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The Clipperton Project - Part 2
Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:43

This is part 2 of a two part blog. Click here to view part 1.

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.

(photo: Machado) I saw some footage of the island from the 80's when Jaques Cousteau came here, so I convinced French Tom to bring one of his surfboards. But we couldn't find anywhere that didn't look like it would smash us to bits.

(photo: Beek) Ashore, a tent camp was pitched on the cement foundation of an old base. The island has an insane history involving conflicting nations, pirates, murders, and a whole bunch of marooned people. Its definitely worth looking into if you're a history buff.

These birds were hilarious, totally unafraid of people and not too smart, they would fly into us all the time.

Here's a large paintings I did on paper, rolled up in a tube, and shipped out to Scotland in June. Titled "The Inhabitants of the Waters of Clipperton Atoll"

The Clipperton Project Sets Sail
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:08

Bay Area artist and waterman, Martin Machado, was invited to sail with a group of artists and scientists to a far off uninhabited atoll in the middle of the Eastern Pacific. Exotic animals and beautiful tranquil scenes. Check it and dream of similar travels.


(photo: Naim Rahal) For another five days and nights we sailed basically due south, putting us far offshore as the Mexican coastline juts eastward.

(photo: Machado) Hey what the heck?

(photo: Machado) Ha, oh geez.

(photo: Naim)

(photo: Biller) I don't think they had seen a woman in months, so needless to say Manon took some harassment. Here one guy gave her the gift of a shirt but said she had to switch it with hers. That's about when we asked to be taken back to our boats.

SXSW ~ An Intern's Journey
Written by Alex Uhrich   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:11

Our wonderous intern and SFAI student, Alex Uhrich, traveled off to the Lone Star state for beers and musical enhancements. Loaded with our trusty Olympus Stylus Epic he brought back these photos with an edition of word sounds.


After 36-hour ordeal trying to escape San Francisco for South by Southwest, I finally made it into Austin. I caught a bus downtown to meet up with some friends and started making my way east. It was pretty much instantly a shit storm of activity, drunk girls stumbling everywhere, music blaring from every bar, and people generally having a good time. I made it to my first show, which was a Burger Records showcase at a small record store called Trailerspace. We started in on the free beer and watched some awesome bands play, both overlying themes of my trip. My friends Pangea, who I spent most of my time down south with, killed it. ~READ ON

INKSLINGERS @ Vermillion Editions, Amarillo, TX
Written by Michael Krueger   
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:55

Michael Krueger (that's me), Jenny Schmid, John Lysak and Bill Fick descended on Vermillion Editions in Amarillo, Texas (Feb. 5 - 7) to make as many giant lithographs as possible in 3 days. Billed as the 'Inkslingers' we were invited to the newly relocated Vermillion Editions Ltd. specifically to make prints on the German-made Maylander offset press. Master printers John Lysak, Scott Frish & Michael Raburn were on hand to assist with printing and platemaking. Fully equipped, stocked and ripe for inkslinging, Texas ain't messing around, this 10,000 square foot printshop is the motherload boondoggle of all printshops!

Aloha Means So Many Things pt.2
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:33

I made a painting while I was in Hawaii that had a bunch of tiny little faces on it. It was a fine painting, but as I mentioned before, the people Pat put together on this trip were some of the most inspiring and awesome people I had ever met. I decided I needed to do something for everyone. So I borrowed a jig saw, cut up the painting into a bunch of small paintings and gave one to everyone that was staying at the RVCA houses with us. -Kelsey Brookes

Aloha Means So Many Things pt.1
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Monday, 19 December 2011 13:09

RVCA got 4 houses on the North Shore this year and packed them with an eclectic mix of talented people. They asked me if I wanted to go (I do not know how I got included), I did and below is what happened.

Hawaii, it seems like such a simple place. Simplicity is there to be had if you want it but hawaii is not a simple. Hawaii has a little bit of Hollywood some Miami, a bit of Brazil, a lot of Australia and a dash of New York all wrapped up with waves, coconut trees and pineapple bushes. Hawaii is a dynamic and as we will soon see a bizarre place. -Kelsey Brookes

Supply & Demand - Yormick, Jacobs, Pope and Howell (Part 2 of 2)
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 14:56

Michael Hsiung headed out to NYC last month for Supply and Demand featuring works by Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope and Jay Howell at House of Vans. Michael blogged it up while back and we broke the massive post up into two parts (Part 1 here). Totally spaced on ading part II... Better late than never.

