is made with reclaimed wine bottles that are put through a special process that mimics the ocean’s effect on glass over time.

EDUCATION

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Part of the BR warehouse has been re-imagined as an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts and media.  This initiative programs shows every two months and creates opportunities for learning, teaching, engaging and collaborating in the physical space and online.

Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal to ReclaimedRoom@gmail.com.  Our next reception is slated for September 12, 2013 and features work by local artists Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy as well as the awesome “Chaos Theory” centerpiece by resident light artist, Gregory Randolph Benke.  Save the Date!

 

In The Yard at Building REsources

Lots of crazy cool things come in and out of the yard at Building REsources.  Part of our mission with this blog is to inform you about the newest, most interesting and/or most abundant reclaimed materials we have.  Today’s finds include a good looking honey extractor and a retro Speed Queen washing machine.  Come by and check it out!!

Honey Extractor for sale

Honey Extractor for sale

Interior Honey Extractor

Interior Honey Extractor

Speed Queen dials

Speed Queen dials

Retro Speed Queen Washer

Retro Speed Queen Washer

Speed Queen wringer/hose

Speed Queen wringer/hose

Legacy International brings young Indonesian leaders to find inspiration for community projects at Building REsources

Matt Levesque, program manager of Building REsources, took a dozen young aspiring community leaders from Indonesia on a tour of the Building REsources facility to help inspire them for community projects at home.  The group was a media saavy bunch with smart phones and cameras to document the whole thing.  Legacy International is a nonprofit organization that generates citizen participation worldwide.  To learn more about their program please visit www.globalyouthvillage.org