ArtSlant - Alternative spaces http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/show en-us 40 2nd Floor Projects, 3740 25th St., #205, San Francisco, CA 94110 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:02:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list artMRKT San Francisco, Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center , Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123 <p style="text-align: justify;">artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area&rsquo;s premier contemporary and modern art fair will feature 70 highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world&rsquo;s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.</p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:19:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list ArtPadSF Art Fair, <p>ArtPadSF at the iconic Phoenix Hotel is a provocative 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. Partnered with San Francisco’s world-renowned arts institutions, galleries, and artists, ArtPadSF is a crossroads for the creative and an unparalleled marketplace for art.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:08:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Berkeley Central Arts Passage, 2055 Center Street, (between Shattuck and Milvia), Berkeley , CA 94704 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:07:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 <p style="text-align: justify;">Brava! for Women in the Arts is a committed to the artistic expression of women, people of color and youth. We give voice to the experience of all women everywhere and the transformation of our community through performing arts. <br /> <br /> Please visit our beautiful theater in San Francisco's vibrant Mission District to see a world premiere show, take an acting class, intern with the area of your choice, watch a movie or learn to dance. Brava! for Women in the Arts has something for EVERYONE.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:25:32 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Caffé Museo at SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:42:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list California College of the Arts (Oakland Campus), 5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1426 <div class="ap-whitebox-body"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and eight graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing.</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Two Campuses</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>San Francisco</strong>: CCA's San Francisco campus is located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, next to the city's design district and within just blocks of the University of California at San Francisco's Mission Bay research campus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Oakland</strong>: Four beautifully landscaped acres in the charming Rockridge district comprise the historic Oakland campus, located just two miles south of the University of California at Berkeley.</p> </div> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:24:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list CCA San Francisco Campus, 1111 Eighth St., San Francisco, CA 94107-2247 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:57:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list DeFremery Park, 16th St & Adeline St., West, Oakland, CA 94607 Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:11:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list FOG Design+Art, Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA 94123 <div class="callout" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Welcome to FOG Design+Art, San Francisco's premier modernism fair. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this new fair will feature important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today will be presented in a dynamic layout designed to complement the exhibitor offerings.</span></div> <div class="callout" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="callout" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. SFMOMA has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time ever since, and continues to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists. By embracing the challenge of the new and unexpected, SFMOMA encourages fresh ways of seeing, thinking, and engaging with the world.&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="callout" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="callout" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">SFMOMA is currently on the go, presenting dynamic new exhibitions and events around the Bay Area and beyond while its building is closed for a major expansion scheduled to open in early 2016. Proceeds from the FOG Preview Gala and fair support SFMOMA's On the Go exhibitions and innovative education programs.</span></div> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:27:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Goteblüd, 766 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110 <div><a href="http://ashcanmagazine.com/category/literature/" title="View all posts in Literature" rel="nofollow">Literature</a> | <a href="http://ashcanmagazine.com/category/culture/sf_city_life/" title="View all posts in SF City Life" rel="nofollow">SF City Life</a></div> <div> <h1>Goteblud</h1> </div> <div>12.06.09</div> <p style="text-align: left;">There’s no shortage of peculiar little shops on Valencia Street. From storefronts full of vibrators and bondage gear to swanky boutiques selling vintage Smiths t-shirts for seventy bucks a pop, if you’re going to find it somewhere in the city, it’s going be to in the Mission.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">But where do you go if you’re searching for a copy of Ben Weasel’s old travel zines? How about hard-to-find early issues of <i>Cometbus</i>? While rummaging through some crusty punks’ attic may seem like the only option, Matt Wobensmith has another solution; Goteblud, San Francisco’s only vintage and back issue zine archive.