• First Amendment
    1000 HOWARD STREET
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
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Winter & Ross at 1AM

 

Some of our favorites from Winter & Ross joined us at First Amendment for one of our exciting team building activities. Our workshops include practice tagging, a canvas board with everyones new tag on it, a graffiti history slideshow followed by learning how to spray paint and creating a mural with our workshop instructor. Winter & Ross also enjoyed some food and drinks during the workshop as you can customize your experience to include whatever you please. The group put their skills to work on our mural wall and learned something new, using their creative side to bond with their team members. We also offer public classes if you want to join 1AM as an individual and learn how to tag and spray paint. Check out our website at 1amsf.com under “Experiences” to learn more about what 1AM offers and to book your very own private events for you, your friends or your company please contact privateevents@1amsf.com

 

 

 

 

 

True Anthem’s 1AM Experience

A group from True Anthem visited First Amendment this past December and collaborated with our in house artists, learning how to tag and creating their own custom mural on our mural wall! Our workshops are a great way to bring a team together and experience something new. True Anthem learned how to tag, coming up with their own tag name and practiced on our white boards before taking their skills to the canvas. Next they got to learn about some of what makes street art so important to us and the community through our street art and graffiti history slide show. This is a great way to get inspired before teaming up with our instructor and creating a mural of their own. True Anthem practiced with the spray paint before choosing to write “Lift” for their mural that turned out great as you can see below. Our corporate team building workshops are a fun way to incorporate a creative side while bonding with team members and friends. To book your own workshop today contact privateevents@1amsf.com. 

 

 

 

 

Peery Foundation visits 1AM!

A group from the Peery Foundation recently visited 1AM gallery for a fun workshop. The Peery Foundation’s mission is strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. Their group enjoyed a unique learning experience at our gallery, led by our talented instructors. First, our instructors give a quick history lesson about graffiti and street art in San Francisco. Then they can come up with their own tag names, practice writing on canvas, and eventually they get to collaborate on a big group painting. The Peery Foundation team put their minds together to create a beautiful mural on the side of our building, choosing the word “Dignity” to represent themselves. This team-building workshops are a great way for employees to bond outside of work in a creative setting. To book a workshop, contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com! Check out some photos from the event below.

Recap From Juxtapoz Clubhouse Miami

 

A HUGE thanks to Juxtapoz Magazine for inviting us to their clubhouse in Art Basel Miami last week. First Amendment was honored to be apart of the clubhouse featuring installations by Jean Jullien, Olek, Laurence Vallières, Low Bros, Shepard Fairey, Jillian Evelyn, gallery presentations by Athen B Gallery, Superchief Gallery, Good Mother Gallery, Station 16, Corey Helford Gallery and Jonathan LeVine Projects along with a full showcase by Adidas.

 

 

First Amendment Gallery featured a handful of our talented artists including Andrew Antonaccio, Ellen Rutt, Francesco Lo Castro, Hell’O Collective, Hoxxoh, Lena Gustafson, Mando Marie, and Scott Albrecht.

An image of Hoxxoh’s larger than life pieces featured at our booth.

A mixed media installation by Andrew Antonaccio including “Skull” on wood, starboard, acrylic, and hydro cal cement.

A progress shot of Mando Marie working on her stair case mural using stencil, spray paint and acrylic.

To view the full recap of the Juxtapoz Clubhouse visit juxtapoz.com and to inquire about the available works from this past weeks booth contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

Atlassian Workshop

1AM SF welcomed Atlassian for a workshop this past month at our gallery. The group of Atlassian employees came together in a unique team building exercise for an unforgettable experience! The activities include a presentation about the history of street art, a lesson on how to create your own tag name, and then you get to play with spray paint on our walls and canvases. The Atlassian group collaborated on a large canvas where they painted their brand name graffiti style and they got to keep the masterpiece once finished. We provide drinks and snacks to keep the creative juices flowing. These workshops are a fun way for people bond outside of an office setting. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about the graffiti of San Francisco from our talented instructors.  To book a workshop, please contact privateevents@1amsf.com. Here are some pictures from our Atlassian event:

Menlo High Enjoys a First Amendment Workshop

 

First Amendment switches it up! Majority of our workshops are with companies and adults but this time we enjoyed our time with some high schoolers as they participate in one of our awesome workshops. Robbie our graffiti instructor started off the workshop with an introduction to street art as they learn about the history behind graffiti and street art and how it came to be so prominent, especially here in San Francisco. The introduction is a great to get the groups excited and ready to do some graffiti and tagging themselves. Menlo High decided to tag the word Knights which is their school mascot to celebrate their school and enjoy a new way to team build and learn from each other and our instructors. Our workshops are a great way to bring people together and get some creativity flowing as they tag and create their very own custom mural. Check out some progress shots and the finished piece that they collaborated with our instructor. They work together to create something unique and representational of their group.

 

 

 

 

 

First Amendment offers all sorts of packages and events that you can enjoy with your company, school or friends. We allow you to customize your experience and bring whatever food or snacks you want to enjoy while we offer beverages. To book your very own event contact privateevents@1amgallery.com and enjoy something new with street art!

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!

OPENING RECEPTION: “Dystopia” A Solo Exhibition by Hell’O Collective

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Hell’O Collective in their first solo exhibition in the United States. The show encompasses multiple large scale paintings on canvas, paper and wood panel. Thank you to Hell’O Collective for all their hard work making this show happen and thank you to all of the First Amendment crew who helped bring the show together. To experience the full effect of these captivating pieces come check out the show in person at First Amendment Gallery in downtown San Francisco through November 30th. You can also view the full catalog on firstamendmentgallery.com and to collect any pieces please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com. 

 

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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