HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 11th!

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Celebrate the season and the year with Building REsources and the Reclaimed Room. ?Join us December 11th for our annual holiday party! ?Eat, drink and be merry with Building REsources staff, patrons and Gallery artists. ?Take in the Worker’s Show on display with unique art and furniture made exclusively by our staff! ?Get some holiday shopping done while you are here. ?We have had a great year here at BR and very exciting shows at the RE Room. ?We want to share our good fortune with you all. ?Please join US!

701 Amador Street

5-7pm

December 11th

FREE and fun for the whole family!

Wine and Cheese Reception October 8th

Join the Reclaimed Room, artists Giuliana Pinto and Sam Russell for a closing reception of the show, Human Chimeras.? See their languid and lovely works? before they come down.? Gorgeous reclaimed headboards painted with dreamscapes and enigmatic painted figures on card tables and cabinet doors.? Both artists will be present to meet and mingle with you!

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And The Winners Are…!

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Big thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered or attended the opening party last Thursday night. ?It was a beautiful evening with beautiful people all around. The work of the SCRAP ART show is now hanging with glory in the Reclaimed Room gallery and at Public Glass. ?It will be on display through July 26th. ?Come by anytime during business hours and peruse the offerings. ?Check in with the staff if you want to make a purchase-we had a few sales on opening night already-congratulations to the artists whose work SOLD!

 

This show was juried by Jenny Morningstar of SCRAP, Deborah Monk of Recology, Nate Watson of Public Glass and Soumyaa Behrens of Reclaimed Room. ?All of the art was fantastic but there were some standouts that we would like to recognize. ?Jury Prizes were awarded to three artists whose work went beyond the call of duty and demonstrated a mastery of their craft along with a unique relationship with the materials used.

HUGE Congratulations to our JURY PRIZE Winners!! ?Winners receive gift certificates to SCRAP, Building REsources, and Public Glass in the amounts of $100/$75/$50.

 

And the WINNERS are….

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Clint Imboden-FIRST PRIZE Geodesic domes made from Hacksaws

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Michael Biel-THIRD PRIZE-glass sculptures

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Brittany Watkins-SECOND PRIZE-Untitled Rubber Sculpture

Biggest Opening Night ever!

Huge Thanks to everyone who came out for our party last Thursday night! ?We had double the attendance of the rest of our shows and ALL of the food, wine and beer were heartily consumed!! ?This great night featured incredible work, art sales and fantastic opportunities for mixing and mingling!!

Even the kids got to take part in the action under the firm hand of flour painter, Tim Armstrong, who helped them make their own unique flour painted emblems on our gallery floor.

For those who signed up for the Sewer Ride, you probably heard it was cancelled due to torrential rain. ?The SFBC Sewer Ride has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 10th at NOON. ?There will be a small party at the gallery to welcome riders and any one else who wants to come out and celebrate this awesome show at 3PM.

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Beneath The Surface featured Artist: Clint Imboden

Thursday quickly approaches and excitement builds for the new show! ?Join us from 6-8pm at 701 Amador Street. ?In the meantime, get to know another of our featured artists, Clint Imboden.

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CLINT IMBODEN

I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they’ve been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools. ?I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects. ?I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th
Beneath The Surface opens March 27th