<img title="zine_pile" src="http://ashcanmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/zine_pile.jpg" alt="zine_pile" height="400" width="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Wobensmith, a Bay Area zine mainstay and founder of Outpunk Records, opened the space earlier this year and already has over 3,000 zines proudly on display and for sale in the shop, many of which, at first, came from friends on the verge of tossing them out. “A couple of years ago I had some people telling me that they had just thrown away a bunch of boxes of zines, and that sounded kind of wrong to me,” he says. “But I couldn’t really tell them where to go cause there’s no secondhand kind of market for zines. So I said, ‘Hey, I’ll take those,’ and started getting donations from friends.” When going through those collections Wobensmith came to a conclusion that continues to drive his appreciation for the medium. “You start to realize how transient zines are–how impermanent they are—how they disappear real fast.” When a spot opened up in the Mission looking to rent, he knew everything was falling into place. “This space was perfect, just ideal. I couldn’t ask for something better,” he gladly recalls, adding it gave him a chance to see what was going on in the scene. “It was also an excuse to get myself out there and get involved again.”</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img title="mw" src="http://ashcanmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/mw.jpg" alt="mw" height="400" width="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;">Over the course of the last year Wobensmith’s selection of titles has grown exponentially. From back issues of well known music zines like <i>Maximum Rock N’ Roll</i> and <i>Flipside</i> to cult classics like <i>Sniffin’ Glue</i>, the shelves at Goteblud are lined with every title you’ve ever heard of, forgotten, or used to own. “It’s my thrill to find that weird, obscure little title,” he chimes. “I actually use my customers to teach me about zines all the time. It’s a very useful thing when people come in, pick something up, and start talking about it. I pay close attention and ask them questions because I want to understand if I don’t already know where that zine is.” He also insists starting discussion about zines is just as important to him, if not moreso, than selling them. “It’s a little store but there’s a table and four chairs here for a reason. People are not pressured into buying things, I just like making these old zines available. If people want to sit here and take a stack of ten zines out, read them, and put them back, that’s fine with me. I like the idea that there’s a space you can go where commerce isn’t that important.”</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img title="zine_zoom" src="http://ashcanmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/zine_zoom.jpg" alt="zine_zoom" height="400" width="600" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p>From the opening days of the store’s inception Wobensmith has also utilized the space to put zine exhibits on display. An informal and retrospective tribute to the titles he curates, past exhibits include a full run of LA punk tabloid <i>Slash</i>, a collection of 80’s queercore perzines, and their latest showing, You Are Her: Riot Grrrl and Underground Female Zines of the 1990s. The Riot Grrrl movement, epitomized by bands such as Bikini Kill and Bratmobile, was also the fertile breeding grounds for a number of revolutionary and outspoken zines, making it a time in underground publishing whose influence is still felt today. “This isn’t super-old,” he comments. “But maybe it’s too new for museums to be doing shows on, but old enough that generations heard of and know about it. There’s an appreciation and a curiosity.”</p> <p>Beyond the shelves, bins, and binders however is a man who at his core truly loves these little photocopied pieces DIY self-expression, and being able to share them with the public maintains their importance and relevancy. “It’s like an oral history, it’s not on the internet, you can’t Google it, it’s only in the hearts and minds of the people that were there.” And while many of the creators of these works have long moved on from their xeroxed manifestos, the messages within their pages stays the same. ““They’re almost like letters to a small group of people,” he asserts. “There’s just a certain level of authenticity conveyed in a zine.”</p> <p><i>Words and photos by<a href="http://ashcanmagazine.com/?page_id=886" rel="nofollow"> Sean Logic</a></i></p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML"></div> Mon, 23 May 2011 13:13:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Important Projects, 5432 Boyd Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:44:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list the luggage store satellite project, 457 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:25:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:42:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Nathan Cummings Art Building, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:02:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list Needles & Pens, 3253 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Needles &amp; Pens</strong> is an emporium of zines, books, handmade goods, and an art gallery. Located in San Francisco's Mission District since 2003, the space aims to provide an affordable place where like minded people from the community can display and sell their own home-made goods, home-published zines, and art work.</p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" /></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:39:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Venues/list