• First Amendment
    1000 HOWARD STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
  • 888.589.0475
  • TUE-SAT 12PM-6PM

Adobe Visits 1AM

 

Adobe visited First Amendment Gallery this November and teamed up with our instructors to create an awesome mural on our 6th street mural wall. Our workshops start with some practice tagging where they create their own logo or name to tag and then they transition to trying it out with real paint markers on canvas. After they get comfortable with their tag they move to spray paint so they can get ready to create their very own mural in collaboration with instructors. Adobe’s mural turned out great with a creative approach as they incorporated some San Francisco cityscape. Check out some photos from the event! For private event inquiries contact privateevents@1amsf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Amendment offers all sorts of packages and deals where you can customize your experience and enjoy a fun and interesting way to team build and learn about the street art process. We allow catering and provide beverages to complement the exciting experience so everyone can enjoy themselves while learning something new to bond and team build with your company or group of friends. Book your event today with First Amendment and experience the fun first hand. Reach out to privateevents@1amsf.com for booking and pricing!

Vitamin Talent Joins 1AM for a Team Building Workshop

Vitamin Talent came in and enjoyed their corporate team building activity with our instructor who taught the company how to spray paint. They chose to paint on a canvas so they can take their new mural back to the office! In our graffiti workshops the group comes together to chose a word or phrase that they then tag on a wall or canvas to create their very own piece unique mural. The piece transforms as they work with their instructor to create the final project. To join 1AM for a street art or graffiti team outing in San Francisco contact privateevents@1amsf.com to book yours today!

 

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ADELE RENAULT

 

First Amendment Gallery is excited to have Adele Renault as the artist spotlight this week. Adele grew up in the Belgian Ardennes and graduated from the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels with a degree in Graphic Design. In her youth, Adele traveled around the world alone- living in Venezuela and England. Adele collaborates with her husband and artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Muelman. They now live in Amsterdam where they practice in a shared studio. She practices a variety of visual arts from oil painting to spray can graffiti. Her works are extremely detailed and realistic, similar to high definition photographs. A majority of her paintings consist of pigeons, the elderly, and homeless people. She finds beauty in the ordinary. Adele “observes closely those and that not considered worthy of a second look”. By immortalizing them on canvas, she brings their status to a higher value. Adele photographs pigeons in the different cities she visits. She keeps folders full of pigeon pictures that are specific to each location. Travel triggers her imagination. To collect an original of your own contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com.

 

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These are the kind of people that are very much forgotten. With elderly people, they are still living but nobody comes to visit them and they aren’t really appreciated any longer. I actually feel that people who have lived, have such beautiful faces. I have always painted portraits, but the smooth, beautiful 20-year-old blonde girls became boring, there isn’t much to it. Then eventually you end up with the elderly and the homeless, people that live on the edge of society. I enjoy giving them the honor of painting them.”

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Adele is also very well known for her paintings and murals of pigeons, painting them in a large scale with significant detail creating a beautiful piece with a not so commonly thought of as beautiful subject matter. First Amendment Gallery is fortunate to have featured her in our “ON SET” group show this year, highlighting one of her incredible pieces of pigeons that she is so famous for. Here is a closer look at her piece currently up in our San Francisco boutique area. If you are interested in collecting an original work of Adele’s contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com or if you would like to check out the rest of our inventory please visit firstamendmentgallery.com

 

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Adele Renault is also highly renowned for her captivating murals throughout the world. The bay area had the pleasure of welcoming her to Pow Wow San Jose Global Music and Arts Festival this week where she is currently working on a large scale mural next to many other world renowned artists. Here is a progress shot of the piece along with some images of First Amendment’s favorite murals of hers.

 

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Artist Spotlight: Scott Albrecht

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce Scott Albrecht as this week’s featured artist. Scott Albrecht is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, currently exhibiting all around the United States. He focuses on meticulously sculpted and painted wood panels, along with some experience in wood collage and mural painting. Primarily working in wood, paper, collage and walls he focuses on a geometric style that is unique to his process.  

 

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“Scott Albrecht in his art finds the elegant tension between the bold and sublime. His abstraction and deconstruction of type forms combined with his sophisticated color theory and surface treatments yield artworks that are immediate, yet command a deeper and closer look.”- Shepard Fairey

Scott Albrecht was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and grew up largely on the East Coast attending art school in Philadelphia and graduating with a degree in Graphic Design. His graphic influence is very apparent is his work and shows his depth as an artist as he pushed himself to find more mediums to express himself creatively. He has been collected and exhibited throughout the world and continues to spread his exposure through dedicating himself to his craft and working to create as much quality work as possible. Scott Albrecht has been featured in a variety of magazines and blogs such as Juxtapoz, Amadeus Magazine and Vans, as an artist to watch as people are continuously intrigued by the subject matter and inspirations behind his mysterious work.

 

 

 

 

His inspiration stems from day to day interactions and the small and big moments he wishes to capture in his work. He quotes “I often see my process and final works as though I’m creating reminders or artifacts for myself of these ideas and situations, and have come to use this perspective as a guide in my work — to create something worth being reminded of.”

 

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Scott Albrecht is also a member of the Gowanus Studio Space, a cooperative workspace in Brooklyn offering the space and resources for artists and designers to come together to create their best work.

 

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First Amendment always aims to incorporate the street art style that it was founded on with the artists we exhibit so Scott Albrecht’s mural work is something that shows a new dimension and scale of the meticulous methods he uses to create such engaging pieces. Here are some images of some of our favorite wall pieces.

