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It's going to be an AMAZING Artumnal Gathering, coming up this Saturday. Tickets have sold out every year, so make sure you get yours before it's too late!

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Upcoming Events:

*** The Artumnal Gathering - Saturday, Nov 19th ***

*** SHRINE BENEFIT SF - Sunday, Nov 20th ***

*** In the Red - Flaming Lotus Girls Photography Auction and Party - Saturday, Dec 3rd ***

*** Galvanize GAFFTA!: Benefit for Gray Area Foundation for the Arts - Thursday, Dec 15th ***



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The Artumnal Gathering

The Black Rock Arts Foundation presents it's 5th Annual...

ARTumnal Gathering

Saturday, November 19th

Feast of Imagination Dinner is 6pm to 9pm (NOTE: Very few tix for dinner left. Get them FAST if you want them!)

MAIN EVENT: 9:30pm to Late (DOORS OPEN AT 9PM to gallery and silent auction area)
Ages 21 and over

$55 Tickets on sale at http://blackrockarts.inticketing.com/events/

Join us at the magnificent Bently Reserve and enjoy fine fare, tempting libations, special treats, surprises, the best of company in their finest attire, original artwork by some of our favorite artists, auctions featuring one of a kind experiences and items, and abundant creativity! Celebrate the creative spirit of our community! Enjoy captivating live performances and dance the night away in three elegant rooms of music and DJ's.

Join our community's artists, supporters, entertainers and other visionaries in celebration of a banner year for the Black Rock Arts Foundation. We'd love to see you!

This is always a special night, but this year is a bonanza of WOW!

Dinner tickets are almost sold out so get them NOW if you want to come for the Feast of Imagination dinner and auction between 6 and 9pm. Otherwise the main event is 9pm to Late and promises to be a phenomenal night!

The main event is $55 and that might be a little steep normally, but not at all for how special this night is. And this is THE annual fundraiser for Burning Man's sister arts organization, The Black Rock Arts Foundation, and it's a night to remember. Best of all,  all profits support off-playa art grants and to help place interactive art projects in public places around the world! Worth every penny on many levels and not-to-be-missed!

Buy a ticket, make a donation or do something nice and sponsor an artist to go if you can't make it in person. But DEFINITELY go if you can. And dress for it! This is a night to get decked out in your finery and imagination and BE the art yourself!

This event has sold out the last two years. So come early if you don't get your ticket ahead of time.
Hope to see you Saturday!  Check out all the amazing artists coming from up and down the coast and a few from across the country.  Make plans and GET YOUR TICKETS to join us!

Link to info and ticket page: http://blackrockarts.inticketing.com/events/

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

▪  Brass Mafia - www.jazzmafia.com
▪  Christopher Lancaster - www.myspace.com/chrislancastercellist
▪  Aerial artistry by Circus Mecca – www.CircusMecca.org
▪  Cynthia Aviance – www.shestall.com
▪  Crossroads Violin Duo - making contemporary music the classics
▪  Deckard (Space Cowboys) - deckard-dj.com
▪  Dixon's Violin - www.dixonsviolin.com
▪  El Radio Fantastique – www.elradiofantastique.com
▪  Finn Kelly – paino/accordian
▪  F’kir – www.soundcloud.com/Fkir
▪  DJ Lexel (Dirorient) – www.djLexel.com
▪  DJ mALaRkey - (Juke Joint, Skinny Kitty Tea House) - soundcloud.com/dj-malarkey
▪  Fou Fou HA! - www.FouFouHa.com
▪  Jef Stott (Six Degrees Records; Hookahdome) - jefstott.com
▪  JoeJoe (Brass Tax)
▪  Outersect – www.Outersect.net
▪  Sensoree Performance Lab - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.201284679937587.53369.136092236456832
▪  Seraphim – www.seraphimdancetheatre.com
▪  Shotgun Wedding Quintet & Friends - www.jazzmafia.com/family/shotgun-wedding-quintet
▪  Shovelman - shovelman.com
▪  Shredder – www.ShredderHoops.com
▪  SIDECAR TOMMY (beats antique) - www.beatsantique.com and sidecartommy.bandcamp.com
▪  The Neurovoltaic Orchestra (NVO) http://nvomusic.com/robotic/
AND SPECIAL GUESTS (Shhhhh!)

ART BY:

▪  Live Painting by Anthony Kraus - www.locustsongs.com
▪  Installation by Flux Foundation - fluxfoundation.org
▪  Sculpture by Michael Christian - michaelchristian.com
▪  Sculpture by Rob Bell - zomadic.com
▪  Live body painting by SuperGigi - www.supergigi.net
▪  Wearable art by Tuan Tran - www.zhibit.org/tuantran/wire-dress
▪  Interactive body sculpture by Sensoree Performance Lab – www.Sensoree.com
And MANY MORE!

PHOTOGRAPHY by:
 
▪  PhotoBoof - photoboof.com
▪  John Curley - www.johncurleyphotography.com
▪  Neil Girling – www.theblight.net
and others...

Artumnal Ticket Packages

Sponsor an Artist Tickets:
$55 Main Event Sponsorship
$250 Dinner Sponsorship
Can't attend this year's event? Make this a truly inclusive event, and honor an artist by sponsoring their attendance. Purchase a 'Sponsor an Artist' ticket and we will donate it to an artist in need of a ticket.

