Graffiti Workshop with ZS Associates

ZS Associates swung by 1AMSF for an awesome graffiti workshop, where they learned about the history of graffiti and tagging before working together to create their own unique design for our 6th Street wall space. 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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Don’t Miss Our “Family First” Show in January!

We hope everyone has had a great holiday season. To kick off the New Year, we are excited to announce a group show for our 1AM gallery artists, titled Family FirstThis group show is an opportunity to showcase the talent of the gallery’s own group of talented, hard-working artists. Each piece reflects the artist’s own experience navigating the Bay Area, paying homage to the home of our 1AM team. The diversity of style reflects the diversity of the Bay Area itself, and the different backgrounds that come together to make our 1AM family what it is. Be sure to join us for the opening reception on January 19th, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

This show will display original artwork by our own artists, including RPES, Camer1, Dorian Davies, Evil6, EXELMatthew Gregorio, Joker, Jose Guerra, Leon Loucheur, Maggie Wang, Nate1, PEMEX, Strider Patton, and Mike Bam Tyau.

Family First will be on display from January 19th- February 19th.

 

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Kickin’ it with Metromile

Metromile cruised down to our 1AMSF location for a great graffiti workshop. Everyone had a great time creating their team masterpiece. Take a look at the finished product!

For team building workshops or private class inquiries please contactvanessa@1amsf.com

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Pallin’ Around with Playstation

We were stoked to have Playstation join us here at 1AMSF for a team-building graffiti workshop. Everyone got to try it out for themselves and had a lot of fun doing it! Check out these pics of their workshop!

For team building workshops or private class inquiries please contactvanessa@1amsf.com

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1AM First Friday Event with Eddie Colla

1AM Gallery is happy to present our First Friday event with Eddie Colla, this Friday, December 2, 2017. Come by our booth to get to know Eddie, and pick up one of his limited edition prints. The prints will be released online that morning at 10AM PST, including 10 hand-embellished prints within the edition of 50. Eddie’s style in these pieces draws on the experience of remembering, where the past is documented or erased by our minds, both at will and at random. Experiences are not taken to be individual entities, but rather a collective that leave a unique imprint on our minds.

Here’s a peak at Longest Winter, as well as a statement from Eddie himself:

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“I created this piece for the exhibition “Nothing Lasts Forever” in August 2015.
The phrase, nothing lasts forever referred literally to the work I had spent the prior year putting up illegally in my travels. More importantly it referred to my life being in a state of flux. I use text in these pieces to both recount and erase. The process of making these pieces is the process of remembering and cataloging my state of mind over a period of time.

The remaining text is not a clear legible narrative, but rather a intersecting cacophony of experiences. To me the clarity of specificity of those experiences is secondary to the collective stain they leave. The mark of things that once were and no longer are. The Longest Winter refers to this period. It was dense and almost impossible to recollect, moving past me at a speed where I was often not there. Either looking ahead or looking back, I missed much of it. Like sleeping on a train and waking with no memory of the journey, only the realization that you have arrived somewhere very different then where you started.

In the end it is usually one person, one chance experience that is the fulcrum. This was mine” – Eddie Colla

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Kids Street Art Class

We got back in touch with the kid inside of us with a workshop for these little guys. It was great to show these kids how to make their own art. Check out their finished products!

For team building workshop or private class inquiries please contactvanessa@1amsf.com

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“Liberdade Abstrata” by Arlin – Opening Night Recap

 

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Last night’s opening reception for Brazilian street artist Arlin was incredible, and we at 1AM were so glad to see so many familiar faces, as well as the new ones we had the opportunity to meet. We’d like to thank everyone who came through and helped make the night a success. In case you weren’t able to catch your glimpse of Arlin’s liberated birds and geometric abstraction, you can always fly by the gallery and catch the show until December 15, 2016.

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

 
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Up and Coming, Arlin’s “Liberdade Abstrata”

As Ratur and Sckaro’s surreal “Tourist” show comes down this week, we here at 1AMSF are very excited for our next gallery opening, Liberdade Abstrata by Brazilian street artist ArlinArlin’s show opens next Friday, November 18, 6:30-9:30pm. Each piece in this collection centers around the theme of unrestrained liberty, which is visualized through birds and abstracted forms. Using geometric abstraction and vibrant colors, the artist creates works that have the ability to take flight, in order to ignite the desire for freedom in his viewers. Be sure to drop by next week to check out the show and mingle with everyone! Liberdade Abstrata will be on display from November 20th to December 15th, 2016. For inquiries or catalog requests contact artsales@1amgallery.com.

Ratur and Sckaro’s Tourist show finishes today, so be sure to drop by before 6:30pm to see the show if you haven’t gotten the chance yet!

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Getting our Graffiti on with Deloitte

1AMSF was glad to host Deloitte for an exciting team building exercise where everyone showed their inner street artist! Check out their awesome mural they created as a group on our outside wall!

For team building workshop or private class inquiries please contact vanessa@1amsf.com

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Upcoming Panel Talk at our Downtown Oakland Warehouse

First Amendment Gallery is excited to host “Art To Empire”, a diverse panel talk exploring how to survive as an artist in the Bay Area–defining the art hustle. The panel is made up of some of our local artistic influencers, touching on topics such as gallery insight, personal branding, and industry do’s & don’ts. Bring questions, the floor will be opened for a Q&A after the discussion for creative industry tips! As 1AM has just reached its 8th year in San Francisco, we want to continue sharing our tools and resources to all you creative entrepreneurs that are out here killing it! Join us this Saturday, November 12th, from 5-7pm at 430 15th Street in Oakland. Free all-ages event, but seats are limited so reserve yours now here.


Panel Speakers:

Dan Pan | Founder of 1AM Gallery

1AM, short for First Amendment, represents the freedom of speech through our urban art exhibitions, public murals, and experiences. Our mission is to progress the graffiti and street art culture by creating a cultural space and community of artists, fans, and like minded organizations. Located in downtown San Francisco and Oakland, we are passionate about exhibiting, teaching, painting, and archiving the street art movement while inspiring the public to use their voice with this artistic form of the freedom of speech.

Tion Torrence | Founder of FME Culture

Tion Torrence, aka Bukue One, has been a graffiti artist since 1991. He was surrounded by music courtesy of his father, who was a backup singer for Marvin Gaye’s touring band. Living in the East Bay instilled a political consciousness in him from a young age; his parents were both active members of the Black Panther party. By the time Tion was entering his late teenage years, he was socially conscious, a talented skater, and a renowned graffiti artist. His entry to the hip-hop game came in the form of a live event production company, whose goal was to merge his love of skating and hip-hop. Bukue saw that he could combine his business skill, hustle, and passions to make a solid career. A philosophy that has come to be lifestyle that he practices to this day.

Eddie Colla | Artist

Eddie attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all­ pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and many others.

Cameron Moberg | Artist & Winner Of Street Art Showdown

Cameron “Camer1” Moberg is a self-taught artist who paints to bring hope. He fell in love with the trade as a child when his brother introduced him to the art form. Residing in San Francisco with his wife and two sons, Cameron paints murals, canvases, and teaches workshops on the history of graffiti as well as the fundamentals such as can control.

Kufue Tns | Artist