Does the Art Belong to the Artist Anymore?

Censorship of Public Art in Northern California by Catherine Zhao Research paper for Dartmouth College What America was founded on and is the very basis of this country is freedom, especially the freedom of expression. Although we are allowed to talk freely about our dreams or practice our religions, the government still tends to suppress […]

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ARISE! Power of Political Art

–linking  local, national and international struggles and 70 years of the occupation of Palestine. ARISE! Power of Political Art is presented by Art Forces and Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) and endorsed by Palestine Action Network.  The show features political artworks from artists, collectives, and movements locally and globally over the past 50+ years, addressing the social/political […]

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The Power of Street Art & Legal Precedence

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens  — A New York judge has awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed on buildings torn down to make room for luxury condos. Federal Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn noted Monday there was no remorse from the owner of the warehouse buildings. Twenty-one aerosol artists […]

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Can The Message Be Greater Than The Medium?

Mural by SF Poster Syndicate _________________________________________________________   By Christopher Statton As Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) celebrates its 25th year, it is only fitting that our first mural of 2017 was entitled Cultivating Resistance, a collaborative project between CAMP and the SF Poster Syndicate. Depicted at the center of the image are communities standing together […]

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Arab Liberation Mural

Mission community unveils “Arab Liberation Mural” celebrating the lives of  five Arab leaders who fought against racism and all forms of oppression Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and Art Forces in collaboration with Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) announce a new mural entitled “Arab Liberation Mural” that celebrates and honors the lives of five […]

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Clarion Alley Mural Project 25th Anniversary & Block Party!

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS! This year – 2017 – celebrates Clarion Alley Mural Project’s (CAMP) 25th Anniversary. So much has changed from our humble, scrappy beginnings when Mission District residents and artists Aaron Noble, Rigo 92, Tiana Pasztor, Mary Gail Snyder, Michael O’Connor, and Arcely Soriano decided to reach out to neighbors, businesses, and community elders to […]

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Block Party 2017

Clarion Alley Mural Project’s 25th Anniversary! Block Party Saturday October 21st 12pm – 10pm Press contact: [email protected] Poster by Doug Rhodes Since 1998 Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) has been hosting an annual Block Party. Organized without corporate sponsorship, the event features live music, street performance, film and video projections, children’s activities and surprises to […]

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Western Worker Labor Heritage Festival

Join Clarion Alley Mural Project in our support for The Western Worker Labor Heritage Festival on Saturday September 16th. Throughout our history CAMP has been a vocal supporter of fair and equitable labor. In the lobby of the Redstone Labor Temple you can view CAMP’s series of murals depicting scenes from the labor movement.   […]

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COH – STREET SHEET – The Art Issue – September 2017

Check out the September 2017 issue of the Coalition On Homelessness’ STREET SHEET: The Art Issue that features an interview with CAMP co-directors Megan Wilson and Christopher Statton. The issue also highlights COH’s Thirty Years of Resistance, stories and interviews with Hospitality House, Oree Originol, and Micah Bazant; Joe Billup’s “Resistance Through Art: Where It’s Been […]

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Support the Coalition On Homelessness Art Auction 17

Please come out to help support the Coalition On Homelessness at its Art Auction 17!! There will be lots of great artwork to purchase, including works by many of CAMP’s artists! Coalition On Homelessness: When: Thursday, September 14th from 5:30pm–10:00 pm Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103 Cost: Tickets start […]

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Art, politics and Instagram backdrops in San Francisco’s Clarion Alley

Peninsula Press BY LILA THULIN JULY 14, 2017 On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after the presidential election, 15 Bay Area artists-cum-activists sat down in a kitchen in San Francisco. Some of the younger ones, students at the San Francisco Arts Institute, struggled to find words to encompass their outrage and confusion over the election […]

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Contribute Artwork to Coalition On Homelessness Art Auction 17

ABOVE IMAGE: ArtAuction2015 Micah Bazant Marsha P. Johnson, 2015 Water Color / Digital Print ____________________________________________ COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS ART AUCTION 17 A Live & Silent Auction to benefit the work of the Coalition on Homelessness Thursday, September 14, 2017 SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA Dear Artist and Advocate, On behalf of […]

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