CLINT: a one man show with Clint Imboden opens JULY 11th



Last year’s SCRAP show first prize winner and reclaimed room artist of the past takes over the gallery with a unique sampling of his work.  Clint Imboden is a collector of all things.  He molds found objects into new structures that imbue them with life.  Always in conversation with his audience, Clint is a master of design on all scales.  This show invites you to take part in the art, with an interactive installation, and contemplate the bold shapes and containers of past lives and past times.

Join us July 11th for our first one man show with Clint Imboden.

Reception: 4:30pm

Food, drinks, fun and FREE!

701 Amador Street, SF 94124



And The Winners Are…!

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Big thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered or attended the opening party last Thursday night.  It was a beautiful evening with beautiful people all around. The work of the SCRAP ART show is now hanging with glory in the Reclaimed Room gallery and at Public Glass.  It will be on display through July 26th.  Come by anytime during business hours and peruse the offerings.  Check in with the staff if you want to make a purchase-we had a few sales on opening night already-congratulations to the artists whose work SOLD!


This show was juried by Jenny Morningstar of SCRAP, Deborah Monk of Recology, Nate Watson of Public Glass and Soumyaa Behrens of Reclaimed Room.  All of the art was fantastic but there were some standouts that we would like to recognize.  Jury Prizes were awarded to three artists whose work went beyond the call of duty and demonstrated a mastery of their craft along with a unique relationship with the materials used.

HUGE Congratulations to our JURY PRIZE Winners!!  Winners receive gift certificates to SCRAP, Building REsources, and Public Glass in the amounts of $100/$75/$50.


And the WINNERS are….


Clint Imboden-FIRST PRIZE Geodesic domes made from Hacksaws


Michael Biel-THIRD PRIZE-glass sculptures


Brittany Watkins-SECOND PRIZE-Untitled Rubber Sculpture

Biggest Opening Night ever!

Huge Thanks to everyone who came out for our party last Thursday night!  We had double the attendance of the rest of our shows and ALL of the food, wine and beer were heartily consumed!!  This great night featured incredible work, art sales and fantastic opportunities for mixing and mingling!!

Even the kids got to take part in the action under the firm hand of flour painter, Tim Armstrong, who helped them make their own unique flour painted emblems on our gallery floor.

For those who signed up for the Sewer Ride, you probably heard it was cancelled due to torrential rain.  The SFBC Sewer Ride has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 10th at NOON.  There will be a small party at the gallery to welcome riders and any one else who wants to come out and celebrate this awesome show at 3PM.

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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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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

$75 off Solis Artwork and New Show Opens March 27th!

Alternative Cosmos closes on March 17th!  Special Offer for the final days includes $75 off all artwork by Solis!  Get a great deal on work by this great artist!


Beneath The Surface opens March 27th with additional Reception March 29th

Reclaimed Room’s most ambitious show to date.  This exhibition will feature artworks from six eclectic artists, all of whom approach the theme from a different perspective.  Expect surprises from above and below as Miles Epstein, Clint Imboden, Bruce Barton, Tim Armstrong and Soumyaa Behrens vie for your attention to matters beneath the urban surface.

Opening Reception March 27th from 6-8pm. 701 Amador Street, SF 94124


Special Event: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition sponsored “Sewer Ride”  from Daly City BART to Reclaimed Room on Saturday March 29th.  Tour starts at noon and comes to a close at the exhibition near 4pm.  Whether you ride or just want to hop on at the end.  Join us for another reception with the artists March 29th at 4pm in honor of SFBC and the re-imagined and highly popular sewer ride.

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This year’s adventurous and moderately challenging tour will start at the Daly City BART station. We’ll climb east, up and over San Bruno Mountain and drop to the edge of San Francisco Bay. Turning north, we’ll sniff our way around the backside of Candlestick Park, investigating the squishy boundary between humans and H2O, with emphasis on the massive sewer mechanics below our feet. The tour ends just north of India Basin, at the Reclaimed Room, an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts, and media. A project of Building Resources at 701 Amador Street.

12 miles, some climbing, some steep downhill, and a bit of dirt and gravel. Bring helmet, water, good attitude and a snack! Comfort riding in traffic and groups advised. Questions? contact