Words & Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

Supply & Demand - Yormick, Jacobs, Pope and Howell (Part 1 of 2)
Written by Michael C. Hsiung   
Friday, 23 September 2011 11:04

Vans recently sent me down to NY to meet up and check out the September 10th Supply and Demand show - featuring works and a collaborative installation by Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope and Jay Howell - at the House of Vans.

I was super excited to check out New York (my first time) as well as see what these creative dudes were up too! This unique show in a 20,000 square foot warehouse also featured food trucks, Juxtapoz magazines, a DJ, a gallery space, and an upstair bowl to skate. My head finally stopped reeling this week. Here's some photos from the trip.

Sylvia Ji in Melbourne - R. Malley Blogging
Written by Ryan Malley   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 15:00

I'm Ryan Malley owner of 827INK.com. On June 24th, 2011 I flew to Melbourne, Australia with artist Sylvia Ji for her first Australian exhibit. For the past few years I've been working with a really amazing guy named Martin McIntosh, owner of Outre Galleries in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Sylvia and I, along with Martin, thought it would be cool to have a Pop-up Ji show at his gallery in Melbourne. This is kind of a crazy post because after Sylvia's show I did an art/drinking tour of Australia.

Pacolli's Trip to Pictures on Walls/ London
Written by Pacolli   
Thursday, 08 September 2011 11:36

Our friend, SF based artist Pacolli, was recently invited by Pictures on Walls to London to sign a recent print she did with them and to create an installation of her work in their gallery. Check her photos and words from the trip.

Put on Cape. Go to Town.
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 10:13
April found me landing in the Southern hemisphere for the first time. I landed in Cape Town at the tail end of March to make the most of my month residency at A Word Of Art gallery. I was artist in residence along side an incredible artist from Vancouver named Indigo. I was greeted at the airport by Ricky Lee Gordon. Ricky is the captain of the ‘word of art’ ship. He immediately drove us to signal point to see the city from above, grabbing a six-pack of black label en route. The Ocean was completely covered in a thick foggy mist, a strange sight even for a native Capetownian. The sun sank and set as we drank beers from bottles. From that point my cape was on and I was going to town. South Africa opened its arms to me and set me forward into the colourful world of Cape Town. -David Shillinglaw

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 4 VOLTA
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 09:33
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and has been blogging it up for Fecal Face. This round he covers the Volta Fair. Below are his words and photos.

Richard Colman, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen , Denmark.

Joyce Hinterding, Breenspace, Sydney

Jim Houser, Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 3
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 13:21
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days.

Below are his words and photos from the Armory Show preview (Part 2) last Thursday.

Over view of pier 24

Galeria Nachst St. Stephen Rosemarie Schwarzwalder , Vienna. Ok this is the longest name for a gallery ever!

Kaws, Honor Fraser Gallery, LA

Philppe Decrauzat, Parra and Romero Gallery, Madrid

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting Part 2
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 16:27
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days. We would have gotten his posts up earlier, but we were in mid gallery move.

Below are his words and photos from the Armory Show preview last Thursday in two parts. Below is Part 2 and we'll post part 3 tomorrow.


Frank Stella

Ian Burns
Higler Gallery

NYC Art Fairs - Andrew Reporting
Written by Andrew McClintock   
Monday, 07 March 2011 16:26
Andrew McClintock of Ever Gold Gallery here in San Francisco was out in NYC last week for the art fair maddness and will be blogging up his experience here on Fecal Face over the next few days. We would have gotten his posts up earlier, but we were in mid gallery move... Below are his words and photos.

Brett Amory in London
Written by Brett Amory   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 18:51
Oakland based Brett Amory traveled to London for a solo show at The Outsiders Gallery entitled Intentional Abstractions which opened on Jan 13th. He guest blogs up his time in London with a special trip into the bowls of Lazarides for a peek at thier intense collection.

December to Remember
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:53
Our friend and London based artist David Shillinglaw shoots us a blog from time for insight into the Londoner's arting life... As the cold of winter harshes Britain, he's off to Morocco but after a quick show in Paris.