 

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Scott Albrecht is part of our current show “Natural Plain” exhibiting three pieces of smaller scale and will have a solo exhibition with First Amendment Gallery this summer. Here is a closer look at his pieces currently on display at our gallery in downtown San Francisco. The show will be up through October 26th so make sure you come by and check out his captivating pieces in person.

 

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For collecting inquiries contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com or visit the full catalog on our website at firstamendmentgallery.com

 

 

Dystopia an Exhibition by Hell’o Collective

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First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition “Dystopia” featuring the works of Hell’o Collective.

Dystopia will be showcasing new works from Hell’o Collective and will be opening on Thursday, November 2nd from 7-10 pm at 1000 Howard St. in San Francisco

RSVP here and to be added to the advanced collectors preview or if you have any questions, please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

 

 

Large Group Outing

 

Over 100 people gather at First Amendment Gallery in SF to celebrate Old Navy and Gaps’s success and team up with 1AM for some exciting team building. The group was happy to align their company values with the mission of 1AM and bring more street art to the SF community. Gap and Old Navy teamed up with our talented teachers to create two large scale canvas murals to take back to their office. They did some practice tagging in the gallery around a three piece “IM” canvas mural to get their creative juices flowing while learning how to write their own tag.

 

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Next the group went outside to create a finished mural together using spray paint with the help of our workshop instructors and do some more practice tagging with the spray cans. The team chose to write “Money Makers” for their second mural and together they took turns filling up the canvas. By the end the group created a brand new finished piece for the office.

 

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First Amendment was happy to have a full gallery of people surrounded by art. The group also enjoyed food and beverages inside the gallery throughout the workshop, which is always allowed and encouraged to help complement the experience. We also offer catering for larger scale workshops with a variety of different packages to choose from. To book a workshop of your own contact privateevents@1amsf.com and join us for some fun and exciting group outing!

 

 

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Lola Lola came by our gallery for an awesome day of stencil creations! Our street art package offers individual art projects for everyone in your team along with a group stencil mural that you can hang in your offices! For private workshops or corporate team outings contact privateevents@1amsf.com for more information!36793109834_ca3fd78d3c_k 37455132676_d7b6712c2e_k

Saddo Artist Spotlight

First Amendment Gallery is proud to spotlight the up and coming artist, Saddo, otherwise known as Raul Oprea. He is a Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist who founded one of the first Romanian street art collectives “The Playground”. He has an impressive list of collaborations with international galleries from Glasgow, Stockholm and Berlin, just to name a few. He currently has two pieces on display in a group show, “Natural Plain” at First Amendment Gallery exhibiting until October 26th.

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Saddo earned his education at Art University in Cluj Napoca, Romania, but found himself unlearning the formalities of high brow art in order to adopt a more “fresh” style- using graffiti, comics, and horror as muses. He creates work with a range of themes that have been constantly evolving and improving. These themes include death, mythology, war, religion, and natural science. He draws inspiration from painters of the 15th – 17th centuries like Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Bosch. He cites street art as a big influence, as it lets him feel the most “loose” and connected with a larger group of people. His massive murals are a sight to behold, existing in Bangkok, Budapest, Bosnia, Morocco, and Canada.

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Saddo’s first solo show “Rise of The Bird People” at Objectos Misturados Gallery in Portugal was a profound series of bird portraits that assume the roles of conquerors in a dystopian future. He imagines this race of war hungry super-birds that replace human history with a savage mythical world. Saddo’s ability to create strange new creatures with visually stunning painting techniques will leave you curious and wanting more. Keep up to date with Saddo’s new project which include fun portraits of hip-hop rappers by liking his Facebook pageTo collect an original artwork of your own contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com and visit First Amendment Gallery to see “Natural Plain”, showing through October 26th. 

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Mando Marie Artist Spotlight

 

First Amendment Gallery is taking a closer look at the dreamy work of Mando Marie this week. With our new group show “Natural Plain” exhibiting through October 26th, we’ve decided to show a personal and behind the scenes view of some of our favorite artists.

 

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This week we focus on the captivating work of Mando Marie, an American painter and stencilist based out of Colorado. Graduating with a degree from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and has been painting since 2001. She primarily focuses on mixed media, collage work and stenciling and has exhibited all over the US and Europe. Mando Marie is also an extremely talented muralist with large scale pieces similar to her storybook style, conquering Europe with some unique pieces to add to her highly renowned street art image. Here is a look at some of our favorite pieces of hers in the US and Europe. 

 

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Mando Marie is highly respected in the street art world and her ability to use stencil work and mixed media that also appeal to the fine art world establishes her as a very unique and well rounded member of the art community. Mando Marie has exhibited at some highly regarded galleries such as Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, White Walls in San Francisco, and has even had solo exhibitions at C.A.V.E. Gallery and The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

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Mando Marie illustrative style mainly focuses on graphic work of children, young adults and even some appearances of wolves throughout her works. Here is a closer look at some of the pieces she is currently exhibiting at our gallery available for purchase. To collect an original of your own contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com and come check out the show for yourself through October 26th!

 

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1AM Visits Western Digital

 

Our 1AM team visited Milpitas to join Western Digital in an outside workshop. The team started off with some practice tagging on canvasses before they teamed up with Tion and Colt to create two canvas murals including this “We Think Big” mural. We are always available for offsite workshops and events if you schedule through privateevents@1amsf.com! Book today for a team building workshop at one of our locations or your a location of your choosing. Here are some snapshots from the event.

 

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