Click 'Sponsor an Artist' at www.blackrockarts.org/events/artumnal

The Artumnal Celebration
Doors open at 9pm  - Late (Doors to Main Hall open at 9:30)
$55 online and at the door
Includes an evening of spectacular featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, silent auction, photography sale and surprises.

Feast of Imagination Dinner
6:00 pm - Late
$250 advance purchase only
Includes an individual seat (unreserved seating) for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances, signature drinks, wine, dessert and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.

Table of Plenty: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination
6:00 - Late
$3000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination dinner.

Table of Abundance: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination, with premium placement
6:00 pm - Late
$5000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination, with premium seating placement in the banquet hall, premium wine selection and treats.

Table of Jubilation: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination, with premium placement
6:00 pm - Late
$10,000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination, with premium seating placement in the banquet hall, premium wine selection and treats.

Tickets on sale now at http://blackrockarts.inticketing.com/events/

Thank you for supporting BRAF's mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide!

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SHRINE BENEFIT SF

This Sunday, November 20th!
9pm til 3am

At 1015 Folsom
1015 Folsom St
SF 94103
   
Please join us as we gather to support a beloved friend and esteemed artist, Shrine. We are honored to host the amazingly talented musicians, producers, and artists coming together to support a dear friend in a time of unexpected need.

For those who don't know, Shrine survived a very serious car accident and has been healing day by day. This gathering comes at a very important time in the process. We are presenting this evening of dance and art to share our community support with one of the most special artists and friends we have known. Every bit helps!

We thank the following music and art providers for their support and performance:

3l3v3n, Abai, Adsum, Aire Redtree, Bad Unkl Sista, Birdseye, Cumulus, DJ Shawna, Emo Fauxhawks (David Satori & Zoe Jakes of Beats Antique), Geno Cochino, Hopscotch, Karim So, Knowa Knowone, Mortar & Pestle, Neptune, Quade, Ra So, Rigzin, Vau de Vire Society

Additionally, we will be hosting an auction in our lower level. Please visit the downstairs early to view the phenomenal pieces collected, and make a bold offer on new art, and for Shrine! The auction will end at 1:30-please be prepared to purchase your items at the end of the night unless other arrangements are made.

All donations will be received the night of the benefit and will go directly to Shrine. Though no one will be turned away, we ask that you come offering a minimum of $15 at the door. If you are not able to make it to the event, visit http://weloveshrine.blogspot.com/ to contribute. Deep thanks for your support!


Please visit http://shrineon.com/ to look at the work and life of the artist himself. In his words,

Dear friend,
I don’t know you,
But I am a dreamer and vagabond too…
Traveling on electric highways
And the house you built of fragile stuff
Is the same as mine..

It may be never, it may be soon,
But I hope that some afternoon,
I’ll hear a step on the creaking stair
I’ll open the door and you’ll be there.

-Shrine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzWilMYWF2A&feature=player_embedded
http://shrineon.com/video3.html
http://shrineon.com/video4.html
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=151604137362

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In the Red - Flaming Lotus Girls Photography Auction and Party

Saturday, December 3rd

at SomArts, 934 Brannan Street, SF
6:00PM – 2:00AM

Free to attend. Donations encouraged.
Music by Space Cowboys DJs (Deckard, 8ball & Erik Hz).

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=294190043938514

You need more art.  You want the Flaming Lotus Girls spread across your
wall, 24/7. Yes you do. And so do your friends. Come to our gallery show,
buy our signed archival prints and have a damn fine evening of dancing with
the Space Cowboys DJs.

In the Red features a gallery show with 70 large limited edition signed
archival prints on metal and standard framed prints, Flaming Lotus Girls
art, Space Cowboys DJs, and FLG 2012 calendar autographs and lipstick
kisses plus schwag-galore.

Burning Man is long past; we’re all dust free and are IN THE RED. (This
means we’re up to our lipsticked lips in debt!) .

Help us get out of the red. Come support the Flaming Lotus Girls on
Saturday Dec 3, and help us get out of the red.

With love and lipstick kisses,

Flaming Lotus Girls
http://www.flaminglotus.com
http://facebook.com/flaminglotus

About us:
The Flaming Lotus Girls are a female-driven, San Francisco-based group of
artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. Our
work is composed of steel, stainless steel, copper, glass, wood, light, and
fire – and stands at the intersection of sculpture, kinetics, robotics,
pyrotechnics, and electronic technology. Our flames blaze in sizes ranging
from 2 inches to over 150 feet. We create interactive large-scale
installations that engage viewers and invite them to become part of the art.

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Galvanize GAFFTA! Benefit Concert with ELEW, Garibaldi, and Eclectic Method

Thursday, Dec 15th

The Warfield Theater
982 Market St at Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Celebrate GAFFTA's newly minted residency in San Francisco's historic Warfield Building at the 2nd Annual Galvanize Benefit Gala.  The evening will bring together GAFFTA's entrepreneurial and creative communities for an upscale rock concert, dinner and art auction at the Warfield Theatre. Join hundreds of creative and sexy Silicon Valley and Bay Area digerati, young professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs and artists to support the talent, and artistry, of today's cutting edge technologists.

GAFFTA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to furthering the use and advancement of creative technology for social good. In this capacity, we maintain relationships with the world’s top academic researchers, innovative corporations, visionary artists, and civic leaders. By continually engaging and connecting this diverse community with challenges and opportunities, we extract forward-thinking technological solutions with proven capacity to create positive change.

To contribute and attend please visit: http://gaffta.org/galvanize

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