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part III
Written by Ferris Plock   
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:18
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his third blogging installment. (Part I - Part II)

Guest Blog - Brett Amory
Written by Brett Amory   
Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:17
Oakland based Brett Amory blogged up a recent trip to Los Angeles for the group show There It Is featuring him, Adam Caldwell, and Seth Armstrong at Think Space. The show opened last Saturday.

Brett's solo show Intentional Abstractions opens tonight, 1/13, at London's The Outsiders. In the coming days he'll be blogging up his show and some of the things he got into in London including a few studio visits you're not going to want to miss... Below are Brett's words and photos.

Adam Caldwell, Brett Amory, and Seth Armstrong

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part II
Written by Ferris Plock   
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 13:00
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his second blogging installment. (check his first)

Skate & Create - Behind the Scenes
Written by Trippe   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 15:14
Fecal Pal Matt Irving does all of the creative work for Adidas Skateboarding along with Juice Design here in SF and guest blogs up a really interesting project Adidas was involved with last spring. Transworld Skateboarding invited 4 shoe teams to compete in an artistic competition where each team is given a warehouse, skate obstacles and given 10 days to shoot a short video which will be judged on the level of skating, creativity, the use of obstacles, and overall image and video quality.

This blog is a little behind the scenes from the 10 days in Matt's words.

Ferris Plock is at The Dump - Part I
Written by Ferris Plock   
Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:09
San Francisco is a great city for many reasons, and one of them is that our city dump has an artist residency program. That's right, they invite a couple artists at a time to rummage through our trash and make art from it. In fact, artists are only allowed to use materials they find at the dump to create the show, and they have 3 months to do so (photos from last reception).

Our buddy Ferris Plock has just began his art dump residency and will be blogging as he creates his show opening January 21st. This is his first blogging installment.

