Opening night recap: Mark Bode’s “I Am What I Am at 1AM”

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Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of Mark Bode’s “I Am What I Am at 1AM”! The gallery was bursting with color from Mark & his father’s original work, new limited edition prints, and historical memorabilia. The collection also featured a never-before-seen Vaughn Bode comic, only available for viewing through this weekend! Weren’t able to stop by? Don’t worry, the rest of Mark’s legendary show will be at 1AM for one month, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 6:30PM.

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For art inquiries and catalog requests, contact adriana@1amgallery.com.

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Behind the scenes: ‘I Am What I Am’ Opening tomorrow

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Sneak peek… Mark Bode’s busy at work finishing our interior & exterior murals for his Cheech Wizard Tribute, “I Am What I Am” at 1AM. Don’t miss the opening tomorrow, Thursday Feb. 4th from 6:30-9:30PM. There is an original Vaughn Bode comic only available for viewing at the opening!

Other highlights of the show feature:
– Never before seen work by Vaughn Bode
– A variety of new limited edition prints from Mark Bode
– Custom working Pinball Machine: the “Molly Snatch Machine”
– 2 original drawings from Vaughn Bode
– Licensing Sheet used by Puma and other product companies

Make sure to RSVP! For catalog requests:  adriana@1amgallery.com

See you there!

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The Apple iTunes team visits for a epic workshop!

We had the big iTunes team from Apple come by for a big team-building event this year, learning about the art of the tag, going on a local mural tour, creating take home murals and creating their own take home T-shirts! Apple Workshop!Apple Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to schedule an event for your team!

Opening night recap: “Keep Our Eyes Open”

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Last night’s opening of the Precita Eyes Urban Youth Arts Benefit, “Keep Our Eyes Open” was a huge success! We were thrilled with how many people came out to support the cause—and how many artists came out of the woodwork to donate pieces. Originally expecting to have about 30 pieces donated to the show, by the opening night, we had over 90 pieces of artwork on the gallery walls!

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It’s not too late to contribute! “Keep Our Eyes Open” will be up until January 22nd, the gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00PM-6:30PM. All proceeds from the show benefit Precita Eyes’ Urban Youth Arts program, in effort to help MEDA buy the 340 Precita Ave building and keep the program in it’s original location of almost 40 years. Empower this foundational public arts institution, and show how the Bay Area art community can still come together throughout our city’s changes! If you’re unable to come by the gallery, there are other ways to donate:

1. Contribute money through their crowd-sourcing campaign:
www.crowdrise.com/helpusbuyandstayinou

2. Make a tax-deductible donation through Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA): medasf.org/get-involved/donate/make-a-donation/

Please designate : 344-348 Precita in the last box that says: “This donation should go to which program”

3. Invest $10,000 or more in a 12 month loan for which you will be paid back with 5% interest. For more information on how to make a $10,000+ loan, please contact: Karoleen Feng, kfeng@medasf.org and be sure to include Susan Cervantes – susan@precitaeyes.org in your email.

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Fastly stopped by 1AM to focus their collective creativity!

Pun undeniably intended, the team from Fastly made quick work of the imaginative mural they ultimately collaborated on. Fastly ended up choosing the phrase “Cache is King”, another unabashedly intended pun, to anchor the mural design they brought home! Fastly Workshop! Fastly Workshop! Let your team or group get involved in the fun by emailing us at privateevents@1amsf.com!

Genentech makes their presence known on canvas and cotton!

With a take-no-prisoners attitude, Genentech‘s team made short work of stenciling their t-shirts before moving on to create a mural on the canvas they were bringing back to their office. This team of ladies decided on the word “Interactive” for their canvas, a fitting choice for how they approached their day at the gallery! Genentech Workshop May! Genentech Workshop May! Email us at privateevents@1amsf.com to get your team tagging!

123Klan at Rodearte Festival in Guadalajara

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Making Guadalajara itself a giant public exhibition, the Rodearte festival brings together a roster of muralists to promote global peace. 123Klan brought along their Canadian friend Maple the squirrel, in celebration of their recent Canadian citizenship (congratulations!). Scien & Klor dedicated this iconic mural to the children of Oblatos, using their hybrid of graffiti and graphic design to finish the giant 65 foot wall in just 3 days.

We’re stoked to have 123Klan showing with us in April 2016, more details to come soon!

Last Chance to Check Out “Catch Me If You Can!”

Heads up–Ratur and Sckaro’s “Catch Me If You Can” show closes December 19th, their insane surrealist oil paintings are not to be missed. This is your last chance to stop by the gallery, we’re open this Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6:30 PM. This duo’s high-octane work will blow you away!

Ratur's "First Amendment", oil on canvas, 30x44"

Ratur’s “First Amendment,” oil on canvas, 30×44″

Following the close of “Catch Me If You Can,” we have big things planned here at 1AM. Over the holidays we’ll be completely revamping our space, planning for a new and improved gallery in 2016… announcements and updates for the new year to come soon! Stay tuned.

Click here to view the gallery’s page. For catalog requests/art inquiries please contact Adriana@1amgallery.com.

Vendavo joins us for some tagging!

A team from Vendavo came by 1AM to test their graffiti writing abilities and turned out a decidedly awesome final product. While their inscription choice of “Goose Bumps” may sound a bit foreboding, their positive attitudes were certainly not. Vendavo Workshop! Vendavo Workshop! Shoot us an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to get your team or group involved!

GE visits for a laughter-filled workshop!

Joking around with us and each other the entire workshop, GE‘s team effortlessly embraced their creative sides at the gallery and took no time in getting comfortable with their spray cans on the street. Their afternoon culminated in the production of one large-scale mural with the phrase “You got served” written across its center! 21 23 Email us at privateevents@1amsf.com to make your group’s event happen!