Nature meet City by 1AM muralists

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Camping has always been a great escape from urban living and when Campsyte tasked us with bringing the redwoods to downtown San Francisco, we were compelled to appease mother nature.

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As part of San Francisco’s first outdoor co-working and event space Outcamp, we created a mural as a background encompassing the space to evoke the feeling of nature and being one with the elements.  Campsyte’s vision of a shared backyard leans on the studies that environments in nature reduce stress.

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For more info, contact murals@1amsf.com

 

“Hope for the Future Gives Power to the Present” 1AM Mural

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While our mural artists often come from community input and careful thought with a predetermined wall, this particular mural’s message was in hand prior to having a wall to paint it.  When the opportunity arose to be part of the mural festival, SprayView (located in the SF Bayview district),  I knew I had found the right home.  So where did this mural’s message come from?

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For those of you that attended Lick Wilmerding High School, Coach Elliot Smith should be no stranger to you and was a major influence on me.  I’ll just share one example I’ll never forget of his positivity and wisdom.   Right after going through jv basketball team tryouts and getting cut, I was upset and went to Coach Smith to explain (aka angrily vent) that I felt I deserved to be on the team and was upset that Coach Mack (jv basketball coach) didn’t see my best performance.  Coach Smith’s advice was to go to the first day of practice and tell Coach Mack how I felt and prove to him that I deserved to be on the team.  I wanted to be on the team so badly that the hunger overcame my incredible fear of embarrassment of coming to the first day of practice after being cut and asking for another shot.  Coach Mack did end of giving me a shot to prove myself and I’ll never forget his words “You’ve shown tremendous heart, courage, and hustle in coming back that you deserve to be on the team”.

When I reconnected with Coach Smith last year, he remarkably remembered me and I asked him if he could say anything to the world, what would it be?  Thanks Coach for giving me hope to take action in the present.

For more info, contact murals@1amsf.com

Behind the scenes of “Everyone Deserves a Home” community mural

“Everyone Deserves a Home” is a testament to the community of the Tenderloin and a promise of hope and security. We wanted to share some behind the 1AM scenes shots of this epic street art mural.   This mural, overlooking the recently revamped Boedekker Park, brings new life and vibrancy to the Tenderloin community. This project was made possible and in collaboration with DISH, Friends of Boeddeker Park, and the Community Challenge Grant Program by SF Beautiful.  For more info, contact murals@1amsf.com

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Tidewater Offsite Team-Building Workshop

We at 1AM worked an offsite team-building workshop with Tidewater, where they learned from our teachers about tagging and spray painting, and created their own mural on a canvas. Team-building workshops are an excellent opportunity to have fun as a group, and they can be held at our 1AM Gallery site, or we can come to your own venue!

To learn more about Team Building Workshops and Private Classes please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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Team-Building Workshop with Uber!

It was fun to have Uber join us for a graffiti workshop last month. They learned about the history of graffiti and spent the afternoon creating a group mural on our 6th St. exterior wall. Check out their awesome mural!

To learn more about Team Building Workshops and Private Classes please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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“Sketching the Surface” Challenge

We’re excited to team up with Dranks and Draws for an extra special sketch night at 1AM Oakland Generator… participants have the chance to design and paint a public mural! We believe that art and creative expression in public spaces has immense impact for provoking inspiration, conversations, and community engagement. Freedom of speech is what 1AM stands for so with this event, we are scratching and sketching the surface of what our amazing art community can create. Each Sketching the Surface event will feature a new central theme disclosed at the start of the event along with the description and location of the mural wall.

Format:

The first Sketching the Surface event will occur this March 11th from 4-7pm at the 1AM Generator, 1523 B Webster, Oakland.  Entrants can drop in anytime during the event time window and will be required to provide their email address, phone number, and credit line for entry. Entrants will receive one 11” x 17” sheet of paper to submit their sketch. Aside from the provided sheet of paper, entrants will be responsible for all of their own other sketching material(s) needed to complete the sketch submission.

Ground Rules:

You must be 16+ years of age to enter and provide email address, phone number, and credit line for entry.

One submission is allowed per artist and cannot have any direct signature or symbols identifying the artist’s name.

Submissions are to be started and submitted at the event venue.

Sketches are to be black, white, and grey only. No color.

Group sketch submissions are not allowed.

*Not following any of these ground rules will disqualify your entry

Voting:

Voting will start with 1AM’s staff and collaborative partners choosing the top 5 Sketching the Surface event submissions.   These 5 submissions will be presented anonymously via 1AMsf’s social media to decide the winner.

Winning Sketch to Mural:

The artist with the winning submission will get to spray paint (with a lesson to start if needed), their winning sketch in color on one of 1AM’s public walls. At the discretion of 1AM, a select 1AM artist and past 1AM class alumni will assist/lead the winning sketch artist with the painting process. The mural will be produced as best as possible to capture the essence and details of the winning submission sketch, but is not expected to be an exact replica.

Team-Building with Sofi

Sofi joined us for an afternoon of graffiti and team-building at 1AMSF. Team-building workshops are an awesome way to let out your inner artist and have a fun time as a team.

To learn more about Team Building Workshops and Private Classes please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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Opening Night Recap: “Get With the Program” by Pemex and Klops

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We’d like to send a huge thank you to all of our friends who came through last night for the opening of “Get with the Program” by Pemex and Klops. It was a crazy night of fun, laughter, and, of course, plenty of brand new art. Thank you for supporting your favorite artists and your favorite local art gallery! In case you couldn’t join us for the festivities, the show will be on display until April 15, 2017.

Congrats to Pemex and Klops on such a great opening night!

For inquiries or catalog requests contact artsales@1amgallery.com.

 

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Pemex and Klops Join Forces in an Exhibition at 1AM Gallery

Last week we stopped by Pemex’s studio to check out the last few steps for his duo show with Klops, “Get With The Program”. Thanks Widewalls.ch for covering the studio visit! See the pair’s finished work at the opening reception at our downtown San Francisco gallery, this Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-10pm. To request a catalog preview: artsales@1amgallery.com.

 

 

Graffiti with Vevo

Vevo joined us at 1AM recently for their own graffiti workshop, where they painted a group mural on our 6th St. exterior wall. Graffiti workshops are a great team-building exercise where everyone can work together to create a collaborative masterpiece. Check out their amazing mural! To learn more about Team Building Workshops and Private Classes please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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