Guest Blog: Michael Krueger
Written by Michael Krueger   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:15
Kansas based artist and professor, Krueger blogs his trip to Scotland to participate in a 3 person show and to teach a silkscreen t-shirt workshop at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Okay Mountain - Recent Adventures
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 02:33
Our buddy Michael Sieben blogs up Okay Mountains trip to Miami to install their corner store which won the 2009 Pulse Prize.
Back in Papua New Guinea
Written by Tiffany Bozic   
Monday, 21 December 2009 07:41
Artist Tiffany Bozic and her husband, who's the curator of Birds and Mammals at the Cal Academy, take a trip to study some of the rarest birds on Earth.
Michael Sieben's Summer Vacation
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 02:18
Hopefully this blog gives you some temporary relief from the crushing terror of the impending Swine Flu epidemic.
Up and Down From LA
Written by Travis Millard   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 09:58
Mel Kadel and Travis Millard came up from LA to SF to install Mel's show Echo Test @FFDG. This is Travis' blog from their trip.
London Ramblings
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 05:36
David Shillinglaw takes you about London for: Banksy, Bast, Anthony Lister, Remi/Rough, Word-to-Mother, Charlie Isoe, and more.
Kelsey Brookes in Japan
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 06:35
San Diego artist, Kelsey Brookes, blogs up a recent trip he took there to do some live painting at the Green Room Festival in Yokohama.
Guest: Our Art in Heaven
Written by Jerstin Crosby   
Monday, 08 June 2009 06:23
Jerstin Crosby, a member of the Raleigh, NC artist collective Team Lump, travels to Chicago to participate in a group show at Heaven Gallery.
London: Bristol and Brighton and Back Again
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 07:37
David Shillinglaw takes you on an art tour of Bristol and Brighton over there in Euro Town.
Sieb-log Austin Updates
Written by Michael Sieben   
Saturday, 16 May 2009 04:50
Michael Sieben blogs it up from Texas town and Travis Millard's brother, Brett, is a fine damn good artist.
Travis Millard in Kansas
Written by Travis Millard   
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 04:20
Travis lectures at the University of Kansas and puts on a pizza/ silk screen party at Wonder Fair.
Sam Flores LA
Written by Jon Dragonette   
Monday, 11 May 2009 05:24
Jon Dragonette blogs up Sam's studio and some of the work for his show running at Subliminal Projects in LA.
Guest: Cody Hudson
Written by Cody Hudson   
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 04:49
Cody Hudson & Corey Arnold had a great show at Andrew Rafacz Gallery - Chicago. Cody blogs up the experience.
Hamburger Eyes in Miami
Written by Dave Potes   
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 15:09
Hamburger Eyes puts on a one night show at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery in Miami. Dave Potes blogs it up... Lil Jon?!
Plock & Howell in Austin
Written by Ferris Plock   
Friday, 03 April 2009 05:02
The two were invited out to Austin to do a mural in support of Keep A Breast. Ferris blogs it up.
SXSW 2009 One Man's Story
Written by Michael Sieben   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 09:56
Our friend and artist Michael Sieben blogs what he was up to during that music show thingy.
Chicago Gallery Hop
Written by Ryan Christian   
Monday, 23 March 2009 03:12
Ryan Christian makes his way about some great ongoing shows in Chicago.
Guest Blog: Monica Canilao
Written by Monica Canilao   
Monday, 02 March 2009 03:07
Photos of the setup of her show Our Starry Universe which opened Saturday 2/28 in Minneapolis
Mike Stilkey Studio Visit
Written by Dave Kinsey   
Thursday, 12 February 2009 09:54
Check out that 5,000 book installation!... Dave Kinsey heads over to Altadena, CA near LA for a quick interview and studio tour.
Mega 2008 Blog Blowout
Written by Michael Sieben   
Friday, 16 January 2009 08:50
Michael Sieben ponders the use of blogs by catching you up on his vacation and artings.
Dave Kinsey: The FAME Festival
Written by Dave Kinsey   
Monday, 22 December 2008 04:43
Dave Kinsey blogs up his travels to Italy and Brussels, Belgium and his show @ALICE Gallery.
Space 1026 Annual Auction
Written by Aryon Hoselton   
Thursday, 11 December 2008 11:46
A whole week of special events including lectures, concerts and an Online Auction to support Philly's most excellent Space 1026.
Guest: Ferris Plock
Written by Ferris Plock   
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 04:42
Ferris & Kelly Tunstall drive out to Denver for their show @Limited Addiction Gallery.
Tracks In The Snow
Written by Andrew Pommier   
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 07:27
Andrew Pommier travels to Australia for a show he curated @Monster Children.
Guest: Jeremy Fish
Written by Jeremy Fish   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:30
Jeremy blogs up his trip to Italy for a show @The Don Gallery.
Keith Shore in Sweden
Written by Keith Shore   
Thursday, 25 September 2008 03:33
Keith blogs up his trip for a show @KRETS.
Sieben in September
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 06:44
Michael Sieben details a 3 week silk screen project at The Decoder Ring Design Concern in Austin.
Obey II
Written by Jeff Luger   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 06:13
Some bits around San Francisco before Shepard Fairey's show at White Walls that opens this Saturday.
Giant's in SF
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 05:29
Roaming the streets of San Francisco.
Kelsey Brookes in El Salvador
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Friday, 05 September 2008 08:54
In search of less crowded waves and to get away for a bit, artist Kelsey Brookes heads south.
Michael Sieben
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 04:57
Michael's in town for his show that opens this Friday @Fecal Face Dot Gallery, but before he left he blogged up some Austin. Get to know the chap!
Going Nowhere Fast
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Thursday, 17 April 2008 06:22
