Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR)

The Annual Art Auction benefiting Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) will be held on Saturday, October 30th, and Sunday, October 31st.  The silent auction will go all weekend, culminating in an exciting live auction Sunday from 5-7 p-m.  The auction will be held during Fall Open Studios at the Hunters Point Shipyard.  Funds raised by the auction support STAR’s programs, which include an 18-month Artist in Residence Program; the “Pass It On” Program, providing free art workshops to non-profits in the surrounding Bayview-Hunters Point community; and STAR’s many other efforts.

Over 100 artworks donated by the talented shipyard artists will be auctioned off.  Come to bid on a wide range of great works at great prices, including paintings, prints, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and wearable art. Enjoywine from Layer Cake Wines. Plus a raffle of various gifts, such as cases of wine, theatre tickets, and gift certificates. Please see the flier below for further details.

For more information, please Call the STAR Office at 415-822-0922, email the organization at info@shipyardtrust.org, visit the website at www.shipyardtrust.org, or check out the press release HERE.

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July 27th BMA Meeting Agenda Now Available

This coming Tuesday, the BMA’s July meeting will be held at Auntie April’s on Third and McKinnon. We will be talking about a whole bunch of issues including contracting opportunities for local contractors, affordable housing on Third Street, a Third Street beautification project, and a local merchant-run energy savings program, among others.  Please see the below flier for further details.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Artsfest 3 THIS SATURDAY @ 3rd & Fairfax

This Saturday, June 5th, from 12pm – 6pm on Fairfax Ave and Third Street in the Bayview, the Art 94124 Gallery is hosting its 3rd Annual “Artsfest,” a community-wide celebration of all things art, and open to the general public.  Please read below for further details and check out their website HERE for even more details on the event including additional event highlights, a schedule of activities, musician line-up, and event sponsors:

The theme of this year’s ARTSFEST is 3! For the 3RD year in a row, 3RD & Fairfax in Bayview-Hunters Point will come alive with MUSIC, ART, and FUN at the 3RD-annual ARTSFEST hosted by ART 94124 on Saturday June 5 from 12pm–5pm.
The goal of the event is 3-fold:

1 | To bring the growing circle of ART 94124 artists, supporters, and Bayview-Hunters Point community residents together to celebrate art.

2 |  To continue to promote ART 94124 as a catalyst for future art exhibits, community projects, and art-related events.

3 | To formally embark on the 3rd year of building the community through art at ART 94124 and the ART 94124 GALLERY.

The fun-filled street fair will feature a great line-up of diverse music, performances, artist booths, art-related vendors and other retailers, info tables from various community groups, art activities for children, a silkscreen demonstration, and chalk drawing, and tasty eats. In the ART 94124 GALLERY will be 3: ART 94124’s Anniversary Benefit Group Exhibit, a benefit exhibit that supports future exhibits and events at ART 94124.

Bayview-based Cyclecide will be joining us again this year—with more rides and wacky bike-inspired merriment!

Third Street Corridor Project: Slogans Needed!

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Call for Submissions: 3rd Street Slogan Contest

Sample art for final Third Street banners.

The Third Street Corridor Project is searching for a Bayview-Hunters Point community stakeholder to create a slogan for our Third Street commercial corridor. The slogan should have the effect of shining a positive light on our unique and thriving community and its main business district, as part of the ongoing Third Street corridor campaign. (A sample of how the art and slogan might be used together is shown here.) Current slogans under consideration include:

  • EAT, SHOP, WALK, LIVE
  • The Sunny Side of San Francisco
  • It’s All Happening Here
  • The Hidden Treasure of San Francisco
  • Takin’ It Back
  • Keep it Third
  • Soul of the City
  • Downtown’s Uptown
  • Experience our Flavor

The selected slogan’s creator will receive a $500 stipend for his/her submission. Rights surrounding use of the slogan will become property of the Third Street Corridor Project.

Slogan submissions should not exceed 15 words in length and should be emailed to bayviewmerchantsassociation@gmail.com by June 11th at 12:00pm. Please include your name and contact information together with the slogan.

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Finalists Selected for 3rd Street Corridor Branding Campaign

Previous work by Juan Fuentes, Malik Senefru and Sarah Stangle

The Third Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchants’ Association are happy to announce that three artists have been selected as finalists for the 2010 3rd Street Corridor Project. One of these artists will go on to produce the full series of iconic artwork of Bayview Hunters Point that will be printed on street banners and other materials. The three local artists are Malik Seneferu, Juan Fuentes, and Sarah Stangle. (Samples of their previous work pictured here.)

During this next month these three artists will submit artwork that demonstrates their vision for the campaign, culminating in a summertime exhibition showcased somewhere in the community (location yet to be determined).

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Project Schedule

May 21: Final selection of artist. Work on final illustrations begins.

Late June: Final Slogan chosen. Final illustrations complete.

Late July: Public unveiling of art on 3rd street.

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Questions/Details?

Call Ben Kaufman, Outreach Coordinator of the Bayview Merchants’ Association, at 415-647-3728 x407 if you have any further questions.

Third Street Banner Project Call for Artists

The Third Street Corridor Project is searching for local artists to create a series of 6-10 iconic images to represent the Bayview Hunters Point District of San Francisco. These images will be stylized illustrations of local landmarks that capture the spirit of this part of the city and will be used on a series of street banners and other collateral such as T-shirts. An example of a similar campaign is artist Michael Schwab’s series of prints for the Golden Gate National Parks.

Final selections for scenery will be communicated to the artist at the time of the commission. These scenes may include:

  • Bayview Opera House
  • T-Line
  • Quesada Gardens
  • View of Downtown from 3rd
  • Shipyards
  • Candlestick Park
  • Local Art and Murals
  • MLK Municipal Pool
  • Bayview Library
  • Industrial Buildings

Images pictured here are quick-sketch examples provided for reference:

Two examples of scenery

Candidate Selection

The ideal candidate for this commission will be a local artist who lives and/or works in the Bayview Hunters Point District of San Francisco and can bring his or her personal style into the project and offer an authentic view of these neighborhoods. The artist must also be able to work within the established color palette of the 3rd Street logo (red, yellow, green and black- see samples for reference). To be considered for this project please submit three (3) JPEG images of your past work that best communicates your style. If you are selected as a finalist you may be commissioned to create one sample illustration before the final contract for the rest of the series.

Compensation

The selected artist will receive a $6,000 stipend for the final series of images. Artwork and reproduction rights will become property of the Third Street Corridor Project. In the event that finalists are asked to create a sample illustration as part of the selection process then they will be compensated $500 for their time.

Application Deadline

To be considered for this project, please email three JPEG samples of your work, a brief description of your background and a written statement of why you think you would be an ideal candidate for this project to bayviewmerchantsassociation@gmail.com no later than:

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 12:00pm.

Project Schedule

March 22: Artists application deadline.

March 24: Artist finalists selected.

Mid April: Final selection of artist. Work on final illustrations begins.

May 24: Final illustrations complete.

June 11: Public unveiling of art on 3rd Street.

Questions/Details?

Call Ben Kaufman, Outreach Coordinator of the Bayview Merchants’ Association, at 415-647-3728 x407 if you have any further questions.

Please forward this email to anyone you know who be interested in applying. To share this information with someone as a link, please go to http://bayviewmerchantsassociation.com/thirdstreet.