David Shillinglaw blogs up some Londonness with some an excellent David Choe spotting.
Guest: UPSO & Wootini
Written by UPSO   
Thursday, 27 March 2008 07:18
UPSO heads to North Carolina for a show he had at Wootini.
While Other Kids Were Stealing Chromies
Written by Ryan Christian   
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 08:54
I can't believe that our newest contributor from Chicago used to tour with Phish. What have we gotten ourselves into?! Meet Ryan Christian.
Guest: Brion Nuda Rosch
Written by Brion Nuda Rosch   
Tuesday, 11 March 2008 08:12
This SF based artist travels to Boston for a show at The Allston Skirt Gallery.
Guest: Travis Millard
Written by Travis Millard   
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 06:25
Travis blogs up his and Mel Kadel's show that's running now in LA @The Richard Heller Gallery.
Guest: Michael Sieben
Written by Michael Sieben   
Thursday, 21 February 2008 03:56
Our Texas buddy, Michael Sieben and all around great artist, blogs up a show that he and his Okay Mountain comrades put together at the Creative Research Laboratory in Austin, Texas.
How To Make a Video for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Written by Mike Aho   
Thursday, 14 February 2008 04:37
Mike Aho shows you how he did it for his song I Called You Back.
Guest Blog: David Shillinglaw
Written by David Shillinglaw   
Saturday, 09 February 2008 04:50
David blogs up a show in Turkey and a quick stop to see Anthony Lister.
Guest: Pat Graham
Written by Pat Graham   
Monday, 04 February 2008 08:33
He's shot photos for Modest Mouse, Tortoise, and others. Now he and his wife run 96 Gillespie gallery in London. A short blog on setting up a show featuring: Gee Vaucher, Michael Sieben, and others.
Sieben in Portland
Written by Michael Sieben   
Friday, 07 December 2007 04:17
Sieben blogs up a show he just had @Cal's in Portland with Nat Swope of Bloom Press.
Guest Blog: Utah
Written by Jesse Pollock   
Wednesday, 05 December 2007 09:06
Our dude, Jesse, went on a short trip to Utah and brings back some great photos.
Cody Hudson's MCA Show
Written by Cody Hudson   
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 10:08
Cody blogs up the setup and his show at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Cody Hudson in NYC
Written by Cody Hudson   
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 07:00
Cody out to NYC recently to install the "We're Rollin, They're Hatin: NYC" show at Riviera Gallery and brings back these photos and words.
Brendan Monroe
Written by Brendan Monroe   
Monday, 29 October 2007 06:29
Brendan blogs up the installation of his current solo show in Los Angeles @The Richard Heller Gallery. The show runs till Nov. 11th.
UPSO in Denver
Written by UPSO   
Saturday, 27 October 2007 03:54
Off to Denver for a show at Plastic Chapel.
Angela Boatwright in Finland
Written by Angela Boatwright   
Thursday, 25 October 2007 04:27
Off to photograph Children of Bodom in Finland!
Feral Hymns of Oregon
Written by Andreas Trolf   
Friday, 19 October 2007 09:47
Andreas hits up the great north and finds man love.
Boatwright & O'Dell in Paris
Written by Angela Boatwright   
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 05:24
Angela blogs up a trip to Paris for a show they had @Colette.
Mike Maxwell in PDX
Written by Mike Maxwell   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 05:27
Mike blogs up a recent trip to Portland for his show at Fifty24PDX that's running now.
Sieben in LA
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 03:12
Michael makes his way to LA to show with Mel Kadel, Mike Aho, and Travis Millard.
Guest Blog: Kill Pixie
Written by Kill Pixie   
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 11:16
K.P. gives a little insight into what's going on in Syndey.
Kelsey Brookes in Switzerland
Written by Kelsey Brookes   
Monday, 30 July 2007 05:22
This amazing San Diego artist blogs up his travels to Milieu Gallery for his first solo show.
Graceland Too: Paul MacLeod
Written by Andreas Trolf   
Friday, 27 July 2007 06:26
Andreas takes a trip down to Memphis to meet the number one Elvis fan in the universe!
Sieben in SF
Written by Michael Sieben   
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 07:26
Michael Sieben hits up San Francisco as he concludes his Volcomics travels.
Sieben in London Towne
Written by Michael Sieben   
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 08:13
Michael Sieben hits up London as part of the Volcomics show with Mel Kadel and Mr. Travis Millard. Michael saw a pelican!
Guest Blog: Andreas Trolf
Written by Adnreas Trolf   
Thursday, 14 June 2007 03:22
Andreas is our main traveling fella. This time he brings us some photos of his travels a little too compressed but filled with documentation of his drunken downward spiral.
Guest: MOMO & Maya to Spain
Written by MOMO   
Monday, 04 June 2007 16:03
Maya Hayuk and MOMO went to Madrid, for a project with Nano and San, organized by Madrid gallery, Subaquatica.

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Gone Fishin'
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:39

I don't think at this point it needs to be written since the last update to Fecal Face was a long time ago, but...

I, John Trippe, have put this baby Fecal Face to bed. I'm now focusing my efforts on running ECommerce at DLX which I'm very excited about... I guess you can't take skateboarding out of a skateboarder.

It was a great 15 years, and most of that effort can still be found within the site. Click around. There's a lot of content to explore.

Hit me up if you have any ECommerce related questions. - trippe.io


SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.


SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details



The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.


Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading


"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link


1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.


Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details



NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:39






Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

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